Update Friday, Nov. 6, 2013, 10:41 a.m. : The Christian Post has learned that Pastor Ed Montgomery's funeral service will not be held at Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International church in Hazel Crest, Ill. He is expected to be buried on Monday.
An Illinois pastor who was grieving the death of his wife, whom he buried last December, reportedly shot himself inside his Matteson home in front of his pleading son on Saturday, after lamenting that he was hearing her voice and footsteps. He later died from the gunshot wound.
The pastor, Ed Montgomery, and his previously deceased wife, Prophetess Jackie Montgomery, had both served at the Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International church in Hazel Crest, Ill. They are still listed on the church's website as marriage counselors responsible for several other ministries. more >>
A coach at Kutztown Area High School in Pennsylvania could soon find herself out of a job after it was revealed that she attempted to cover up the rape of a 16-year-old girl left in her care because she was afraid of losing her job over the crime.
Coach Alicia Colon, 25, was reportedly asleep while one of three men she had invited into her hotel room raped the 16-year-old girl on Aug. 4, according to a 69 News report. When she woke up and learned what had happened, however, she told the girl to forget about what happened and "it will go away," according to court documents.
The teen, according to the report, had followed Colon to the Keystone State Games near Harrisburg, Pa., to watch her athlete sister participate in an event. Colon is her sister's coach. Her parents had also given them permission to have a "girl's night" out with two others at the end of the event. more >>
A Montana judge, who during a sentencing of a man convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl commented that the victim appeared "older than her chronological age," has admitted Tuesday that he deserved to be censured for his remarks.
District Judge G. Todd Baugh acknowledged that he should not have spoken about the victim, who committed suicide after she was raped, though he stopped short of saying he should step down from the bench.
A bill has been proposed in the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly that would crack down on a practice known as "revenge porn."
Revenge porn is commonly understood to be the posting of nude or pornographic images of a person without their knowledge or consent in order to humiliate them. The action is typically done as a form of vengence against a former spouse or partner.
House Bill 49 was pre-filed Tuesday and set to be offered in January before the House of Delegates. If enacted, it will make "revenge porn" a Class 1 Misdemeanor. more >>
A New York pastor has been accused of sexually assaulting his daughter and son.
Roy Harriger Sr., 70, was jailed last week after he was arrested on Wednesday on accusations of "felony sexual conduct, incest and sodomy charges" against his son and daughter, who were between the ages of seven and nine respectively when the alleged acts occurred.
Authorities also believe that there may be as many as 10 victims, but they are unable to prosecute the cases because the allegations date back as far as the 1970s. The two cases that prompted the arrest allegedly transpired in 2000 and 2001. more >>
Three black star Edison Tech High School student athletes in Rochester, N.Y., who refused an officer's command to "disperse" as they waited for their school bus to take them to a basketball game last Wednesday are set to go on trial next week for disorderly conduct charges.
Supporters of the students, including witnesses of the incident as well as a member of the Rochester City School Board and the school's basketball coach, maintain that the students did nothing wrong. Police, however, tell a different story.
"I think the charges should be immediately dropped and I think the district attorney's office should be stepping in and looking at these kinds of matters," Rochester City School Board Member Mary Adams noted in a WHEC Rochester report at the students' arraignment last week. more >>