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  • RZIM apologist urges ministry to repent, address failures for mishandling Ravi Zacharias scandals

    12/16/2020 6:27:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/16/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    An apologist with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is calling for repentance and "reparations" in response to how accusations of misconduct and other scandals were handled. In a five-page letter addressed to RZIM leadership, Max Baker-Hytch, a senior tutor with the ministry's Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and a lecturer at Wycliffe Hall in England, wrote that he was troubled by how the organization responded to the misrepresentation of the deceased apologist's academic credentials and sexting allegations involving Lori Anne Thompson, a Canadian woman, both of which were first reported in 2017. The letter also mentioned more recent allegations that Zacharias...
  • Ravi Zacharias’s Ministry Investigates Claims of Sexual Misconduct

    10/22/2020 10:52:15 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 45 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Sep 29, 2020 | Daniel Silliman
    Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) has opened an investigation into allegations that its late founder and namesake sexually harassed multiple massage therapists who worked at two day spas he co-owned. Three women who worked at the businesses, located in a strip mall in the Atlanta suburbs, told Christianity Today that Ravi Zacharias touched them inappropriately, exposed himself, and masturbated during regular treatments over a period of about five years. His business partner said he regrets not stopping Zacharias and sent an apology text to one of the victims this month. RZIM denies the claims, saying in a statement to CT...
  • Four of Eight NY [Catholic] Dioceses Now Bankrupt

    10/10/2020 5:45:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/2/20 | William Mahony
    Underlying reasons uncertainROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Half of the dioceses in New York now have declared bankruptcy in the wake of clergy sex abuse, as Rockville Centre joins the mix. Encompassing much of Long Island and home to 1.4 million Catholics, the Rockville Centre diocese on Thursday filed for bankruptcy, becoming the fourth to do so in the state. The other three that have filed are the dioceses of Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse — leaving the New York archdiocese and the dioceses of Albany, Brooklyn and Ogdensburg. The Rockville Centre diocese intends to ask a bankruptcy court to halt...
  • Becki Falwell Confirms Affair, Denies That Husband Jerry Was Involved

    08/26/2020 12:34:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 26, 2020 10:06 AM ET | MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
    Becki Falwell confirmed Tuesday that she had an affair but denied allegations that her husband, Jerry Falwell Jr., was involved as one man has claimed. Both the Falwells denied that Jerry Falwell had been involved in the affair during a Tuesday interview with the Washington Post following news that Jerry Falwell resigned as president of Liberty University.
  • Jerry Falwell resigns from Liberty University following allegations of sexual tryst

    08/24/2020 2:15:19 PM PDT · by FewsOrange · 42 replies
    Religion News ^ | August 24, 2020 | Yonat Shimron
    (RNS) —Jerry Falwell Jr. the embattled president of Liberty University and one of the biggest champions of President Donald Trump, has resigned, Religion News Service has learned. His resignation came within hours of the publication of a news story that alleged he and his wife Becki had a years-long sexual relationship with a business associate. Falwell had been placed on indefinite leave earlier this month after posting, then deleting, a provocative Instagram photo of him posing with his arm around a woman at a party with their zippers down and midriffs showing. After that post, Liberty University alumni and former...
  • Business partner of Falwells says affair with evangelical power couple spanned seven years

    08/24/2020 10:01:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 24, 2020 | Aram Roston
    Giancarlo Granda says his sexual relationship with the Falwells began when he was 20. He says he had sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell Jr, head of Liberty University and a staunch supporter of President Trump, looked on.In a claim likely to intensify the controversy surrounding one of the most influential figures in the American Christian conservative movement, a business partner of Jerry Falwell Jr has come forward to say he had a years-long sexual relationship involving Falwell’s wife and the evangelical leader. Giancarlo Granda says he was 20 when he met Jerry and Becki Falwell while working as...
  • ‘I Think It’s A Candidacy-Killer’ — Political Experts Weigh In On Alex Morse’s Sex Scandal

    08/13/2020 11:43:32 AM PDT · by edwinland · 12 replies
    The New Boston post ^ | Aug 10, 2020 | Tom Joyce
    There’s a continuing scandal in a U.S. House race in Massachusetts’s First Congressional District. Will voters care? Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has been under fire since the College Democrats of Massachusetts produced a letter last week alleging he had sexual relations with college students and used “his position of power for romantic or sexual gain.” Morse had also served as a political science lecturer at UMass Amherst, until the school ended the relationship this past weekend, after the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, the student daily newspaper at the school, published a story Friday, August 7 about the allegations. The College Democrats...
  • Obama Fired an Inspector General to Cover Up a Sex Scandal and No One Said Boo About It

