February 15, 2020
God hates orphans.
A burning candle is regarded as a possible cause. A Pennsylvania group, which runs the orphanage, lost government accreditation several years ago.
Seventeen children including infants died in Haiti after a fire broke out inside their remote unaccredited orphanage located above the hills of Port-au-Prince.
Two of the children died from burns, Haiti’s Social Affairs Minister Elyse Gelin told the Miami Herald, while 13 others died from smoke inhalation. Two young survivors are being treated for respiratory distress at a hospital in the capital.
In all, there were 61 children living inside the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding’s two-story building at Fermathe 55 when the fire broke out Thursday night, Gelin said. The group home, located just south of Port-au-Prince in the town of Kenscoff, is run by a much-criticized Scranton, Pennsylvania, religious nonprofit.
The incident is strongly being condemned by child protection advocates, and highlights Haiti’s ongoing challenges in trying to regulate non-accredited children’s homes, which are a profitable business in the country despite a 2018 moratorium banning any new orphanages and the closure of nearly 200 in recent years.
January 18, 2020
A “satanic” sect killed a pregnant woman and six children – aged between one and 17 – during a violent exorcism inside a church, say prosecutors.
Officers found a mass grave containing seven bodies – the 33-year-old woman, five of her children and a neighbour’s child – in the indigenous region of Ngabe-Bugle in Panama.
The gruesome discovery came after local authorities were told several families had been held against their will in a church where exorcisms were believed to have taken place.
Fifteen people were rescued from the religious sect where they were reportedly tortured by being beaten with bibles, choked and having burning sticks rammed in their mouths to “cast out the demons”.
Ten sect members were arrested on suspicion of responsibility for the killings, prosecutors said.
Those rescued from the church had suffered bodily injuries, Alexis Munoz, a senior police official, told Reuters.
Rafael Baloyes, senior prosecutor of the Bocas del Toro province of western Panama, said: “We’re talking about seven victims, six minors between the ages of one and 17.
“Six from one family, the mother and her five children, and the mother was pregnant.”
The deaths involved the La Nueva Luz de Dios (The New Light of God) sect in the community of El Terron, according to the Panamanian Ministry of Public Security.
Ricardo Miranda, head of the Ngabe-Bugle semi-autonomous zone, wrote on Facebook: “We demand the immediate eradication of this satanic sect that contradicts all the harmonious and spiritual practices contemplated in the holy scriptures.”
The victims were indigenous people who had been abducted and kept captive by the sect’s priests, who also carried out exorcism rituals that included physical abuse, local media reported.
Mr Munoz confirmed the discovery of a mass grave in the same location where the victims were rescued that contained at least seven bodies.
He told local media: “When we arrived we were told there was a mass grave in the area, the National Police has since confirmed its existence.”
Lawyer Rafael Baloyes said: “It is a complex case. The group abused people and committed criminal acts against the local community.
Teenager, 19, kills ‘paedophile priest who abused him’ by ramming a crucifix down his throat and suffocating him
January 5, 2020
- Alexandre V. attacked 91-year-old Catholic priest at his home in Agnetz, Oise
- Roger Matassoli is accused of abusing the victim and his father
- Alleged to have abused at least four boys from 1960-2000
- Attacker has been charged with torture, murder and resisting arrest
A 19-year-old man has been arrested for killing a suspected paedophile priest by ramming a crucifix down his throat and suffocating him.
Alexandre V., who is alleged to have been abused by the priest, attacked the 91-year-old Catholic Roger Matassoli at the holy figure’s home in Agnetz, Oise, northern France.
Matassoli had been accused of sexually abusing at least four boys, including Alexandre and Alexandre’s father, between 1960 and 2000.
The priest had to be shifted from the diocese of Clermont in 1967 to the diocese of Saint-Andre-Farivillers, and was then moved to Agnetz, following allegations of paedophilia, reports Franceinfo. And yet he remained on the church’s payroll until 2018.
The attacker, whose full name has not been published, was arrested and charged with torture, murder and resisting arrest.
The priest’s body was found in his home with signs of torture on November 4.
Alexandre, who worked as a housekeeper in Matassoli’s home, was caught by authorities attempting to escape in the holy man’s car and arrested on the same day.
