Friday, April 1, 2011



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Police: Pastor arrested for paying for sex
Dayton Daily News
A Miamisburg clergyman was arrested Tuesday evening in Dayton after he allegedly paid a prostitute $20 for oral sex. John Naylor, 65, is the pastor for visitation and senior adults at the First Church ...

Pastor's RICO Case Heading To Higher Court
WSB Atlanta
A Cobb County minister charged with preying on victims about to lose their homes learned Wednesday his case is heading to a higher court. A judge found probable cause to send Michael Surgent's "RICO" case to superior court, even though his lawyer ...

Molestation charges filed against former San Clemente youth pastor
Los Angeles Daily News
SANTA ANA -- A former San Clemente youth pastor has been charged with molesting a female parishioner, beginning when she was 14 years old, Orange County prosecutors said today. Joe David Nelms, 47, was a youth pastor at Pacific Coast Church in San ...

Upstate Pastor Charged With Sex Crime
News Channel 7
The Union County Sheriff Says He's Unsure If There Are More Victims
Deputies on Tuesday arrested a former associate pastor of a popular Union County church and charged him with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Stephen Douglas Berry, 38, of Jonesville, was associate pastor at New Life ...

Local Youth Minister Charged with Two Counts Statutory Rape
Decatur County Chronicle
Anthony Dale Newton, 51, a former youth pastor at the H2O Church in Lexington, Tennessee, was arrested on March 16th, 2011 by the Decatur County Sheriff Department and charged with Aggravated Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure. ...

Former Va. Beach pastor charged with fraud, embezzlement
The Virginian-Pilot
Lamont Duane Brown, 45, of Suffolk, charged with embezzlement, identity theft, credit card fraud and writing bad checks. By Kathy Adams Police have charged the former pastor of a local Baptist church with fraud and embezzlement after representatives ...

Michael Clare, Bronx pastor charged with raping, impregnating 12-year-old girl, rejects plea deal
New York Daily News
A Bronx pastor charged with raping a 12-year-old girl from his flock turned down a "sweetheart" plea deal that came with three years in prison. Michael Clare, 38, refused the offer from prosecutors, despite "almost irrefutable proof" he impregnated the ...

E.Pa. priest charged with assaulting boy, 14
NECN - 16 minutes ago
MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — A priest is facing charges of having inappropriate sexual contact with an eastern Pennsylvania teen. The Rev. Phillip Ferrara surrendered to state police on Friday. The 48-year-old Eastern Rite Catholic priest is charged with ...

Little Meadows Priest Arrest
WBGH - 31 minutes ago
A Little Meadows, Pennsylvania priest has been arrested for alleged sexual contact with a teenage boy. PA State Police say the incident occurred last November at the Our Lady of Solitude Retreat Center in Little Meadows. ...

PA Priest Accused of Sexual Contact
WBNG-TV - 1 hour ago
Middletown Twp., PA (WBNG Binghamton) A man trusted for spiritual guidance is accused of taking advantage of that trust. The priest from Susuqehanna County is said to have forced a fourteen year old boy to touch him. ...

Little Meadows Man Arrested For Sexually Abusing Boy
WBNG-TV - 6 hours ago
Montrose, PA (WBNG Binghamton) A Little Meadows priest is under arrest for having sexual contact with a young boy. Pennsylvania state police say Phillip Ferrara, 48, of Little Meadows asked a 14 year old boy to massage Ferrara's private ...
Karl Rove is keynote speaker at Energy Museum fundraiser
BEAUMONT - Hundreds of people attended a big fundraiser in Beaumont featuring George W. Bush's former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff. Karl Rove was the keynote speaker at Thursday night's Energy Museum Blowout 2011 at the Civic Center. Former first lady Laura Bush was last year's keynote speaker at the event. There is no reports if Killer Koch Brother David H. Koch or Charles Koch of Koch Industries was present to give him more millions of ENERGY dollars.

Who is the Tea Party really?
The Guardian, Feb 25, 2011?
Big money has co-opted conservative activists for its agenda, but scratch the surface and it's the religious right that rears up
This impression is only solidified by the fact that among the big money players in the conservative movement right now is (likely atheist) Karl Rove with his group American Crossroads, while the deepest pockets behind Tea Party groups such as Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks and Citizens for a Sound Economy belong to the Koch brothers, who are radical libertarians who don't seem to care much one way or another about traditional social conservatism. So blinded by these big money groups, mainstream media continues to push the narrative that Tea Partiers don't care about social issues, and even that Republicans who hammer on about social issues will take an electoral hit.

