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Texas Pastor Apologizes For Allowing Hugging At Church After Dozens Contract COVID-1
A Texas pastor has apologized for failing to keep people socially distanced at his evangelical church, after he and dozens of congregants reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
Calvary Chapel of San Antonio has held multiple indoor, in-person services since it reopened in early May, right after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) let the state’s stay-at-home order expire. As hospitalizations and positivity rates surged in Texas over the past few weeks, members of the church began testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
The church has at least 50 cases of the novel coronavirus, lead pastor Ron Arbaugh told ?NBC-affiliate WOAI-TV on Saturday. Most of the positive cases are staff members ? including Arbaugh, his wife, at least one other main pastor, and children’s ministry staff. The majority of impacted individuals have reported mild symptoms, the pastor said.
‘Costco Ken’ Has Been Fired After Berserk Rampage at Elderly Woman Who Asked Him to Wear Mask
Man Goes on Anti-Mask, 'Wuhan Virus' Tirade at Store: 'You Can All Die'
Woman Filmed Coughing On Baby Loses Her School District Job
What could kill you? Going to a bar or attending church poses higher chance of catching COVID-19 but opening the mail and getting takeout is low, according to list created by doctors ranking riskiness of every day activities
Experts Are Saying There Is Mounting Evidence That Coronavirus Is Airborne
One-third of American families missed their July rent and housing payments and 10% fear they could lose their homes in the next six months as the pandemic continues
Federal Reserve officials warn the US economic recovery is in danger of 'leveling off' as businesses, households face uncertain future amid recent spike in coronavirus cases
WWE Superstar Matt Riddle Denies Sexual Assault Allegations in New Video
WWE superstar Matt Riddle has again denied sexual assault allegations that were recently made against him, in a video he shared over Twitter on Wednesday.
"I'm going to make this quick," Riddle says in the clip. "I have never in my entire life sexually assaulted a man, woman or anybody."
Retired two-star Army general pleads guilty to sexually abusing his daughter
Inglewood Man Accused of Raping, Killing 13-Year-Old He Met on Social Media
US Army soldier sentenced to life for sexual assault of minor
Polish Church Faces Reckoning Over Sex Abuse
Sucker Punch on Dancer
GETS MAN CHARGED WITH 2 FELONIES
The victim's mom, Stephanie Hagler, tells TMZ ... she hopes once Moore's arrested, nobody posts his bail. In a perfect world, Moore wouldn't get bail. That being said, she says, "I appreciate the police department for taking the case so seriously, and I know my son appreciates it too. I don't think I will feel any relief until he is arrested. As of now it's just words on paper there hasn't been any real consequence."
The man who shot the video, Micheal Curry, tells us Moore MUST be arrested because "anyone who's willing to hit a kid like that, there's no telling what they're going to do next."
The scumbag who sucker punched a 12-year-old boy dancing on a sidewalk has been charged with 2 felonies, but cops are still searching for him.
A Black Lives Matter Protester Was Injured After A Car Struck Her And Sped Away With Her On The Hood
VIDEO: Black Lives Matter activists — triggered by AR-15 giveaway — physically attack church members
Suspect charged in fatal shooting of 7-year-old Chicago girl Natalia Wallace
Ala. Detective Had Restraining Order Against Ex Who’s Now Accused of Fatally Shooting Her
Pregnant Woman Shot on Minneapolis Street Dies in Hospital Where Baby Is Delivered
SEE IT: Gunman opens fire at rival as child scrambles to get inside Brooklyn NYCHA apartment building
Calif. Girl, 13, Went Missing Last Week, and Suspect Is Arrested on Murder, Sex Assault Charges
Suspect Arrested in Death of Arkansas Trans Teen Brayla Stone
EXCLUSIVE: Black man who was put in a chokehold by a New York cop is arrested and charged with a hate crime for attacking a gay couple with a box cutter, spewing homophobic slurs at them and trying to snatch their Vuitton bag
EXCLUSIVE: Australian surfer kidnapped and raped every night for two months on a squalid houseboat in India reveals how she escaped when her captor made one simple mistake - and why she fears there are other victims out there
A young pro surfer was held captive on a squalid houseboat and raped every night for two months after she was kidnapped in India.
