Top Weekly Stories from for 03/31/2018

Mississippi Methodist Church Parts With United Methodists for Not ‘Accepting the Authority of Scripture’   Mar 29, 2018 02:34 pm

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (USA Today) — A Mississippi church has chosen to leave the United Methodist Church over conflicting views on homosexuality, abortion and the teaching of Islam. The First United Methodist Church of Louisville decided to leave the denomination Sunday morning during a “membership affirmation,” said Mike Childs, the pastor of the church. The vote…

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New CBS Sitcom ‘Living Biblically’ Decried as ‘Hollywood Mockery of Christians’   Mar 27, 2018 07:35 pm

Despite its producers stated intentions not to be offensive, but to bring religion into primetime television, a blasphemous new sitcom on CBS called “Living Biblically” is being decried as a “Hollywood mockery of Christians” and in need of prayer itself. The show is based on the book “The Year of Living Biblically,” written by A.J. Jacobs, an agnostic Jew…

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‘I Just Got Rid of It’: Colorado Woman Accused of Tossing Newborn Over Fence Onto Neighbor’s Deck   Mar 25, 2018 10:02 am

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A judge has denied bond for a Colorado woman who is accused of throwing her newborn baby over a fence, where he or she then landed on the neighbor’s deck and died there. According to reports, Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 23, claims she didn’t know she was pregnant until she woke up on Jan. 2 with painful cramps and “he baby just came…

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CNN Host Baffled Over Charisma Magazine Founder’s ‘Willful Blindness’ in Placing Trump’s Policies Over Personal Character   Mar 29, 2018 05:56 pm

CNN “New Day” co-host Alisyn Camerota grilled Charisma Magazine founder Stephen Strang on Wednesday in asking why he and other evangelicals continue to unconditionally support Donald Trump and seemingly brush aside or overlook alleged impropriety in his personal life. Strang is the author of the book “God and Donald Trump,” in which he asserts that Trump is a…

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Petitions Call Canadian Ice Cream Chain ‘Sweet Jesus’ Blasphemous, Request Name Change   Mar 25, 2018 06:32 pm

Photo Credit: Magda Knyszynski At least two online petitions are expressing concern over a Canadian ice cream chain, which some Christians consider to be blasphemous in the way it uses the Lord’s name and distorts the cross of Christ. The chain “Sweet Jesus” was founded in 2015 by Andrew Richmond and Amin Todai, and is stated to have been named after an…

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North Carolina Pastor Sentenced to 7 Years in China’s Prisons   Mar 25, 2018 02:48 pm

PU’ER, Yunnan (China Aid) — A court in China’s southern Yunnan province sentenced a North Carolina pastor to seven years in prison Friday and heavily fined him on a trumped up charge of “organizing illegal border crossing.” His colleague also received a one-year jail sentence and a fine. John Cao, a North Carolina pastor well-respected for building 16…

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‘He Has a Right to Be Here’: Woman Who Refused to Abort Son Conceived in Rape Speaks Before Iowa Legislature   Mar 30, 2018 01:02 pm

DES MOINES, Iowa — A woman whose now three-year-old son was conceived in rape recently delivered an impassioned speech before the Iowa legislature to speak out against the “genocide of the innocent.” Jennifer Christie-Brierly was attacked in a hotel room in 2014 and was raped during the assault. She refused to abort her child after learning that she was…

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Frank Page, Top Southern Baptist Leader, Resigns Due to ‘Morally Inappropriate’ Relationship   Mar 29, 2018 02:07 pm

NASHVILLE (USA Today)— Frank S. Page, a prominent Southern Baptist leader, has resigned from his top role in the largest Protestant denomination in America because of a “morally inappropriate” relationship. Page, the president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee, stepped down Tuesday from the leadership role and retired from active…

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Trump Issues New Memo Disqualifying Those With Gender Dysphoria From Military With ‘Limited’ Exceptions   Mar 24, 2018 02:59 pm

WASHINGTON — President Trump has issued a new memorandum disqualifying transgenders from serving in the military in alignment with recommendations from Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis, who submitted last month that those with gender dysphoria should be considered ineligible, with “limited” exceptions. “he secretary of Defense, in consultation with the…

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Teenager Apologizes to Pastor, Turns Himself in to Police for Vandalizing Georgia Church   Mar 26, 2018 07:52 pm

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — A Georgia teenager has apologized face-to-face to a pastor for vandalizing his church after admitting the crime to his father. The 19-year-old is now also in jail after turning himself in to the police. According to WSB-TV, Nathanial Rabideau approached his father to confess to defacing Seed Planters Church in McDonough, but says he thought the…

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