It must have been quite a surprise, then, to have the new Republican-dominated House of Representatives, which rode in on a sea of Tea Party energy and funding, to immediately put most of their efforts into controlling the uteruses of America, through a series of bills that would defund Planned Parenthood, end all private insurance funding for abortion, and even allow doctors to refuse to save the lives of pregnant women if doing so would require performing an abortion.

Where's the "small government" and "fiscal conservatism" in that?
David Koch, founder of Americans for Prosperity. Photograph:

Lying cheats, and those who elect them
Pekin Daily Times
Time was, someone like Newt Gingrich — a twice-divorced man on his third marriage and a confessed adulterer — would not seriously weigh a run for the White House. Back in the day, divorce and adultery were career-ending scandals for ...

Fly of Newt: Gingrich Blames Adultery on Patriotism
Big Think
If Gingrich was consumed with ardor for our country, you'd think he would have been caught humping one of our nation's scenic geological formations. Update: I think I figured out how Newt's passion for America caused affairs with women. ...

Ten Observations About Newt Gingrich's Adultery Rationale
Vanity Fair
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this week, Newt Gingrich blamed his history of philandering on patriotism: “There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, ...

Newt Gingrich's Patriotism Is To Blame for His Past Adultery
Newt Gingrich has come up with a brilliant excuse to explain away his philandering ways, patriotism. The politician sat down with the Christian Broadcasting Network to help explain why he cheated on his wifes in the past. He claims his passion for his ...

Newt Gingrich Blames Passion For America For His Many Affairs
"Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, married three times and a self-admitted adulterer, says he screwed around because of his passion for America. `There`s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I ...

Newt Gingrich Cheated on His Wives for America
New York Magazine
If Newt Gingrich runs for president, as he's expected to do, he won't be the only candidate in the Republican primary field with three marriages under his belt. Buddy Roemer, the former Louisiana governor who has already formed an exploratory committee, shares that distinction, as does Donald Trump, who claims he may run. But Gingrich has an extra burden in his efforts to explain his marital history to socially conservative primary voters. Gingrich didn't just get divorced, he also cheated on both of his first two wives. And furthermore, he left both of them when they were sick.

Priest arrested in sex with boy, 14
SARASOTA, Fla., March 18 (UPI) -- A priest and former Catholic school official was arrested in Florida on sexual battery charges involving a 14-year-old boy, authorities said. The Rev. William Wert, 54, was arrested Feb. 1 after the boy told police ...

Lexington pastor charged with statutory rape of 16 year old girl out on bond
Jackson Sun
Anthony Dale Newton, a former pastor of a Lexington church, will appear in court Monday morning, when he will face charges of aggravated statutory rape and sexual battery by an authority figure. Newton was released from jail after paying a $20000 bond, ...

Richmond pastor, family arrested after refusing to leave foreclosed church
San Jose Mercury News
(Dean Coppola/Staff) Sheriff's deputies led a pastor out of his Richmond church in handcuffs Thursday afternoon after he refused to obey a court-ordered eviction notice. Pastor Sidney Keys, his wife Patrice and his elderly mother all went to jail from ...

Former Joliet Catholic priest again charged with sexual abuse
Chicago Sun-Times
A priest who was once the assistant principal at Joliet Catholic High School has been arrested on sex abuse charges for the second time. The Rev. William C. Wert was arrested Feb. 1 after a 14-year-old boy told police Wert had engaged in a sexual ...

Former minister convicted of producing child porn
Shelby Star - ?6 hours ago?
AP ASHEVILLE (AP) — A former music minister at an Asheville church has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to producing child pornography. Thirty-one-year-old Paul Lawrence Berrell was sentenced in US District Court in ...

Neighbors said they can't believe they live next to a "pastor" charged with murder
WCBD - Rebecca Ryan - ?17 hours ago?
People living along Wellington Drive in James Island said Art Peterson is a great neighbor, father, husband and man of God, though they weren't sure if he's actually a pastor of a particular church. He was visiting a crippled woman in ...

Judge sets motion hearing in corruption investigation of Rep. Terrill, former ...
The Republic - ?1 hour ago?
Terrill, a Republican, is charged with offering Leftwich, a Democrat, an $80000-a-year state job in exchange for her not running for re-election to clear the way for a Republican to run for the Oklahoma City seat she held. Leftwich is charged with ...

