Thursday, June 30, 2011

Indian Pastor arrested for burning teen girl alive

Guntur (AP), Jun 30 (PTI) A local pastor was arrested for allegedly murdering a teenager after she became pregnant with his child, police said today.
The victim, identified as Monica (17) from Nadendla village in the district was working as a cook for the pastor, S Ajay Babu for the past one year.
Babu became intimate with the girl after his wife left him and the girl allegedly became pregnant with his child.
She was brought to a government hospital with 90 per cent burns where she succumbed to her injuries yesterday, they said.
The pastor was arrested after the family members of the girl lodged a complaint.
He allegedly set her on fire to avoid the matter from coming to light.


http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5253895

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pastor sentenced for sexually assaulting 15 year old girl

CANTON — A Canton youth pastor was sentenced Friday for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The minister was given the minimum prison term required by state statute -- four years.
Jason Phillips, 36, a youth pastor and associate pastor at Covenant Community Fellowship Church, had been found guilty of one felony count of criminal sexual assault in April. State law mandated a sentence of four to 15 years in prison; probation was not an option.
The prosecution recommended 10 years, citing psychological and emotional distress suffered by the victim. Phillips made an open statement proclaiming his innocence.
In addition to the prison term, 85 percent of which he must complete with credit for time already served in jail, Phillips was ordered serve three years of supervised release, pay fines and restitution and register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Allegations against the pastor came to light in May 2010. The offenses occurred six months or more earlier. Peoria attorney Kevin Sullivan, representing the defense, said he had argued in his opening statement at trial the girl waited six to 11 months to allege being touched inappropriately.
Phillips had been arrested May 19, 2010, for having sexual contact with a girl between the ages of 13 and 17 following a nine-day investigation by police, which included reviewing phone calls and text messages and conducting interviews. Police said he had sexual contact with the girl on several occasions, but not at the church, and sexual intercourse did not occur.
Before the sentencing hearing began Friday, supporters of Phillips stood outside the courthouse carrying signs and wearing T-shirts with messages like "beyond a reasonable doubt" on the front and "free Jason" on the back. They changed shirts before going into the courthouse, a county deputy said. They were "pretty good" in how they conducted themselves, the deputy added.
The courtroom was packed, with standing room only after extra chairs were provided.
During proceedings, Sullivan asked if he could present witnesses noted in his post-trial motion. Assistant State's Attorney Susan Maxwell objected, saying affidavits she reviewed in the motion were not admissible and no new information would be presented other than old information not brought up at trial.
Sullivan argued the court should be mindful of the "veracity of witnesses." He said the victim testified at trial, but subsequent to the trial and verdict, people came forward and made statements about the victim. They volunteered information that the offenses did not occur and the girl testified untruthfully. There is always a question of veracity on the part of the complainant, he said.
Maxwell countered a 1991 case found that impeaching or contradicting a witness after a trial does not affect the trial outcome or result in a new trial.
Sullivan said appellate courts have reversed decisions where people were not credible -- even exonerated suspects. He added he was not familiar with the case Maxwell cited.
Circuit Judge William Davis said he would grant the defense request and not prohibit the testimony, but this was taking the court and state by surprise. It is better to be prepared and follow the law. The defense could proceed pending further objections by the state, he said.
A 17-year-old male said he knew the complainant for three years and had dated her sister. He said he discussed the allegations with the complainant last summer in her car at the Walmart store in Canton. He said two other persons were also present. He said the girl told him she was tired of not being around Phillips as much, not babysitting for him as much and not getting her way. And she told him "it was a lie;" Phillips didn't do anything, he testified.
The teen said he was close friends with Phillips, who had helped his family and was "a great guy." He said he had never seen Phillips do anything immoral.
In cross-examination, Maxwell asked him how long he had known Phillips and why he had never said anything before to help the defendant.
He answered he had known Phillips four or five years through the church. The teen also said, "I didn't want to say anything about it. I didn't talk to anybody about it."
On re-direct examination, Sullivan asked him why he never talked about it.
"It was just hard to talk about it," he said.
Another witness, Staff Sgt. Wayne Morgan of the U.S. Army National Guard, said he had known Phillips from church and personally about 10 years. A communications specialist, he would testify about cellular telephone text messages and how easy it is to change them.
Maxwell objected, saying questions about authenticity had already been considered at trial, and this could have been brought up then.
Sullivan argued the issue could be raised in post-trial and available for appeal. He added the victim was "sketchy at best" in her testimony about the true source of text messages from Phillips.
