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  • 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...
  • Southern Baptist (SBC) theologians clarify the meaning of ‘pastor’ amid dispute over female ordination

    08/02/2022 10:33:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/02/2022 | Brandon Showalter
    Prominent Southern Baptist theologians have published a statement clarifying the meaning of the word "pastor" amid controversy within the United States' largest Protestant denomination stemming from Rick Warren's Saddleback Church ordaining female pastors last year. The document "A Statement Concerning the Baptist Faith & Message and the Word' Pastor'" was released last week by two Southern Baptist seminary presidents and the former head of the denomination's public policy arm. The signatories are Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; and Richard Land, who served as the president of the...
  • Judges Rule in Favor of Pastor Artur Pawlowski, Toss Out Charges Related to COVID Restrictions

    07/31/2022 6:11:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/22/22 | Anthony Murdoch
    'The Pawlowskis' appeals are allowed. The finding of contempt and the sanction order are set aside. The fines that have been paid by them are to be reimbursed.'CALGARY, Alberta (LifeSiteNews) — An appeals court today nullified contempt charges against Alberta pastor Artur Pawlowski and his brother Dawid for protesting COVID health rules, ruling that a “not sufficiently clear” May 2021 ban on virus protests did not apply to them. “The Pawlowskis’ appeals are allowed. The finding of contempt and the sanction order are set aside. The fines that have been paid by them are to be reimbursed,” wrote a panel...
  • Pastor who was robbed of $1M worth of jewelry at gunpoint was accused of stealing $90K from congregant while running for Brooklyn Borough president

    07/30/2022 2:09:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Insider ^ | 7/29/22 | Azmi Haroun
    The New York bishop who was robbed at gunpoint during a livestreamed service was once accused of conning a congregant out of her life savings, according to court documents - all while running his unsuccessful campaign for Brooklyn Borough president in 2021. Bishop Lamor Whitehead, known for his designer clothes and luxury cars, raised eyebrows when police valued the worth of the jewelry stolen from him and his family on Sunday to be close to $1 million. Whitehead has over 1.6 million followers on Instagram, where he regularly goes live. The parishioner, Pauline Anderson, sued Whitehead in September 2021, alleging...
  • Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s son calls Alberta Premier ‘a liar’ while his father remains in jail. ( Canada )

    03/18/2022 7:15:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    LifeSite News. ^ | Mar 18, 2022 | Anthony Murdoch
    Jason Kenney's 'statement is completely false and, in fact, misinformation,' Nathaniel Pawlowski said in response to Kenney's justification for why Nathaniel's father has been locked up for more than a month. CALGARY, Alberta (LifeSiteNews) – The son of Canadian Christian Pastor Artur Pawlowski alleged that Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is lying about the reasons his dad is still behind bars. “The double standard and hypocrisy is clear as day. Artur is right now being presumed guilty, so we no longer have the presumption of innocence in Alberta. Thanks to Jason Kenney,” said Pawlowski’s son Nathaniel while speaking at a prayer...
  • Canadian Pastor Arrested And Thrown in Solitary Confinement After Preaching to Blockade Truckers

    02/22/2022 12:28:07 PM PST · by lombardwarrior2 · 84 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 21, 2022 | Debra Heine
    An anti-lockdown Canadian pastor who was arrested earlier this month for preaching to Canadian truckers in Coutts, Alberta, has reportedly been thrown in solitary confinement where he has been on a hunger strike for two weeks. Pastor Artur Pawlowski was arrested on February 8, before he left his house to perform a church service for the truckers who had set up a blockade on the Alberta-Montana border to protest vaccine passports. He has been charged with mischief over $5,000, aiding and abetting the blocking of critical infrastructure, and for breaching the bail condition for “not keeping the peace,” stemming from...
  • Exclusive: The prayer marathon in Donetsk turned out to be a difficult ordeal for many of its participants

    02/20/2022 9:06:20 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    https://tribun.com.ua ^ | February 18, 2022 | Vanya Zhukov
    Donetsk region The prayer marathon in Donetsk turned into severe trials for many of its participants. Exclusive The prayer marathon in Donetsk turned out to be a difficult ordeal for many of its participants Recently in Ukraine, the book of public figure, volunteer and clergyman Sergey Kosyak "Donbass, which you didn't know" was republished in Ukrainian. In his interview with the Tribune, he told us about an unusual public action that formed the basis of this book. It was based on a Prayer marathon. The prayer marathon, which started in Donetsk on February 25, 2014 and lasted 158 days in...
  • Pastor Artur Pawlowski Arrested Again Before Joining Freedom Trucker Rally

