Free Republic 4th Qtr 2022 Fundraising Target: $80,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $63,211
79%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 79%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.
Search Words to be found in article titles.


[ Find User ]

Investigation Called Against Tennessee Pastor for Booting Democrats from Church
 
06/01/2022 2:18:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 158 replies
Israel 365 News ^ | 5/31/22 | David Sidman
A pastor from Tennessee who said Democrats couldn’t be Christians because of the party’s pro-choice stance noted that he gave up his tax-exempt status. Pastor Greg Locke of Mt. Juliet’s Global Vision Bible Church, close to Nashville, told his congregants he considered Democrats to be “baby butchers.” In a sermon earlier this month, Locke said: “You cannot be a Christian and vote Democrat in this nation. I don’t care how mad that makes you. You can get as pissed off as you want to. You cannot be a Christian and vote Democrat in this nation. They are God-denying demons that...
 

Brazen thieves pretend to pray with Tennessee woman, 78, in church pews while they steal from her wallet and use her credit cards to go on a $7,000 shopping spree at Sam's Club
 
02/24/2022 3:05:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
Daily Mail UK ^ | Feburary 24, 2022 | Adam Manno For Dailymail.Com
Surveillance video captured the shocking moment when a thief kneeled next to an elderly churchgoer and prayed with her while an accomplice went through her wallet, later using her credit cards on a $7,000 shopping spree at Sam's Club. Linda Morrow, 78, arrived early for the 6.30pm service at Hilldale Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee on February 9. The victim was sitting in the mostly empty pews when a younger woman with waist-long dreadlocks sat in front of her and started a conversation. Video shows her kneeling down next to the woman, holding her hands and bowing her head in...
 

Tennessee thieves ‘pray’ with elderly woman in church as they steal her wallet: police
 
02/23/2022 9:29:06 PM PST · by thegagline · 9 replies
The New York Post ^ | 02/19/2022 | Aufrey Conklin
Two Tennessee theft suspects are accused of asking an elderly woman in church to “pray” with them as they stole her wallet, according to police. The Clarksville Police Department (CPD) is investigating the incident that took place at the Hilldale Baptist Church sanctuary on Feb. 9 around 6 p.m. Video footage of the incident shows the female suspects approaching the 78-year-old victim sitting in a pew and engaging her in conversation. One suspect “requested the victim pray with her,” public information officer Scott Beaubien wrote in the video’s description. “While they were praying, the second female rummaged through the victim’s...
 

Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty in Series of Church Fires
 
10/21/2021 7:29:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
AP ^ | 10/20/21
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Wednesday to civil rights violations for setting fires at four churches, prosecutors said. Alan Douglas Fox, 28, of Nashville, admitted during the plea hearing that he intentionally set the fires because of the churches’ religious character, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release. The fires were set at the Crievewood United Methodist Church on June 17, 2019; the Crievewood Baptist Church on June 25, 2019; the Saint Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church on June 25, 2019; and the Priest Lake Community Baptist Church on June 26, 2019. He also...
 

Services at Tennessee governor’s church disrupted by megachurch pastor feud
 
08/30/2021 2:16:10 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 64 replies
https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | Aug 30, 2021 | Bob Smietana | Religion News Service
(RNS) — Services at an influential Nashville-area megachurch were disrupted Sunday (Aug. 29) after the wife of the church’s founding pastor stood up and accused his successor of conspiring against him. During a 9:00 a.m. service at Grace Chapel in Franklin, Tennessee, pastor Rob Rogers apologized to the congregation for an ongoing conflict with the Rev. Steve Berger, Grace Chapel’s founder. Berger, who nearly three decades ago founded the church — whose members include Tennessee Governor Bill Lee — stepped down as lead pastor in order to start a discipleship program for influencers in Washington, D.C.… The apology from Rogers...
 

