Friday, August 28, 2009

Memo Warning

Calvin College faculty are crying foul after the school's Board of Trustees ordered them not to support homosexuality or same-sex marriage. Some 130 of 300 faculty members met this week to discuss the memo detailing the decision. Calvin College is associated with the Christian Reformed Church.

Image of Cross Burned into Arm

An Ohio school board has settled with a student who's teacher teacher burned the image of a cross on his arm. Mount Vernon Middle School teacher John Freshwater was fired for sharing his Christian beliefs with classes and teaching creationism. The board will pay the student's family $121,000. The family will only get $5,500. His lawyers will get the rest. Freshwater has filed his own $1 million lawsuit against the district.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kidnapping Hoax

A Tampa, Florida pastor faked his own kidnapping to cover up an affair. Seventh Day Adventist Church of Reform pastor Wikler Moran-Mora sent his wife a series of texts messages saying he had been kidnapped but was negotiating his release. She called police and they tracked him down with another woman. Moran-Mora has been charged with sending a false report to law enforcement.

Fired For Christian Poster

A Florida couple have been evicted and fired for hanging a Christian poster. Fox News has the story.

Child Porn Charges

A former deaf football player is in jail and charged with child molestation and pornography in Norman, Oklahoma. Prosecutors say Eric Thunander confessed after a child at a daycare told workers he had touched her inappropriately.

The defensive end was a standout as part of the University of Oklahoma’s 2000 National Championship team. Thunander told the story of his attempt to overcome abuse and depression in a book released last year called Silent Thunder. According to the autobiography, Thunander endured abuse and multiple foster homes as a child, finally hitting the bottom when a head injury ended his football career. He wound up trying to commit suicide. But Thunander says he turned his life over to God, went back to school to complete his degree and became a motivational speaker.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pastor Killed

Oklahoma's KWTV files this video report on a murdered pastor.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sign Coverup

Here's the church sign with the word Lutheran blocked out. St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Charleston, West Virginia made the move after the denomination voted opening the pulpit to gays and lesbians.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Church Covers up Sign

A Lutheran church in West Virginia has covered the word Lutheran on the sign in front of the sanctuary. St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Charleston, West Virginia is protesting the decision by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to allow gay clergy. The pastor says he expects the decision will split the denomination.