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Arrests in domestic terror probes outpace those inspired by Islamic extremists
Most people arrested as the result of FBI terrorism investigations are charged with non-terrorism offenses, and more domestic terror suspects were arrested last year than those allegedly inspired by international terror groups, according to internal FBI figures reviewed by The Washington Post.
As government officials and activists debate the best way to pursue violent extremists, the figures show how much of counterterrorism work goes undeclared and unnoticed. Thousands are investigated each year. Hundreds are charged with crimes. But the public and the media see only dozens.
The debate centers on whether federal law and law enforcement are too focused on Islamic terrorism and not paying enough attention to the rise in far right-wing extremism. In fact, according to the data, more domestic terrorist targets are being charged, and in both categories, law enforcement officials often leverage simpler crimes, such as violations of gun or drug laws, to prevent violence.
Salacious new book says homosexuality is rampant at the Vatican
Early in his salacious new book about homosexuality in the Vatican, the French journalist Frederic Martel asks a source to estimate the number of Vatican clergy who are "part of this community, all tendencies included."
"I think the percentage is very high," says the source, identified as an Italian journalist who left the Vatican and the priesthood after he was discovered viewing gay sex websites on his Vatican computer. "I'd put it around 80%."
That estimate from Martel's book, which is scheduled to be published on February 21 in eight languages and 20 countries, has already made international headlines.
West Virginia lawmaker compares LGBTQ community to the KKK
Teen killers who allegedly shot musician to be charged as adults
A group of pistol-packing teens and a 12-year-old girl are facing murder charges after they allegedly robbed and shot to death a rising country music star in Nashville, police said.
The accused killers accosted 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets behind his home and opened fire when he refused to give them his car keys, they said.
The suspects were identified as Diamond Lewis, 15; Roniyah McKnight, 14; Decorrius Wright, 16; as well as the 12-year-old and a 13-year-old boy whose names were withheld because of their ages.
Prosecutors plan to charge them as adults, the Nashville Tennessean reported.
Police said the victim had been a random target.
“He’s an absolute, absolute innocent victim,” police spokesman Don Arron said. He added, “none of the five individuals [arrested] are a stranger to the system or this police department.”
3 charged with murdering Naperville man found in trash can
Don Omar Accused of Making Homophobic Comments Toward Ozuna
Don Omar is facing backlash over homophobic social media posts seemingly directed at Ozuna, his longtime rival.
'Ex-gay' therapist allegedly found soliciting 'hookups' on gay dating apps
A Florida psychologist who has compared homosexuality to obsessive-compulsive disorder and claimed that he could change clients’ sexual orientation through therapy was found soliciting “hookups” on gay dating apps, according to LGBTQ nonprofit Truth Wins Out.
Norman Goldwasser, clinical director of Horizon Psychological Services in Miami Beach, Florida, allegedly used the screen name “hotnhairy72” to meet other men on Manhunt and Gay Bear Nation. The Manhunt profile, which has since been deleted, includes several nude images that appear to be of Goldwasser and lists a number of interests, including “dating,” “kissing,” “married men,” “massage” and a series of more explicit activities, according to screenshots provided to NBC News by Truth Wins Out.
Woman was raped hours after she left #MeToo rally, prosecutors say
Prosecutors say a Missouri State University student raped a woman hours after she attended #MeToo rally on Saturday to support survivors of sexual assault.
Zachary Alperin, 22, was charged Wednesday with second-degree rape and sodomy.
According to a probable cause statement, a woman met up with Alperin on Saturday after she attended the #MeToo rally at Park Central Square.
Alperin and the woman went to some bars in downtown Springfield and then went back to the woman's room on the MSU campus.
Børns Dropped From Austin City Limits Weekend Two
This candid 45-second clip of Brett Kavanaugh’s wife speaks volumes
MUSLIM CLERIC ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT MASTURBATING ON CAMERA DURING VIDEO CALL WITH MISTRESS
The Forgotten Struggle Over Gender and Bigotry in Christianity
On a warm, June Sunday in St. Louis I wandered with an old friend through the church where, earlier that morning, my children had been baptized. We came to the baptismal font, around which our family had gathered for the ceremony during the regular Sunday service. It was about four feet high, just low enough for my daughter to reach up and fiddle her fingers in the water and watch the droplets dribble back into its shallow pool. My friend, who had grown up in a secular upper-class home in Tito’s Yugoslavia, had little knowledge of fonts and baptism and the goings-on that morning. So he asked, what does it mean, baptism?
The question gave me pause. When you baptize a baby, it is a kind of naming ceremony, like those found in many societies. When you are baptized, like I was, on the eve of puberty, it is a coming-of-age ceremony, a rite de passage—again, a common practice across cultures. Sometimes, though rarely, an adult is baptized. Then it signals a religious conversion, the culmination of a profound personal transformation. I rambled. “But what do you think it means?” he asked. It was a fair question. I had just seen my own children baptized.
“It means,” I said, “you’re a child of God.”
“So you’re saved?” No. That’s not what I meant. That is what most people assume it means. That is what most people think the Christian religion is all about: salvation. But that is not really it. Earlier that morning the minister had used words from an ancient, nearly forgotten credo once associated with baptism. “You are children of God,” she said. “There is no Jew or Greek, no slave or free, no male and female.” The words were from a letter of Paul the Apostle, who had taken them, in turn, from an ancient baptismal creed he had come to know through the Jesus movement. That is what it’s about—being a child of God. Ethnicity (no Jew or Greek), class (no slave or free), and gender (no male and female) count neither for you nor against you. We are all children of God. He was skeptical. An early Christian creed about race, class, and gender? Unbelievable.