However, he was transferred to hospital due to alleged psychiatric problems and was not formally charged until December 26.null
The suspect had tried to kill himself after being abused by the priest, according to the suspect’s father Stephane, who has also claimed that his father killed himself when he learnt how his son had been abused by the priest.
Speaking about the priest’s impact on his family to French media, Stephane said the priest had ‘shattered a whole family’.
Police are investigating the case on the grounds that the killing was an act of revenge, reports French media. Alexandre has also told investigators he has no recollection of the events.
The priest is also alleged to have abused a man when he was aged between six and 15 years old in Saint-Andre-Farivillers, Franceinfo reports.
The victim’s sister Colette, who has made the claims, told the broadcaster that everyone in the village knew the rumours but no one took any action.
She also said that when a picture of Matassoli stripped naked was found in a landfill it was brushed aside, after the priest claimed it was taken when he was 18 years old and in the army.
‘(But) he did not look like an 18 year old boy in this photo,’ she said, before adding that young boys were invited to the priest’s home in the village every Thursday.
The priest had been officially removed from church duties in 2009 following the first allegations of abuse, but was kept on the payroll for another ten years, Beauvais bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonnin has revealed.
He was only removed after the bishop took into account the testimony of at least two alleged victims, and has claimed he was still paid due to ‘ecclesiastical errors’.
November 8, 2019
A 90-year-old priest found battered to death at his home in northern France had been under investigation for sexual offences against boys, it has been revealed.
Father Roger Matassoli was found dead in his home on the Oise département on Monday. Police say he had suffered blows to the abdomen, skull and face and there were also traces of asphyxia, although officers refused to respond to reports in the French media that a crucifix had been placed in his throat.
The cleric had served as the parish priest of Froissy from 1988 to 2009, when he was removed from the ministry after accusations of sexual assault.
“In 2009, having heard a victim, I took measures against Fr Matassoli to remove him from the public exercise of the ministry,” said a spokesman for the local diocese.
“After a civil complaint was filed, a canonical procedure was initiated to hear known victims. Fr Matassoli was then banned from any ministry, even private.”
The Beauvais public prosecutor’s office reported two complaints in 2018 “concerning sexual assaults committed on two young boys when, aged 10 to 14, they were altar boys in Father Matassoli’s parish”.
The case was not proceeded with because under French law the complaints were time-barred, since they were committed in 1962 for one of the victims, and between 1976 and 1980 for the other.
A 19-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of the priest, but has been hospitalised due to what police described as serious mental health issues.
If Trump is removed from office, says famous pastor, “veterans, cowboys, mountain men” will go on a Democrat killing spree
November 4, 2019
Pastor Rick Wiles has a warning for Democrats: if Trump is removed from office, “veterans, cowboys, mountain men, guys that know how to fight” will “hunt down” those responsible. Pastor Wiles chokes up and gets a faraway look in his eye when he says “veterans, cowboys, mountain men,” almost as if these macho characters were members of a Village People tribute band and he was the president of its fan club.
Wikipedia has a grab bag of fun facts about Pastor Wiles:
- asserted that the effects of Hurricane Harvey upon the city of Houston, Texas resulted from Houston’s “LGBT devotion”
- described Judaism and Islam as “the Antichrist”
- called Central American immigrants a “brown invasion” being used by God to punish American whites because of abortion
- claimed that the Las Vegas massacre was conducted by government death squads
- asserted that Antonin Scalia was murdered
- predicted an imminent coup that would result in the nationally televised decapitation of the Trump family on the White House lawn.
October 18, 2019
A church warden who murdered a retired lecturer by spiking his food and drinks with poison has been jailed for life.
Benjamin Field, 28, was found guilty last year of killing Peter Farquhar, 69, from Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire in a sadistic plot to inherit his house and money.
Field was sentenced life imprisonment with a minimum term of 36 years at Oxford Crown Court on Friday by Mr Justice Sweeney.
Prosecutors described Field as a psychopath who posed an “ongoing danger to society” until he was eventually caught.
He admitted to frequently giving Mr Farquhar drugs and spiking his whisky in the hopes that his death would look like an accident.
After Field began targeting Mr Farquhar’s neighbour Ann Moore-Martin, 83, in a similar scheme by writing messages on her mirrors purporting to be from God.
Field admitted starting sexual relationships with both pensioners in an effort to get them to change their wills and accepted he had “psychologically manipulated” them.
