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  • First Liturgy in 100 Years in St. Petersburg Church

    01/19/2023 6:01:19 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 1/18/23
    The liturgical life was revived in yet another Russian church, a century after it was abolished by the godless Soviet authorities. On January 14, the feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and St. Basil the Great, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the lower church of the Church of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos on Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg for the first time since 1923, reports the St. Petersburg Metropolis. The service was celebrated on the right altar, which was consecrated in 1762 by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk. The renovated altar is to be consecrated in...
  • Christian Academy Teacher Faces $4.5 Million Lawsuit for Abusing 14 Year Old

    01/18/2023 4:41:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Ministry Watch ^ | January 19, 2023 | Jessica Eturralde
    A former Christian Academy teacher is accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl. Last week, police arrested Joseph “Kade” Abbott, 26, a former teacher at the Apostolic Christian Academy on a felony charge of sexual battery by an authority figure for sexual misconduct. Abbott was arrested in North Carolina and brought back to Maryville, Tennessee, where the school is located. Abbott was held at Blount County jail on a $200,000 bond. The arrest follows a $4.5 million lawsuit filed against Abbott and the church he allegedly worked for. The lawsuit, filed in August 2022, says Abbott worked at the...
  • Illinois PAST0R and his former Boyfriend

    01/14/2023 6:24:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Dawson Speaks TV ^ | January 13, 2023 | Dawson Speaks TV
    Illinois PAST0R and his former Boyfriend From the video "The pastor said he's going back to dating women because dating men is too much work for him" Take a breath. Ya' all church people, church people church people.
  • Florida Pastor Sentenced on Charges He Sexually Abused Young Girl for Years

    01/14/2023 6:17:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    The Roys Report ^ | January 14, 2023 | Sarah Einselen
    A Pentecostal pastor in Florida reportedly pleaded guilty this week to crimes stemming from the years-long sexual abuse of a young girl. Rafael Cuevas, 55, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 10 years’ probation as part of a plea deal, according to First Coast News. He’ll also have to register as a sex offender. Cuevas reportedly pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted sexual battery of a minor. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cuevas in April 2021, jail information shows. He has been held without bond since then in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Department of Corrections. Authorities alleged in the...
  • Eight of Bentley-driving Mormon prophet's 20 wives were rescued by the FBI earlier this month from Airbnb in Washington state after fleeing protective custody with one of his adult-wives

    12/04/2022 5:19:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 4, 2022 | Melissa Koenig
    Eight young girls who were forced to marry a Mormon prophet were found together at an Airbnb in Washington after escaping protective custody in Arizona. Federal agents say the eight girls who ran away from group homes in Arizona late last month were found hiding out at the Airbnb in Spokane with one of their older sister-wives, Moretta Rose Johnson, 19, who is now facing federal kidnapping charges. The girls, as young as 9-years-old, had been taken into protective custody by the Arizona Department of Child Services back in September after a whistleblower revealed how Bentley-driving Samuel Rappylee Bateman, 46,...
  • Bentley-driving Arizona 'Mormon prophet' had TWENTY wives as young as nine including his own daughter, FBI says - and drove them around in a TRAILER with a bucket for a toilet

    12/03/2022 11:53:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 4, 2022 | Keith Griffith
    An Arizona polygamist cult leader had 20 wives aged as young as nine, married his own daughter, and drove his spouses around in a trailer with a bucket for a toilet, it is claimed. A new FBI affidavit has revealed shocking allegations against Bentley-driving Samuel Rappylee Bateman, 46, who was arrested in Arizona earlier this year. Samuel Rappylee Bateman, 46, is accused by witnesses of 'marrying' up to 20 women and girls as young as nine, including his own daughter, according to the affidavit filed on Friday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. He has been in federal custody on obstruction...
  • Baltimore Pastor Attacked With a Hammer in the Middle of Sunday Service

    11/29/2022 11:51:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Church Leaders ^ | November 24, 2022 | Stephanie Martin
    Members of a Baltimore church are giving thanks this week that their longtime pastor wasn’t seriously injured during a mid-service assault on November 20. According to news reports, a 55-year-old man allegedly attacked Bishop Jerome Stokes with a hammer during Sunday worship at The Church of the Redeemed of the Lord (CRL). Stokes, 78, received only a minor laceration on one ear. The alleged attacker, whom police say may have been having a mental health crisis, was evaluated at a local hospital. Baltimore Church: ‘We Thank God That Dr. Stokes Is Okay’ In a statement posted to its Facebook page,...
  • Mormon Church calls radical same-sex ‘marriage’ bill the ‘best way forward’