Carmen Greentree was just 22 when she took time out from surfing to study under the Dalai Lama in the Himalayas in May 2004.
After saying goodbye to her parents in Sydney, she touched down in New Delhi and fell victim to scammers posing as government tourism operators.
Ms Greentree was picked up from Srinagar airport on May 27 by Rafiq Ahmad Dundoo, who told her it was too dangerous to be outside alone as a woman and she needed to stay with him.
Staying on boats on the picturesque lake surrounded by mountains is a tourist attraction in the area, so this plan wasn't out of the ordinary.
But very quickly after she arrived, Ms Greentree realised Dundoo had no intention of letting her leave and by the first night was already trying to force himself on her.
'It was constant pressure from the moment I got there. He was never going to let me go,' she said.
Dundoo hit her whenever she tried to stand up for herself or 'if he had enough of me [talking] he would whack me across the face'.
On the boat were Dundoo's elderly mother and father, two brothers, and his wife, and their baby. None of them would help her escape.
'I attempted to tell Rafiq's father in the hope he would help me but he was very dismissive straight away,' she said.
'I think his brothers and father knew [he was abusing me] but they thought it was normal, they just considered women to be property.'
Dundoo's mother didn't speak any English, but she talked to his wife who told her how she gave up a promising medical career to marry him.
'She said it was her honour… that she gave up everything to serve her husband and that's how she serves Allah,' she said.
Ryan Adams Has Apologized For His
WA teen accused of child exploitation ring links, charged with ‘abhorrent’ sex child abuse
A WA teenager has been charged with more than 200 child sex offences for allegedly abusing boys as young as three.
The abuse, which police have described as abhorrent, allegedly started when the 19-year-old Gosnells man was just a boy himself, aged 14.
Police will allege the man is linked to a national online child exploitation network and sexually assaulted five boys, who were aged between three and 11 and known to him through family and friends, between 2014 and 2020.
Evo Online canceled after co-founder accused of sexual misconduct
Ohio priest indicted on charges of child pornography and juvenile sex trafficking, US attorney says
Utah Teen, 15, Was Killed by Man Who Feared She'd Tell Police He Sexually Abused Her
Dog Kills 1-Month-Old Indiana Boy, and Mom Is Charged with Neglect
Bishop: North Carolina priest kept on leave on abuse claims
A Catholic priest in North Carolina will remain on administrative leave after allegations of sexual abuse against him were revealed last year, the Charlotte diocese's bishop said.
Bishop Peter Jugis made the announcement to St. Matthew parishioners in a letter Wednesday, writing that he had accepted the recommendation of the diocese’s Lay Review Board to keep the Rev. Patrick Hoare out of ministry, The Charlotte Observer reported.
Hoare was originally put on administrative leave in December after the diocese received “an allegation against him of child sexual abuse that was said to have occurred in Pennsylvania more than 25 years ago, before Father Hoare entered ministry” the Charlotte Observer quoted Jugis as writing.
Man sues Allentown Diocese, Hellertown school, says teacher molested him
Fox News Host Newly Fired For Sexual Misconduct Had Prompted Earlier Warning
Child marriage is "extremely prevalent" in U.S.: "The cycle perpetuates across generations"
Outrage as Indian judge calls alleged rape victim 'unbecoming'
Netflix's 'controversial' erotic drama '365 Days' sparks backlash: Here's why people are talking
'We Have A Black People Problem': Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination
A Black Facebook employee is accusing his employer of racial discrimination.
In a complaint filed Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oscar Veneszee Jr. said the social network does not give Black workers equal opportunities in their careers.
