Posts Tagged ‘pastor’

‘Men Must Be Governed’: The Christian Nationalist Worldview Laid Bare By Pastor Joel Webbon

Joel Webbon is a Christian nationalist pastor at Covenant Bible Church in Texas and the founder of Right Response Ministries. Through his ministry, Webbon organizes events like “Blueprints for Christendom 2.0: Seven Doctrines for Ruling the World,” which took place earlier this year and featured militant Christian nationalists like Doug Wilson and Oklahoma state Sen. […]

Right-Wing Pastor Drenda Keesee Claims Jesus Told Her To Run For Office

Drenda Keesee is a right-wing pastor, broadcaster, Seven Mountains dominionist, and conspiracy theorist who appears poised to become a county commissioner in Knox County, Ohio, after winning the Republican primary last month. Recently, Keesee preached at a “Woman, You Are Anointed” conference hosted by right-wing pastor Brenda Kunneman, wife of self-proclaimed “prophet” Hank Kunneman, where […]

ECWA Pastor Slain in Kaduna State, Nigeria

The Rev. Manasseh Ibrahim, ECWA pastor killed in Kaduna state, Nigeria on April 23, 2024. (Facebook) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A Christian pastor was killed last week as he traveled to minister to church members in northern Kaduna state, sources said. While Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists have been active… Source

Pastor in Indonesia Accused of Blasphemy

Pastor Gilbert Lumoindong of Indonesia Bethel Church in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Screenshot from YouTube) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – Muslim leaders have filed complaints of blasphemy against a leading Christian pastor in Indonesia. After Pastor Gilbert Lumoindong of the Indonesia Bethel Church (Gereja Bethel Indonesia, GBI) mentioned Islamic… Source

‘Don’t Call Her No Jungle Bunny’: MAGA Pastor Shane Vaughn Reveals His Racism Once Again

Last month, MAGA cultist pastor Shane Vaughn delivered a shockingly racist rant against Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is Black, in which he repeatedly denigrated her as “Judge Jumanji Jungle Lips.” Last week, Vaughn delivered what initially appeared to be a genuine apology, only to undercut it by revealing that he was apologizing only for engaging […]

MAGA Pastor Shane Vaughn Prays For One Juror To ‘Mess Up The Whole Thing’ In Trump’s Hush Money Trial

Last night, MAGA cultist pastor Shane Vaughn used his broadcast to ask his audience to collectively pray that God will embolden just one juror to refuse to convict former President Donald Trump, who has been charged by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg with falsifying business records in order to hide hush money payments made to […]

Christian pastor in Israel tells Tucker Carlson “brutal” Israeli occupation of Palestine must end

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MAGA Cultist Pastor Mark Burns Makes A Third Run For Congress

Right-wing pastor, conspiracy theorist, and unabashed Trump cultist Mark Burns is running for Congress once again. Burns, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in South Carolina in 2018 and 2022, has now switched districts for his latest run, perhaps hoping that voters in his new district will not be familiar with his long history of lying […]

Pastor, His Family and Other Christians Killed in Nigeria 

The Rev. Abah Jacob was slain near Maraba in Taraba state, Nigeria on March 13, 2024. (Philip Tule for Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Terrorists on March 13 ambushed and killed an African Church pastor, his wife and son along with several other Christians on a highway in […]

Herdsmen Kill Pastor, Five other Christians in Central Nigeria

Location of Nasarawa state, Nigeria. (Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed a pastor and five other Christians in Nasarawa state, central Nigeria in attacks on Friday (March 22) and Sunday (March 24), sources said. In Keana County’s Kadarko area, community leader Denis Utsa said Fulani herdsmen on Friday attacked […]

MAGA Pastor Mark Harris Makes Congressional Comeback in Victory for Christian Nationalists

Rev. Mark Harris, an anti-LGBTQ activist and vice president at the Family Research Council, won a multi-candidate primary election in North Carolina’s 8th congressional district this week, barely crossing the 30 percent threshold he needed to avoid a runoff in a district that has been gerrymandered “to heavily favor Republicans.” In a victory speech, Harris […]

Influential MAGAchurch Pastor John MacArthur Judges MLK, Jr. as ‘Not a Christian at All’

John MacArthur, an influential right-wing megachurch pastor and author, told an audience at his church last week that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was “not a Christian at all.” MacArthur described the pastor and civil rights icon as “a nonbeliever who misrepresented everything about Christ and the gospel.” MacArthur, considered one of the most influential […]

Pastor in Nepal Seeks to Change Prison Term into Fine

Pastor Keshab Raj Acharya with wife and children. (Morning Star News courtesy of family) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – More than a month after the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered Pastor Keshab Raj Acharya to serve one year in prison under a law against proselytizing, he seeks to convert the sentence into a fine. He […]

Anti-LGBTQ Pastor John Amanchukwu Is Creating An Army Of ‘Clones’ To Rant At School Board Meetings

Last year, right-wing pastor John Amanchukwu generated lots of media coverage for himself by making appearances before North Carolina school boards to rant about the supposedly “perverted” books that were available in school libraries. Buoyed by the praise he received from fellow right-wing activists, Amanchukwu then decided to continue his efforts in at school board […]

Elderly Pastor Arrested for Holding Sign That Disapproves of Abortion

A pastor who was arrested in the UK for holding a biblical sign near an abortion clinic has been found guilty of breaching a Public Spaces Protection Order. The UK currently prohibits any ‘act of disapproval’ […] The post Elderly Pastor Arrested for Holding Sign That Disapproves of Abortion appeared first on The People's Voice. Source