He initially denied any involvement in Mr Farquhar’s death in 2015 and Miss Moore-Martin’s death from natural causes in May 2017.
Field denied murdering Mr Farquhar and said he could have died from taking his usual dose of flurazepam and drinking whisky but was convicted by the jury.
The Baptist minister’s son pleaded guilty to defrauding Miss Moore-Martin of £4,000 to buy a car and £27,000 for a dialysis machine.
Field had undergone a “betrothal” ceremony with gay Mr Farquhar while also having a string of girlfriends, and was in a sexual relationship with Miss Moore-Martin, who was 57 years his senior.
Prosecutors said Field had a “profound fascination in controlling and manipulating and humiliating and killing” and alleged he had plotted his crimes with his friend, failed magician Martyn Smith, 32.
He had also drawn up a “100 clients” list, including his parents, grandparents and brother, which the prosecution said were future targets.
October 18, 2019
Isn’t religion wonderful?
IsnA Texas man is accused of killing his girlfriend and baby daughter with a pocket knife, saying God told him to do it.
On Saturday night, Cody Edmund Dixon was arrested at a Motor Inn in Baird. Dixon had two outstanding warrants of arrest for possession of marijuana but as officers took him into custody, the 34-year-old claimed someone was chasing him, trying to kill him and that God had told him to kill his girlfriend and their child, Chief Deputy Rick Jowers of the Callahan County Sheriff’s Office tells PEOPLE.
Minutes later, authorities received a call that a rancher had discovered a woman’s body in the middle of a country road between Baird and Putnam. Ten yards away, the body of a baby was found over a fence.
The bodies were identified as Dixon’s girlfriend Alia Rae Hutchinson, 22, and their 9-month-old daughter, Aria Ellen Dixon. Authorities believe Aria’s body was thrown over the fence onto the rancher’s property 45 minutes to an hour before it was found.
Dixon used a pocket knife to stab Hutchinson and Aria after the couple got into a fight. The couple had been living with Dixon’s sister in Baird but were reportedly going through a hard time.
“He moved to his mother’s house and then to his sister’s house and it wasn’t going well,” Jowers told KTXS.
According to her Facebook page, Hutchinson graduated from high school in Wisconsin in 2015. A friend told the AP she had moved to Texas to be with Dixon a couple of months ago.
“She was a really sweet girl,” Sadie Wilson-Ziegler said. “She was so excited to have a baby with him. She loved being a mom. That poor girl…she deserved so much better.”
Jowers says investigators believe the family was on their way back to Wisconsin when Dixon allegedly attacked the pair. He has been charged with two counts of capital murder, escape, assault on a peace officer and possession of a controlled substance.
Dixon’s bond was set at $1.8 million. Attorney information was not available Thursday.
August 20, 2019
Whether it’s this guy
or this guy, it’s all the same shuck and jive.
Isn’t religion wonderful?
A 55-year-old woman was murdered by witch doctors during the process of exorcism in Sapahi village under Ramana police station, around 35 kilometres away from the district headquarter, on Saturday night.
The deceased has been identified as Rudani Devi, a native of Kon Mandra village under Ramana police station.
Son of the deceased, Bikesh Oraon lodged an FIR against exorcist Alama Devi and her son Sakendra Oraon.
Binesh mentioned in the FIR that on August 15, his mother was taken to a witch doctor at Sapahi village by his two brothers Dhanesh Oraon and Dinesh Oraon and their wives Vinita and Guddi and his own wife for exorcism.
He informed that on Saturday night during the exorcism, the witch doctor took his mother to a separate room and stabbed her with a trident. Ramana thana in-charge Gosnar Dhan confirmed the information and said, “Police has taken both the accused into custody and are interrogating them.”
Dhan informed that on the complaint of son Bikesh Oraon police registered FIR against Alama Devi and her son Sakendra Oraon under sections of 302 and 34 IPC and section 3 and 4 of The Prevention of Witch (DAAIN) Practices Act, 2001.
August 6, 2019
Because it’s been working so well so far.
This weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have many people demanding that something be done to stop gun violence.
However, Mike Huckabee insists there’s only one solution to curbing the violence and it’s ― you guessed it ― “thoughts and prayers,” that time-honored solution of pretending to do something without actually doing anything.
Huckabee said mass shootings will never stop until “kids are brought up once again to believe that we are all made in the image of God, that life is sacred and superficial differences like skin color are meaningless.”
