Friday, May 25, 2012

License suspended when carjacked

Marvin Winans’ driver’s license was suspended and there was a warrant out for his arrest in Detroit when he was carjacked last week, according to the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. The singer and pastor had his license suspended two weeks ago (May 9) because he didn't pay a couple of traffic tickets from December. The arrest warrant was issued March 15 for failing to appear at court for driving on a suspended license.

Jeff Foxworthy's New Show

CNN takes a look at a new TV show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy called American Bible Challenge.

Protest against NC Church Planned Sunday

A North Carolina county has reversed itself and agreed to allow a protest against a local pastor on county property this coming Sunday morning. Catawba County officials first denied the request for a demonstration against the preacher's anti-gay sermon. Charles Worley of Providence Baptist Church in Maiden recently told his congregation that gays should be put behind electrified fences. A video of the sermon (below) went viral and now the number of potential protestors has swelled into the hundreds. Organizers asked to move it from the church to the grounds of the Catawba County Justice Center, located a few miles away in Newton. But the county requires such requests two weeks in advance, so it was initially turned down. After constitutional law experts suggested such a rule would not hold up in court and be declared as unduly burdensome and an intrusion on the rights of peaceable assembly, county officials backed down. Southern Baptists in the state have stressed to the media that Providence Road is an independent Baptist church, not affiliated with the denomination. A video of part of the sermon is below.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Backlash over Sermon

CNN discusses a North Carolina pastor's rant against gays in the video below.

Birth Control Mandate

Three Catholic Universities are joining a lawsuit to block mandate on contraceptive insurance. Fox News has a video report below.

Pastor's Plan to "get rid" of Gays

Part of a sermon from a North Carolina pastor has gone viral. In the sermon, Charles Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden (north of Charlotte) explains how he wants to "get rid" of homosexuals - by putting them in an electrified fence. The video is below.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Madden 2013 includes Tebowing

EA Sports is adding the famous prayer stance of Tim Tebow to its popular football video game Madden 2013. Tebow made the move famous as a Denver Bronco, but he's been traded to the New York Jets and will be shown with the Jets in Madden 2013 which is due to hit store shelves in August.

Movie about the Mother of Jesus

Filming of Joel Osteen's first film begins this summer in the Middle East. The megachurch pastor will play executive producer for the Biblical prequel to the story of The Passion of Christ. Odeya Rush will take the main role in Mary in Mary Mother of Christ. She'll be joined by Julia Ormond and Peter O'Toole. The Alister Grierson film will be distributed in North America by Lionsgate.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Charges in Pastor's Carjacking

Three Detriot men are facing charges they carjacked and asaulted singer and megachurch pastor Marvin Winans. WXYZ-TV files this video report.