"I meant what I said," Tennessee pastor doubles down on church's mask ban
 
07/28/2021 6:22:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 20 replies
Fox ^ | July 28, 2021 | ALEX HEIDER
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A Mount Juliet Pastor who is no stranger to making headlines is once again raising eyebrows for his church's ban on masks. Greg Locke, pastor at the Global Vision Church, has told followers that they will be asked to leave 'the tent' if they show up in masks. "We will escort you to the door," Locke said in a recent video from his RV in Florida. "We are a place of faith, not a place of fear," Locke went on to say. "I'm digging my heels in and I'm not changing my mind."
 

Tennessee Bill Will Let Kids Skip an Hour of School {to go to Church}
 
06/10/2020 1:25:16 AM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
wapp.capitol.tn.gov ^ | 8 June 2020 | Tenn
Can a Tennessee native explain to me what was the background of this bill? I don't fully understand why there is a need for this during the school day? Are the school days so long?
 

Communion Banned in Knoxville, Tennessee Churches
 
05/01/2020 5:43:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 80 replies
Todd Starnes.com ^ | 5/1/20 | Todd Starnes
There’s good news and bizarre news for Christians who live in Knoxville, Tennessee. The government will allow you to return to your church house on May 1st, but there are a number of rules, regulations and hoops you will have to jump through to make that happen. City and county leaders released a lengthy list of guidelines for church members and pastors. Click here to read the full list. I was particularly curious about an edict from government leaders banning what we in the Baptist faith tradition call The Lord’s Supper. “The physical taking of communion/sacrament should not be performed...
 

Chattanooga, Tennessee Faces Lawsuit After Banning Drive-In Church Services
 
04/17/2020 2:09:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
Life News ^ | April 17, 2020 | Alliance Defending Freedom
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Chattanooga church filed suit in federal court Thursday to challenge the city’s ban on drive-in church services. Originally, the city and its mayor, Andrew Berke, tailored its COVID-19 restrictions to a statewide order that allows for drive-in church services but abruptly reversed course to specifically to prohibit them. On April 9, Berke posted a message aimed at churches on the city website and on his official Facebook page regarding the order, stating that “drive-in services…even in their cars with the windows rolled up, for any length of time, will be considered a violation of...
 

Shocking New Revelations From Accused Church Shooter Phone Calls (Antioch, Tennessee)
 
11/09/2017 4:48:16 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies
News Channel 5 ^ | 10-31-2017 | Nick Beres
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Phone calls from the accused Antioch church shooter, Emanuel Samson, revealed shocking new revelations. NewsChannel 5 obtained exclusive, recorded copies of those calls. Samson's defense attorneys don't want his recorded phone calls to be made public. They filed an injunction which was denied by a judge. You have a right to see the content of these calls and Samson has a right to get a new attorney. He was charged with killing Melanie Crow Smith and injuring six others in a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch last month. Since then he's been represented...
 

Tennessee Church Killer Posted Black Nationalist, Anti-Police, Pro-Islam Material
 
09/25/2017 2:53:20 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
Front Page ^ | September 24, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
Kidega, the Sudanese immigrant who opened fire in a Tennessee Church had a social media profile (as reported by Heavy) that is chock full of everything you expect. Kidega's likes included black nationalist Muslim racists like Farrakhan and Malcolm X. There is the black nationalism and the accusations of racism. Especially when directed at the police.
 

25-Year-Old Man Arrested in Connection With Deadly Tennessee Church Shooting Was Former Congregant
 
09/25/2017 9:18:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
KTLA ^ | September 25, 2017
Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, of La Vergne, Tennessee, was charged with felony homicide and was being held without bond. Other charges are coming later, police said. His next court appearance is Wednesday. The Justice Department and FBI have opened a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting, and police said they were still trying to establish the suspect’s motive. Local police also requested the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to run an “urgent trace” on a firearm, an ATF representative told CNN. The trace would give authorities an indication of where the gun was purchased,...
 

Tennessee Church Shooting Suspect Is A Sudanese Bodybuilder
 
09/25/2017 3:01:02 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 42 replies
The Daily Caller ^ | September 24 | Thomas Phippen
Nashville Police have identified the suspect of a mass shooting at a church Sunday morning as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson. Samson is being charged with murder and multiple counts of attempted murder in the attack that killed one and left at least seven other people injured at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, a town just south of Nashville, Tenn.
 

