After serving 32 years in prison for a crime her family says she did not commit, 74-year-old Mary Jones was released from the Lynwood Women's facility in California last Tuesday, and has declared that she doesn't harbor any bitterness for her incarceration.
"I don't have a reason to be bitter, God is my shepherd," said Jones, who is known as "Mother Mary" to family and friends, on her release Tuesday.
A lone gunman killed three people and wounded 16 others on Wednesday at Fort Lee, a Texas military base, before taking his own life. Authorities have said he was an Iraq vet with a history of mental health issues.
"Obviously, we are digging deep into his background, any criminal or psychiatric history, his experiences in combat. All of the things you would expect us to do are being done right now," said Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the post's commanding general, CNN reported.
The shooter, special Ivan Lopez, is said to have gone from one building at Fort Hood to another, killing three and wounding 16 others with a .45-caliber handgun, before ending his own life with the weapon. Authorities initially did not rule out the possibility of terrorism, but downplayed the possibility. more >>
Three independent filmmakers have 40 days to raise over $2 million to make a made-for-TV movie about abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the women who were harmed at his "house of horrors" late-term abortion clinic in West Philadelphia.
After quitting Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website that enables filmmakers to raise funds to make movies, due to censorship, the filmmakers moved their campaign to Indiegogo and have already raised over $298,000.
This is the largest crowdfunding campaign ever conducted for a film. But with fixed funding, the filmmakers will only receive funds if they meet their $2.1 million goal by May 12. more >>
The FBI has launched a nationwide manhunt for a brazen child predator identified as John Doe 28 after he was caught in an online video having sexually explicit activities with a young boy. And they want your help to capture him.
"The unidentified individual we are seeking is known only as John Doe 28. In November 2012, online video of the man engaging in sexually explicit activities with a young boy was reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an organization that works closely with the Bureau to stop child predators," said the FBI in a report Tuesday.
"John Doe 28 appears to be a Caucasian male in his 30s or 40s, who has a receding hairline and wears wire-framed glasses. Anyone with information should submit a tip online or call the FBI's toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI," noted the report. more >>
Geronimo "Pastor G" Aguilar, founder of a Richmond megachurch who facing multiple sexual assault charges and was disqualified from leadership because of multiple extramarital affairs, is expected to preach with six other pastors at a Good Friday service, and some of them were shocked to discover this.
A flyer featuring the Good Friday service, themed "Rush Hour to Calvary" at Cedar Street Baptist Church of God in Richmond, Va., was first highlighted by WTVR Monday night. The flyer is headlined by Cedar Street pastor Anthony M. Chandler as host and features seven pastors including Aguilar, noting that it will be: "Seven sayings, seven preachers, seven minutes each."
The Christian Post first reached out to the Cedar Street Baptist Church for comment on Aguilar's inclusion Wednesday, and a representative of the church confirmed that he will be a part of the event and that she knew him personally. When asked why he was a part of the event in light of his current legal troubles and sullied reputation, the representative promised to get back to us but did not return a call at the time of publication. more >>
Members of the Thankful Baptist Church in Rome, Ga., were thrown into world of sorrow Sunday night after their pastor, Nim Russell, 55, was killed in a car accident hours after celebrating his 23rd year as their leader in a powerful worship service. His wife, Julia, was also injured.
"Right now we are really grieving; we have really been given a shock," Carlton Gibson, associate pastor at Thankful Baptist Church, told CBS Atlanta surrounded by mourning parishioners. "We never expected this to happen. In fact, we were just ministering to our pastor yesterday for his 23rd anniversary here at Thankful."