An Indiana pastor who was arrested in Kentucky earlier this month for allegedly seeking sex with a minor, killed himself one day before he was due in court for a second preliminary hearing, police say.
The body of 46-year-old David James Brown, the senior pastor at First Christian Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana, was found in a storage unit in the suburbs of Atlanta on Monday.
According to Cobb County Police, Brown hanged himself inside the Attic Self Storage in Marietta, Georgia. His death is being investigated as a suicide by asphyxiation, as police have not found any evidence of foul play. more >>
The murderous meltdown of troubled Christian mom Christy Sheats, who shot her two daughters to death and was later killed by police outside her Texas home last Friday, might have been triggered by her husband, Jason Sheats, telling her he wanted a divorce.
Jason Sheats felt his marriage to Christy Sheats had been spiraling downward since 2012, and on that Friday, his birthday, he told his wife he wanted a divorce, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said, according to People magazine.
Nehls said Jason told investigators that he and his wife had been texting Friday when he was out. When he returned home that day he told her in their backyard that he wanted a divorce. more >>
Christians living in Hunter village in the Indian state of Jharkhand are facing dual threats from police who are barring them from worshiping and Hindu radicals who are threatening to kill them.
"[Because] Christians are still worshiping Christ even after they had received severe beatings, they were now going to kill them," Pastor Sanjay Kumar Ravi told Morning Star News on Thursday.
In the news report Ravi shares the story of Gunni Bhuiya, a Christian man, who earlier in June was stopped and told by Hindu extremists that followers of Christ will be severely punished if they don't stop practicing their faith. more >>
After 18-year-old Christopher Leonard survived a brutal beating last October inside one of the most unlikely of places, a church, the teenager testified in court that he "inappropriately" touched his step-sister's children.
On Tuesday, Leonard admitted to the molestation, according to CNN. He said it was during a church counseling session last October that he told Ferguson what he had done to her children in graphic detail.
In an alleged attempt to get their sons to confess sins and repent during the session, Bruce and Deborah Leonard, among six others at Word of Life Christian Center Church, located 250 miles north of of New York City, brutally beat the two young men, resulting in the death of Christopher Leonard's brother, Lucas. more >>
A recovering drug addict in Indiana returned a large sculpture of Jesus Christ to an art gallery after stealing it nearly two years ago.
The former anonymous addict contacted the Zionsville art gallery in Zionsville, Indiana, to say that he wanted to return the 20-pound sculpture of Jesus Christ, created by the late Thomas Kinkade who only made 30 of the sculptures, after he stole in from the gallery in 2014 while high on methamphetamine.
The American Family Association has again called for families to stop shopping at Target, following news that a man was arrested for recording juvenile girls in a dressing room at a store in Bedford, New Hampshire.
"Over the Independence Day holiday and throughout the month of July, we're asking all those who have signed the #BoycottTarget pledge to work diligently to get just one other person in their circle of influence to sign it as well. We want to give another boost to the boycott against Target's unsafe and family unfriendly bathroom and fitting room policy," AFA President Tim Wildmon said about the conservative group's petition, which has been signed by over 1.3 million people.
The Bedford Police Department revealed that the suspect, 22-year-old Zachery Bishop, was arrested last week following a report that a man was recording young girls who were changing clothes in the dressing room of the local Target store. more >>