Pastor, Three Other Christians Kidnapped in Central Nigeria 

The Rev. Alia Hyacinth, governor of Benue state, called for the release of the Rev. Haanongon Gideon. (Facebook, Friendsoffraliahyacinth) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists kidnapped a pastor and three other Christians on Saturday (Jan. 13) in central Nigeria, sources said. The Rev. Haanongon Gideon, a pastor and council […]

Pastor in Sri Lanka Criminally Charged for Sermon Comments

Pastor Jerome Fernando was arrested in Sri Lanka on Dec. 1, 2023. (Keshia Kumaresan, Creative Commons) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Sri Lanka was granted bail on Wednesday (Jan. 3) after being jailed since Dec. 1 on a charge of “outraging religious feelings” for comments in a sermon that appeared online, sources […]

Christian Nationalist Pastor Dusty Deevers Is Running for a Seat in the Oklahoma Senate

Dusty Deevers is a far-right Christian nationalist Oklahoma pastor who is the Republican nominee for a seat in the state Senate, where he vows to apply “the word of God to every issue” in order to abolish abortion, pornography, and no-fault divorce and even institute the public shaming of adulterers. Recently, Deevers appeared on a […]

Pastor’s Wife Shot Dead in Taraba State, Nigeria 

Oluwakemi Moses, slain in Taraba state, Nigeria on Nov. 17, 2023. (Courtesy of family for Morning Star News) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A funeral was held in southwest Nigeria on Saturday (Nov. 25) for a pastor’s wife shot to death in Taraba state a week earlier, sources said. Oluwakemi Moses, wife of a Redeemed […]

Far-Right Pastor Jack Hibbs Says Mexico Is ‘The U.S.’s Gaza’

Earlier this month, far-right anti-LGBTQ pastor and conspiracy theorist Jack Hibbs posted a bizarre rant on his YouTube channel in which he repeatedly declared that the United States under President Joe Biden has become a “schizophrenic nation” because it has “rejected God.” Lamenting “America’s Sickness,” as the video was titled, Hibbs fumed over seeing needle […]

Pastor Slain, Wife Kidnapped in Kaduna State, Nigeria 

The Rev. Joshua Amako Maraya of an ECWA church in Damakasuwa, Kaduna state, Nigeria, was killed on Nov. 17, 2023. (Facebook) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed assailants in Kaduna state, Nigeria on Friday (Nov. 17) killed a pastor and kidnapped his wife, sources said. The Rev. Joshua Amako Maraya of the Evangelical Church Winning […]

Kidnapped Pastor Killed in Nigeria after Ransom Payment

The Rev. David Musa of the ECWA in Obajana, Kogi state, Nigeria was killed on Nov. 14, 2023. (Facebook) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A pastor kidnapped on Saturday (Nov. 11) in Nigeria’s central state of Kogi was killed on Tuesday (Nov. 14) after church members paid a ransom for his release, sources said. The […]

Pastor in Nepal Fears Conviction Sets Ominous Precedent

Pastor Keshab Raj Acharya and wife Junu. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – As he awaits prison after a wrongful conviction for proselytizing, Pastor Keshab Raj Acharya fears his case will set a precedent for authorities in Nepal to incarcerate other Christians, he said. The 35-year-old pastor said he fears police and judiciary […]

MAGA Pastor Hank Kunneman Removes Sermon Accusing Taylor Swift of Practicing ‘Witchcraft’

MAGA pastor and self-proclaimed “prophet” Hank Kunneman took time out of his Sunday sermon this week to accuse musician Taylor Swift of engaging in “satanic rituals and witchcraft” while suggesting that there is some conspiracy behind her relationship with professional football player Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs. Kunneman, who regularly uses his church […]

Pastor in Pakistan Admits Wound Was Self-Inflicted, Leader Says

The Rev. Eleazar Sidhu before court hearing in Faisalabad, Pakistan. (Morning Star News screenshot) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan on Friday (Sept. 29) charged a pastor with making false allegations after he admitted that a gunshot wound he had blamed on Islamic extremists was self-inflicted, sources said. The Rev. Eleazar Sidhu,… Source

Baseless Charge in India Leaves Pastor, Family in Ruins

Bajarang Rawat faces baseless charges of fraudulent conversion in Uttar Pradesh, India. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Not even a judge’s reprimand of police spared an impoverished pastor in India from being jailed on baseless claims of fraudulent conversion, one of the latest examples of how Hindu extremists misuse… Source

Canada Sentences Pastor to Prison for Protesting Coronavirus Lockdowns

A court in Alberta, Canada, sentenced Pastor Artur Pawlowski on Monday to 60 days in prison for a speech to Freedom Convoy truckers in February 2022 in which he supported their protests against repressive lockdown, vaccine, and other mandates related to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Source

Pastor, Two other Christians Kidnapped in Nigeria

Location of Jos East LGA, Plateau state, Nigeria. (Map data © 2023 Google) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Gunmen early Wednesday (Sept. 13) kidnapped a pastor and two other Christians in Jos East County, Plateau state, Nigeria, sources said. The Rev. Usman Umaru of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) was kidnapped at about 5:40 […]

MAGA Pastor Shane Vaughn Baselessly Insists That Trump Is Immune From Prosecution

With former President Donald Trump facing a variety of charges stemming from multiple indictments, MAGA pastor Shane Vaughn is growing increasingly desperate in his efforts to reassure his audience that Trump did nothing wrong and will be reelected to the White House in 2024. Vaughn, a full-blown Trump cultist, did a livestream broadcast last week […]

Pastor Shot after Receiving Islamist Threats in Pakistan

The Rev. Eleazar Sidhu was shot in Jaranwala, Pakistan on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023. (Akmal Bhatti for Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A pastor was shot and wounded by hardline Muslims on Sunday evening (Sept. 3) in Jaranwala, Pakistan a week after Islamist slogans were written on the walls of his church building, […]

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