Davis overruled the objection.
The witness testified he was skilled at repairing electronic devices. He served in Iraq in 2007 and worked on cell phone jamming, so the enemy could not set off roadside bombs. He said he now seeks an electrical engineering degree.
He said no expertise was needed to change cell phone text messages; probably 20 million people could do it. He said he could create a text message in five minutes with a time stamp so it looked like it was made two weeks ago, as well as take out words to edit it. Numerous applications can be downloaded from the Internet to alter a text message, or it can be done directly from the Internet itself, he said.
Morgan noted cell phone carrier records would show if a text message had been manipulated or not.
Under cross-examination, Morgan said he had never talked about this with Phillips. He also said nothing about his testimony was classified. "A 17-year-old kid I talked to a few minutes ago can do it and has done it," he said about altering text messages.
Maxwell then presented a female witness who identified herself by the initials K.E. after taking the stand. She said she did not talk to a teen about Phillips in the Walmart parking lot last summer and did not recall being with the teen at Walmart. She also said she never threatened him if he testified.
In post-trial arguments, Sullivan said the only competent witness who testified at trial was the complainant, and her testimony was illogical and implausible, where events occurred in different places and with different persons present.
"The physical evidence simply does not line up," he said. Don't expect her to admit she lied -- look at the bias, the motive, the opportunity, he urged. Give Phillips the same credibility. Look at her demands for restitution in the victim impact statement. Read between the lines. In the alternative of acquittal, grant a new trial. She admitted to deleting two text messages and the ones kept were "only generic." The "rule of completes" requires having what came before and after, not just what was provided, Sullivan said.
Maxwell said despite misstatements made about the victim and attempts to change her story, she has been "steadfast" on where the incidents took place. Evidence offered Friday was not enough to grant the defendant a new trial. Maxwell pointed out texts sent to the girl were read as they were received on her phone by another person who was a school official. No evidence was presented to show the 15-year-old girl had the expertise to manipulate text messages. Also, testimony Friday should have been presented at trial.
Maxwell read the victim impact statement aloud, saying while the girl suffered no physical injuries, several impacts occurred. Her mother and she underwent counseling numerous times, which cost over $500 in travel and meal expenses. She endured hateful comments and stares from others. She was no longer able to work at a job at a restaurant due to death threats. She cried a lot and said she was a loner in her room. She had suicidal thoughts but was getting better, yet she had to deal with the situation on a daily basis.
She missed several days of school. She became afraid to leave her home for fear of what people will do. She no longer attended church or trusted God or religious persons. She regarded men differently than she did. "I have become a completely different person than what I was," the statement read by Maxwell said.
The assistant state's attorney also said aggravating factors applied. Phillips was a professional, representing a position of trust to young people. He served as a surrogate father figure for a period of time. He allowed girls to stay at his home for extended periods, including overnight stays. Maxwell said a sentence against Phillips was necessary to deter others from committing the same crime.
Sullivan said there no deterrent factor, because the state legislature had "usurped" that from the court by mandating a prison sentence upon conviction. He also pointed out Phillips had no history of delinquency or criminal conduct. If probation were possible, Phillips would probably follow the rules of it. Prison will be a hardship for his wife and two young children. The victim did not conduct herself to avoid problems, and though she was not of age to recognize adult responsibilities, she acted "beyond her years," he said.
Phillips, who did not testify at trial, was asked if he wished to make a statement by the judge. He stood up and said he has been a citizen of Fulton County for 32 years and had the utmost respect for judges and the judicial system, but he was "confused with the outcome of the trial." He proclaimed his innocence and said his wife would not be in court standing beside him if he were guilty. His "church family" was there, too.
As a youth minister, he said he has been alone with children many times. Never has he been in this position. He said he hoped his character and reputation spoke for himself. Phillips said the court was sentencing an innocent man, a family-loving husband, a father, a church-loving pastor. "My greatest desire is serving the fine citizens of Fulton County," he said.
Davis said he could not say the jury was wrong based on the evidence presented. He must go by the law and give a prison sentence. But for the one charge Phillips has been convicted of, he has led a law-abiding life, done good work and helped many people. The victim has suffered, also. Weighing all things together, he issued the sentence and advised Phillips of his appeal rights.
Phillips' father has told the Ledger an appeal will be sought.
Kevin VanTine, senior pastor of the church, said, "He continues to be a pastor at our church until this is done." He added the church supports Phillips spiritually and emotionally. It has not supported him financially for legal expenses for ethical reasons, VanTine explained.