Deadly Tennessee church shooting: Sudanese immigrant arrested, FBI to launch civil..
 
09/24/2017 5:09:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 94 replies
FOX News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jake Gibson & AP
One woman was killed and seven other people were hurt after a suspect identified as a Sudanese immigrant opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday, police said, as federal officials told Fox News the FBI will initiate a civil rights investigation into the shooting. The suspect, 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, immigrated from Sudan two decades ago, police said. He's suspected of bringing two pistols and a mask to the predominantly white Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, southeast of Nashville, before opening fire just after 11 a.m.
 

Tennessee church shooting leaves 1 dead, several wounded, officials say
 
09/24/2017 1:06:36 PM PDT · by topher · 67 replies
FoxNews.com ^ | 24-Sept-2017
Authorities said one woman was killed and seven others were wounded after a 26-year-old African-American man wearing a ski mask opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday. The gunman, who officials said shot himself and was taken to a hospital, opened fire at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, southeast of Nashville, just after 11 a.m. and fired “multiple rounds,” police said in a news conference. The Nashville Fire Department called the incident “a mass casualty situation.” A church usher confronted the gunman at one point and was pistol-whipped, causing "significant injury around his head." He told police he...
 

Tennessee church shooting leaves 1 dead, several wounded, officials say
 
09/24/2017 12:27:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
Fox News ^ | 24 September, 2017 | Fox
Authorities said one woman was killed and seven others were wounded after a 26-year-old African-American man wearing a ski mask opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday. The gunman, who officials said shot himself and was taken to a hospital, opened fire in Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, southeast of Nashville, just after 11 a.m. and fired “multiple rounds,” police said in a news conference. The Nashville Fire Department called the incident “a mass casualty situation.” A church usher confronted the gunman at one point and was pistol-whipped, causing "significant injury around his head." He told police he...
 

Official says at 8 wounded in Tennessee church shooting
 
09/24/2017 11:22:34 AM PDT · by one_work_one_country · 1 reply
Associated Press ^ | 09/24/17
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say eight people were injured in a shooting at a church in the Nashville area. Nashville fire department spokesman Joseph Pleasant tells the Tennessean newspaper that the wounded were being transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The nature of the injuries weren’t immediately known. A dispatcher quoted by the newspaper said that the scene was still “active” at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ as of 11:40 a.m. Sunday. Multiple ambulances were seen at the church. On Twitter, Nashville fire officials described it as a “mass casualty situation.” They said eight people, nearly all...
 

Tennessee church shooting leaves 1 dead, several wounded, officials say
 
09/24/2017 11:02:39 AM PDT · by Paperpusher · 21 replies
Fox News ^ | 9/24/2017 | Fox News
At least one woman was shot and killed and several others were wounded on Sunday when a gunman opened fire inside a Tennessee church, Nashville police said. Nashville police received calls about a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch just after 11 a.m., officials told Fox News. The church is about 30 minutes southeast of Nashville.
 

Official says at least 6 hurt in Tennessee church shooting (1 dead)
 
09/24/2017 10:59:03 AM PDT · by Hadean · 166 replies
Fox News ^ | Sept. 24, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities in Tennessee say at least six people were injured in a shooting at a church in the Nashville area. Nashville fire department spokesman Joseph Pleasant tells the Tennessean newspaper that at least six to eight people were hurt and were being transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The nature of the injuries weren't immediately known. A dispatcher quoted by the newspaper said that the scene was still "active" at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ as of 11:40 a.m. Sunday.
 

Tennessee church shooting leaves multiple people hurt, officials say
 
09/24/2017 10:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
foxnews.com ^ | 9/24/2017 | none
At least seven people were shot on Sunday when a shooter opened fire inside a Tennessee Church, Nashville police said. Nashville police received calls about a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch just after 11 a.m., officials told Fox News. The church is about 30 minutes southeast of Nashville. "This is a mass casualty situation. All of the wounded have been transported to area hospitals. The majority are older adults," Nashville Fire Department wrote on Twitter. This is a mass casualty situation. All of the wounded have been transported to area hospitals. The majority are older adults.
 
Click to show more articles ...