Charged official leaves county post - ?8 hours ago?
Meanwhile, political fallout from the charges struck Republican Commissioner Charley Martin, who in turn attempted to put Democratic Commissioner Diane Marseglia on the defensive.

Political Circus: Hell hath no fury like a senator's wife scorned
CNN International - Ed Hornick - ?Mar 15, 2011?
Wisconsin state Sen. Randy Hopper, a Republican from Fond du Lac, is not only facing backlash from constituents angry over his support for Gov. Scott Walker's union busting bill -- but from his wife. According to, ...

Wis. GOP State Senator's Wife: He Had An Affair, 'Now Lives Mostly In Madison'
TPMDC - Eric Kleefeld - ?Mar 15, 2011?
As Wisconsin Democrats mobilize recall campaigns against Republican state Senators, in response to Gov. Scott Walker's newly-passed law curtailing public employee unions, one targeted GOP legislator is facing a negative side story: A messy divorce ...

SC Lt. Gov. Ard charged with 92 ethics violations - John O'Connor - ?6 hours ago?
State ethics investigators have charged Lt. Gov. Ken Ard, a Florence Republican, with 69 counts of spending campaign money for his personal use and 23 counts of failing to disclose campaign expenses. Ard, who took office in November, has been under scrutiny ...

North Charleston minister accused of practicing law without a license
Charleston Post Courier - Schuyler Kropf - ?1 hour ago?
For the past several months, defense attorneys in Charleston County reported hearing instances of a mysterious clergyman acting as a legal adviser, telling defendants he had a better strategy for their case. ... | Charleston, SC | Police arrest minister ...
Live 5 News - ?2 hours ago?
Health News from AP NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have arrested a 63-year-old minister accused of giving criminal suspects legal advice without actually having a license to practice law. The North Charleston Police Department arrested David ...

North Charleston minister arrested
ABC NEWS 4 - ?2 hours ago?
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) -- A minister has been arrested on charges of forgery and bank fraud. He is also accused of practicing law without a license. David L. Mitchell, 63, was arrested on Tuesday night. He is listed online as the chief apostle and ...

The Caucus: Ex-Aide Calls for Ensign to Resign From the Senate Right Now
New York Times (blog) - Eric Lipton - ?Mar 9, 2011?
Senator John Ensign's announcement this week that he is retiring has brought little solace to his chief accuser, Doug Hampton, the husband of Mr. Ensign's former mistress. Mr. Hampton, breaking a long period of public silence as the ...

Husband of Ensign's ex-lover calls for resignation
The Associated Press - ?Mar 9, 2011?
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada man whose wife had a monthslong affair with Sen. John Ensign says the Republican should immediately resign to shield the family from an ongoing ethics investigation stemming from the extramarital relationship. ...

`Gift' of $96000 Can't Buy Silence on Sin: Margaret Carlson
Bloomberg - Margaret Carlson - ?Mar 8, 2011?
In politicians, the spontaneity gene is recessive. Vestigial traces are squelched by high-priced consultants. Watch “Meet the Press” any Sunday morning and promise to drink at every unscripted comment. ...

Orange County pastor convicted of molesting 14-year-old parishoner
Los Angeles Times - ?2 hours ago?
A former pastor of the Apostolic Christian Church in San Clemente was convicted Monday of molesting a 14-year-old girl who had been volunteering in the church office, the Orange County district attorney's office announced. Ricardo Avalos Maffey, 44, ...

Pastor guilty of molesting 14-year-old
OCRegister - Vik Jolly, Greg Hardesty - ?2 hours ago?
SANTA ANA – A jury Monday found a San Clemente church pastor guilty of molesting a 14-year-old girl and sending her sexual e-mails. Ricardo Avalos Maffey, 44, was convicted of five felony charges of lewd conduct with a ...

Pastor Convicted Of Molesting 14-Year-Old Girl
San Clemente Times - ?3 hours ago?
A Protestant pastor of the Apostolic Christian Church in San Clemente was convicted today of molesting a 14-year-old female parishioner that he met through his job. Ricardo Avalos Maffey, 44, Santa Ana, was found guilty by a jury of five felony counts ...

Albany pastor arrested for luring 14-year-old girl
KOIN Local 6 - Kyle Mallory - ?1 hour ago?
An Albany youth pastor was arrested Friday evening for luring a minor, the Albany Police Department reports. Sean Feltman, 24, is a youth pastor at the Willamette Community Church in Albany, and was taken into custody Friday following a grand jury ..

