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Dwyane Wade and Family Forced To Leave Florida 😒

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What yall think? I say good for him to protect his family. Sad but true this is a red state I live here but glad he is happier out of Florida still see confederate flags here. In my opinion, the state is waging a culture war against its minorities in order to make them uncomfortable and feel unsafe living in Florida so that they will move and make the state more red. They're now planning to make discrimination legal for doctors and health insurance companies to deny care due to having a conscious-based objection.   Retired NBA great Dwyane Wade said his family left Florida because of the state’s restrictive laws targeting LGBTQ+ people in an interview set to air this week. Wade made the comments for Showtime’s “Headliners” series which airs Thursday, telling host Rachel Nichols his family moved to California after he retired from the NBA in 2019. Wade’s 15-year-old daughter, Zaya, is transgender.

Pastor Tim Ross The Oversight Pastor Of Transformation Church, Compare Jesus To A Stripper.

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What yall think? Every time I think it can’t possibly get worse… it gets worse. My Jesus is not a stripper. Of all the countless descriptions he could’ve used, a stripper is what he thought was fit for Jesus?   Former megachurch pastor and current Transformation Church Oversight Pastor Tim Ross compare Jesus to a stripper. You can read about it here: Blasphemous filth being spewed out disguised as “preaching.” Absolutely shameful. pic.twitter.com/buE65tkFh6 — Biblical and Reformed (@HastiGomes) April 27, 2023

Former Youth Pastor Is On The FBI's Most Wanted List.

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An international manhunt is underway for a financial advisor from Lake Berkeley in Gwinnett County who is charged in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. Christopher Burns disappeared in September of 2020 just a day before he was supposed to hand over documents to related to his business to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday, renewing the push to find him. His car was found abandoned a car found in Dunwoody back in 2020 with copies of three cashier's checks that totaled more than $78,000. Christopher Burns, a former youth pastor at Perimeter Church in Georgia turned financial advisor, is now on the FBI's Most Wanted list for allegedly defrauding dozens of investors of millions of dollars, which he splurged on a lavish lifestyle and an obsession with Disney World. Source Here:

The Most Banned And Challenged Books Of 2022.

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What yall think? Although none of these are elementary books, I have personally read, AND LOVED, two of these texts. Please notice the common themes in WHY these books are being banned and tell me that there isn’t a specific group being attacked! “ALA documented 1,269 demands to censor library books and resources in 2022, the highest number of attempted book bans.” Monday, the ALA released the top 13 most challenged books of 2022. The ALA says "A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others.   Due to the commitment of librarians, teachers, parents, students, and other concerned citizens, most challenges are unsuccessful and most materials are retained in the school curriculum or library co

Pastor Charles Stanley Grandson Selling Some Of His Personal Items Online Less Than Two Weeks After The Pastor’s Death😒

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What yall think? I think it’s the attitude he got bills to pay….get a job. The grandson of Charles Stanley has garnered backlash after selling some of his grandfather’s personal items online less than two weeks after the pastor’s death.  What would he have done if Pastor Stanley hadn’t passed away? Referring to possessions as “ stuff” is highly disrespectful. I’m always shocked at how people behave during and after funerals. I have “ stuff” but it’s important keepsakes or memorabilia… all people think about nowadays is MONEY🤨 Anyhow in a video posted to his YouTube channel, Matt Brodersen, who is the youngest child of Stanley’s daughter, Becky, revealed that following Stanley’s death, the late pastor’s family members, friends, and employees “all got to go through his stuff and find things that we would keep.” “I'm a human being who has bills to pay, and you know how the economy is,” the 29-year-old said. “So, I don't really have shame in selling some of his stuff. I'm actu

Megachurch Will Open Auto Repair Shop To Help Those In Need Get Back On The Road.

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What yall think? Let's go church, very creative. It's so wonderful when the church goes outside its own 4 walls to show people the Love of Jesus!!  A Nebraska megachurch has announced plans to expand its charitable ministries to include a food pantry and an automobile repairs shop for lower-income individuals.  A group of Christians who understand that our job is to do more than hyperfocus on people's sin, but to also minister in other ways. To help meet both the human and spiritual needs..just as Jesus did. Faith in action. You Can Read About It Here:

An Indianapolis Pastor Has Been Arrested For Promotion Of Child Sex Trafficking & Using Donations From His Non-profit To Commit Child Sex Crimes.

