Embattled megachurch pastor and social activist Jamal Bryant was dismissed as disgraceful, opportunistic and ultimately browbeaten into taking flight from a Baltimore street rally Wednesday after an ugly confrontation with grassroots activist PFK Boom.
PFK Boom, whose real name is Davon Neverdon, is co-founder of a group called "300 Gangstas," which seeks to reach the most dangerous people in the city of Baltimore.
Neverdon, who was arrested and ultimately acquitted of murder in 1993, spent more than three years in solitary confinement while doing time and now regularly speaks and testifies about the effects of such punishment, according to The Guardian. more >>
An Orthodox Coptic church south of Cairo has reported that seven Christian homes were torched and ransacked by an angry Muslim mob who also humiliated a Christian mother by stripping her naked after her son was allegedly involved in an affair with a Muslim woman.
The Associated Press reported that the attack occurred last week, with the Christian man in question having fled the village in Minya province.
Anba Makarios, Minya's top Christian cleric, explained that the Christian mother was dragged out of her home, was beaten, insulted, and stripped naked on the streets, with the Muslim crowd chanting Allahu Akbar, or "God is great." more >>
Just two weeks after residents in Omaha, Nebraska, reported a 1-and-a-half years mystery of meat-wrapped knives found stabbed into trees, police are now investigating the stabbing of a Bible inside a church in Lincoln.
Rev. Mic Henton who runs the youth ministry at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lincoln, told local news station KETV that he isn't sure if the knifed Bible is a chilling warning from evil forces but wants whoever has been taunting the ministry with a number of symbolic acts of evil in recent weeks to know that "Jesus still died for them."
Henton said the first instance of trouble he saw before the stabbing was the cutting of the cable for the microphone used in the ministry. more >>
An Oregon church is now facing a $5.2 million lawsuit from a heartbroken mother alleging officials there failed to report her 6-year-old daughter's confession that her biological father repeatedly raped her during visitation that resulted in her eventual contraction of oral and genital herpes.
The girl's mother, identified only as Anna in a KGW local news report, alleges in the lawsuit cited by Oregon Live, that at age 6 or 7, her daughter, now 12, began confiding in leaders at The Church of the Nazarene in McMinnville over a period of nearly two years that her father had been sexually abusing her.
The church failed to report the allegation to police or child protective services as required by Oregon's mandatory reporting law. They also said nothing to Anna about her daughter's claims. more >>
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
"The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement.
Dylann Roof, 22, is accused of opening fire on June 17, 2015, during Bible study at Charleston's historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in a massacre that shook the country and intensified debate over U.S. race relations. more >>
Baylor University, a private Baptist institution known for both its athletic teams and research, reportedly fired its six-year President Ken Starr on Tuesday.
Citing sources close to the situation, HornsDigest.com said Starr, a Christian who is best known by many as the 1990s independent counsel who investigated Bill Clinton's sex scandal involving White House intern Monica Lewinsky, was fired over how the school handled reports of rape and assault made against five of the university's football players.
Two of them, Tevin Elliott and Sam Ukwuachu, were convicted of raping two Baylor co-eds. Elliot is currently serving a 20-year sentence for his conviction in January 2014. more >>