    05/19/2020 10:27:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/18/20 | MATT MARGOLIS
    On Friday, Trump fired the inspector general of the State Department, Steve Linick. In accordance with the 2008 Inspector General Reform Act, which protects inspectors general from being fired without cause, Trump informed Congress in writing about the intent to fire Linick, expressing that he no longer had the “fullest confidence” in Linick, who was appointed to that position in 2013 by Barack Obama. Democrats naturally have come out of the woodwork to express their faux outrage, and to launch an investigation into the firing over allegations that Trump acted to protect Pompeo. But where were these Democrats in 2009...
  • ‘******* Devastating’: Katie Hill Says She Cried For Days After Republicans Flipped Her Old Seat

    05/18/2020 6:43:57 AM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 18, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Garcia had no political experience but beat out Democratic California assemblywoman Christy Smith, who had Democratic Party support and an endorsement from former President Barack Obama. . . . “So yeah it really hurt to have my old seat flip back to Republican-for a ton of people & also for me,” Hill tweeted Sunday. “In fact, it was pretty ******* devastating. I went offline & cried for a few days but, as always, getting ready to stand back up & keep fighting. Hope you are too.” “Onward,” the former congresswoman added with a heart emoji.
  • Virtual Blackout: Liberal TV Networks Bury Joe Biden Sex Scandal

    04/29/2020 7:01:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/29/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is facing a growing sexual assault scandal, but Americans who only watch left-leaning TV networks may not have even heard about it. Biden’s former staffer Tara Reade went public with her claims on March 25, and since then new evidence has arisen, making her accusation far more credible than Christine Blasey Ford’s claims against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Yet left-leaning mainstream media outlets have nearly boycotted the story over the past month. The Media Research Center (MRC) analyzed the news coverage on ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, and PBS between March 25 and April...
  • Katie Hill: 'Biphobia' led to resignation from Congress

    02/20/2020 3:04:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 20 2020 | Kaelan Deese
    Former Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) spoke with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday about biphobic rhetoric playing a part in her resignation. Stephanopoulos asked Hill on ABC's "Good Morning America" if she regrets not fighting for her position, with Hill affirming that she "made the right call" stepping down from office. "I did not want to be a liability to my colleagues," she said. "We knew from the people who had obtained the [explicit] photos that there were hundreds more images and text messages out there that I had no idea what they could be, or taken out of context." SNIP...
  • Megachurch pastor resigns over allegations of sex with 18-year-old members of youth group 17 years ago

    12/04/2019 11:20:39 AM PST · by Gamecock · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/31/2019 | Leonardo Blair
    The Rev. Wes Feltner, lead pastor of preaching and vision at the multi-campus Berean Baptist Church in Burnsville, Minnesota, has resigned from his post amid an investigation into allegations from two 35-year-old women who say he manipulated them into sexual relationships while they were teenagers 17 years ago. “After much prayer and deep consideration for his family and the mission of Berean Baptist Church, pastor Wes Feltner has submitted his resignation,” elders of the church read from a statement to the congregation last weekend, according to the Star Tribune. “Pastor Wes and his family are entering a period to seek...
  • A Trickle of Bodies at Ed Buck’s West Hollywood Home, Suspicion and an Arrest

    09/19/2019 5:57:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    NYT, via MSN ^ | Sept. 18, 2019 | Laura M. Holston, Jose M. Del Real
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When the lifeless body of a 26-year-old man was found two years ago in the apartment of Ed Buck, a small-time Democratic donor and political activist, the authorities described it as an accidental overdose. Then, in January, a 55-year-old fashion consultant died in Mr. Buck’s home in exactly the same way. Once again, he faced no charges. On Tuesday, after a third man survived a methamphetamine overdose in the apartment, Mr. Buck was finally arrested and hauled away in the back of a police car. The sordid facts — and Mr. Buck’s seeming double life —...
  • Was Jeffrey Epstein's death suicide or homicide? Dr. Siegel says one appears 'more likely'

