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NEWBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – David Jimenez believed his devotion to a crucifix was responsible for his wife being cured of cancer. Well, the crucifix fell on him, crushing one of his legs.
Pastor Craig Lamar Davis looks like any other healthy, happy, heterosexual pastor with good family values. He was once a preacher at the Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta and a pillar of leadership in the community. Also, like a lot of men at the front of the church, the pastor had a thing for the ladies.
MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. – Hundreds of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A while receiving communion on Christmas Day at a church, health officials said.
Nathaniel Lindein, a crack-addled burglar accused of robbing nearly a dozen Bronx churches says he broke into the poor box as revenge for the child sex scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church.
“I am angry at the church for molesting children,” Nathaniel Linden, 51, told cops who caught him robbing St. Philip Neri Church on the Grand Concourse Sunday.
“That’s why I started going after churches. Idon’t case them out,” he said. “I just walk by and get angry.”
Linden waxed theological with detectives looking to link him to other church robberies, according to court papers filed in the Bronx.
“How could (God) let this happen?” he said of the sex abuse scandal that has drawn an extraordinary series of apologies from Pope Benedict. “How can there be a God?”
Linden also told cops he became “angry at God” after witnessing his mother’s murder and having a “miserable” childhood in foster care, sources said.
Former Def Jam Records R&B veteran Montell Jordan is heading away from music, shifting the focus to his Atlanta church.
Church will not confirm nor deny if Bishop Eddie Long was having inappropriate relationships with his accusers.
From the AJC
Responding on Monday to four lawsuits alleging that Bishop Eddie Long coerced young men into sexual relations, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church acknowledged that the accusers accompanied the pastor on trips but said it could not confirm or deny whether anything inappropriate took place.
The LongFellows Youth Academy, the church’s mentoring program for males 13 through 18, also filed responses. Long is identified as the founder and chief executive of the academy, which is named in three of the lawsuits.
The four men allege that Long used his influence, lavish trips, gifts and jobs to coerce them into relationships.
The Lithonia megachurch, in its response filed in DeKalb County State Court Monday, acknowledges that the men accompanied Long on trips, in some cases overseas, but said it couldn’t explain the nature of relationships that may have existed between Long and the men.
The church said Anthony Flagg, one of the accusers, traveled with Long on trips to Tuskegee, Ala., New York and Las Vegas, but couldn’t provide further details. It said it could not “admit or deny” allegations that the two were intimate.
The response said “the church understands that Bishop Long often shared hotel rooms with members of the congregation while traveling,” but it couldn’t say whether Flagg shared a room with Long.The response was filed by attorneys with the Atlanta law firm Drew Eckl Farnham.
Long has called the plaintiffs’ allegations false. His responses to the lawsuits were filed last week.
Regarding Maurice Robinson, another accuser, LongFellows Youth Academy would confirm only that he participated in the program.