Arizona minister charged in $5.5M fraud - ?5 hours ago?
The Rogerses and Shannon, who were arrested Tuesday, pleaded not guilty. The Republic found in a 2009 investigation that the Rogerses bought 26 homes in less than two years -- and nearly all of them went into foreclosure.

Bethlehem minister convicted in 2009 purse snatching
The Express Times - - Sarah Cassi - ?Mar 9, 2011?
A Bethlehem minister was convicted today of snatching the purse of a 16-year-old girl in 2009, following a two-day trial. The Northampton County jury of seven women and five men deliberated for about three hours ...

Grant Storms Arrested: Anti-Gay Christian Pastor Charged Over Public Masturbation
Huffington Post - ?Mar 1, 2011?
Grant Storms, a renowned anti-gay Christian pastor from Louisiana, was arrested last week for masturbating at a public park, in the vicinity of a carousel and playground where children were present. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, ...
Local pastor charged with masturbating in park WWL First News
Anti-gay New Orleans pastor charged with sex offense at public park Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Pastor Accused Of Public Masturbation WDSU New Orleans

Priest Victim Speaks Out
WTEN - ?4 hours ago?
One of the victims of the disgraced priest Gary Mercure is telling his side of the story. The victim is set to speak this afternoon at the Crowne Plaza in Albany. Mercure was sentenced to 20-25 years in prison for sexually abusing two Queensbury altar ...

Pastor pleads guilty to sexual assault
The Voice - Merissa Richards - ?5 hours ago?
The pastor who is married with children will be sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court in South London on a date yet to be confirmed. Police said he admitted to officers that he had been 'battling' with his sexuality for years. Police said the assaults took ...

Delco priests among 21 placed on leave by archdiocese (With Video)
Delaware County Daily Times - Patti Mengers - ?10 hours ago?
Paul Castellani was temporarily removed as pastor of St. Philomena Church in Lansdowne and the Rev. Msgr. John Close was temporarily removed as pastor of St. Katharine of Siena Church in the Wayne section of Radnor. The Rev. Mark Gaspar was temporarily ...

Philadelphia Cardinal's Apology Not Enough, Advocates Say
AOL News - ?11 hours ago?
Last month, the district attorney's office charged two priests, a former priest and a Catholic school teacher with raping boys in the 1990s. In his homily, Rigali acknowledged "the grave sins of sexual abuse committed against minors, in particular by ...

Four county priests among those put on leave (Updated 9:05 pm)
Daily Local News - Eric S. Smith - ?11 hours ago?
Monsignor Joseph Marino, pastor at Our Lady of Assumption in Tredyffrin, told the congregation during Mass on Wednesday that Father Daniel Hoy has been placed on leave. Officials at St. Isaac Jogues in Tredyffrin confirmed during Mass that Father ...

Mesa Minister, Wife Charged With Mortgage Fraud
KPHO Phoenix - Lisa Leigh Kelly - ?16 hours ago?
and "directed portions of the proceeds to themselves through the use of entities such as Clint Rogers Ministries." The Rogers and the other defendants were released on their own recognizance. If convicted, they could spend years in federal prison.

21 US priests suspended over sexual abuse
Press TV - ?Mar 9, 2011?
... 22.6% were aged 10 or younger. members. Six percent of all priests against whom allegations were made had been convicted and about 2% sentenced to prison by the time the report came out. A Wisconsin priest, the Rev. ...

Pastor accused of fraud against Quebec zoo - ?Mar 9, 2011?
MONTREAL — A professed holy man has been charged with committing an unholy act: defrauding the popular Quebec zoo Parc Safari out of nearly $1 million in an alleged scheme involving two of his followers. Provincial police arrested three people Tuesday ...

Pastor accused of having sex with teen in church
Delmarva Now - ?Mar 9, 2011?
Suspect is on Maryland's sex offender registry
Corbin was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the rape charge, however all but one year and six months were suspended. He was also ordered to serve three years of supervised probation. More than two years after the rape conviction, Corbin was convicted ...

Robber pastor gets 22 years
Sowetan - ?Mar 8, 2011?
A magistrate has likened a pastor who organised robbers to steal from his church to Judas Iscariot
She said some church members insulted them when they attended court proceedings, accusing them of lying about the pastor. "I wish he had been sentenced to life so that he would not come out and hurt us," she said.