    08/15/2019 1:27:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 3019 | Nick Givas
    Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel said Thursday that it's "more likely" Jeffrey Epstein's death was a homicide rather than a suicide, following a full autopsy of Epstein's body that reportedly found broken bones in his neck. "The hyoid bone in the neck being fractured and other fractures in the neck, make it more likely, and again, this is a percentage call, more likely that it was a homicide than a suicide," Siegel said during an interview on "America's Newsroom." Siegel said he is still waiting for more information before rendering a final opinion, but expressed suspicion and skepticism...
  • SEX SCANDAL ROCKS FBI: Top Agents Under Fire For Reported Sexual Affairs with CNN Reporters

    08/06/2019 8:07:23 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 110 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6 Aug 2019 | Thomas Paine
    Here is what we know. High-level FBI officials complained to the highest executive offices of the FBI that Strzok and more top agents were engaged in sexual relationships with CNN’s on-air personnel. Those high-ranking sources say top management (former FBI director James Comey and his successor Christopher Wray) did not investigate the reports and the relationships continued. And the sexual romps still might continue today... FBI insiders believe classified and sensitive intelligence was leaked to CNN as a byproduct of agents engaged in sexual affairs.
  • Far-Right Smear Merchants Try to Slime Pete Buttigieg with Bogus Sex Assault Claim

    04/29/2019 6:25:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 29, 2019 | Lachlan Markay, Kevin Poulsen, Noah Shachtman
    A pair of right-wing provocateurs are being accused of attempting to recruit young Republican men to level false allegations of sexual assault against Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. The details of the operatives’ attempt emerged as one man suddenly surfaced with a vague and uncorroborated allegation that Buttigieg had assaulted him. The claim was retracted hours later on a Facebook page appearing to belong to the man. A Republican source told The Daily Beast that lobbyist Jack Burkman and internet troll Jacob Wohl approached him last week to try to convince him to falsely accuse Buttigieg, the mayor of South...
  • Allegations against Hybels deemed 'credible'

    03/01/2019 4:44:34 PM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    BP ^ | Friday, March 01, 2019 | Diana Chandler
    Report: Allegations against Hybels deemed 'credible' SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (BP) -- Allegations of sexual misconduct against former pastor Bill Hybels are credible, an independent group of ministers commissioned to investigate the claims concluded in its final report Thursday (Feb. 28). Disciplinary action would be recommended were Hybels still pastoring Willow Creek Community Church (WCCC), the Willow Creek Independent Advisory Group (IAG) said in its report. Since Hybels resigned his pastorate in April 2018, the IAG recommended no action against him, but recommended he seek counseling. "Allegations of sexually inappropriate words and actions by Bill Hybels in the context of his...
  • 100s of Southern Baptist leaders accused of sexual misconduct in bombshell investigation

    02/10/2019 7:14:29 PM PST · by NYer · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | Februar 10, 2019 | Anna Hopkins
    Hundreds of leaders and volunteers within Southern Baptist churches across the nation have been accused of sexual misconduct against young churchgoers for decades - many of them quietly returning to church roles even after being convicted for sex crimes. A bombshell investigation by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News found that over the last 20 years, about 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct. Of those, roughly 220 were convicted of sex crimes or received plea deals, in cases involving more than 700 victims in all, the report found. Many accusers were...
  • Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen will testify at House Oversight Committee before entering prison

    01/10/2019 12:46:38 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10 JAN 19 | Dan Mangan | Brian Schwartz
    •President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will testify at the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7, he said. •Cohen is due to begin a three-year prison term in March for a range of crimes that include ones related to Trump. •Cohen admitted facilitating payments to two women, porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal, in exchange for their silence about alleged affairs with Trump. He also admitted lying to Congress about the extent of Trump's involvement in an aborted plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
  • Why Every Christian, Not Just Catholics, Should Be Very Worried About The Catholic Sex Scandal

    09/17/2018 11:01:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 352 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/17/2018 | By Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty
    The rapidly unfolding crisis in the Roman Catholic Church is not a matter of concern to Catholics alone. Its true dimensions have yet to be measured, but we think it will prove to be a crisis on the scale of the Protestant Reformation, which began just over 500 years ago — an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale. If so, resolution of the crisis will take decades to work through.Resolution and absolution will require serious effort, and most likely require deep, structural reforms. Even if we are mistaken, the Catholic crisis is of such a magnitude that Christians...