"We have a Black people problem," Veneszee told NPR. Veneszee is a Navy veteran who recruits other veterans and people of color as part of diversity initiatives at Facebook's infrastructure division. "We've set goals to increase diversity at the company, but we've failed to create a culture at the company that finds, grows and keeps Black people at the company."
Veneszee, who has worked for Facebook since 2017, filed the employment discrimination charge along with Howard Winns, Jr., and Jazsmin Smith — both of whom Veneszee recruited — who said they applied to work at Facebook but had not been hired, they alleged, because they are Black. The claim, they said, was filed on behalf of "all Black Facebook employees and applicants to Facebook."
After This Teen Posted A Selfie Comparing Herself To An Avatar The Last Airbender Character She Got Racist Comments
A 911 call, a racial slur, a refusal to cash a check. This is what it's like for some Black bank customers
Catholic Priest In Indiana Suspended After Calling Black Lives Matter Protesters ‘Maggots’
2,120 hate incidents against Asian Americans reported during coronavirus pandemic
Historian David Starkey says slavery wasn’t ‘genocide’ or there ‘wouldn’t be so many damn blacks’
MIT Takes Down Popular AI Dataset Due to Racist, Misogynistic Content
Washington's NFL nickname under new scrutiny in wake of anti-racism protests
White woman who pointed gun at a Black mom and her teen daughter charged with assault
Black families pay significantly higher property taxes than white families, new analysis shows
Was Jesus Black Or White? How One Church Leader Just Changed The Debate
What race was Jesus of Nazareth, one of the most consequential figures in the history of the world? Nobody can say for certain, but based on recent comments by the head of the Church of England, it is time to revisit whether or not Jesus should be portrayed as a white man.
In an interview with the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addressed the question of how the western church portrays Jesus’s race. When asked by the interviewer if the way Jesus is represented through imagery, and whether it is time to “reimagine” the physical presentation, the Archbishop was candid.
Many critics also claim that the Eurocentric representation of Jesus has been used to perpetuate white supremacy and reinforce racist stereotypes that deify whiteness while demonizing Black individuals. The white representation of Jesus is also deemed by many to be an offensive disregard of the possibility that Jesus himself had a Black complexion.
Right Wing Pastors Claim “Homosexuality” Worse Than Slavery
A pair of controversial right-wing Evangelical pastors have come under fire after stating that homosexuality is a worse sin than slavery. Scott Lively and Tennessee Pastor Richard May made the inflammatory statement on Lively’s Breaking News Bible Study program.
Taxpayer funded Catholic schools given secret edict to ban kids who don’t conform to gender norms
A sex worker was stabbed 11 times and killed by a client. Her family wouldn’t collect her body from the morgue because she’s trans
Man viciously stabbed in the stomach by someone who thought he’s gay
A man in the state of Washington has been taken into custody for allegedly stabbing two people he was hanging out with, and investigators believe that the attack was motivated by homophobia.
Court records say that Jose Mendoza Sandoval, 26, was at his home in Pasco this past Saturday night when he got into an argument with another man who was there, the Tri-City Herald reports.
Detroit Catholic Church Fires Music Director for Same-Sex Marriage
5 retired priests arrested after allegations they sexually assaulted minors
The abuse is alleged to have occurred while the men were teachers at a high school in Rigaud and at two institutions in Matane and Pohénégamook.
In 2016, the religious order agreed to a $30-million payment to students who attended the Montreal Institute for the Deaf.
In 2012, a number of former students said they were sexually assaulted by priests who worked there.
At least 60 deaf students were assaulted by members of the religious community and lay people working at the school between 1940 and 1982. The school changed its name to the Institut Raymond-Dewar in 1984.
About 270 alleged victims have joined a class action lawsuit against the order.