http://www.cantondailyledger.com/topstories/x2108617664/Canton-youth-pastor-is-sentenced

Pastor arrested for 11 counts of sexual assault against several women

A Las Vegas pastor arrested in December for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl in his congregation may have fled to California after more victims came forward, Henderson Police said.

Authorities last week issued a warrant for Otis Holland, 54, on 11 counts of sexual assault of a victim younger than 16, one count of child abuse and conspiracy to commit a crime, police said.

Holland has not turned himself into police, who believe he may have gone to California to evade arrest, officials said.

Police first arrested Holland, who was pastor of United Faith Church in Las Vegas, last December for three counts of sexual assault of a victim younger than 16.

Another alleged victim came forward in January, prompting police to arrest Holland again, that time for a felony count of lewdness with a minor younger than 14 years old, officials said.

The arrest warrant issued last week, however, relates to an investigation involving an additional two girls who came forward earlier this month, police said.

The alleged incidents involving Holland and the underage girls happened at various locations in Henderson and Las Vegas, police said.

United Faith Church had been holding services on Hacienda Avenue in Las Vegas. Police believe Holland was last staying at a home on Sail Rock Place in North Las Vegas.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Henderson Police at (702) 267-4750 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.


http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/jun/23/police-searching-pastor-accused/

Pastor, also a doctor, arrested for sexually assaulting 7 year old girl

A Pastor is facing five counts of lewd acts with a child, and investigators worry there may be more victims.

Dr. Roger Earl Rickman, a pastor at Fresh Anointing Faith International Christian Church in Tracy, was arrested earlier this week. He faces three counts of lewd acts with a child under ten and two counts of lewd acts with a child under 14.

Although this would suggest at least two victims, investigators would neither confirm nor deny the number of victims currently involved, but did say they are looking for more.

According to his online resume, 65-year-old Rickman is also CEO of Superior Private Investigations and COO at Rickman CPA Organization. He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and a FEMA Certified Master Chaplain, and specializes in therapeutic grade essential healing oils.

He spent two decades in Asia, ten of those with the US Air Force. It also says he is a vibrations expert, writing two books on vibration analysis of high-speed rotating equipment.

Cops started investigating him earlier this month after the parents of a 7-year-old girl said Rickman sexually assaulted their daughter.

Tracy Police say Rickman’s mugshot is not being released because their investigation is on-going. They also clarify that Rickman is not related to Tracy Councilman Robert Rickman.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Gary Castillo at 209-831-6589 or the Tracy Police Department at 209-831-4550. Information can also be sent via text by texting TRACY PD and the information to Tip411 (847411).


http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-pastor-arrested-for-lewd-acts-more-victims-possible-20110624,0,10922.story

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Woman accuses Pastor of sexually abusing her 7 year old daughter

A woman called at 6:49 a.m. to report that her church pastor has done lewd things to her 7-year-old daughter. She said the girl told her that the pastor has a vibrating tool. She said he asks her to use it on herself when he gives her a ride home from school. Police are investigating.

http://www.tracypress.com/view/full_story/14424740/article-Police-Log--Woman-says-pastor-abuses-her-daughter?instance=home_most_popular

Does the Quran call Christians and Jews pigs and monkeys?

