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Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen

By Associated Press, Alanna Durkin Richer — July 29, 2021
BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in the 1970s.

Lawsuit accuses Liberty University of ‘enabling on-campus rapes’

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 20, 2021
(RNS) — The suit, brought by 12 anonymous women, was filed Tuesday (July 20) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Southern Baptist seminary, in #MeToo age, appoints ‘women’s support coordinator’

By Adelle M. Banks — November 30, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) — The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said the new position helps demonstrate the school has 'no tolerance on this campus for sexual harassment, assault, or disrespect.'

Judge dismisses sexual assault claims against Southern Baptist leader

By Yonat Shimron — October 18, 2018
(RNS) — The judge dismissed the sexual assault claims, saying the state’s statute of limitations had run out.

Amish not immune to #MeToo, victims say

By Lisa Green — October 3, 2018
(RNS) — Lack of education and a culture of submission create an environment ripe for abuse, says the founder of the nonprofit Amish Heritage Foundation.

Woman suing over rape by Mormon leader speaks at his church

By Brady McCombs — September 5, 2018
(AP) — McKenna Denson was ushered away from the podium at the Mormon church shortly after she began talking during a monthly segment in Mormon services when church members are invited to share their testimony.

Islamic scholar courted fans, detractors before rape charges

By Associated Press — February 7, 2018
(AP) — A French judge decided on Tuesday to keep Tariq Ramadan in detention, four days after he was handed preliminary rape charges following allegations by two women who sought his counsel.

Kentucky lawmaker’s funeral in church where he preached

By Yonat Shimron — December 18, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Family and friends of Dan Johnson gathered for his funeral Monday (Dec. 18) at Heart of Fire church — where he had preached and took a public stand against allegations of sexual misconduct years earlier.

A dark horse emerges victorious in Alabama’s election: the black voter

By Larycia Hawkins — December 15, 2017
(RNS) — In a moment where the foundational fault lines of the American creed have been laid bare by the spilled blood and suffering of my black brothers and sisters, it turns out that black Christians, not white evangelicals, are the story.

Coroner: Accused state lawmaker’s death is apparent suicide

By Jerome Socolovsky — December 14, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky and the pastor of Heart of Fire church in Louisville, had defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home.

Comment about Jews by Roy Moore’s wife sparks new ridicule

By Jerome Socolovsky — December 12, 2017
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Speaking at a campaign rally, Kayla Moore declared that 'one of our attorneys is a Jew.' People immediately reacted online, some expressing anger but many others making jokes.

Jones wins in stunning Alabama upset

By Jerome Socolovsky — December 12, 2017
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — At the center of the special election was fiery Christian conservative Roy Moore — 'Judge Moore' to his supporters.

AP: Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar’s armed forces

By Jerome Socolovsky — December 12, 2017
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — Interviews with 29 women and girls now in Bangladesh bolster the U.N.’s contention that Myanmar’s armed forces are systematically employing rape as a ‘calculated tool of terror’ aimed at exterminating the Rohingya people.

Evangelical Alabamans: Don’t vote for Moore, even if his Christian presuppositions are correct

By Kent Van Til — December 8, 2017
(RNS) — My uncle, Cornelius van Til, the originator of presuppositional apologetics, would not have endorsed extending them to a voting mandate, writes Kent Van Til. (COMMENTARY)

Why evangelicals might vote for Roy Moore anyway

By Yonat Shimron — November 20, 2017
(RNS) — Conservative Christians have developed a particular intellectual strategy for engaging with others called “presuppositionalism.”
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