Thursday, March 4, 2010

AFA: Kill the Whale

The death of a trainer at Orlando's SeaWorld by a killer whale named Tillikum has Biblical implications, according to the American Family Association. Donald Wildmon’s Mississippi organization is calling on the whale to be put to death here. AFA’s director of issue analysis for government and public policy, Bryan Fischer, says the Book of Exodus requires the execution of any animal that kills a human being. Plus, since Tillikum killed more than once, his owner is now culpable and should be sued.

Winans Connected to Scam

Gospel music's Winans family may be facing a major scandal. Michigan regulators say Michael Winans Jr. led a Ponzi scheme that left hundreds of investors with more than $11 million in loses. The investment involved a Saudi Arabian crude oil bond and used the family name to "prey on church members" according to officials. The people involved, and that may include pastor Michael Winans Sr, did not have the proper licenses to sell securities in Michigan.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Palau in China

Luis Palau will preach to an audience of up to 20,000 people in mainland China March 20 at Chong Yi church in the eastern city of Hangzhou. He spoke to some 8000 at the same church in 2007. Paulau will meet with government officials in Beijing as well. He hopes one day to hold an open-air festival in China, as he does in other countries.

Atheists Offer College Students Porn For Their Bibles

Jonas Brothers And Rick Warren

The Jonas Brothers will perform at a special Easter service in Angel Stadium in Anaheimto mark the 30th anniversary of Rick Warren's Saddleback Church. The April 4 event will be broadcast live online.

Wildmon Resigns

Donald Wildmon has resigned as chairman of the American Family Association based in Mississippi. The 72-year-old founded the organization in 1977 but has been hospitalized for months and is battling encephalitis and cancer. His son, Tim, is expected to lead the ministry that owns some 180 radio stations and has a $20 million annual budget that owns 180 radio stations.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Court Turns Down Commandments Case

The Supreme Court has decided not to review a Ten Commandments case out of Oklahoma. It involved a monument on the lawn outside the county courthouse in Stigler, Oklahoma. That lets stand an appeals court ruling that will remove the display from public property. A local pastor put the monument up in 2004 and the ACLU challenged it in court. Nine states had asked justices to hear the Haskell County appeal.

Denver Megachurch Gets New Pastor

Chris Hill will become the new pastor at the Potter's House Church of Denver, formally the Heritage Christian Church. It has a 3,500-seat sanctuary. Hill once served as youth and associate pastor at The Potter's House of Dallas where TD Jakes is pastor. Hill succeeds founding pastor Dennis Leonard.

Bible controversy at Wisconsin School

A high school student in Milwaukee says he was punished for bringing Bible to class. WTMJ-TV reports.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Accused Arsonist Attended Church

One of the two suspects in a series of Texas church fires was still attending churches services as authorities closed in. They say Jason Robert Bourque also joined Tyler Junior College's Baptist Student Ministry for a free meal before his arrest. Bourque grew up attending the First Baptist Church in Ben Wheeler, Texas along with other man arrested for the crime, Daniel George McAllister. Authorities found weapons and books at Bourque's house, some relating to atheism and devil worship. The pair are being held on $10 million bond could get life in prison if convicted.