Dr. Myles Munroe, Wife, Among 9 Killed in Plane Crash Off Grand Bahama

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Report: Dr. Myles Munroe Aboard Plane That Crashed Off Grand Bahama Island (Photo Credit: YouTube)

REPORT: There are reports that the Bahamas Faith Ministries leader Dr. Myles Munroe has died after a plane crashed off Grand Bahama Island.

The Nassau Guardian reports Dr. Munroe’s wife, Ruth, and daughter also died in the crash. Seven other passengers, including BFMI youth pastor Lavard Parks and his wife, Radel, as well as Captain Stanley Thurston, also died when the plane went down Sunday afternoon. Associate pastor Richard Pinder was also killed in the crash.

The plane took off Lynden Pindling International Airport at 4:07 p.m. and crashed during approach for landing at Grand Bahama International Airport at 5:10 p.m., the Nassau Guardian reports.

MyFoxAtlanta is reporting that former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young was supposed to be on that flight, but declined due to the weather. He was scheduled to speak at an annual Christian leadership conference.

“Black Jesus” Comedy, Starring Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson, Riles Christian Groups

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“Black Jesus” Comedy, Starring Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson, Riles Christian Groups

Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder is catching some heat from Christian groups for his latest project, the upcoming comedy TV series “Black Jesus.” The comedy features a comedian, played by Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson, who comes straight out of Compton. This “Black Jesus,” wearing robes and sandals, spreads love as he shares “forties” of beer and weed, along with his foul-mouthed disciples. He works his magic and bottles of wine appear out of the thin air when his ‘disciples’ run low.  Okay, that’s where I have a huge problem — mocking Jesus.

For me, it’s not about race. From a historical perspective, it’s quite clear that if Jesus was from the lineage of Solomon, there’s no way he was a blue-eyed, blond-hair Messiah. His complexion must have been olive or copper-tone. But that’s for another discussion. The fact is, religious isn’t funny. It’s serious stuff. Sudanese doctor Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to death by hanging because she married a Christian man, Daniel Wani. She was persecuted because of her faith. So, no, Jesus isn’t for laughs. That didn’t stop Aaron McGruder.

“Black Jesus” is set to premier on the Adult Swim network on August 7. Adult Swim is part of the Turner Broadcasting System, based in Atlanta, Ga.  Adult Swim touts “Black Jesus” as “th most anticipated comeback in history.” Um, really? It’s just as disgusting as Nicki Minaj baring her buns on her latest single, “Anaconda.”

Christian groups are “violently offended” that the network is “messing with their Messiah by giving him a filthy mouth and dropping him off in Compton, Ca.,” the New York Daily News reports. Conservative Christian group One Million Moms says the show “makes a mockery of our Lord.” The group takes offense to portraying Jesus as a “black guy living in the hood.” Um, newsflash, Jesus couldn’t have been white.

The group wrote on its website, “The foul language used in the trailer, including using the Lord’s name in vain, is disgusting. In addition, there is violence, gunfire and other inappropriate gestures which completely misrepresent Jesus. This is blasphemy!” “Adult Swim plans to blaspheme Jesus on a weekly basis. This mockery will be similar to ‘South Park’ and ‘Family Guy’ but much worse since the entire program will be based on lies about Christianity.”

Ephren Taylor II, Who Defrauded New Birth Church Members, Arrested in Kansas City

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Ephren Taylor II, Who Defrauded New Birth Church Members, Arrested in Kansas City

Ephren Taylor II, who is accused of defrauding members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and others, during his “Building the Wealth Tour,” was arrested in Kansas City on Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta said. He is expected to appear before a judge later today. He has been charged with conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, and money laundering.

Here’s more from the U.S. Attorney’s office about Ephren Taylor II and Wendy Connor’s scheme:

As part of the scheme, Taylor traveled around the country on a “Building Wealth Tour,” where he gave wealth management seminars to church congregations.  During this tour, Taylor claimed to be a socially conscious investor and falsely claimed that 20% of profits were donated to charity.  One of the churches on the “Building Wealth Tour” was the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga.  While there, Taylor and Connor met potential investors to discuss possible investments.  Over 80 individuals from Georgia lost more than $2 million because of Taylor’s scheme.

The investments pushed by Taylor included investing in promissory notes, where the funds invested would be used to support small businesses, such as laundries, juice bars, and gas stations.  Taylor is alleged to have falsely represented the revenues and returns for these businesses knowing that they were not profitable.

Taylor also pushed an investment in sweepstakes machines.  Sweepstakes machines are computers loaded with various games that allow players to win cash prizes.  Taylor published offering materials that falsely claimed the average sweepstakes machine would generate 300% investor returns.  He also stated that the sweepstakes machine investments were 100% risk free.

