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Theists in the news

  • A former Vatican archbishop, Jozef Wesolowski, accused of paedophilia stored tens of thousands of child porn videos and photos on a computer in his office at the Holy See diplomatic compound in the Dominican Republic, it has emerged.[1]
  • John David Brock, 60, died after a snake bit him in the left arm and he refused medical treatment, according to the Bell County Sheriff's Office. Brock was handling a snake during a church service at Mossy Simpson Pentecostal Church in Jenson, Kentucky.[2]
  • The president of a Christian charity in Iowa, Jon S. Petersen, of Cedar Rapids admitted that he embezzled nearly a half-million dollars in donations and used the money to pay for a sex addiction, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. [3]
  • Virginia pastor, Christopher Alan Hogge, 48, has been charged eight counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, according to the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office.[4]
  • A private Christian school in Kansas is reserving the right to expel students who have gay family members. [5]
  • Grace Baptist Church children’s pastor arrested in sex trafficking operation.[6]
  • Vehemently Anti-LGBT Pastor Arrested On Child Pornography Charges.[7]
  • Ohio seminary student arrested for alleged plan to have sex with adopted baby in Mexico [8]
  • Woman beats disabled man with his own cane for saying he doesn’t believe in God[9]
  • Phoenix Woman Accused of Killing Atheist Victim, Then Keeping the Body as a “Shrine From God”[10]
  • Lisa Biron, Anti-Gay Christian Lawyer, Arrested On Child Pornography Charges[11]
  • Pastor Slept with Young Girls During Prayer Sessions as Part of their “Healing Process”[12]
  • Sheriff's Office: Harvey catechism teacher promises students a photo of Santa, then shows them naked picture instead[13]
  • Almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns.[14]
  • Alabama Pastor Made Daughter Watch While He Sexually Abused Minors.[15]
  • The pastor and two members of a Corona, CA church pleaded guilty on Monday to torturing a thirteen-year-old boy, including driving him into the desert and forcing him to dig his own grave. Lonny Lee Remmers, James Craig, and Darryll Duana Jeter Jr. abused the child at a group home run by Heart of Worship Community Church.[16]
  • Minneapolis church struck by lightning, destroying cross[17]
  • Six Brothers Raped Their Sister For Years While ‘Christian’ Homeschool Parents Did Nothing.[18]
  • A Tennessee pastor who was recently admonished by police for having sex with another man in a church van parked in a parking lot, was arrested this week for embezzling an estimated $60,000 from his church’s coffers.[19]
  • Four of six homeschooled brothers, including a pastor, admit to molesting their sister.[20]
  • Antigay Michigan Pastor Outed by Grindr Messages[21]
  • A Baptist preacher in Eureka Springs who features prominently in a new video urging repeal of the city's Ordinance 2223, which protects LGBT people from discrimination, pleaded guilty to a series of violent rapes in Oklahoma in 1977.[22]
  • Texas church members accused of starving ‘demon-possessed’ toddler and then trying to resurrect him[23]
  • Louisianal youth pastor is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Jonathan Bailey has been charged with one count of indecent relationship with a juvenile.[24]
  • Ax-wielding hair designer burns down Michigan adult store to please God[25]
  • An 11-year-old Canadian Aboriginal girl with leukaemia, who stopped chemotherapy after "seeing a vision of Jesus," has died.[26]
  • Anti-LGBT Pastor Arrested for Grabbing Man’s Genitals at Indiana Park[27]
  • Baptist church leader in Missouri arrested for soliciting "dog sex" on Craigslist.[28]
  • Woman told police “she was driving and out of no where God told her that he would take it from here and she let go of the wheel and let him take it.” Shortly after letting go of the wheel she ran over a motorcyclist and drove off.[29]
  • Florida woman accused of killing 2-year-old while re-enacting Bible story[30]