    02/15/2022 5:53:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/8/22 | Raymond Wolfe
    Pawlowski was scheduled to appear at the trucker blockage in Alberta before being arrested for ‘mischief’ by undercover police.CALGARY, Alberta (LifeSiteNews) – Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski was arrested yet again at his home in Calgary this morning before he was scheduled to appear at a peaceful Freedom Trucker protest. Rebel News reported that an undercover SWAT team arrested the Christian preacher after staking out his home in a van, according to Pawlowski’s son, Nathaniel. Pawlowski was planning to perform a church service at the trucker blockage in Milk River, Alberta. In a live video of the preacher’s arrest, a Calgary...
  • Christian Pastor Trends Over Tweet On Female Modesty That Outrages Feminists

    02/10/2022 6:57:03 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 50 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 2/9/22 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    A Christian pastor from Utah trended nationally on social media for hours on Tuesday over a tweet he posted concerning female modesty. Though pastor Brian Sauvé received much support from men and women alike, he became a target for outraged feminists, some of whom sent Sauvé racy photos of their breasts and other body parts. “Dear Ladies,” started the tweet that set off Twitter. “There is no reason whatsoever for you to post pictures of yourself in low cut shirts, bikinis, bra and underwear, or anything similar—ever. Not to show your weight loss journey. Not to show your newborn baby....
  • Pastor Artur Pawlowski arrested again before joining Freedom Trucker rally. ( Canada )

    02/09/2022 3:55:46 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Feb 8, 2022 | Raymond Wolfe
    Pawlowski was scheduled to appear at the trucker blockage in Alberta before being arrested for ‘mischief’ by undercover police. CALGARY, Alberta – Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski was arrested yet again at his home in Calgary this morning before he was scheduled to appear at a peaceful Freedom Trucker protest. Rebel News reported that an undercover SWAT team arrested the Christian preacher after staking out his home in a van, according to Pawlowski’s son, Nathaniel. ... Pawlowski was planning to perform a church service at the trucker blockage in Milk River, Alberta. In a live video of the preacher’s arrest, a...
  • Fighting the Good Fight to the End: In Memory of Pastor Bill Randles (Freeper pastorbillrandles)

    01/28/2022 10:23:56 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 51 replies
    Medium ^ | 01/28/2022 | Jamie Northrup
    “If you are only born once, you are going to die twice. But if you are born twice, you only die once (John 3:3)” — Pastor Bill RandlesWilliam Arthur Randles was born into a large Southern Minnesota Dutch-German-Irish Catholic Family of 10 children in 1959. Those familiar with this part of the country know that this area routinely produced families with 10–20 children. Bill had 2 sisters and 7 brothers (5 older), it was not unexpected that with the family moving south to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that Bill would take up wrestling at Prairie High School. (Note: Prairie High School...
  • Georgia pastor, wife charged with false imprisonment after people found in locked basement

    01/21/2022 11:14:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | January 22, 2022 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A Georgia pastor and his wife were arrested on charges of false imprisonment after officials found up to eight people locked in their basement, police said. Curtis Keith Bankston and Sophia Simm-Bankston were running the unlicensed "group home" out of their rented Griffin house "under the guise of a church known as One Step of Faith 2nd Chance," the Griffin Police Department said in a statement. Griffin Fire last week responded to a call about someone having a seizure at the home and noticed a deadbolt on the basement door, according to police. Crews had to climb through a window...
  • Pastor Persecuted for Peaceful Protest [Canada]

    01/07/2022 7:16:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/4/22 | Nadia Hazimeh
    Police keep target on Canadian preacherTRANSCRIPTOnce again, police are targeting a Polish-Canadian pastor known for speaking out against government tyranny. Just hours into the new year, Protestant street preacher Artur Pawlowski found himself handcuffed and dragged off to jail. Church Militant's Nadia Hazimeh has more on his arrest. Artur Pawlowski, pastor, Cave of Adullam congregation: "If you are watching this video right now, that means I am in jail and they successfully arrested me." Alberta police arrested pastor Artur Pawlowski Saturday evening, along with his brother Dawid. An attorney for the Pawlowskis claims cops pulled them over following their involvement...
  • Canadian pastor released from court order to recite disclaimer when speaking against COVID mandates