Fruitland pastor charged in teen sex abuse
Bethany Beach Wave - ?Mar 8, 2011?
Courtesy Md. Dept. of Public Safety & Correction FRUITLAND — The pastor of a Fruitland church was charged by police after a teenage girl accused him of sexual abuse, according to court documents. Tonto Sylvester Corbin Sr., the 48-year-old pastor of ...

Trial date set for former priest Maday - ?Mar 8, 2011?
WINNEBAGO COUNTY - A Sept. 12 trial date was set Tuesday for a former priest convicted of sexual assault that the state wants committed as a sexual predator. Norbert Maday, 72, was convicted in 1994 of sexually assaulting young boys in Oshkosh. ...

Judge won't take former minister off sex registry
Greensboro News & Record - ?Mar 8, 2011?
Cavender, 60, is a self-described preacher and evangelist who has been on the registry for 10 years after being convicted of sexual battery and serving a brief stint in prison. He had asked to be removed from the list because it was hurting his ...

Bond reduced for charged Md. priest
Washington Post (blog) - Cecil Whig - ?Mar 8, 2011?
A retired Episcopal priest accused of molesting two girls while living in Cecil County is still be held in custody after a judge reduced his bond. Prosecutors say Donald Belcher molested a 15-year-old girl in 2006 and an 8-year-old girl ...

Ex-priest O'Grady remanded on child porn charges
The New York Irish Emgirant - ?Mar 7, 2011?
Convicted and jailed in 1994, he was paroled in 2000 after serving just half his sentence. Speaking with The Irish Emigrant at the time of the Dublin arrest, Joey Piscitelli, Northwest Director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) ...

Pastor accused of lewd conduct with girl, 14
OCRegister - Greg Hardesty - ?Mar 7, 2011?
Maffey, a pastor at the Apostolic Christian Church in San Clemente, faces up to six years in prison if convicted on charges of kissing and touching the girl on several occasions and sending sexually provocative e-mails to her between May and August ...

Pastor admits sex attack on boy
Falkirk Herald - ?Mar 5, 2011?
Odulele, of Bexley, is the pastor of the Glory House church in east London, which describes itself on its website as "one of the largest and fastest growing charismatic churches in the UK". He will be sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court at a future date, ...

Paterson pastor arraigned in stabbing - John Petrick - ?Mar 4, 2011?
Prior to starting the Koinonia and Christian Ministries in Paterson 15 years ago, Fairley was convicted of committing a violent attack on his wife. In 1983, Fairley, then 32 and a Baptist minister, was indicted on charges of breaking into his estranged ...

N.M. youth minister jailed for child porn - ?Mar 4, 2011?
SANTA FE, NM, March 4 (UPI) -- A New Mexico minister has been sentenced to 18 years in prison and lifetime probation for child pornography. Matthew Nichols, 58, a former youth and family minister at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Alamos ...

NJ pastor accused of stabbing another
Daily Local News - ?Mar 3, 2011?
The 59-year-old is charged with attempted murder. Police told The Record newspaper the pair worked at the Koinonia and Christian Ministries that Fairley started 15 years ago. Police also told the newspaper at some point they were in a relationship. ...

Minister attacks female colleague
PoliJAM - ?Mar 3, 2011?
by : Administrator PATERSON, NJ, March 3 (UPI) -- A preacher in Paterson, NJ, has been charged with stabbing a female minister with whom he allegedly had had an affair. The Rev. Edward Fairley was arrested Tuesday morning outside the house where the ...

Albany youth pastor arrested on charge of luring minor
Albany Democrat Herald - ?3 hours ago?
An Albany youth pastor faces a charge of luring a minor. Albany police announced today that Sean Peter Feltmann was arrested on the charge March 4. Feltmann, a youth pastor with Willamette Community Church, 420 Third Ave. SE, was taken into custody ...

Former youth minister sentenced on sex charges - ?Mar 8, 2011?
A married youth minister was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading no contest to charges stemming from a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Twenty-eight-year-old Paul Lisowski faced 30 years, but chose Monday to plead no contest to the ...

Priest sentenced for molesting girl, 11
Washington Post (blog) - Tom Jackman - ?Feb 18, 2011?
A Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching an 11-year-old Fairfax County girl last year was sentenced Friday to nine months in jail. Felix Owino, 45, was arrested in July after visiting a family in Herndon and ...