No it only speaks to the Jews. A SPECIFIC, SMALL group of Jews during the time of Musa (Moses), who actually were to serve as an example for other Jews. See the following links:

http://www.onislam.net/english/ask-about-islam/islam-and-the-world/worldview/166251-quran-a-racist-book-or-a-global-message.html#link

http://www.suhaibwebb.com/islam-studies/does-the-quran-call-jews-pigs-and-apes/

http://www.theholybook.org/content/view/6404/2/

http://www.answering-christianity.com/sami_zaatri/3_misinterpreted_ayat.htm

http://www.ruqaiyyah.karoo.net/articles/apes.htm

Now that was a yet another Christian attack this time from the Christian Supremacist site Religion News Blog. However I wonder what Christians say to Matthew 7:6? "Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces
This verse refers non-Christians as dogs and pigs!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

African Christian country is linked to Al Queda

While its wiki, theres numerous references on the bottom. And the little section on the side thay gives the summary on the 2009 Somalia War has itself numerous little sources.
Eritrea had 2000 soldiers siding with the militants. Now the demographics of that country put the Christian population at 62%. I don't know the reliability of the info in the 'Religious' section, but it seem to me there is not much seperation of Church and State:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_Eritrea

Pakistani Christians threaten and torture Muslim converts

See Yahya Snow's take on this: http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.com/2011/06/former-christians-persecuted-by.html

So wheres Fox news? Where's David Wood? On Yahya's blog, there's a frequent spammer who calls him self 'Radical Moderate'. He's a close ally of Wood and Sam Shamoun. Here's what he had to say on this: LOL the desperation, its possible, this happened but I doubt it. So notice how he laughs at this and doesn't even condemn the actions of those crazy fanatical Christians.

PESHAWAR: Asghar Maseeh Bhatti, who along with his wife and three children embraced Islam recently, has appealed to the authorities to protect him from the injustices of his elders and rivals.

Talking to reporters outside the Peshawar Press Club on Friday, Asghar Maseeh, now Sheikh Abdur Rehman, showed signs of torture on his body, saying that his elders had not only expelled him from service but also tortured him for embracing Islam.

Sheikh Abdur Rehman, who has done his FSc, said he decided to embrace Islam after listening to speeches of Maulana Tariq Jamil and Dr Zakir Naik. His wife, whose new name is Bibi Zainab, also agreed but now her parents and elders of the community were creating hurdles for them by dragging them in the court of law.

“Bibi Zainab also recorded her statement in the court that she was willing to live with me,” he said, adding that their elder daughter Amisha Asghar Bhatti had been named as Bibi Fatima and younger Adisha Bhatti as Bibi Ayesha, while his son Aashar Maseeh was now Abdullah.

He appealed to the chief justice to protect him from the injustices of his elders, including Robert Aiqeul and Robert Paul, who, he alleged, had taken him into their headquarters in Islamabad and tortured him. He said the minorities enjoyed equal rights in the country but they were not ready to accept his decision of embracing Islam.


http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=51940&Cat=7&dt=6/11/2011

Federal Government of Nigeria tells Churches not to kill kids

Yep Nigeria, Kenya, Haiti and Uganda, where Christian laws are in effect, has the highest rates for murdering kids for being 'witches'. Sadly no FOX news or Christian site covers this.

The Federal Government, on Monday, read riot act to churches, parents, guardians and individuals against stigmatisation of children as witches or wizards, and warned them to desist from such acts or face the full wrath of the law.

The permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Alhaji Idris Kuta, who gave the warning at a 3-day technical meeting on stigmatisation of children as witches or wizards, in Abuja, said the provision of law on child protection is clear and must be respected.