    11/26/2021 5:55:37 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Nov 26, 2021 | Anthony Murdoch
    Pastor Artur Pawlowski was ordered in October to recite a text stating that ‘the majority of medical experts favour social distancing, mask wearing’ and ‘participation in a vaccination program’ whenever he spoke out against any government health orders. CALGARY, Alberta, – Christian pastor Artur Pawlowski will no longer have to promote the government COVID narrative when speaking against virus rules and vaccines after winning a court appeal. According to a Rebel News report, on Thursday, Justice Jo’Anne Strekaf of the Alberta Court of Appeal tossed an extreme sentence handed to Pawlowski and his brother Dawid Pawlowski by Alberta Justice Adam...
  • Ex-Yorktown School Nurse, Pastor Gets 105 Years in Prison on Molesting Charges

    11/11/2021 6:26:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    wibc ^ | November 11, 2021 | wibc
    MUNCIE, Ind.–A former pastor and school nurse has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for molesting children. Brian Couch received a sentence of 105 years in prison on Wednesday, according to the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office. During Wednesday’s hearing, one of Couch’s victims testified. She said the sexual molestation began when she was 6 years old and happened repeatedly. “Other kids are put to bed and told that monsters don’t exist, but the victim here was forced to live with hers. Brian Couch is the proverbial monster under the bed. The victims are serving a life sentence,...
  • Rural Canadian pastor spends extra night in jail after refusing condition keeping him from church

    10/23/2021 7:09:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2021 | Jon Brown
    The pastor spent 45 hours in prison for alleged violations of a provincial health order.. ... Pastor Tobias Tissen of Steinbach, Manitoba, was imprisoned for .. a provincial public health order banning outdoor gatherings of more than five people. ... "They had these conditions that I wasn't allowed to attend any gatherings that were in contravention of COVID-19," Tissen said. "And that would automatically prohibit me from going to church and preaching. And I could not agree with that." Tissen had been in hiding for months before his arrest Monday, for some time only making public appearances at his Church...
  • Pastor Defends Killing Babies in Abortions: “God Supports a Woman’s Right to Choose”

    10/20/2021 6:22:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | October 20, 2021 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Texas pastor believes she is doing God’s will by fighting in court to keep abortion on demand legal in her state. In an interview with Elle magazine, the Rev. Erika Forbes explained why she opposes the Texas heartbeat law and joined a lawsuit challenging it. The pro-life law (Senate Bill 8), which went into effect Sept. 1, prohibits abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. Unique from other states, the Texas law includes a private enforcement mechanism that allows people to file lawsuits against abortionists who violate the law and those who help...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - 10/9/2021 [PRAYER]

    10/09/2021 12:15:12 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 22 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/9/2021
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. (1 Timothy 2:1-2) WAKE UP AMERICA! THERE IS NO POLITICAL SOLUTION TO OUR COUNTRY’S SPIRITUAL PROBLEM.
  • Canadian pastor arrested at airport for holding a church service in June warns Americans: 'You're next'

    10/03/2021 8:28:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/02/2021 | Anugrah Kumar
    Pastor Artur Pawlowski Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski, who was recently arrested on the airport tarmac upon his return home from a trip to the U.S., has issued a warning to Americans: “You’re next.” The Canada Border Services Agency arrested the pastor last week for two outstanding warrants — one for not wearing a face mask and another for holding a church service in June. He has an upcoming court hearing on Oct. 13, where a judge will decide whether he'll be sentenced to 21 days in jail for "contempt of court" for holding worship services in violation of lockdown restrictions....
  • One Christian Preaching the Faith, 14 Police Silencing Him [UK]

    09/26/2021 7:17:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Conservative Woman ^ | 9/20/21 | Peter Simpson
    OVER recent weeks the manner in which the Metropolitan Police prevented a Christian pastor going about his lawful duties has been in the hands of solicitors in a formal legal process seeking redress. It is therefore only now possible to make known the shocking police action on August 20 in Uxbridge, West London. On this date I was preaching the gospel in the open area near to the entrance to the Underground station. I began preaching at around 1.05pm on Bible texts including, ‘All have sinned and come short of the glory of God’ (Romans 3:23), and referring to the...