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Pastor Tyree Coleman, founder, and operator of Refuge Place in Indianapolis, Indiana, has been charged with the promotion of child sex trafficking, rape, promotion of human sex trafficking, and two counts of intimidation. Another news report stated Coleman is an elder at Seven Pillars Faith Ministry. Background checks, social media checks & Google name search checks should be standard in this day & age.  🚨NEW: An Indianapolis pastor who ran a non-profit to feed homeless people is now accused of rape and offering a 17-year-old $1000 to have sex with him. Tyree Coleman, 43, is charged with the promotion of child sex trafficking, rape, promotion of human https://t.co/6pcFSWEIP9 … — The Intellectualist (@highbrow_nobrow) March 29, 2023

Oklahoma Baptist Pastor Sherman Jaquess In BlackFace!

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Here we go again. Before I say anything, let me say this. Black people are going to have to realize and accept that most White conservative Christians do not worship the same God. Their God is white supremacy. Always has been and always will be.  I don't know what fascinates these people so much that they feel they must do this. How many times do you have to touch a hot stove until you realize it's hot? Listen, if you have to begin by making the statement, "There's not a racist bone in my body", which is ridiculous, you have a problem. Pastor Sherman Jaquess of Matoaka Baptist Church in Ochelata, OK 👀 I don't even have to tell you what he looks like or his political affiliations or the racial makeup of his church because you already know. This is just the latest one. I'm tired of even explaining. I give up.  

Church's Power Cut-off After Unpaid $30,000 Bill👀

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  What yall think? A Northeast Baltimore church is upset after BGE cut off its power the day following its Easter services for an unpaid $30,000 bill. After reading the article it doesn't appear as if the church's leadership, the pastor, and/or the Trustees, were doing anything to resolve this issue including cutting back and working on a payment plan. They assumed that just because they were a church, they were resolved of their responsibilities. They show a bill from last June at around $12,000. Charges for that month were like 1,200 or so. They haven’t been paying the bill for two-plus years. No sympathy!  

Dr. Charles Stanley Has Transition From Labor To Reward❤

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God has called Pastor Dr. Charles Frazier Stanley, home to heaven. Dr. Stanley lived a faithful life of obedience, dedicated to teaching others how to have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Now he is receiving the joy of his soul—seeing his Savior face-to-face.

Payday Loans Are Big Business In The Christian Community.

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 What do you all think about this? Payday loans are short-term, high-interest loans that are designed to help people bridge their financial gaps between paychecks. Everyone knows how bad a cash crisis can be. Moreover, waiting for your next paycheck in such a situation can be stressful and only compounds your woes. Self-identified Christians living in the 27 states without meaningful regulations on payday loans often have a complicated relationship with these small, short-term unsecured advances and the lenders who offer them, according to a @LifewayResearch study. “Most churches are silent on payday loans at times when Christians desire advice and emergency help.” — @smcconn https://t.co/uSDB6BL5we pic.twitter.com/714y5TLltI — Lifeway Research (@LifewayResearch) April 15, 2023

White Conservative Christians Are Riled Up As Many Have Taken To Social Media To Accuse Taylor Swift Of "Witchcraft".

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 I wonder just how many false prophets/prophetesses will speak out against the overrated Taylor Swift as they did against Beyonce. Yall know the ones who GOD speaks to on a daily about others, who they claim are not Christians.  From my understanding these online accusations against Taylor Swift have been out for a couple of weeks, I haven't heard not one peep from the false prophets/prophetess renegade. Taylor Swift is been accused of promoting witchcraft as well as "summoning demons" on her Eras Tour. The Eras tour started on March 17 and is set to continue all the way into summer and Swift fans are incredibly excited at the prospect of new content.  However, it seems as though some of that new stage content has got the conservative Christians riled up as many have taken to social media to accuse her of "witchcraft." Source Here:

Former Harvest Bible Pastor, James MacDonald Charged With Felony Assault And Battery.

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This is why it matters to be courageous enough to hold leaders accountable! This man was wielding the name of Jesus, and his position of authority, like a weapon for years before this occurred. Had more been willing to demonstrate the fortitude and courage to hold McDonald accountable things may be playing out differently. Former Chicago area megachurch pastor James MacDonald has been charged with two felonies for allegedly assaulting a woman during a dispute over parking.     MacDonald, who was fired from Harvest Bible Chapel in 2019 and later disqualified from ministry for what church leaders called a “substantial pattern of sinful behavior,” was arrested in Coronado, California, on March 22.  According to details of the incident posted on social media by the Coronado Police Department, MacDonald, 62, was parking his truck when he hit a vehicle in an adjacent spot. When a 59-year-old woman got out of the other vehicle, MacDonald allegedly “jumped out of his truck and attacked th

