A popular 33-year-old Georgia pastor is now dead and his 48-year-old girlfriend charged with murder after she allegedly shot him during a "domestic issue" that spiraled out of control Saturday, say authorities.
Bibb County Sheriff's Deputies said in a statement Saturday that they arrested and charged Tracia Hubbard of Macon with the murder of Pastor Brandon Parker. Parker, who served as a reverend at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, was expected to succeed his grandfather, Jacob Parker, 87, who is the church's lead pastor.
An investigation of the pastor's murder is still ongoing but Bibb County sheriff's deputies said they responded to a call of a person shot at 739 Grosso Ave. on Saturday and when they arrived they found Parker lying on the ground outside the address with a gunshot wound to the neck. more >>
The daughter of a Bengali professor who was killed by an Islamic extremist for allegedly being an atheist said her father believed in God.
Rezaul Karim Siddique, an English professor at Rajshahi University, was brutally murdered in a machete attack as part of a recent wave of violence against nonbelievers in the predominantly Muslim country.
Rizwana Hasin, daughter of the deceased, told the BBC that her father did in fact believe in God. more >>
A pair of suspected Hindu radicals attacked and beat a pastor and his pregnant wife at a church in Chhattisgarh, India, and then set a Bible and other articles inside the church on fire.
PTI reported that the men had initially identified themselves as members of another Christian denomination, and were allowed inside the Bastar church due to their desire to pray on Sunday night. After they came in, however, they beat the pastor and his wife before pouring inflammable liquid on the Bible, setting it and other religious material ablaze.
Arun Pannalal, president of Chhattisgarh's Christian Forum, claimed that the two attackers, armed with a knife, hammer, and sword, are members of a radical Hindu organization. more >>
Jameel McGee, 35, an innocent black man from Benton Harbor, Michigan, who was imprisoned for four years after a police officer framed him as a drug dealer is calling the now former officer a friend after his Christian faith helped him forgive.
McGee told CBS News that he was minding his own business one day in 2005 when then officer Collins accused him of dealing drugs and then arrested him.
"It was all made up," said McGee. And Collins agreed. more >>
A 60-year-old pastor and his wife died last Tuesday when they were mowed down inside their car by a speeding driver who ran a red light and fled the scene.
Jesse Estrada, 60, co-pastor of Iglesia Nuevo Amanecer Bautista, a Baptist Church in Cloverleaf, Texas, and his wife, Maria Sabillon, 68, had led the small congregation for more than 30 years, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The couple's son, Jesse Sabillon, 33, said authorities knocked on his door at 5 a.m. last Wednesday to deliver the news of their death. more >>
Indicted pro-life activist David Daleiden's legal team claims to have "clear evidence" that a Texas district attorney's office is "colluding" with Planned Parenthood.
Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, and his associate Sandra Merritt are facing felony indictments brought forth by a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, in January after the grand jury cleared a Houston abortion clinic of any criminal wrongdoing for its part in selling aborted baby body parts.
Although the grand jury convened last year with the purpose of investigating claims made in Daleiden's videos that the Planned Parenthood clinic was violating laws regulating compensation for fetal tissue, it was Daleiden and Merritt who were charged with falsifying drivers licenses in order to access Planned Parenthood, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Daleiden was also charged with trying to illegally buy and sell human tissue, the same crime he was trying to expose Planned Parenthood of violating. more >>