Police in southwest Nigeria on Monday arrested a pastor who chained his 9-year-old son inside the church for more than a month for stealing food, believing the boy was "possessed."
Church members helped police to arrest Pastor Francis Taiwo, 40, the head of Key of Joy Celestial Church in Ajibawo in Otta area, who put an iron chain around the neck of his son, Korede, and attached it to a heavy log of wood, according to All Africa.
The boy was rescued Saturday from a church apartment by police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps after they were contacted by a neighbor. Taiwo, who has been the church pastor since 2012, said he felt his son was possessed and was unhappy about his stealing. more >>
The father of a 14-year-old Pakistani Christian girl was shot and killed after he tried to rescue his daughter who was kidnapped and forced into an Islamic marriage to a man she works for as a domestic servant.
The British Pakistani Christian Association, which reports on issues of Christian persecution in Pakistan, said that the girl, Mehwish, had been working as a domestic servant at the house of an Islamic man, Zahid Iqbal, at Shadab Colony in Faisalabad, when she was kidnapped in May.
After Mehwish did not return home for several days, her parents received a letter that included a copy of her marriage certificate with Iqbal. more >>
Willie Robertson, star of "Duck Dynasty," the most watched nonfiction cable series in history, wasted no time in making his point to Middle America at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday. "Donald Trump will have your back," he said. And it was no light endorsement of the brash billionaire.
Robertson's presence at the convention may have seemed like an oddity for average politicos but according to USA Today's Carly Mallenbaum it made perfect sense.
"Convention attendees love Robertson (we talked to a bunch of delegates earlier in the day who said he was the celebrity they were most excited to see)," Mallenbaum wrote. more >>
Over the past few years the United States of America has become embroiled in controversy over the issue of racially-charged police brutality.
A series of well publicized shootings of unarmed African-Americans by law enforcement, done with apparent legal impunity, have prompted protests across the nation.
Entities like the Black Lives Matter movement have argued that race-based police brutality is a pervasive problem throughout American law enforcement. more >>
DALLAS — President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised Dallas police officers including the five slain at a protest against police violence last week for saving lives during the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement in almost 15 years.
"We know that the overwhelming majority of police officers do an incredibly hard and dangerous job fairly and professionally," Obama told a memorial service for the slain police officers. "They are deserving of our respect and not our scorn."
"And when anyone, no matter how good their intentions may be, paints all police as biased or bigoted, we undermine those officers we depend on for our safety," Obama added. more >>
Erica Campbell believes that gun violence in America, such as the killing of over 1,800 people in Chicago this year from gang violence and the two officer-involved shooting deaths of black men last week, are caused by demonic forces that are out to destroy the world.
The Grammy Award-winning gospel music singer and first lady of the California Worship Center took to Instagram to give a spiritual take on the problems that plague disenfranchised communities throughout the nation.
"They're demons on assignment to stop our progress. Yes there is injustice but what we're really fighting against is a stronghold, not people," Campbell wrote on Instagram. "Satan wants the world destroyed! If WE the body of Christ, The Whole Body all over the world unite we win!" more >>