Former Pastor Of An Illinois Church Has Been Sentenced To 10 months In Prison😒

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A former Champaign church pastor has been sentenced to 10 months in prison after admitting to bankruptcy fraud and misusing more than $50,000 in federal funds and student loans to finance a gambling habit. The Rev. Lekevie Johnson was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Michael Mihm in federal court in Urbana. Mihm ordered Johnson to surrender himself to prison yet to be determined on June 6, and said he would recommend a prison near the Dallas, Texas, area, as requested by Johnson. Johnson was also ordered to pay $59,358 in restitution to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Education. After he is released from prison, he will be subject to three years of supervised release that will include such conditions as refraining from gambling, participating in mental health counseling, and undergoing treatment for his gambling addiction.       In a statement, before he was sentenced, Johnson said, "I have blamed no one but myself for m

Paul Would've Ran Out Of Ink Writing Letters To The Church Of Transformation😒😒

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What do yall think? Resurrection Sunday is the most important time for us as Christians. It's the basis of our faith. It is no coincidence that this service took place. It's horrible, I’m tired of Mike Todd putting other Christians in a position to always have to explain his intentions…at this point, he is just a clout chaser. I've never really been a fan of this brand of teaching.  It's amazing that it took this long for people to see Mike in this light. Hopefully, those just watching the Easter service will steer away from him completely now. And, If you're still adamant about listening to his sermons, I urge you to think twice. The things he has been saying and doing have become increasingly problematic. We must exercise discernment and not listen to or sit under just anyone. PS, Mr.Todd, if you feel like the message got misconstrued and people were only taking bits and pieces, take the video off private.  I was actually looking forward to seeing the intention of

Pastor Donnie McClurkin, I am So Surprised That This Is Coming From You, Trying To Cause Division In The Faith.

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 I'm kinda disappointed in Pastor Donnie McClurkin's Good Friday Post. On Good Friday, Pastor Donnie McClurkin had the nerve to stir the pot with his followers, with the above post...now for me I don’t care at all which three days it happened, or which days we decide to commemorate it, because it’s all irrelevant to the occurrence of his death, burial, and resurrection.....Jesus died, was buried for three days, and he rose....that’s all that will ever matter...just like Christmas December  25 is not officially the day that our redeemer was born.....but it is a day that we set aside to commemorate HIS birth.  What do you all think about what Pastor Donnie said?

Get Out Of Here, Bishop Noel Jones Will Take Part In A Prophetic Threesome😉

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Bishop Noel Jones Ministries, Passion Java, and Lovy L. Elias will be hosting a prophetic threesome for three days of prophetic and revelatory experience in California this May. Now I am not shocked at anything that Noel Jones says 🤦🏽‍♀️...I pray the Church really prays for discernment in order to recognize the agenda of the enemy. Preachers/Pastors/Teachers please stop selling your souls to the devil because of money.  Bishop Noel Jones is the Spiritual Father of Lovy L. Elias, making him the Spiritual Grandfather of Passion Java. It's really sad when the Elders get off course in the Body of Christ. We are in desperate need of true spiritual fathers in the Gospel.  

Angela White, Formerly Known As Blac Chyna Has Received Her Doctorate Of Liberal Arts From Sacramento Theological Seminary And Bible College.

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Talk about moving in silence.  Angela White, better known by her former stage name, Blac Chyna, sent social media into a buzz recently when she showed off her $10K 'doctorate' degree from a home-study seminary in Sacramento. Eight months after being re-baptized, Blac Chyna quietly completed a $10K tuition doctorate program at the Sacramento Theological Seminary and Bible College on January 17.  It's obvious that she got a degree from a school that is "accredited" by an accreditation mill agency thus making her degree good on paper only. I think everyone knows it takes far more than 1 year to earn a legitimate doctoral degree but if she's happy I'm happy for her. “Bible Colleges” is a joke. They are NOT seminaries and usually do not have any credible accreditation. No faculty were listed for the school, and no details about the doctoral program were publicly available (Did she have exams? Language requirements? What was the coursework like? Who was on her d

I Stand In Support For Democratic Reps. Justin Pearson and Justin Jones.