Pastor Arrested in Sexual Assault of Teen Girl
A 57-year-old youth pastor at a baptist church in Santa Ana was arrested in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in a restroom during services, police said.
Jonathan Lamont Jenkins, of Riverside, was arrested Tuesday as he walked out of a liquor store in Santa Ana, officials said. He was booked into jail on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, Santa Ana police said in a news release.
NBC Los Angeles
Indiana 17-Year-Old Allegedly Raped Multiple Schoolmates, Told Girl 'Just Loosen Up'
Michigan AG seizes Catholic dioceses' records in sex abuse investigation
Thirteen states now investigating alleged sexual abuse linked to Catholic church
'Let's all play together': Pedo surgeon's horror texts to two nurse lovers he abused children with, as court hears how the trio filmed themselves raping their own children and forced the kids to have sex with each other
Connie Chung Reveals Sexual Assault in Open Letter to Christine Blasey Ford
Convicted murderer accused of raping woman who offered him shelter from Hurricane Florence
I Am a Bisexual Survivor of Abuse, and I Am Here to Break the Silence
Ex-cardinal accused of sex abuse living near Kansas school
The friary in remote western Kansas that is now home to a disgraced former U.S. cardinal removed from ministry by Pope Francis over allegations of sexual abuse is just one block from an elementary school.
The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., confirmed in a statement Friday that ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is living at St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, a rural town of about 1,200 that lies more than 250 miles (402 kilometers) west of Kansas City. The Friary is within a block of Victoria Elementary School.
News of McCarrick's living arrangement took school officials by surprise, the Kansas City Star reported .
$35 million sex-abuse verdict puts spotlight on insular Jehovah's Witness community
A jury ruling this week that the Jehovah's Witnesses must pay $35 million to a woman who says the church covered up her childhood sexual abuse puts a rare public spotlight on the normally insular religious organization, experts say.
The penalty, handed down by a Montana jury on Wednesday, will go to a 21-year-old woman who accused the Jehovah's Witnesses' national organization of telling local clergy members not to report her abuser, a relative who she and another woman say molested them and a third family member. The church plans to appeal.
Culture, Not PrEP, Linked with Nationwide Rise of STIs in Gay/Bi Men
A new study from UCLA's Williams Institute may have found a new reason why STI's are on the rise among gay and bisexual men in the United States.
While some hypothesized that the STI rise could be linked to the use of PrEP, the drug for preventive HIV treatment, the report shows that's not the case.
"Our data don’t support the idea that we can attribute the rise in STIs to PrEP use, at least not in a direct manner. I personally don’t think that’s what’s happening," Professor Phillip Hammack, the study’s lead author, told Los Angeles Blade. Hammack believes there is a “culture shift about sex.”
This smart mom got the man who raped her teenage son to confess before he went to jail
The mother of a 16-year-old gay teen in Florida was able to get the man who raped her son to confess.
According to an Flagler County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim was found unconscious on his doorstep on September 11. He was bruised on his back and bleeding, and the report said that he was “out of it.”
FOUR BROOKLYN BOYS REPEATEDLY RAPED AT CATHOLIC CHURCH REACH $27.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT
Four men who were sexually assaulted as boys by a teacher at a Roman Catholic church have reached a $27.5 million settlement with the Diocese of Brooklyn, one of the largest ever payouts for victims of abuse within the church.
Each victim, now aged between 19 and 21, will receive around $6.8 million from the diocese and an affiliated after-school program after they repeatedly abused by Angelo Serrano, 67, while he taught at St. Lucy’s-St. Patrick’s Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, reports The New York Times.
The abuse is said to have occurred between 2003 and 2009, when the victims were aged between 8 and 12.
Rape of 7-year-old in India marks the latest in series of attacks on girls
Vatican temporarily suspends Indian bishop accused of raping nun
A Teen Escaped an Alleged Kidnapper and Human Trafficker by Fleeing Into a Restaurant Bathroom
Anti-abuse activists pan US Catholic bishops' new proposals
Jehovah's Witnesses accused of mishandling abuse in Montana
Bryan Singer Tag: Opinion IF BRYAN SINGER IS HIRED TO DIRECT RED SONJA, IT WILL PROVE HOLLYWOOD HAS FAILED #METOO
Anti-LGBTI Christian author claims all oral sex is 'homosexual'
A Christian author of anti-LGBTI books has claimed that oral sex is the ‘practice of homosexuals’.
Linda Harvey, writer behind books like Maybe He’s Not Gay, has launched a frankly bizarre rant against sex education.
During an article for right-wing website BarbWire denouncing teaching teenagers about ‘pleasure’ during sex ed, the writer goes into an odd tangent about oral sex.
Harvey writes: ‘And let’s not forget the deadly contribution of “LGBTQ” advocates who demand “inclusive” sex ed – ie, lessons that outline in detail how kids can engage in anal and oral sex, the sex practices of homosexuals.’
For people with opposite sex partners: no, this isn’t an excuse to skip foreplay.
Gay Star News
For black women at church, it's more than the Aretha eulogy
A black pastor's controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday.
Ladies, I'm with you... but if you really feel disrespected by your church leave and don't subject your daughters to becoming future ragdolls to an antiquated society. God belongs to the heart. 09-Sep-2018