An Indiana pastor who's overwhelmed by the violence plaguing his city is taking a creative approach to address the escalating murder rate in Indianapolis by showcasing a "dummy in a casket" display to reveal the devastating aftermath families are left with when a child is killed as a casualty of criminal gang violence.
Pastor Anthony Pippens of Greater New Hope Church started using the dummy in a casket two years ago in his street ministry and has been setting up the display in various parts of his community.
"[The goal with the display is] to make a shocking and profound statement concerning the things that are going on in our community as far as black on black crime is concerned," said Pippens to The Christian Post. more >>
ORLANDO, Fla. — Clay Olsen, co-founder and CEO of Fight the New Drug, told hundreds gathered for an anti-pornography conference that he's seeing hundreds of thousands of young people rising up to demand an end to sexual exploitation of women.
"We have seen a movement of young people rallying around ending exploitation of women," Olson said. "We are seeing hundreds of thousands of youth get behind this and we are just getting started."
Olsen noted that the millennial generation is generally less trusting than their predecessors, but at the same time they are the generation that trusts science the most. more >>
On the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks a man was allegedly planning to set off a bomb at a memorial event. Fortunately, FBI agents were able to apprehend the suspect early Thursday morning before he caused any damage. Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 20, of Orange Park, Florida, is now facing up to 20 years behind bars for the alleged plot to bomb the Kansas City Stair Climb in Kansas City, Missouri.
Golberg was charged with "distributing information relating to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass detsruction," according to court documents. The man had been communicating with a group of five others online about the bomb and told one — an FBI informant — to "put as much sharp stuff as you can in there" and to "use shards of metal and nails."
A similar kind of bomb was used at the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured 264 others in 2013, U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley III told station WJXT. The information, along with his instructions to place the bomb at the Kansas City Stair Climb, was enough to make an arrest. more >>
A group of pro-life activists and leaders including presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul denied that Republicans in Congress will shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding.
The Capitol Hill rally, "#WomenBetrayed: The Real Stories Rally & Lobby Day," took place amid speculation that Republicans will force a government shutdown to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, told those gathered Thursday afternoon that contrary to some reports pro-lifers did not want a government shutdown. more >>
Heather Cook, the first female to be elected bishop of The Episcopal Church of Maryland, pleaded guilty Tuesday to automobile manslaughter and three other criminal charges for her role in the drunken-driving death of 41-year-old Thomas Palermo, a married father of two and biking enthusiast last December.
According to The Baltimore Sun, prosecutors have asked for a sentence of 20 years, with all but 10 years suspended. This would be followed by five years' probation. Judge Timothy Doory who scheduled sentencing for Oct. 27, said he would not sentence the former bishop any more time than prosecutors are seeking but could give her less.
Cook, 58, who resigned her post on May 1 and was later stripped of her clergy credentials, was charged with murder earlier this year after she hit Palermo then fled the scene as the doting father died. more >>
Criminals posing as nuns are walking door-to-door in a Lehigh Acres, Florida, neighborhood asking residents for money and claiming that the charitable donations are for the St. Raphael Church.
Since Saturday, the church has been warning parishioners and the local community about the scam which is allegedly being carried out by women in their 20s, according to WinkNews.
Those who've encountered the fake nuns say they're extremely aggressive when asking for money and have even demanded that they drive residents to a nearby ATM machine so they could withdraw cash. The sly criminals have also been accused of pressuring victims into revealing their credit card information after barging into their living rooms. more >>