He noted that, “the constitution, the child rights act and its adoption as laws in the states made all forms of physical violence, abuse or psychological torture against children illegal and a criminal offence. Therefore, there should be no claim of lacuna in the application of these laws to prosecute offenders and deter potential perpetrators.

“The judiciary, law enforcement agencies and other child focused agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations must assist to challenge this issue of child witch accusation. Enforcement and full application of the provision of the law must be seen to have been done wherever breaches or infringement on the law occur. Every society, no matter its cultural, economic or social background can and must stop violence and abuse against children”, he noted.

The permanent secretary also decried the way prosecution of alleged offenders of child witches and stigmatisation are being handled.

He, however, commended Akwa Ibom state government on it position on the child witch problem in the state adding that, it is unfortunate that the institutions that are supposed to championing the course of children’s protection are now in the fore-front of child witch accusation.

He said “The bias of duty beater, which impedes investigation of alleged child witches and stigmatisation that goes with it and the manner of prosecution of offenders are not helping matters”.

The Executive Secretary of National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Person, (NAPTIP), Simon Egede, said “the consequence of child witch stigmatisation is grievous because these children are most likely to be bitter and turn against the society, exhibiting anti-social behaviour in the future to our detriment”.


http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/23817-dont-victimise-children-as-witches-fg-warns-churches-parents-others

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Bible says Jesus wasn't equal to God!

Anyone who reads the Bible can easily tell its the works of ordinary men. It's not comparible to the Quran where the words are so very powerful and full of meaning.

Anyways Nabeel Quereshi on his youtube account (Creed 2:6) posted verse Philippians 2:5-8. And lets just see what it reads-

(2:5) Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
(2:6) who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
(2:7) but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men
(2:8) Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

He was not equal to God meaning he was not God, period.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Christian Preacher arrested for abusing his wife


A preacher is behind bars, charged with physically abusing his wife. He was arrested early Monday morning, and now we're learning he has a long history of criminal actions. Several people who live close to Ralph Oldham tell us he walks around with a Bible in one hand and a beer in the other. They say he's preached at several locations, but spends more time in jail than in church.

47 year old Ralph Oldham claims to be a man of the Lord. Neighbors say he's preached at various churches throughout Chattanooga, including at Harmony Baptist. UPDATE: The pastor of Harmony Baptist, Michael Turner, says Oldham has NEVER preached there.

Tuesday afternoon, a member of the church confirmed he has preached to their congregation in the past.

But now, he's far from there, sitting in jail. Police say he did what most preach against, physically abusing his wife.

Sgt. Jerri Weary says, "He had a bruised abrasion to her forehead and she said her husband had assaulted her after he accused her of hiding his prescription medication."

Police say Oldham's wife called officers early Monday morning, after he was asleep. He was arrested and charged with domestic assault. "In this case he was the primary aggressor, and a lot of it was based on his previous history."

That history includes page after page of arrests, beginning in 1994. It includes 6 previous assault charges, along with 5 DUIs, and several public intoxication charges.

Those living nearby didn't want to speak on camera, because they were scared of how Oldham would react. But they say the truth about his actions should be told to those he preaches to.

Oldham's record also includes theft, vandalism, trespassing, drug charges, and leaving the scene of an accident.


http://www.silobreaker.com/preacher-arrested-for-abuse-5_2264640064019497135

Is Yahoo Answers censoring anti-Israeli questions?

Now I honestly can't believe this. I asked this question: "Why do Westerners turn a blind eye towards Israel's terrorism?"

So of course there's Zionist Jews and Christians patrolling that site, reporting ALL anti-Israeli questions/comments. According to yahoo rules, if any question is reported more than twice, it's taken down. I can tell you how insulting answers I saw to my question. Saying ohhh how Israel is just killing terrorists and that Palestinians shouldn't even be where they are. I got 14 answers in just 10 minutes.

So I'm going to be asking this question AGAIN to see what happens.

