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Men Allege Sexual Coercion By Prominent Atlanta Pastor

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Two Georgia men have filed a lawsuit claiming that prominent Atlanta, Georgia, pastor Eddie Long coerced them into sex. The suits, filed Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia, allege that Long used his position as a spiritual authority and bishop to coerce young male members and employees of his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church into sex.

“Defendant Long has a pattern and practice of singling out a select group of young male church members and using his authority as Bishop over them to ultimately bring them to a point of engaging in a sexual relationship,” the suits allege.

Anyone can allege anything. We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out. Interesting that men have filed suit.

September 21, 2010 Posted by | Current Events | , , | Leave a comment

Does The New Testament Misquote Jesus?

2010 debate between two New Testament scholars: Dr. Craig Evans and Dr. Bart Ehrman.

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September 21, 2010 Posted by | Biblical Criticism (Video) | , , , | Leave a comment

Juvenile Justice: Faith Groups Begin To Speak Out

The United States sentences more of its citizens under the age of 18 to life without parole than any other major developed nation, and American believers are increasingly viewing juvenile justice — or a lack of justice — as a critical challenge for faith groups.

Core teachings of traditional religions focus on mercy, justice and serving the least among us, and the fate of juveniles in trouble with the law is so problematic that a growing number of American denominations say the plight of these children cannot be ignored by people of faith. Juvenile detention centers in many states are also some of the most problem-plagued institutions in the corrections system.

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September 21, 2010 Posted by | Societal Concerns | , , | Leave a comment