Taylor allegedly knew that the investments he was touting were not profitable and that investors were not receiving actual returns from their investments.

As part of the scheme, Taylor, 31, of Overland Park, Kan., encouraged investors to use self-directed IRAs to make their investments.  Many victims transferred their retirement savings to trust companies that acted as custodians for self-directed IRAs, expecting these funds to be used to fund the investments pushed by Taylor.

After victims funded their self-directed IRAs, Taylor and others directed the use of those funds.  The money allegedly was not invested as promised, but rather was used to pay ongoing business expenses of City Capital, pay personal expenses for Taylor, and in some limited instances, to pay supposed returns to earlier investors.

Prosecutors say more than 80 investors in Georgia lost at least $2 million during his wealth management seminars, between April 2009 and October 2010.

 

Pastor Jamal Bryant Criticizes Tom Joyner for Slamming His “Hoes” Sermon

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Pastor Jamal Bryant Criticizes Tom Joyner for Slamming His “Hoes” Sermon

(OPINION) — Pastor Jamal Bryant criticized radio show host Tom Joyner for slamming his “hoes ain’t loyal” sermon that sparked outrage. Bryant claims that a snippet went viral and people didn’t listen to his entire sermon before passing judgment. Still, why would he step in that muck considering his own failings as a husband? His infidelity almost led to the destruction of his ministry. He said people who didn’t see the entire message will come away with a different interpretation.

Bryant talked about how black men were turning their backs on the black women that God sent time in favor of less godly women.

“Every sister elbow another sister and say, ‘He should have listened.’ Every brother tap another brother and say, ‘I should have listened to her,’” with “her” being the hypothetical cheater’s wife. “Old saints, y’all forgive me, but I gotta tell you. These hoes ain’t loyal!”

Really? Hoes ain’t loyal?

The fact is, I blame the members of his church who turned a blind eye to his infidelities and accepted him with open arms, no questions asked. I also blame them for allowing him to speak to them using such language. Chris Brown shouldn’t be emulated by anyone of any level of moral standing, much less to use words from his songs as a basis for a sermon. Jesus didn’t call Mary Magdalene a ‘hoe.’ He didn’t denigrate the people he came to minister to. So, why should we expect any less from Pastor Jamal Bryant?

Criticizing Tom Joyner and his co-hosts is hardly a way to take responsibility for a bad choice of words. Jamal Bryant has as much credibility as Eddie L. Long and Creflo Dollar. All are in it for the MONEY. Pimps in the pulpit.

Ex-Pastor Larry Michael Berkley Arrested at Graveside Service for Child Rape

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Ex-Pastor Larry Michael Berkley Arrested at Graveside Service for Child Rape

OH MY: Larry Michael Berkley, former pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Henning, Tenn., was arrested at a funeral service on Monday.

Berkley, who is reportedly living in Arkansas, was arrested at a graveside service on several charges, including one count of sexual assault in the first degree, one count of sexual assault in the second degree and two counts of loaning pornography to a minor.

Larry Michael Berkley was also charged with five counts of knowingly supplying alcohol to minors, three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of sexual solicitation.

Berkley, who will be extradited back to Arkansas, is being held on $100,000 bond.

 Ex Pastor Larry Michael Berkley Arrested at Graveside Service for Child Rape

Pastor John Hagee: “Blood Moon” Eclipse Signals End of World

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Pastor John Hagee: “Blood Moon” Eclipse Signals End of World

Right wing evangelical Pastor John Hagee warned members of his Cornerstone megachurch in Texas, that the “blood moon” eclipse signals the end of the world.

On Tuesday, the  first of four complete lunar eclipses, called a tetrad, occurred. The eclipses are often referred to as “blood moons” because the moon gets a red color as the sunlight shines on it through the Earth’s atmosphere.

Hagee, pastor of Texas’ Cornerstone Church, has written a book on the phenomenon titled Blood Moons: Something is About to Change. And he is airing a live television event on Tuesday to reveal “direct connections between four upcoming blood-moon eclipses and what they portend for Israel and all of humankind.”

“Is this the end of the age?” Hagee asked during a recent sermon, before quoting Acts 2:19-20: And I will show wonders in Heaven above and signs in the Earth beneath, the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.”

“I believe that the heavens are God’s billboard, that he has been sending signals to planet Earth,” he explained. “God is literally screaming at the world, ‘I’m coming soon.’”

Hagee predicted that the four eclipses were signaling a “world-shaking event that will happen between April 2014 and October 2015.”

“God sends plant Earth a signal that something big is about to happen! He’s controlling the Sun and the moon right now to send our generation a signal, but the question is, are we getting it?” Source: Raw Story

Um, but didn’t the Bible also say we won’t know the time of the end of the world? More lunacy from the evangelicals….

