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Arrest Warrant Issued For Ron Luce of Teen Mania


According to Christianity Today and World Magazine, Compassion International sued Teen Mania for breach of contract after failingRon-Luce-posed-Facebook to follow through on Child Sponsorship advertising last year. Teen Mania then refused to refund CI’s invested $160,000.

Teen Mania is said to have disregarded the suit resulting in the Court awarding Compassion International the full amount plus court and attorney fees. 

World Magazine reports that a warrant has now been issued for the arrest of Ron Luce. 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2015 in character, Ethics, finance, Honesty, Integrity, lawsuit

 

Idaho Ministers Ordered To Perform Same Sex Marriages

City officials of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho told  Donald and Evelyn KnappKnapps , both ordained ministers, they have  to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies or be fined and face jail time.

The city passed a  “non-discrimination” ordinance requiring  “public accommodations” businesses to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies. The Knapps have been informed that their Hitching Post Wedding Chapel falls under such category and  will be forced to abide by the “non discrimination” ordinance.

How can this happen?  Think  U.S. Circuit Court  that overruled  Idaho’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Elections are important since we may be nearing the time when one single Supreme Court ruling could legally force all churches and ministers to abide by a same-sex marriage non-discrimination law or be sentenced to jail time and pay huge fines.

 

 

 

Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Sovereign Grace Ministries

Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM), still addressing  the aftermath of an internal investigation of founder and president C. J. Mahaney’s leadership, now faces a class action lawsuit accusing the church and leaders of covering up child sexual abuse.

Christianity Today reports that three female plaintiffs “allege a conspiracy spanning more than two decades to conceal sexual abuse committed by church members” throughout the 1980s and 1990s, according to the Associated Press.

The lawsuit “singles out the church’s ‘Home Group’ structure, in which children are provided with day care so that their parents can attend services, as fostering a poorly supervised environment that enabled the abuse to occur,” reported the AP.

Here is an extract of the statement posted by Sovereign Grace Ministries:

“Though not yet served, Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM) leadership has obtained a copy of the civil lawsuit filed last week against SGM and several pastors of its associational churches. This recent complaint makes broad allegations that SGM pastors were negligent in providing spiritual counsel and pastoral care in situations involving persons who had previously suffered child sexual abuse. It is important to note that it does not allege any act of child abuse by a pastor or staff member of SGM or of an associated church. SGM is not in a position to comment on the specific allegations at this time, but we are beginning a careful legal review of each allegation. Upon initial review it appears the complaint contains a number of untrue or misleading allegations, as well as considerable mischaracterizations of intent.

Child sexual abuse is reprehensible in any circumstance, and a violation of fundamental human dignity. We grieve deeply for any child who has been a victim of abuse. We want to minister the love, grace and healing of God to any who have suffered this horrific act…”

http://www.sovereigngraceministries.org/blogs/sgm/post/Updated-Statement-on-Reported-Lawsuit.aspx

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2012/10/cj-mahaney-sovereign-grace-ministries-sued-for-concealing-child-sex-abuse.html

http://www.christianpost.com/news/sovereign-grace-ministries-accused-of-covering-up-child-sexual-assaults

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Accountability, charismatic, lawsuit

 

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