**UPDATE** I asked this very same question again and ONCE AGAIN it got deteletd!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Further allegations of domestic abuse against Indian Pastor


Bangalore, June 18 (PTI) A local church pastor was today arrested on a complaint by his wife that he sexually harassed minor girls and misused church funds at Peenya. Pastor Shantaraju of Bethel Church, who has been absconding after his wife Priyalatha registered a police complaint against him, was nabbed while he was in transit, police said. The 45-year old pastor's wife alleged he had mentally and physically harassed her and had illicit affairs and had exploited minors. She also claimed that the pastor and some of his family members had threatened her if she dared to speak up against him. Police had registered charges of harassment and criminal intimidation. The other charges are being investigated. The pastor, who has filed a divorce petition, had earlier denied the charges and claimed they were only a method adopted by his wife to gain hold of the church property.

http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/pastor-arrested-for-alleged-harassment-of-minor-girls/730365.html

Friday, June 17, 2011

Manhunt on for Pedophile Indian Pastor who threatened to kill his Wife

I should add India is notorious for honor killings.

June 17: The police are searching for a city-based pastor, who went missing after his wife accused him of being a paedophile and of misappropriating church funds. The complaint has been filed against K. Shantaraju, 45, pastor of Bethel Church and Bethel Student Centre in Siddartha Nagar in Jalahalli West. His wife, Priyalatha filed the complaint on Wednesday. “We have received a complaint against the pastor and eight others and are investigating the case. None of the accused could be traced so far and so, we have not arrested anyone,” said H.S. Revanna, DCP (North).

Priyalatha, in her complaint, alleged that minor children who come to the centre for education, were being sexually exploited. She also accused her husband of threatening to kill her when she questioned him about his illegal activity. According to the police, the couple have been married for the last 15 years and have reportedly developed differences in their marital life. They are fighting a divorce case, the DCP said. The pastor’s sister, brother-in-law and few other relatives have also been accused of misusing church funds. “We need to question all the accused in the complaint before taking a final decision on their arrests,” the DCP added
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http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/bengaluru/manhunt-%E2%80%98paedophile%E2%80%99-pastor-run-055

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Youth Pastor from Blaine arrested for sexually assaulting teen girl

HAM LAKE — A 47-year-old church youth pastor was arrested June 14 on suspicions of an ongoing sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, according to a criminal complaint.

Damian Blake Burkhalter, of Blaine, was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Maximum penalties under first-degree charges carry a 30-year sentence if convicted.

According to a criminal complaint:

Burkhalter was employed as youth director at Glen Cary Lutheran Church in Ham Lake when he allegedly tried to have sex with the victim from June to November, 2010. The victim described oral sex incidents, most of which happened at the church, in Burkhalter's office or in the youth room in the church's basement. Other sexual incidents happened at Burkhalter's Blaine home.

The girl was hired as Burkhalter's temporary secretary over the summer, working about two shifts a week. She said there was sexual contact with Burkhalter on each shift. Burkhalter allegedly tried to adopt the victim, a detail supported by testimony of the victim's aunt, who the girl now lives with in Willmar.

The girl, who said she thought of Burkhalter as a “father figure” while working for him, came up with religious reasons for him to stop his advances such as “saving herself for marriage.” The girl said Burkhalter would tell her that “Joseph was in his forties and Mary was much younger.”

According to the complaint, authorities learned of the allegations through accounts made by the girl to her therapist.

Burkhalter's bail was set at $100,000 or $50,000 with the condition that he have no unsupervised contact with juveniles. He is being held at Anoka County Jail.


http://www.presspubs.com/articles/2011/06/16/quad_community_press/news/doc4dfa5935d12c4257484366.txt

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Baptist girl's wonderful journey to Islam

Please note sites like IslamCity and OnIslam carry articles like these on a DAILY basis!

What will you do if your beloved mother tells you “I don’t care if you marry a drug dealer, but don’t marry a Muslim?”

This is exactly what was told to Susan Carland when she was 17 years old after declaring that one of her New Year’s resolutions was “to investigate other religions.”