  • Evangelical Christians want access to more corpses … to hone their ‘raising the dead’ skills[31]
  • Tennessee woman accused of drowning her baby says ‘Jesus came down’ and did it.[32]
  • Files released by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee reveal that in 2007, Cardinal Timothy F. Dolan, then the archbishop there, requested permission from the Vatican to move nearly $57 million into a cemetery trust fund to protect the assets from victims of clergy sexual abuse who were demanding compensation. [33]
  • Belief in god associated with poor mental health.[34]
  • The chaplain of Milan’s San Vittore prison, 51-year-old Fr Alberto Barin, has been arrested for sustained sexual assault with multiple aggravations and for abuse of authority. Six non-Italian prisoners have accused him of demanding sexual acts in exchange for favours ranging from items of food to living conditions in the prison. Officers investigating the allegations were able to document the incidents by placing a videocamera in the chaplain’s office in the prison.[35]
  • Rev. Ryan J. Muelhauser, Ex-Gay Counsellor, Arrested For Molestation Of Two Young Men[36]
  • Priest embroiled in ivory smuggling controversy.[37]
  • New Orleans pastor who was appointed in April to a local economic development board charged with seven counts of molestation of a juvenile[38]
  • Pregnant Teenager in Dominican Republic dies after doctors withold cancer treatment because the chemotherapy would harm her unborn child.[39]
  • Christian musician Randy Travis, who claimed in 2009 his faith in god allowed him to quit drinking in his 20s, was found naked and drunk in Texas, and arrested after he threatened to kill a law enforcement officer[40]
  • A Northern California jury has awarded $28 million in damages to a woman who said the Jehovah’s Witnesses allowed an adult member of a Fremont, Calif., church to molest her when she was a child. [41]
  • Christian school rejects admission of Mormon pupil[42]
  • Family Battle Offers Look Inside Lavish TV Ministry[43]
  • Court ruling: Jesus doesn't cure cancer.[44]
  • Heralded "Miracle" toddler found in the wreckage of tornado, dies in hospital[45]
  • Christian fringe group intimidates Lowes into pulling advertisement from a reality show portrary Muslims as decent people[46]
  • 6 HIV sufferers die after their pastor told them to stop taking their medication, because god would heal them.[47]
  • Brazil rocked by abortion for 9-year-old rape victim: Church excommunicates mother and doctors – but not accused rapist[48]
  • Pentecostal Bishop Charles E. Brown indicted on rape, sexual battery charges[49]
  • Killings in Norway spotlight anti-Muslim thought.[50]
  • Austrian's religious headgear gives authorities a headache.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14135523" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • Pray For Newark claims amazing results as its Christian volunteers "prayer walk" the Newark city streets, seeking to pray down crime. Then murders rose 71%http://www.talk2action.org/story/2011/5/3/91235/90609/" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • Preacher sells debt removal through prayer[51]
  • Authorities have arrested a 52-year-old man they say committed a hate crime against a man he learned was a Muslim. They were having a conversation when the victim admitted he was a Muslim, which prompted the other man to stab him in the neck with a pocket knife.http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/st-pete-man-accused-of-hate-crime-against-muslim/1149809" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told a church crowd just moments into his new administration that those who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his brothers and sisters, shocking some critics who questioned Tuesday whether he can be fair to non-Christians.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_alabama_governor_christians" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • The Salvation Army says it refuses to distribute Harry Potter and Twilight toys collected for needy children because they're incompatible with the charity's Christian beliefs.http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/canada/2010/12/08/16478111.html" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • A couple who prayed for their sick toddler rather than take him to a doctor before his pneumonia death are on trial in Philadelphia, charged with involuntary manslaughter.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101207/ap_on_re_us/us_prayer_death_toddler" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • Archdiocese wants to recoup legal fees after a suit alleging abuse by priest in Burnsville was dismissed.[52]
  • Minister, elders guilty of not reporting sexual abuse of a child - sought to have immunity from criminal liability in failing to report the case of suspected child abuse, "arguing that they acted in good faith in persuading the parents and the perpetrator to make report of abuse."[53]
  • A Catholic Priest Charged with Sexually Assaulting Boy in ’08 Was Rearrested Last Week and Charged with Hiring Someone to Kill His Alleged Victim.http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7307344.html" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • Baby dies as family jumps out of window to get away from the devil.http://www.torontosun.com/news/world/2010/10/24/15810081.html" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • Lamar advertising company will sell billboards to hookers but not atheists.http://www.bnet.com/blog/advertising-business/lamar-sells-billboards-to-hookers-but-not-to-atheists/2412" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • Religious teen shoots and murders an atheist teen over an argument; judge does not consider it a hate crime and reduces the murder charge; parents outrages.http://www.whotv.com/news/who-story-doyle-family-shooting-100810,0,3732283.story" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • Study shows atheists and agnostics are more knowledgeable about religion than religious people themselves.http://pewforum.org/Other-Beliefs-and-Practices/U-S-Religious-Knowledge-Survey.aspx" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • Bishop Eddie Long, a powerful anti-gay pastor becomes ensnared in his own sordid same-sex scandal[ref]
  • Deaf victim of sex abuse is suing popehttp://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/23/deaf-victim-of-sex-abuse-is-suing-pope-and-going-public-with-his-story-for-the-first-time/" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]
  • A fourth young male member of Bishop Eddie Long's megachurch is suing the prominent pastor, claiming Long coerced him into a sexual relationship. The lawsuit was filed by Spencer LeGrande, a member of New Birth Charlotte. New Birth Charlotte is a satellite church run by Long in Charlotte, N.C. The lawsuit said Long told LeGrande "I will be your dad" and invited the 17-year-old to journey to Kenya with him in July 2005. LeGrande said that Long gave him a sleeping pill on that trip and that the two engaged in sexual acts.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100924/ap_on_re_us/us_pastor_abuse_allegations_lawsuit" rel="nofollow" title="Source">[ref]

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