An Ohio minister is in jail for having sex with a girl starting when she was a year-old, and encouraged two other men of the cloth to rape as she was obviously too young to consent her as well, federal prosecutors charge. Those two have already pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Haynes had sex with her at his church, in his vehicle, at motels, and inside a storage area where he worked, prosecutors said.
A number of prominent pastors and lay leaders have signed a petition pledging civil disobedience if a U. Supreme Court decision redefining marriage to include same-sex couples infringes upon their religious freedom. This will bring about an inevitable collision with religious freedom and conscience rights.
Copyright c Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press www. New Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd greeted the group for the first time saying that he is thankful for what they do for the Gospel and not to "underestimate the power of what we can do together for the glory of God.
Bolz-Weber, the progressive Christian theologian and writer behind the project, unveiled the sculpture on Thursday at the conference for Makers, a feminist media brand. Purity rings were a cultural phenomenon that emerged in certain evangelical Christian communities during the s and s. They symbolized a promise to abstain from sex until marriage.
Explanation: God told me to challenge people to make a personal pledge to sexual purity in 4 areas. He wants you to be fulfilled in every area of life, including socially and sexually. Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
TOLEDO, Ohio — A minister who promised a woman he'd take care of her daughter began having sex with the teenager daily and later encouraged two other pastors to have sex with her as well, federal prosecutors said Monday. Anthony Haynes could face up to life in prison if he's convicted of child sex trafficking and other charges. The two other Toledo-area pastors charged in the investigation have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.
Thomas W. Ogletree, a Methodist minister and retired dean of Yale Divinity School who had faced a church trial after he officiated the wedding of his gay son in The trial had been scheduled to begin on Monday.
The Rev. Vicky Fleming of Bethel United Methodist Church believes Jesus loves everybody and the church's stand against same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy is "out of step" and "behind the times in its thinking. Paul Fleck of New Milford United Methodist Church believes his God-inspired call to the ministry requires him to "provide pastoral care to all of God's children" and that means marrying gay and lesbian couples.
Addressing a New Birth Missionary Baptist Church sanctuary packed with thousands, Bishop Eddie Long neither discussed specifics of the lawsuits filed against him nor flatly denied the accusations. But he drew thunderous applause when he addressed his flock publicly for the first time since the first lawsuits were filed several days ago. I have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect man.