Of course, Islam was not in her priority list as she used to say “It looked violent, sexist and foreign.” Two years later, at the age of 19, Susan who has been raised as a Baptist became a Muslim without the influence of any man!

This was the same girl who at around 14 years of age had joined a “funky, happy, clappy church” that was part of the charismatic movement. Around her, people were claiming to speak in tongues and announcing that God had spoken to them in the night.

One night, her mother announced they were having pork chops for dinner. That was when the mother discovered that her daughter had become a ‘victim’ of Islam. “My mother gave me a hug,” she recalls, “but she was crying.” A few days later, Susan began wearing a headscarf.


The rest is here: http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/my-journey-to-islam/contemporary-stories/452639-aussie-convert.html

Jailed Pastor who raped 14 year old gets further accusations

A former pastor at a Tempe church -- serving a 15-year prison sentence for molesting a 14-year-old member of his congregation -- has pleaded guilty to molesting two other members of a congregation he led in Ohio.

Joshua O'Bannion, 27, pleaded guilty in a Cuyahoga County, Ohio, court to four counts of sexual battery and three counts of sexual conduct with a minor for molesting the two Ohio girls.

O'Bannion first was arrested in September 2009. He admitted to having sex with the girl at least three times while serving as youth pastor at the Christ Life Church in Tempe.

At the time, police suspected there could be other victims -- and there were.

After hearing about the pastor's arrest in Arizona, police in Parma, Ohio, say two girls, also 14, came forward to say O'Bannion had sex with them, too, when he was a pastor at their church.

Parma police spokesman Marty Compton told New Times in 2009 that while serving at the First United Pentecostal Church of Parma, O'Bannion had sex with the girls inside the church.

O'Bannion's grandfather, it so happens, is the head pastor at the Ohio church?

Compton says O'Bannion served at the church from 2006 until late 2008 when he came to the Valley.

We can only speculate why O'Bannion left his family-run church to come here, but the allegations stem back to his starting at the Ohio church in 2006.

O'Bannion was back visiting his Ohio congregation just before his arrest here. After seeing O'Bannon, Compton says, some of the girls at the church were "spooked."

Compton says the church didn't exactly cooperate in the investigation, either. He says members seemed in a state of denial.

"We've seen a lot of these churches try to solve these things in house," Compton says. "Whether he saw [moving to Arizona] as a stepping stone or he was running from something, we don't know."

O'Bannion's sentencing in the Ohio cases is scheduled July 25, according to Cleveland.com, a local news website.


http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2011/06/former_tempe_pervert_pastor_pl.php

Arizona Pastor arrested for raping 14 year old girl

From 09.

It's a sad day when a minister getting arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor is no longer shocking.

Chandler Police arrested 25-year-old Joshua O'Bannion after a 14-year-old girl told police that the minister had had sex with her on three separate occasions.

O'Bannion served as the youth minister at the Christ Life Church on the corner of Warner Road and Stanley Place in Tempe.

In a statement from the Christ Life Church, officials insists that O'Bannion was only an intern, and had only been there for six months.

As if being a mere intern is some sort of excuse.

Intern, minister, priest or pope, we're pretty sure nobody distinguishes between titles when someones allegedly been having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

The church has organized a response team to look into the incident, and maintains that there is nothing more important than the safety of the children in its congregation.

O'Bannion has been charged with three counts of sexual abuse and eight counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

Chandler police urge anyone with any information in the case to call their office at 480-782-4130.


http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2009/09/chandler_police_arrest_youth_m.php

And lets see the sequal of this storey that was just released yesterday, coming up on the next post.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Indian Pastor arrested for sexually harassing 17 year old girl

CHENNAI: The Chennai suburban police on Saturday arrested a pastor in Pattabiram near Avadi on charges of sexual harassment of a minor girl in his neighbourhood.

