A Glynn County magistrate judge on Friday found probable cause to order Pastor Ken Adkins to stand trial in Superior Court on two counts of child molestation.
Adkins, 56, pastor of the Greater Dimensions Christian Fellowship, has drawn fire in the past for his remarks about homosexuals.
Former Green Bay Diocese Priest Michael Carroll has been stripped of his duties following being found guilty of sexual abuse of minors.
Carroll has been permanently restricted from priestly duties by the Vatican and can no longer administer sacraments, wear clerical attire or present himself publicly as a priest.
Parents of an 11-year-old boy are up in arms over his baptism they say they never signed off on.
April Defibaugh, of Hambden, filed a police report with the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department asking for criminal charges to be filed against the child’s mentor from Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as the church that baptized him.
A group of Christian activists in Ohio unaffiliated with any of the major pro-life groups are attempting to amend the state constitution to say abortion will be prosecuted as “aggravated murder,” attracting a sentence of up to life in prison.
Ballot language in a proposed constitutional amendment submitted to the office of state Attorney General Mike DeWine last Friday wants to “prohibit abortion of all human beings, without exception, and classifying it as aggravated murder in the State of Ohio.”
After a youth pastor in Ohio raped a teen girl, church officials asked the young victim to apologize to her rapist’s wife.
Brian Mitchell, a North Olmsted youth pastor, will spend a decade in prison for raping a 16-year-old girl who was also a member of his church.
The founder and former senior pastor of the NewSpring Church in South Carolina, Perry Noble, told his followers on Facebook last Tuesday that he is now out of rehab and is expecting that he could soon return to ministry with the aid of his therapist. Noble was removed as a pastor in July for issues of alcoholism and other reasons indicated by the Church’s board of directors.
Allen Joyner is the pastor of Sweet Home Baptist Church in McKenzie, Alabama. Joyner is also the football game announcer for McKenzie High School. Prior to the start of yesterday’s game, Joyner told the crowd:
“If you don’t want to stand for the National Anthem, you can line up over there by the fence and let our military personnel take a few shots AT you since they’re taking shots FOR you.”