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June 9, 2014

SBC Pastors Conference: God Used Rick Warren to Help Comfort the People Through Prayer, God Used James MacDonald to Bring Down the House, and God Used Francis Chan to Personally Take the Southern Baptists to the Woodshed for a Whipping; he Basically Called Them Dead to Their Faces, but They Responded Well

You can raise all of the negative things that you want to about the Southern Baptist Convention, but God is moving among the people in the SBC because of the focus on prayer that has been led by Fred Luter and Frank Page. Continue reading “SBC Pastors Conference: God Used Rick Warren to Help Comfort the People Through Prayer, God Used James MacDonald to Bring Down the House, and God Used Francis Chan to Personally Take the Southern Baptists to the Woodshed for a Whipping; he Basically Called Them Dead to Their Faces, but They Responded Well”

Gregg Chapel AME Church’s Recreation Center in Fort Walton Beach, FL Is Up for Sale

Gregg Chapel AME Church's Recreation Center in Fort Walton Beach, FL Is Up for Sale

The city of Fort Walton Beach has an offer on the table for a big piece of surplus property. Continue reading “Gregg Chapel AME Church’s Recreation Center in Fort Walton Beach, FL Is Up for Sale”

President Obama Signs Executive Order that Allows Student Loan Borrwers to Pay No More Than 10% of Their Monthly Income in Student Loan Payments

Obama Aims To Expand Student Loan Relief

President Barack Obama is signing an executive order that lets borrowers pay no more than 10 percent of their monthly income in student loan payments. Continue reading “President Obama Signs Executive Order that Allows Student Loan Borrwers to Pay No More Than 10% of Their Monthly Income in Student Loan Payments”

Former Detroit Councilman Charles Pugh Sued For ‘Sexually Grooming’ 17-Year-Old Boy

Charles Pugh, former Detroit City Council president / William Archie/Detroit Free Press 2011 file photo
Charles Pugh, former Detroit City Council president / William Archie/Detroit Free Press 2011 file photo

A teenage boy today filed a lawsuit alleging sexual grooming against former Detroit councilman Charles Pugh and others, claiming the fallen politician “aggressively pursued” him during a high school mentoring program and once gave him $160 to make a video of himself performing a sexual act. Continue reading “Former Detroit Councilman Charles Pugh Sued For ‘Sexually Grooming’ 17-Year-Old Boy”

New Trial Ordered in Jordan Davis Death Case

Jordan Davis R.I.P. JORDAN DAVIS FACEBOOK PAGE
Jordan Davis
R.I.P. JORDAN DAVIS FACEBOOK PAGE

Michael David Dunn, accused of killing a teenager during an argument over loud music, will face a second murder trial after jurors at his original trial deadlocked on the charge, a judge decided Monday. Continue reading “New Trial Ordered in Jordan Davis Death Case”

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Announces that he Is Married and his First Child Was Just Born

Sara-Elizabeth Langford and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
Sara-Elizabeth Langford and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed has two reasons to be happy. Continue reading “Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Announces that he Is Married and his First Child Was Just Born”

Ed Stetzer on Using Psychology and Biblical Counseling to Solve Mental Illness

Ed Stetzer
Ed Stetzer

Recently, a church member shared two stories on mental health that I thought were fascinating and worth considering. Continue reading “Ed Stetzer on Using Psychology and Biblical Counseling to Solve Mental Illness”

Dwyane Wade Fined $5,000 for Exaggerating Foul in Heat-Spurs Game

Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat became the latest recipient of a flopping fine from the NBA on Monday, ordered to give up $5,000 after the league found he over-exaggerated a foul charged to San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili in Game 2 of the finals. Continue reading “Dwyane Wade Fined $5,000 for Exaggerating Foul in Heat-Spurs Game”

Couple Walks Into Las Vegas Restaurant, Shoots and Kills 2 Police Officers, and Kills Another Man Before Killing Themselves (Watch Police Report)

A Nevada Highway Patrol car drives near a Wal-Mart in Las Vegas, near where two police officers were shot and killed. (Photo: Ethan Miller, Getty Images)
A Nevada Highway Patrol car drives near a Wal-Mart in Las Vegas, near where two police officers were shot and killed. (Photo: Ethan Miller, Getty Images)

The couple who walked into a Las Vegas restaurant and killed two police officers on Sunday then draped one body with a “don’t tread on me” flag and swastika before pinning a menacing note on the other body, authorities said Monday.

Moments later, Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife Amanda Miller, 22, fatally shot another man in a nearby Walmart before officers cornered them, Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said at a press briefing. Amanda Miller then shot her husband and herself, he said.

McMahill said the restaurant shootings were captured on video.

“No doubt the suspects had some kind of ideology along the lines of militia and white supremacists,” McMahill said. “They believe law enforcement is the oppressor.”

The horror began unfolding at about 11:22 a.m. Sunday at CiCi’s restaurant, where the officers were having lunch. McMahill said the Millers came in and Jerad Miller walked past the officers’ booth, turned and pulled out a handgun, shooting Officer Igor Soldo, 31, in the head. The couple then shot Officer Alyn Beck, 41, multiple times, McMahill said.

The officers’ bodies were dragged onto the ground, and McMahill said the flag and swastika were draped on Beck’s body. A note saying that the attack was the beginning of a revolution was pinned on Soldo, McMahill said.

“All of Nevada mourns the tragic loss of our neighbors, our friends, and in the case of Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, our protectors,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said in Washington.

He noted Beck was related to one of his staff and called for universal background checks for gun purchases as “a good start” on action to “prevent deranged individuals from carrying out such savage acts of violence.”

After shooting the officers, the couple retreated to a nearby Walmart, fired a shot and warned everyone to get out. McMahill said Joseph Wilcox, 31, was in the store and was carrying a concealed weapon. Wilcox walked past Amanda Miller and confronted her husband. Amanda Miller then fatally shot Wilcox, McMahill said.

Police rushed to scene, and after a shootout the couple was trapped in a corner of the store, McMahill said. While officers were awaiting a SWAT team, Amanda Miller fatally shot her husband, then herself.

Hours later, police cordoned off the Oak Tree Apartments, and some residents told the Las Vegas Sun the pair lived there — and had bragged of plans to commit a mass shooting.

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SOURCE: John Bacon and William M. Welch
USA TODAY

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