The girl's father approached the suburban commissioner with the complaint last Tuesday. After investigation found a prima facie case against the pastor, the police decided to arrest him. He has been charged under Section 354 IPC (outraging the modesty of a woman) and Section 4 of Women's Harassment (Prevention) Act.

P Arumugam, a government employee residing in Pattabiram complained to the suburban police that Paul Sundar, a pastor attached to Bestha AGS Sabhai living in his street sexually harassed his 17-year-old daughter


http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-11/chennai/29646534_1_sexual-harassment-pastor-minor-girl

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pastor murders wife then self

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport pastor and his wife are dead in what the Caddo Parish Coroner is calling "an apparent murder-suicide." Dr. Todd Thoma says Willie Guiden and his wife Jane, both 60, were found shot to death inside their Southern Hills home Friday morning.

Police say their concerned relatives called police to report suspicious circumstances just after 10: a.m. when they were unable to reach anyone in the home by phone or by knocking on the door. After determining there had not been any forced entry into the home, police themselves forced their way in and discovered the bodies.

Jane Guiden was found in the hallway. Her husband lay dead in the living room at the end of the same hallway.

The coroner believes the couple died sometime Thursday night. Detectives are still working to piece together exactly what led to the shooting, but based on information and evidence gathered at the scene, they now believe Willie Guiden shot and killed his wife and then shot himself.

A handgun was recovered in the home.

Guiden was pastor of Unity in Prayer Ministry, B.C. on Line Avenue, which also runs a daycare. Across the street, Guiden's Seafood Restaurant. Today, the business stood empty.

KSLA News 12's Jeff Ferrell was at the church Friday when a handful of family members showed up at the church, which has fewer than a dozen members. Hear from one of them, and a long-time family friend tonight on KSLA News 12 5:00.


http://www.ksla.com/story/14884306/shreveport-pastor-wife-dead-in-apparent-murder-suicide

Monday, June 6, 2011

3rd Toronto Pastor arrested for sex crimes

Whoah Toronto, what going on there? I guess they really are the city that never sleeps.

TORONTO - The pastor of a Mississauga church will return to court in two weeks to face a charge of sexual assault involving a female parishioner he was counselling.

The suspect was arrested April 2010 and made his first court appearance this past April, Peel police Const. George Tudor said.

News of the alleged offence surfaced after disgruntled worshippers called the Toronto Sun following a similar but unrelated charge filed against another pastor last Friday.

Tudor said the suspect in this case was released on strict conditions and is slated to return to Brampton court for a pre-trial hearing on June 23.

The suspect is a pastor at Mt. Zion Apostolic Church on Professional Ct., which is listed as his employer, police said.

Cecil Harper, 68, of Toronto, has been charged.

Harper, who has been a pastor at the church for nine years, refused to comment on the allegations on Monday.

Worshippers allege the charge stemmed from an inappropriate relationship between a suspect and a female who was undergoing counselling after a marriage breakup.

It is alleged police were called after a suspect failed to hand over sums of money to a woman to keep quiet about the affair.

Meanwhile, the other Toronto pastor appeared in court last Thursday in relation to a sexual assault at a North York church.

The alleged victim in that case told police she was attacked when she showed up for a prayer session last week at the Fire of Miracle Ministries Church on Finch Avenue W., near Keele St.

Pastor Emmanuel Animodi, 45, has been charged with sexual assault.


http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/06/pastors-face-court-for-sexual-assault

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Second Toronto Pastor arrested for sexually assaulting a woman

Well it was only in January a Toronto Pastor did his forceful idiocy in a woman. Just months later we're back to the same city.

TORONTO, Ont. - The pastor of a North York church has been arrested after a woman told police she was sexually assaulted while attending a prayer session.

The incident happened on Wednesday at the Fire of Miracle Ministries Church, located on Finch Avenue near Keele Street.

Emmanual Animodi, 45, was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault. His first court appearance was Thursday.

Police believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone with any information to come forward.


http://www.680news.com/news/local/article/235640--pastor-arrested-for-allegedly-sexually-assaulting-parishioner