Until then, passing more laws and pointing more fingers is just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Mike Huckabee is a fucking idiot.
June 15, 2019
(CNN)Authorities in Tennessee are reviewing all pending cases involving a Knox County Sheriff’s Office detective after he gave a sermon at his church that called for the government to execute members of the LGBTQ community.
We think this guy is a short hop from sucking dicks in public toilets.
“They are worthy of death,” Grayson Fritts said in a June 2 sermon at All Scripture Baptist Church, a small church in Knoxville that he leads.
The church posted the sermon online and then removed it, according to The Washington Post. The video was picked up by the Tennessee Holler, an independent liberal news outlet, and edited into a six-minute clip.
“God has instilled the power of civil government to send the police in 2019 out to the LGBT freaks and arrest them and have a trial for them, and if they are convicted, then they are to be put to death,” he said in the clip.
Fritts said it would be easy to find people to arrest at events such as gay pride parades.
“We have a bunch of them we’re going to get convicted because they have all their pride junk on, and they’re professing what they are, that they’re a filthy animal,” he said.
CNN has not been able to reach Fritts for comment. Speaking to journalists before giving a sermon last Wednesday, Fritts said his anti-LGBTQ beliefs have not interfered with his work as a law enforcement officer.
“It’s totally separate, because if I’m employed by the sheriff’s office, then if they came into the sheriff’s office, obviously they’re allowed there,” he said, according to WATE. “You understand what I’m saying? This. I am over this. I am the head of this church. I say who comes and goes. Those people are not permitted to join, those people are not permitted to attend.”
March 13, 2019
A former New Jersey priest who had been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors was found dead in his Nevada home, and police are treating it as a homicide.
The body of John Capparelli was found Saturday morning by police conducting a welfare check at his home in Henderson, about 15 miles south of Las Vegas.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Capparelli, 70, died from a single gunshot wound to the neck. His body was found in the kitchen, a spokesperson said.
Police said they did not have a suspect at this time.
Capparelli’s name appeared on a list in February with 187 other clergy the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark said had been “credibly accused” of abusing minors.
He was never convicted of a crime, but he was laicized and permanently removed from ministry, according to the archdiocese.
He denied the allegations to NJ.com in an interview in 2011, saying: “Everything is not true.”
Capparelli moved to Nevada in 2016, the outlet reports.
The archdiocese said he worked at a number of churches and schools in New Jersey, including Our Lady of Fatima Church in North Bergen; Oratory Prep School in Summit; Holy Trinity in Westfield; and The Church of Saint Theresa in Kenilworth. He was also a temporary chaplain at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.
‘John of God’ cult leader with millions of followers ‘ran sex slave farm and sold babies to highest bidder’
February 1, 2019
The 77-year-old has been arrested in what prosecutors say could be the worst serial crimes case in Brazil’s history
Joao Teixeira de Faria
Joao Teixeira de Faria was arrested a week after over 600 allegations piled against him in what prosecutors say could be the worst serial crimes case in Brazil’s history.
‘John of God’ cult leader with millions of followers ‘ran sex slave farm and sold babies to highest bidder’
The 77-year-old’s renowned spiritual world crumbled two months ago after he was accused of sexually abusing a Dutch woman on live TV.
The woman’s claims prompted over 600 similar allegations to arise from around the world from countless women – all of which Faria has denied.
Brazilian activist Sabrina Bittencourt has now sensationally claimed the celebrity medium ran a baby trafficking operation, in which children were “farmed” in Brazil before being sold to childless couples around the world.
Bittencourt’s previous investigations led to the spiritual leader’s arrest in December.
She claimed young girls were held captive in remote farms, where they were forced to produce babies.She added that the women were murdered after 10 years of giving birth.
SEX SLAVE FARM
In a video, Bittencourt, whose organisation, Coame, helps women report sexual assault by religious leaders, said she has spoken to women from at least three continents who claimed they bought Brazilian babies from John of God for as much as £40,000, reported the Mirror.
Europe was also listed as one of the three continents where Brazilian babies were bought.
Bittencourt claims she has collected testimony from former members of the John of God cult.
She claims Fariawould offer money to poor girls aged 14 to 18 to go and live in mineral mines or farms he owns in the Brazilian states of Goias and Minas Gerais.