 Pastor John Hagee: Blood Moon Eclipse Signals End of World

TN ‘Pastor’ Randy Giulliani Charged with Raping Stepdaughter Starting When She Was 5

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TN ‘Pastor’ Randy Giulliani Charged with Raping Stepdaughter Starting When She Was 5

Tennessee pastor Randy Giulliani was arrested and charged with child rape for repeatedly sexually assaulting his step-daughter starting when she was five years old in Gallatin.

Giulliani has been charged with aggravated sexual battery and the rape of a child after the girl, now 14, accused him of performing sexual acts on her eight to 10 years ago. She said the alleged assaults took place when she was five or six years old.

Randy Giulliani was arrested after being interviewed several times during the investigation.  He was arrested on Friday in Sumner County, Tenn.

Randy Giulliani is being held at Sumner County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

 TN Pastor Randy Giulliani Charged with Raping Stepdaughter Starting When She Was 5

Florida Megachurch Pastor Bob Coy Resigns Amid Cheating Accusations

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Florida Megachurch Pastor Bob Coy Resigns Amid Cheating Accusations

Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy, 58, resigned over “moral failing.” Coy, who led Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, which has over 20,000 members,  allegedly had multiple affairs and was addicted to pornography.

The church elders released a statement on Sunday, saying that Bob Coy resigned as senior pastor “after confessing to a moral failing in his life which disqualifies him from continuing his leadership role.”

The church also suspended Coy’s Active Word ministry on radio, television and digital media. The Sun-Sentinel reports congregant Robert Milne said, “A lot of people were hurt, a lot of people are disappointed.”

Blogger Michael Newnham wrote that they have confirmation that Coy has admitted to at least two affairs in the past year alone and has had a long standing “problem with pornography. The church did not elaborate on what Coy’s moral failings were.

Bob Coy founded Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale in 1985 with his wife Diane.  Another one bites the dust…..

 Florida Megachurch Pastor Bob Coy Resigns Amid Cheating Accusations

Pastor Mase’s Congregation Threatens to Stop Funding Church Over Lifestyle

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Pastor Mase’s Congregation Threatens to Stop Funding Church Over Lifestyle

Rapper-turned-pastor Mase, whose real name is Mason Betha, is being put on blast by his congregation  at El Elyon Church, for his hypocritical lifestyle–professing undying love for wife, Twyla Betha, while quietly filing for divorce.

TMZ reports:  Pastor/rapper Mase is a fake who has committed blasphemy by using the holiness of the church to advance his very unholy rap agenda … so claim many of the worshipers at his house of worship.

Some of the worshipers tell TMZ … they believe Mase is living a double life, spending as much time in the studio with hardcore rappers as in the church. And they say his messages from the pulpit drip in hypocrisy, because what he raps about is exactly the opposite.

One of the things that set parishioners off … the TMZ story that Mase — who built both his church and his fortune on his marriage — secretly filed for divorce in January and then withdrew the legal docs a few weeks later.

Some of the parishioners tell us Mase has been going on and on about the virtues of marriage even after the TMZ post, never addressing his own failures … and they’re fed up.

There’s talk now about refusing to fund the church … that’s how bad things have become.

And something new to piss off worshipers … Mase is featured on a new song — “Tricky Situation” — about a man who brags about banging a woman who’s already engaged.

Glad to see that the members of El Elyon are standing up and saying enough is enough to this bullshiggedy.

Report: $600K in Donations Stolen from Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church

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Report: $600K in Donations Stolen from Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church

Lakewood Church, where Joel Osteen serves as senior pastor, sent out a notice on Monday that limited donations, totaling $600,000, collected at services on Saturday and Sunday, were stolen. Um, that’s two days worth of collections. The church advised anyone who had given their donation by check or credit card to monitor their bank accounts and report any suspicious activity.

Here’s the email Lakewood Church sent out to members:

“We were heartbroken to learn today that funds were stolen from the church over the weekend. This includes cash, checks and envelopes containing written credit card information, and it is limited only to those funds contributed in the church services on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, 2014. If you made a contribution during these weekend services, we would encourage you to pay close attention to your accounts over the next several days and weeks and report any suspicious activity to your financial institution or credit card company immediately.

It is important to note this was not an electronic data breach, but was instead limited to donations made in the services on March 8 and 9, 2014. You were not affected if you put your offering in a drop box, you gave online or through other electronic means, or you made a bookstore purchase. We are working with the police to fully investigate the incident. The funds were fully insured, and we are working with our insurance company to restore the stolen funds to the church.

If you have any questions about this matter, please contact our Customer Service Department at 713-491-1506. The integrity of our congregants’ information is of utmost importance to us. And, we would like to thank you for your continued support.”

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The church won’t be out those funds, since insurance will cover the loss. But now you know why Joel and Victoria Osteen are always smiling….#IJS