    11/16/2022 9:24:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | November 16, 2022 | Ashley Sadler
    Mormon Church calls radical same-sex ‘marriage’ bill the ‘best way forward’While the church said its doctrine on marriage ‘is well known and will remain unchanged,’ it believes the radical so-called Respect for Marriage Act ‘is the best way forward.’SALT LAKE CITY (LifeSiteNews) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, long seen as a bulwark for conservative family values, sent out shockwaves Tuesday when it gave its support for radical legislation currently before Congress that would enshrine gay “marriage” into federal law. The affirmation comes despite the church’s previous moves to fight LGBT infiltration in the culture.The LDS made...
  • Satanic ritual abuse scandal re-emerges in Utah with recent arrest

    11/04/2022 11:07:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 20, 2021 | Sam Dorman
    LifeSiteNews) — Utah County authorities have made their first arrest in a ritual abuse scandal that spans decades and includes accusations that members of the Mormon clergy and prominent local families participated in satanic activities. Mormon ex-therapist David Hamblin, accused of frequent satanic abuse, was arrested last month and booked on seven counts related to sexual abuse of a child – including charges of sodomy and rape. In a press release, Utah County Sheriff Mike Smith said: “Despite efforts by some individuals to delegitimize this investigation as well as intimidate witnesses and law enforcement, this investigation has moved forward with...
  • Issa Nakhleh (1915-2003): A supposed "Christian" - After a long bloody Neo-Nazi career, he published a glorification of Islam, Muhammad

    10/31/2022 10:56:15 AM PDT · by Words Matter · 4 replies
    Commentary at DP ^ | Oct 30, 2022
    Issa Nakhleh (self) published a year before his death, in 2002, his authored book: Holy [Nakhleh's word] Islam Authoritative Quotations from the Holy [Nakhleh's word] Quran and the Hadith (saying of the [Nakhleh's word] Prophet [Nakhleh's word] Muhammad) on the Principles and Precepts of Islam. Issa Nakhleh, 2002 * * * His long hate career since 1947. First at the UN, then in Argentina, then back to NY. Heading the so called Palestine Arab Delegation he was also council to Muslim Congress. 'Anti-Jewish Activities of the Arabs In Argentine', DAIA, April 1958, pp. 18-19. * (PDF). Chapter V The...
  • Former preacher charged for alleged sexual abuse of 2 children over 50 years ago

    10/15/2022 12:17:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | October 13, 2021 | staff
    ST LOUIS COUNTY (FOX 9) - An 80-year-old man from St. Louis County faces several charges Wednesday for the alleged sexual abuse of two children while a prominent church member during the 1970s. According to court documents, Spencer Main, 80, was charged with two counts of sodomy of a child, four counts of indecent liberties, and one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct of a child for the alleged abuse of two girls from 1971-1975. The two women, identified as "juvenile A" and "juvenile B" in the criminal complaint, say the alleged abuse took place between the ages of 8-12....
  • Does the LDS Church’s sex abuse help line protect the faith or the victims? Debate continues.

    09/07/2022 6:48:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 15, 2022 | Peggy Fletcher Stack and Tamarra Kemsley
    So many institutions — from schools and Scouts to clubs and churches and everything in between — have been forced to wrestle with sexual abuse of minors in their midst. For its part, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has proclaimed that “when abuse occurs, the first and immediate responsibility of church leaders is to help those who have been abused and to protect vulnerable persons from future abuse.” To that end, it has created trainings for adult volunteers on how to recognize and prevent abuse and has implemented rules about who can be alone with children. But...
  • Brigham Young University removes LGBTQ pamphlets from welcome bags of freshmen students for violating religious college's policy on gay relationships

    09/04/2022 6:20:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 4, 2022 | Alastair Talbot
    Brigham Young University - owned by the Church of Latter-Day Saints- in Utah has removed fliers advertising resourceful pamphlets for LGBTQ students in welcome bags for news students. The private college's administration said that it removed the pieces of resourceful information so that students could refer to its Office of Belonging, NBC News reported. The brochures had details on regular LGBTQ events being held off campus, as well as local therapeutic resources, scholarship funding and mentorship. They were made by a non-profit called RaYnbow Collection, which is not school-affiliated. Maddison Tenney, a LGBTQ student at BYU, revealed that she was...
  • Kaufman County Mennonite church leader sentenced to life imprisonment for continuous sexual assault of a child under 14

