An American missionary who became a mother to orphaned children in Haiti, and kept scores of others from going hungry through a nutrition program, was viciously gunned down on Saturday while one of the children she was traveling with was kidnapped.
Haiti's National Police said the missionary, Roberta Edwards, 55, who was affiliated with the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, Tennessee, was shot in her car and a 4-year-old child was kidnapped, according to NBC News.
In a statement Sunday, the church said witnesses report that "Roberta's car was stopped by another vehicle which intentionally blocked her path. Armed gunmen emerged from the vehicle and fired into Roberta's car, causing her death." more >>
After weeks of complaints from angry neighbors, local police in Fort Worth, Texas, have warned Texas Christian University they will start arresting drunk students at off-campus parties who are "unruly, loud or obnoxious."
The schoo,l which is the largest of 14 colleges and universities associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), received the warning in an email from Fort Worth Police Capt. Donald Hanlon, according to the Star-Telegram.
"We're going to take the approach of arresting any unruly, loud or obnoxious students who are intoxicated," said Hanlon. "The problem is that they're complying [with warnings], but they're making police have to go out and issue these warnings. We don't want them to get to that place in the first place." more >>
Conservative activists delivered a petition to Capitol Hill with over 130,000 signatories in defense of a U.S. soldier recently discharged for beating an Afghan police commander who allegedly raped a child.
Sgt. Charles Martland was discharged by the U.S. Army upon admitting that he had physically assaulted the police commander, who reportedly admitted to repeatedly raping an Afghan boy.
Family Research Council Executive Vice President Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (ret.) met with Senator John McCain on Friday afternoon regarding the matter. more >>
A Pakistani Christian family in Britain claims they are being threatened and harassed for renouncing Islam and have accused the Church of England of failing to support them.
In 1996 Nissar Hussain, his wife, Kubra, and their six children converted to Christianity from Islam and they never imagined the violent backlash that would ensue. The former Muslims said their decision to leave Islam led to somewhat of a community hate campaign that drove them out of their family home in Bradford, England, in 2006.
Car windows were smashed, the family's house was egged and they were even attacked in the street by neighbors who deemed them to be "apostates" or traitors to Islam for accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. more >>
Are pro-lifers violent? No. But there are those who accuse them of such.
Recently I had the privilege of meeting Troy Newman, the president of the controversial Operation Rescue since the 1990s. Troy is ordained as an elder in the conservative Presbyterian Church in America denomination.
His office in Wichita, Kansas is the national headquarters of the movement. Interestingly it was once an abortion clinic from 1983 until 2006, where 50,000 unborn babies were killed. In earlier times, Troy used to peacefully protest at that clinic. more >>
On Anastasia Boylan's fourth day in the Writing 115 class at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, an armed man wearing body armor shot the professor and demanded that any of the cowering students who were Christians stand up.
Boylan was among those who did so, and the gunman shot her. She fell, wounded, and then pretended to be dead. Then she heard the shooter say to another student, "Good, because you're a Christian, you're going to see God in just about one second." Anastasia is in the hospital now, recovering.
This report comes from one of her parents. Others have reported that according to Mercer's online writings, he "hated religion." Nine people, plus the shooter, died that morning. more >>