A man born in Illinois who was abducted and taken to Mexico 34 years ago is currently waiting to reunite with his mother for the first time after he crossed paths with a California pastor who learned about his story shortly after entering back into the country illegally.
Pastor Freddy Rivas of Iglesia de Cristo Ministerios Llamada Final saw David Amaya Barrick, 37, in downtown San Diego last week and decided to help him after learning that he was arrested and then released by the U.S. Border Patrol when they verified that Barrick was, in fact, born in a Chicago hospital and is a U.S. citizen.
"He was wandering around downtown with his pockets empty and he saw our catering truck," Rivas said, according to Reuters. "He was standing and staring at the food and I knew he was hungry. I started talking to him and he told me his story." more >>
His family knew and were trying to help, but everyone else was in the dark about Pastor Teddy Parker's mental health struggles until he shot himself in his truck in the driveway of his home in Warner Robins, Ga., on Sunday.
"Everybody is just kind of stunned right now. I think a lot of people are just trying to understand why that happened. We're just praying to the Lord for guidance on this," Russell Rowland, one of Parker's disciples at Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church in Macon, Ga., told The Christian Post Tuesday morning.
By Tuesday evening, however, the painful truth behind Parker's death began slowly coming to light. more >>
A prominent "Biblical patriarchy" non-profit group will shut down after its leader admitted to a "lengthy, inappropriate relationship" with a woman on Oct. 30.
Doug Phillips, the former president of Vision Forum, revealed in a blog post last month that while he had not known the woman "in a Biblical sense," the relationship was "nevertheless inappropriately romantic and affectionate."
"I have acted grievously before the Lord, in a destructive manner hypocritical of life messages I hold dear, inappropriate for a leader, abusive of the trust that I was given, and hurtful to family and friends," he wrote in a statement. more >>
A Roman Catholic Church Archdiocese located in Minnesota has announced that it will release a list of priests who have serious allegations of sexual abuse later this month.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis made the announcement Monday in the form of an open letter by Archbishop Rev. John Nienstedt. James Accurso, media and external relations manager with the Archdiocese, provided The Christian Post with a copy of the open letter. "Further, to demonstrate our commitment to the safety of minors and transparency, we will be disclosing information about priests who are known by us to have Charter violations," wrote Nienstedt.
"…the Archdiocese will be disclosing the names, locations and status of priests who are currently living in the Archdiocese, and who we know have substantiated claims against them of committing sexual abuse against minors. All of these men have been removed from ministry." more >>
The son of U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), is confirmed dead after a plane crash near Owasso, Okla., on Sunday. The National Transportation and Safety Board held a news conference late Monday confirming that Dr. Perry Inhofe, 52, an orthopedic surgeon from Tulsa, was the sole person on the plane during the fatal crash.
The NTSB confirmed an earlier report by the Tulsa International Airport that Perry Inhofe, the pilot of the plane, issued a distress call around 3:30 p.m. Sunday asking for immediate assistance. The plane, which had left the Salina, Kan., airport for Tulsa, crashed around 4 p.m. in a heavily wooded area five miles north of the airport.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers had confirmed Sunday that the lone person on the plane died in the crash; and a source close to Sen. Inhofe told KOCO-TV that his son, who had been licensed as a pilot since 2009, was the sole person on board the aircraft. more >>
The article's headline was absolutely shocking: "Maryland Middle School Requires Children To Cross Dress For 'LGBTQ Appreciation Day'," and not surprisingly, the article quickly went viral.
The good news is that it was a hoax.
The bad news is that it was so close to reality, most readers took it seriously, and it was only after I read a few paragraphs into the article that I realized it wasn't true. This is a case of fiction being frighteningly close to the truth. more >>