Mass Church Member Killer Dylann Roof to Represent Himself in Trial
Dylann Roof, the main suspect in the shooting deaths of nine parishoners of a black church in Charleston, was granted permission by a judge on Monday to represent himself in his upcoming trial.
CBS Charleston affiliate WCSC-TV reports that Roof, facing 33 charges including hate crime and murder, told U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel that he has reviewed the order that declared him competent to stand trial, and that he felt ready to represent himself.
What 5 Lies The Church Tells Women
We live in the 21st century, but if we’re honest we have to admit that in some ways the church is still in the Dark Ages, especially when we look at the way the church treats women.
Even though the Scriptures never portray women as secondary to men, male-dominated religious system still promotes a warped view of female inferiority. Women are tired of this in the church! These are man-made rules, not God’s rules!
Here it is: Lies The Church Tells Women…
Pastor Terry Millender and Wife Brenda Indicted on Conspiracy of Wire Fraud and Money Laundering
Terry Wayne Millender, 52, the senior pastor of Victorious Life Church in Alexandria, along with his wife Brenda Millender, 56, both of Alexandria, and Grenetta Wells, 55, also of Alexandria and affiliated with the church, were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy.
NY Pastor Edward Smart Not So Smart Though: Investigation into His Love Offerings?
The Rev. Edward B. Smart, a venerable pastor at upstate New York’s oldest black church, is the target of a multi-agency criminal investigation into allegations he improperly took tens of thousands of dollars from a nonprofit youth development organization and received public benefits, including Medicaid, by understating his income, according to court records, law enforcement sources and a complaint filed with the state Attorney General’s Office.
Smart, 67, who lives on South Main Avenue, became pastor of First Israel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Hamilton Street in Albany in 2004.
SC Man Attacked Church Member Repeatedly with a Knife Last Sunday
A churchgoer in South Carolina repeatedly stabbed a fellow parishioner during a service on Sunday, police said.
Billy Lewis, 65, of Wedgefield, was attending Sunday school at the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church when he allegedly stood up and attacked the unidentified man in the pew in front of him.
Witnesses claimed the vicious attack on the older man was entirely unprovoked, WLTX reported.
“There’d been no argument,” Sumter County Sheriff’s Department public information officer Ken Bell said. “As far as we know, there’d been no animosity between the victim and the suspect.”
“Preachers” Co-Host’s Wife Was Racially Profiled by American Airlines
John Gray, Joel Osteen’s associate pastor and also known for his new talk show, “The Preachers,” had a heated showdown with three flight attendants and authorities, and two of the flight attendants ended up being removed from the American Airlines flight, reports TMZ.
According to Gray, he and his wife, Aventer, were flying from L.A. to Texas. As the flight was pulling back from the gate Aventer decided to swap seats with her nanny as her two children became unruly in coach section of the plane.
Charleston Shooter Dylan Roof Goes on Trial in November
A federal judge said Tuesday jurors will be picked this fall in the trial of a white man accused of killing nine members of a historic black Charleston, South Carolina, church.
Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel on Tuesday set Nov. 7 as the day to begin selecting jurors for the federal trial of Dylann Roof. His trial could start about two weeks later.
Roof faces numerous federal counts, including hate crimes, in the June 17 shootings at Emanuel AME Church. He attended Tuesday’s hearing.
Family Members of Charleston AME Church Killings Upset that Church Isn’t Giving More of the Donations But Keeping the Rest
Relatives of those killed in the Charleston church massacre have hit out at religious officials after it was revealed they will keep more than half of the money donated in the wake of the shootings.
Of the nearly $3.3million received after the massacre in June 2015, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church gave $1.5 million to survivors and the victims’ families – but will keep $1.8 million.