A woman arrested for attempting to remove a Satanic display placed in the rotunda of the Florida capitol building will not be charged with vandalism.
Susan Hemeryck, a self-described "Catholic warrior" who was arrested last year for attempting to destroy the display, will not go to trial for her actions.
Charges against the Tallahassee woman were dropped when prosecutors were unable to note what sufficient damage was done to the display, which had been donated last year by the group known as the Satanic Temple. more >>
A Bronx pastor who is also an NYPD officer has been suspended without pay amid allegations that he raped a 16-year-old teen from his church.
Officer Vladimir Sosa, who is a volunteer pastor at Iglesia Metodista Libre El Remanente in the Tremont section of the Bronx, was arrested early Tuesday in the 43rd Precinct on charges of third-degree rape, criminal sex acts in the third degree, sexual misconduct, child endangerment and sex abuse. He works out of the 46th precinct and has been placed on unpaid leave pending an investigation.
He walked out of court on his own recognizance Tuesday and is scheduled to return on April 17 when he is expected to face a grand jury. more >>
A Christian family band was arrested on Saturday following a deadly gunfight outside of a Walmart parking lot in Cottonwood, Arizona.
Nine suspects involved in a violent brawl that left at least one person dead over the weekend have been identified as members of the Gaver family, including Peter Gaver, 55, and his sons, Jeremiah, 29, and Nathaniel, 27, all from the small-time Christian band Matthew 24 Now.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Cottonwood police officers were called to a local Walmart after a store employee was allegedly assaulted during an encounter with the family. The Gavers had reportedly been living out of a large van with Idaho license plates in the parking lot for the past few days and entered the retail store to use the rest rooms when trouble ensued. more >>
Phaedra Parks, reality TV star of Bravo series "Real Housewives of Atlanta," recently revealed how a prayer helped connect her with One Church International's first lady, Sarah Jakes-Roberts, daughter of popular televangelist Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Parks, an Atlanta attorney and cast member of "Real Housewives of Atlanta," let cameras film her dealing with the aftermath of crimes committed by her estranged husband, Apollo Nida, that have resulted in him being sent to prison. Nida is serving an eight-year prison sentence for bank theft and identity fraud charges, while Parks has been left to care for the pair's two young sons.
In the latest episode of the Bravo TV reality television series, Jakes-Roberts, the daughter of T.D. and Serita Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, appeared to help Parks deal with her problems in a healthy way. Sarah got married to Touré Roberts, the senior pastor of One Church International in Hollywood, last year. more >>
Six people have been arrested after a group of Hindu extremists attacked a cathedral in central India, breaking down doors and smashing windows. The attack, which was caught on CCTV cameras, was aimed at Christians who are being accused by the extremists of converting people into Christianity.
"We arrested six men last night in connection with the vandalism. We are trying to identify more people ... there may be more arrests," senior state police official HC Mishra said, according to AFP.
The attack on the cathedral in Madhya Pradesh state apparently took place on Friday night, police said. The right-wing Hindu Dharma Sena group has accused the church of converting close to 200 local tribal people into Christianity, though it has denied involvement in the attack. more >>
You know the standards of the media have hit rock bottom when a liberal commentator makes news for telling the truth. Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and MSNBC has become a media star for his belated recognition of the "Hands up, don't shoot" lie out of Ferguson, Missouri. Better late than never, except for the fact that this liberal narrative was always in dispute. There was never any legitimate reason to believe that Police Officer Darren Wilson had simply fired on Michael Brown for no reason.
The appropriate reaction to Capehart's Damascus Road conversion to the truth should be: What took you so long? And what will you do to make sure you never fall for such a vicious lie again?
Don Irvine, the chairman of Accuracy in Media, notes in his blog on the AIM website that Capehart admitted the narrative was wrong after the Department of Justice found Wilson's side of the story to be true. Capehart said, "What DOJ found made me ill." Irvine commented, "I would be ill too if I had helped push a false narrative that gave fuel to the riots in Ferguson that have cost businesses and taxpayers millions of dollars, and ruined the career of Officer Wilson." more >>