Bob Jones University, a Christian liberal arts school in South Carolina, found its record of handling sexual abuse under the spotlight again this week when a former student revealed that she was told by a dean of students at the school to repent of her sin after she told him she had been raped.
Former Bob Jones student Katie Landry, 31, explained in an Al Jazeera America report Tuesday that she was just an inexperienced 19-year-old conservative Mennonite from rural Ohio in 2004 when she was raped by her supervisor at her summer job with an ambulance company in Columbus, Ohio.
She says one night as she counted supplies in the back of an ambulance she was startled by the prick of a needle then everything else that followed. more >>
An Ohio bus driver's claim that his Bible blocked two bullets from entering his chest in an assault back in February is "not accurate," Dayton police report.
Rickey Wagoner, a 49-year-old driver for Dayton's electric trolley buses, gained national media attention in February, when he claimed he was assaulted by three black teenagers in the early morning hours of his work shift in what he described as a possible gang-related attack.
Wagoner originally told police and media outlets that he was assaulted by three teenagers at around 5:20 a.m. on Feb. 24, when he exited his bus to determine why the vehicle had lost power. Wagoner then claimed that he was shot three times and stabbed once before wrestling the gun away from the assailants and stabbing one of them with a pen. more >>
A Pennsylvania man who threatened to shoot dead President Barack Obama, who he referred to as the "anti-Christ," has been sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to get mental help.
Nicholas Savino, 42, reportedly made the threat on the White House website last year, Reuters reported.
U.S. District Judge James Munley also ordered the man to undergo mental health treatment, and to forfeit the guns and ammunition seized from his home. Police found two assault weapons, 11,000 rounds of ammunition, a long-range scope, and a third weapon found in his car. Literature on How to Shoot Under Pressure and on using airplanes as weapons was also found in his possession. more >>
A Georgia prisoner exclaimed that he was "going home to be with Jesus" when he was executed Tuesday night for the 1989 rape and murder of his 15-year-old neighbor.
The 59-year-old inmate, Marcus Wellons, received his fatal injection of pentobarbital shortly after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night, and reportedly took a few deep breaths before going completely still about five minutes into the procedure.
Before receiving the injection, Wellons apologized to the family of his victim, India Roberts, who he raped in 1989 in suburban Atlanta while she was on her way to school. She was 15 years old at the time of her death. more >>
An alleged Ponzi schemer who was once endorsed by Bishop Eddie Long has been arrested by federal authorities in Missouri.
Ephren Taylor, formerly a financial advisor to megachurch congregations like Long's New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, surrendered to authorities in Kansas City on Tuesday.
Former As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa dismissed convicted lead singer, ex-Christian and founder of the metalcore band, Tim Lambesis, as a "sociopathic narcissist" for trying to justify plotting to murder his estranged wife and claiming that his bandmates abandoned him after he was arrested.
On May 16, 2014, the day Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife and mother of his three adopted children, Meggan Murphy Lambesis, Alternative Press published a substantive interview with the former Christian singer.
In the interview, Lambesis discusses a number of personal issues such as the breakdown of his marriage, his descent into atheism, his steroid use and how his former bandmates shunned him after he was arrested. more >>