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Missouri priest sentenced to prison for 6,000 child porn images

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A retired Missouri priest has been sentenced to five years in prison after it was discovered he had made slideshow presentations containing thousands of images of child pornography. 72-year old James T. ...

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Mark Wahlberg’s faith-based “Father Stu” rereleased as PG-13

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Some viewers stayed away from Mark Wahlberg’s faith-based movie “Father Stu” earlier this year because of its strong language. The true story is back in theaters, but this time in a PG-13 ...

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Explosive documentary on Kanakuk sex abuse wins Emmy Award

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A documentary made by VICE News about sexual abuse cases at Kanakuk camps in southwest Missouri won a 2022 Emmy award for “Outstanding Hard News Feature Story: Long Form.” The 17-minute film, ...

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New rule requires gun dealers to report addresses of some purchasers

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The FBI last week quietly initiated the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The new program will collect the addresses of gun purchasers with intent of curbing gun crimes by flagging ...

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Venezuela empties prisons, sends violent criminals to US border

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Among the 2.2 million illegal aliens that have entered the country this year are violent criminals released from prisons in Venezuela. The news, alluded to on Thursday by President Joe Biden, has ...

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One of Wahlberg brothers found his faith while locked in prison

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While Mark and Donnie Wahlberg achieved great success in music and film, their brother Jim took a darker path that led to prison. “I lived a rough-and-tumble life,” he said. “I was ...

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Thousands sign petition asking Kanakuk Kamps to waive non-disclosure agreements

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The fallout from sexual abuse allegations against Kanakuk Kamps near Branson continues. More than 26,121 people have signed a petition asking the organization to release dozens of victims and their families from ...

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Supreme Court stops execution of inmate denied pastor’s touch

The Supreme Court has halted the execution of a Texas death row inmate who had requested his pastor be allowed to lay hands on him in the execution chamber. The inmate, John ...

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Convicted of murder as a teen, Gene McGuire has found true freedom

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In 1977, then 17-year-old Gene McGuire found himself at the wrong place at the wrong time. His 24-year-old cousin had come for a visit, and the two went to a tavern in ...

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First Christians in Iran sentenced under brutal new law

Morning Star News reports the first Christians to be punished under a newly amended law in Iran aimed at halting the growth of Christianity and other religious groups were sentenced to five years ...

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Palestinians say they’re in a police state not of Israel but of their own leaders

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Palestinians say they’re living in a police state. But contrary to what some may think, it’s not at the hands of Israel, but their own Palestinian leaders. Earlier this year, Palestinian Authority ...

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Pastor jailed for in-person services is released to applause from other inmates

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Canadian Pastor James Coates, held in prison for holding in-person church services, is speaking out after his release. Coates, a pastor at GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, left the jail to thunderous ...

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Opioid epidemic affecting foster care and adoption agencies

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An opioid epidemic is sweeping the nation and it is having a profound effect on foster kids. The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports that death rates are rising among young ...

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Pastor once held in Turkish prison tells U.S. Christians to prepare for persecution

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Christians in the United States can expect persecution to come in the near future, says Pastor Andrew Brunson who was unjustly locked up in a Turkish prison for two years Brunson, 52, ...

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‘God showing up’ – Youth For Christ replaces loneliness with hope in juvenile detention centers

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“I was totally lost, really hopeless and ashamed of what I was doing with my life. I was in a hopeless spot at a time where I didn’t really care what happened ...

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Man sentenced for Facebook threats to kill Christian ministry employees

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A Florida man has been sentenced to federal prison for threatening to kill employees of the American Family Association. Chase Davis, of Pompano Beach, posted the threats to the American Family Association ...

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Wrongly imprisoned for 16 years, Floyd Bledsoe is back, sharing Christ as a free man

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Floyd Bledsoe spent nearly 16 years behind bars for a horrendous crime he didn’t commit. Now, he is back in prison five days a week — voluntarily — teaching spiritual truths and ...

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Trump criticized for Stone commutation while Obama had 1,712

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested on Saturday that the House may introduce a bill to limit presidential pardon power following President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of his longtime associate and former ...

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Suspect in murder of retired St. Louis officer previously convicted but never served time

Stephan Cannon, who was arrested this week for the alleged murder of retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn, was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2014 but never spent a ...

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Faith groups call for releasing prison inmates during pandemic

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The close quarters of Missouri jails and prisons presents a high risk for the transmission of the coronavirus. Faith leaders joined other groups in calling for many of these inmates to be ...

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Iran releases 85,000 prisoners with half possibly having coronavirus

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Iran has released 85,000 prisoners with half of them possibly having the coronavirus. Iran is currently one of two epicenters for the virus outside of China. It’s overcrowded prisons, that hold individuals ...

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‘He has set the captives free.’ Men freed after serving 36 years for wrongful conviction

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After a painful 36 years in prison, three Baltimore men were exonerated Monday for a murder they did not commit. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, and Andrew Stewart were teenagers when they were ...

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Columbia man sentenced to federal prison for Molotov cocktail attack on Planned Parenthood

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Wesley Brian Kaster of Columbia, Mo. will face five to 21 years in prison after admitting that he threw a Molotov cocktail inside the Columbia Planned Parenthood building in February. He entered ...

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Jail – when only a miracle will do

For nearly 10 years I served inmates in our small rural county jail as a minister, and saw over 100 of them come through our Bible studies and annual Christmas outreach.  They ...

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Tim Tebow surprises inmates at maximum security prison

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Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow continues to go out of his way to put his faith into action Tebow and a Duck Dynasty star recently made a surprise visit to ...

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