    09/02/2022 2:36:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Inforney ^ | September 1, 2022 | Mathew Richards
    SCURRY, Texas — A Kaufman County Mennonite church leader has been sentenced to life in prison following his conviction for continuous sexual assault of a child under the age of 14 in Kaufman County, according to District Attorney Erleigh Wiley. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Stanley Gerald Champ of Scurry, Texas, led the Grays Prairie Mennonite Church in the 12000 block of Farm-to-Market (FM) 148 where he met his latest victim — a four-year-old girl. Yesterday, following a three-day trial before 86th District Court Judge Casey Blair, the jury returned a guilty verdict on the charge of continuous sexual abuse of a...
  • Vera House knowingly hired level 2 sex offender to work with victims of sexual violence

    08/10/2022 8:22:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    cny central ^ | August 9, 2022 | Mary Kielar
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Vera House, a Central New York non-profit that helps survivors of domestic and sexual abuse hired and employed a registered sex offender for the past two years. Now the Syracuse-based organization is responding to community concerns that were brought to the attention of CNY Central. Marcus Jackson is the man in question, and Vera House says he was terminated last week. In New York State, Jackson is a level two registered sex offender. Level three offenders are considered the most dangerous. Jackson was convicted of unlawful sexual activity with a minor involving 15- and 16-year-old boys in...
  • United Church of Christ and Episcopal Pastors Sue to Overturn Florida Law Banning Late Abortions

    08/03/2022 5:46:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | August 2, 2022 | Micaiah Bilger
    A group of religious leaders, including two supposedly Christian pastors, filed lawsuits Monday challenging a Florida law that protects unborn babies by banning abortions after 15 weeks. Reuters reports the pastors from the United Church of Christ and the Episcopal Church claim the pro-life law violates their free speech and freedom of religion. Three Jewish rabbis, a Buddhist lama and a Unitarian Universalist minister also filed lawsuits Monday making the same claim. The Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality Act, which went into effect July 1, bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions if the mother’s life is at...
  • Religious Hate Suspected Behind Shooting of Former Japanese PM

    07/20/2022 6:22:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    UCANews ^ | 7/13/22 | Staff
    The chief of the Japan branch of the Unification Church denied Shinzo Abe was a member of the church The man who fatally shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suspected the slain politician was associated with the Unification Church, says a report. Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, told the investigators that he learned about the former prime minister’s association with the religious group from an online video posted by the group last September, Kyodo News Agency reported July 13. The former member of the Maritime Self-Defense Force reportedly watched the video message in March or April this year. However, the Japanese...
  • Former members of fundamentalist Mormon cult detail the horrific abuse they faced at the hands of pedophile 'prophet' Warren Jeffs - who had 78 WIVES and raped multiple children, while telling them it was the only way they could be 'saved'

    06/08/2022 12:50:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 7, 2022 | Lillian Gissen
    A new documentary is set to expose the horrific sexual and physical abuse that took place inside an extremist Mormon cult run by a pedophile who had 78 wives and raped multiple underage girls. Warren Jeffs, now 66 - who has served as the president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) since 2002 - had more than 70 wives, 24 of whom were underage children, when he was arrested in 2008. Now, a new Netflix documentary, Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey, will lift a lid on the heinous crimes that Jeffs - who is reportedly...
  • Lesbian White House Press Secretary Reveals Moral Degradation of America, Says Russian Church

    06/01/2022 7:51:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 67 replies
    The Russian Orthodox Church considers the appointment of Karin Jean-Pierre, representing the lesbian community, as the White House press secretary as a sign of the degradation of American society. "We definitely do not welcome the activities of this community, and I believe that the appointment of representatives of this community to such public positions once again testifies to the moral degradation of society in those countries where this happens," - Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, said on the air of the Russian state TV channel. He said that he does...
  • Georgia Pastor Spoke with a Medium?

    05/24/2022 1:09:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Dawson Speaks TV ^ | May 23, 2022 | Dawson Speaks TV
    Georgia Pastor Spoke with a Medium? Video on link just listen.