A Flood of Sexual Assault Allegations in the Porn Industry Are Met With Deflection
Foul Play Suspected in Case of Solider Who Complained of Sexual Harassment Before Vanishing: Army
Jeff Ross Denies Raping Underage Girl, Says 'Dangerous Environment' at Comedy Clubs Is 'Real'
RELATED VIDEO: Justin Bieber Refutes Sexual Assault Allegation: 'Sexual Abuse Is Something I Don't Take Lightly'
As sexual abuse allegations flood in, the world of video games faces a reckoning
‘Days of Our Lives’ star Melissa Reeves under fire for anti-Black Lives Matter stance
“Days of Our Lives” actress Melissa Reeves is catching heat from her co-stars and the long-running soap’s fans for coming out against the Black Lives Matter movement.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Reeves — who has played Jennifer Horton on the NBC sudser on and off for the past three decades — “liked” several anti-BLM posts from right-wing activist Candace Owens on Instagram.
We all have our own opinions and views! That’s what make the USA the land of the free and home of the brave! ????????????????
— Donna Wyche Abshure (@DonnaKayAbshure) June 23, 2020
Reeves’ “Days” cousin, Linsey Godfrey, wasted little time responding. After one Twitter user defended Reeves’ right to express her opinion, Godfrey countered, “Nah there is no difference of opinion on racism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia.”
Jenny Slate Exits ‘Big Mouth’: ‘Black Characters Should Be Played by Black People’
Terry Crews Says Brooklyn Nine-Nine Trashed 4 New Episodes Amid Protests
Following backlash, Chelsea Handler apologizes for posting controversial Louis Farrakhan video clip
‘Scrubs’ Episodes Featuring Blackface Removed From Hulu
Black staffers, athletes leave Liberty University after Jerry Falwell Jr. tweet
Mohamed Hadid Says He Has to Demolish His $50 Million Mega-Mansion Because of “Racism”
Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King says statues of Jesus Christ should be torn down — but just the white ones
Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King said that it is permissible to tear down the statues of Jesus Christ that show him with European features because they support white supremacy.
"Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been," King tweeted on Monday.
"In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down," he added.
"Yes. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down," he explained in a second tweet.
Black graduate student target of racist rant while walking in New York
Ohio Girl Writes 'Black Lives Matter' in Chalk, Neighbor Calls Police
A City Painted Over A Black Lives Matter Street Mural As Protests Continue
Steve McQueen calls race imbalance in UK film and TV “blindingly, obviously wrong”
'The greatest trick racism ever pulled was convincing England it doesn't exist'
Padma Lakshmi Is Tired of Being Delicate
What Danny Masterson Said About Rape Allegations and His Firing In 2017
That '70s Show star Danny Masterson was charged with three counts of rape by force this week, but it isn't the first time his name has been associated with the alleged sexual assaults. Claims surfaced against Masterson all the way back in 2017, though this is the first time charges have been formally filed.
Leah Remini Calls ‘Bullshit’ on the LAPD and Danny Masterson
Chris D’Elia Denies Allegations of Sexually Harassing Teenagers
Bucks County School Bus Driver Accused of Raping 2 Teen Boys, Including Foster Child
Man jailed for child abuse after cop’s school talk prompts girl to come forward and reveal sex assault
At Least 3,000 Children Were Victims of Sex Abuse in French Catholic Church
Anti-LGBT+ evangelist Franklin Graham says the right to fire people for being LGBT+ is a ‘freedom our nation was founded on’
In a landmark six-to-three ruling on Monday (June 15), the court affirmed that LGBT+ people are entitled to protection from employment discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity under Title VII, an existing sex-based civil rights law.
Naturally, the decision has not gone down well with the anti-LGBT+ evangelical lobby, who have spent much of the past four years plotting to stack the court with conservatives in order to roll back the tide on queer rights.
To add insult to injury, the court’s opinion was penned by justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump appointee who sided with the liberal justices.
Franklin Graham is fuming that businesses can’t fire people for being gay anymore.