NYPD Cop, Pastor Vladimir Sosa Accused of Sex with 16-Year-Old Girl

NYPD cop, pastor Vladimir Sosa

NYPD Cop, Pastor Vladimir Sosa Accused of Sex with 16-Year-Old Girl (Photo Credit: Facebook)

NYPD Cop, Pastor Vladimir Sosa Charged

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL: Pastor and NYPD officer Vladimir Sosa, was arraigned Tuesday night on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old girl he met at his church’s youth program in the Bronx.

Sosa, a seven-year NYPD veteran, was charged with third-degree rape, sexual misconduct and child endangerment charges.

According to the criminal complaint, Sosa and the teen at his Harrod Avenue apartment in April 2014. She returned to his apartment for sex with him on June 26 and Sept. 3.

Her mother noticed some questionable text messages on her daughter’s cellphone in February and then the teen came clean about the relationship.

The NY Daily News reports, Sosa is “affiliated with the Iglesia Metodista Libre El Remanente on E. 180th St. in Tremont.”

According to his Facebook page, Pastor Vladimir Sosa studied theology at United Christian College in Raleigh, NC.

Production Halted on Meriam Ibrahim Movie Starring Stacey Dash

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Production Halted on Meriam Ibrahim Movie, Starring Stacey Dash, After Couple Complains

Meriam Ibrahim Movie

MERIAM IBRAHIM MOVIE:  Stacey Dash fans may be saddened to learn that production for the film entitled, “I Am a Christian,” in which she was slated to star as Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman charged with apostasy over her Christian faith, has been halted.

The campaign was scrapped after Ibraheem and her husband, Daniel Wani, came forward to publicly denounce the film, because they had not given Christian Lives Matter, LLC, the newly-formed company responsible for “I Am A Christian,” rights to tell their story. The couple in fact only learned Tuesday through news reports that the project was being pursued without their permission.

“It’s terrible. … It’s not right,” Wani told CP over the phone Wednesday. He expressed concern about filmmakers attempting to tell his family’s dramatic story of persecution based solely on media reports and without his and Ibraheem’s first-person accounts. Source: Christian Post

Read more about the Meriam Ibrahim movie drama: Christian Post

Pastor Creflo Dollar Launches Campaign for $65 Million Private Jet

Pastor Creflo Dollar Launches Campaign for $65 Million Private Jet

Pastor Creflo Dollar Launches Campaign for $65 Million Private Jet (Photo Credit: Creflo Dollar Ministries)

PROJECT G650:  Atlanta megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar has launched a campaign for a new Gulfstream G650 private jet, reportedly worth $65 million.  Yes, the cost is correct. He wants 200,000 people to donate $300 each so he can buy this jet. Um, negro please!

I guess flying around in his old jet is so 2014 and since he’s such an important public figure, he needs to literally squeeze blood from a rock to get his congregants and any other fools to satisfy his material needs.

The word is Dollar was traveling on his old jet when it experienced engine failure. The pilot was able to safely land the plane without anyone sustaining injuries. But since the experience was so frightening, God spoke to Dollar and laid on his heart to launch a campaign for a multi-million plane. Of course, I am being facetious.

In case you’re wondering, here’s what the Gulfstream G650 looks like:

Creflo Dollar's dream plane -- Gulfstream G650

Creflo Dollar’s dream plane — Gulfstream G650 (Photo Credit: Gulfstream.com)

Here’s an excerpt of Creflo Dollar’s plea:

“Due to this recent incident coupled with the 31 years the airplane has been in service, we believe it is time to replace this aircraft so that our Pastors and staff can continue to safely and swiftly share the Good News of the Gospel worldwide. Believe it or not, there are still millions of people on this planet who have never heard of Jesus Christ and know nothing of His greatness. Our hearts desire to see precious lives changed and snatched out of darkness and thrust into His marvelous light! We need your help to continue reaching a lost and dying world for the Lord Jesus Christ.”

We are asking members, partners, and supporters of this ministry to assist in the undertaking of an initiative called Project G650. The mission of Project G650 is to acquire a Gulfstream G650 airplane so that Pastors Creflo and Taffi and World Changers Church International can continue to blanket the globe with the Gospel of grace. We are believing for 200,000 people to give contributions of 300 US dollars or more to turn this dream into a reality—and allow us to retire the aircraft that served us well for many years.

Atlanta Blackstar reports Dollar is worth an estimated $27 million dollars. Um, that’s way more than the people in his church are worth. I didn’t realize he was on the same level as world leaders and other VIPs. Why can’t be buy this jet himself? I pity the fools who fall for this latest scam.

Gospel Great Andraé Crouch Dead at Age 72

Gospel Great Andrae Crouch Dead at Age 72

Gospel Great Andrae Crouch Dead at Age 72 (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Gospel great Andraé Crouch is dead at age 72.  He died Thursday afternoon. Crouch has been hospitalized since Saturday at the Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles after he suffered a heart attack.

Andraé Crouch bridged the worlds of church and mainstream music for more than 50 years, with his gospel music.

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

Report: Dr. Myles Munroe Aboard Plane That Crashed Off Grand Bahamas Island

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

"Black Jesus" Comedy, Starring Gerald 'Slink' Johnson, Riles Christian Groups

“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

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

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

Pastor Jamal Bryant Criticizes Tom Joyner for Slamming His "Hoes" Sermon

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

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

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.

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

Pastor John Hagee: "Blood Moon" Eclipse Signals End of World

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….

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