Police in Moscow have reportedly arrested a hijab-wearing woman who was found carrying around the severed head of a child whom she is believed to have killed. Video footage apparently depicts the woman shouting phrases like "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) and "I am a terrorist."
BBC News said the woman is believed to have been the nanny of the child that she beheaded, before setting fire to the apartment of its parents.
CCTV video footage shows the woman walking around a metro station with the severed head in her hands, before a police officer wrestles her down to the ground. more >>
Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson said at an evangelical Christian media gathering that Planned Parenthood leadership should be imprisoned for their harvesting of aborted baby body parts.
At the National Religious Broadcasters "Proclaim 16" convention in Nashville, Tennessee last week, the retired neurosurgeon stated that he believes Planned Parenthood "should be defunded and should be dismantled."
"What they did with selling of body parts and dismembering fetuses I believe is criminal activity," commented Carson, with the audience applauding in response. more >>
A community of congregants and family members are now struggling with shock and grief after William Schooler, 70, a longtime pastor and community advocate in Dayton, Ohio, was fatally gunned down in his office, allegedly by his younger brother in church on Sunday.
"It was awful, just awful," recalled Loretta Smith, a member of the St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church where the killing occurred, according to local news station WDTN.
Witnesses said the shooting happened while the choir sang at the end of the service. Police received a 911 call that a man had fired shots at about 12:30 p.m. more >>
The health of a nation's soul can be measured by how it treats its youth.
Do we protect, educate, and carefully mold them into responsible adults? When they behave badly, do we prematurely thrust them into adulthood or do we engage in the vital work of restoration and rehabilitation?
Different nations answer these questions differently. In my role as director of Pepperdine Law School's Global Justice Program, I am aware of best practices in dozens of countries. This global perspective also provides me a window into the weaknesses and failings of justice systems around the world, including our own. more >>
The National Religious Broadcasters has terminated the membership of embattled missions agency Gospel for Asia, which was hit with a bombshell class action lawsuit alleging fraudulent use of donor money earlier this month, due to financial accountability issues.
In response to the allegations of fraud against the agency Thursday morning, Johnnie Moore, president of public relations firm The KAIROS Company, speaking on behalf of GFA, said the agency is working hard to put an end to "false accusations" continually being made against it.
"Gospel for Asia is 100% focused on continuing its work around the world while working very hard to put an end to the false accusations being continually made against the ministry. Gospel for Asia can document the legal and ethical use of funds donated and clearly answer every question," he noted in an email to CP. "Thankfully, many of Gospel for Asia's friends and supporters have chosen to stand with the organization and provide greater and great degrees of prayer and support as the ministry works to put this all to rest, for good." more >>
Sexual assault accuser Andrea Constand wants to put an end to American entertainer Bill Cosby's "bullying tactics" in court.
According to federal court documents filed by Constand's lawyers Dolores Troiani and Bebe Kivitz on Monday, Feb. 22, the 78-year-old actor/comedian's filing of a breach of contract lawsuit against Constand and her mother, Gianna, constitutes "bullying." Cosby's lawyers filed the breach of contract lawsuit prior to the Feb. 22 hearing on Constand's sexual assault case.
Cosby was previously charged with aggravated indecent assault for a January 2004 incident in which he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted Constand at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania residence. more >>