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We over here at The Old Black Church stand in support of Democratic Reps. Justin Pearson and Justin Jones for standing in solidarity with gun reform protesters last week. The Republican majority in Tennessee’s House of Representatives voted to expel the two Democratic Reps.  I am Outraged. No due process. This is a political lynching of two brilliant young black leaders in Tennessee. When there were KKK members of Congress they were never expelled. Go figure, huh? And yet another GOP attack on democracy itself. If it was truly against decorum, they could have censured them. But they chose to undo the will of thousands of voters in their districts. Pearson and Jones need to challenge this legally.  With the expulsion of Justin Jones and Justin Pearson in the Tennessee House of Representatives last week emphasizes just how dire the gun problem is in this country, especially in the South.  Rather than address the problem head-on as Pearson, Jones, and Rep. Gloria Johnson attempted to d

Happy Resurrection Sunday.

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  Happy Resurrection Day! Wishing you all a joyful Resurrection Day filled with hope and promise. Enjoy time with loved ones and take a moment to have a reflective day.  Ann Brock

Alabama Church Shuts Down After Secretary Embezzles $90,000 For Casino Trips😒😒

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 What yall think about this? 18 months for bankrupting a church. Pathetic. According to Alabama federal prosecutors , a Coffee County church shut down after its secretary Carmen Ramer Davis embezzled about $90,000. #CarmenRamer Davis, of Opp Alabama, received an 18-month prison sentence on Thursday for mail fraud, according to U.S. Attorney Sandra Stewart of Alabama’s Middle District.   According to the Department of Justice, Davis illegally used credit cards belonging to Brooklyn Congregational Methodist Church and illegally wrote checks on that church’s accounts. Investigators say Davis used some of that ill-gotten money on gambling trips to casinos in Alabama and Mississippi. “ The crimes committed by Ms. Davis victimized an entire faith community, ” said United States Attorney Stewart. “ The harm will continue to be felt for quite some time. I am hopeful that the sentence imposed will deter others from engaging in such deceitful conduct. ” Brooklyn Congregational shut down amid

Impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas😒😒

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What yall think about what, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said that he didn't report lavish trips paid by a conservative billionaire because he's a close friend who didn't have business in the court? I call BS!! Not only is he the most conservative Justice on the SCOTUS, but he also lies, he is a sellout, he’s in the pocket of the ultra-wealthy, AND HE IS AN INSURRECTIONIST. I really can't think of enough adjectives to describe Clarence - incompetent, offensive, reprehensible, unethical, unqualified, stupid - God, I hope I live long enough to see the day he is gone from the SCOTUS.

God Don't Like Ugly, Attemptted Takeover BACKFIRES In A MAJOR Way As Disney HUMILIATES Ron DeSantis!

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I love it!! As someone who lives in Florida, when I found out how Disney tricked this IDIOT,  I immediately signed up for Disney Plus. Disney's lawyers outclassed and outsmarted this IDIOT.  Now the IDIOT DeSantis is going to spend millions of Florida's taxpayer dollars to try and restore his bruised ego. Money that could be better spent elsewhere.  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Mickey Mouse last week: Just as the IDOIT new puppets on the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District board were about to take control of the area that includes Walt Disney World, they found out that their predecessors signed a deal in February that basically cedes maximum control to the company, thus neutering the DeSantis crew.  Source Here, and Here   

Nepotism Is Real, Ministry Is Not Family Business😉

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What yall think? Nepotism in churches, does the potential conflict of interest make it unwise or unhealthy to run a ministry like a family business? Some of the largest and best-known Christian churches and ministries have been passed from parent to child. Billy and Franklin Graham of the North Carolina-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Joel and John Osteen of Lakewood Church in Texas. Jonathan and Jerry Falwell of Virginia’s Thomas Road Baptist Church. Rudolph McKissick Sr. and Jr. of Florida-based Bethel Church. And Paula White and son Brad Knight of Florida’s City of Destiny megachurch. Fred Price Sr. and Fred Price Jr.Crenshaw Christian Center, Los Angeles, CA. Bishop Charles E. Blake and Charles Blake II, West Angeles COGIC.   Interesting!!       A Family Business: Examining the Practice of Nepotism in Churches https://t.co/Zb8WLkEbqu pic.twitter.com/R151XOTc24 — MinistryWatch.com (@MinistryWatch) April 4, 2023

Palm Sunday, The Path To The Cross.

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I miss the old traditional black church😢 Palm Sunday is the path to the Cross. Today officially ends the "Lent" season and begins "Passion Week." Back in my old church, we would celebrate Palm Sunday by laying palm leaves up and down each isle of the church in remembrance. Palm Sunday celebrations are the Triumphal Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. It's the week before His death and resurrection, some churches call it Passion Sunday. Passion Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday. The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem the crowds greeted him with waving palm branches and by covering His Path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus He begins His journey to the Cross. Wishing you a blessed Palm Sunday filled with peace, love, and happiness.