An Oklahoma abortionist who was recently arrested for scamming women who were not pregnant into purchasing and taking abortion-inducing drugs has lost his state medical license.
Naresh G. Patel, the 62-year-old head of the Outpatient Services for Women of Warr Acres who was arrested earlier this month, had his license revoked on Monday.
Patel met with Oklahoma's Medical Licensure Board and agreed to stop working pending an investigation into his practices, according to Graham Lee Brewer of newsok.com. more >>
Muslim attempts at "reformation" continue to be limited to words not actions. A few days ago, efforts to set a minimum age for marriage in Saudi Arabia "received a blow after the Grand Mufti said there was nothing wrong with girls below 15 getting married."
Two years earlier, the justice ministry began pushing for setting a minimum age in the Arabian kingdom. According to Gulf News, "It submitted an integrated study on the negative psychological and social effects of underage marriages to religious scholars and requested a fatwa that sets a minimum age."
However, the ulema—the "religious scholar," the learned ones of Islamic law—responded by totally ignoring the request. Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority, its Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz, shrugged the whole matter off by saying "There is currently no intention to discuss the issue." In other words, case closed. more >>
As outrage and criticism continue to mount over the hit-and-run death of a cyclist at the hands of Heather Cook, 58, the first female bishop of the Episcopal Church of Maryland on Saturday, the Diocese has revealed that they knew about her 2010 DUI before she was elected as bishop earlier this year.
Cook, who's the second-highest ranking official in the Diocese, hit 41-year-old married father of two, Thomas Palermo, as he cycled on a Baltimore roadway Saturday afternoon then fled the scene as he lay dying. She only returned to the scene later after other cyclists reportedly chased her down. Authorities say they are investigating the incident and have refused to release any details.
In the meantime, a lot of attention has now focused on Cook's past misdemeanor charge and speculation on whether she might've been drinking or using her cell phone when she hit Palermo. more >>
The staff and congregation at the Church of the Magdalene in New York's Pocantico Hills are stunned following the Christmas day robbery of $20,000 in offerings.
Rev. Joseph Dietz told the Journal News "I was shocked and our parishioners were shocked. We've never had anything like this happen here."
According to Mount Pleasant police, the thief struck during the church's Christmas morning mass. The person reportedly pried open a back door, broke in into the church office and stole the money from a desk drawer. The $20,000 was collected from attendees of its two Christmas Eve mass. more >>
In a departure from the tense relationship across the country between law enforcement and protesters following the deaths of black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City in recent weeks, Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson is being praised for striking a peaceful tone.
In his recent Christmas message to police officers about serving their community, Anderson commented specifically on their response to protests following the Missouri and New York grand jury decisions.
The highlight of his message was a point-by-point response to a concerned citizen about the manner in which police monitored the protestors without incident, which The Washington Post has called "remarkable." more >>
Citing words from a sermon she delivered just last month on accountability, cyclists in Baltimore City cried louder for Heather Cook, the first female bishop of The Episcopal Church of Maryland, to be charged with murder after she allegedly killed one of their own, a married father of two, in a hit-and-run accident Saturday.
Cook, 58, who court records reveal has a history of substance abuse, has not yet been charged in the death of 41-year-old Thomas Palermo, who friends and relatives are now grieving.
A spokesperson from the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City told The Christian Post Monday evening that they could not comment on an ongoing investigation, and staff at the Diocese have not yet delivered a statement from Cook, who has been placed on leave from the Diocese. more >>