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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More Chick Tract Record Sales

Recent activity in tract auctions show that although the economy may be suffering, Chick tract collectors continue to pay premium prices for rare tracts. Today,a 36 page version of DEMONS NIGHTMARE sold for $50, and a collection of 70 different tracts from the 1970s (including many out of print titles) fetched $272.50. Earlier, a rare copy of OPERATION SOMEBODY CARES sold for $500.

Mo. Man Arrested for Incest & Murder

A Missouri man is arrested for fathering four children with his daughter, who is now 19 but was 13 when it all began. He also faces murder charges for killing three of the children. The truely amazing aspect is that the mother knew about her husband's sex with her daughter, but was so desperate for a son, she said nothing. Bible readers will remember the story of Sarah and her urging of her husband (Abraham) to have sex with her slave to produce a son (and the grief it caused). See Chick's THE SACRIFICE.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chick Film Reviewed

Interesting review on our Jack Chick documentary.

Woman Held Captive to Hear Bible

A man in Ohio held a woman captive in handcuffs and an adult diaper for three days while he read Bible passages to her, police said.
Troy Brisport, 34, was charged with kidnapping and felonious assault. Bail was set Tuesday at $400,000.
He picked up the woman Wednesday night in Detroit after she told him she had nowhere to stay, and brought her to his home in Toledo, about 55 miles away, police said.
The woman told police that after she fell asleep Brisport handcuffed her wrists and ankles, gagged her, undressed her and put her in an adult diaper, then read Bible passages, said police Capt. Ray Carroll.
She apparently was not sexually assaulted, Carroll said. However, court documents alleged that Brisport tried several times to suffocate the woman using a pillow and blanket.
The woman told police she escaped Saturday after Brisport fell asleep. Police found her dressed only in a T-shirt and the adult diaper and still wearing handcuffs. There is not indication if she went to Church the next day. See Chick's WHY NO REVIVAL?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

13-year-old fathers baby with 15-year-old Mom

Two English children of welfare parents give birth to a baby. It happens a lot, but the "dad" in this instance is just 13, and the mother is 15. They plan to go to Church and take a child raising course. Too bad they didn't go to Church before and learn about appropriate relationships. See Chick's BABY TALK.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

New sex scandal hits Assemblies of God

Another sex scandal has hit the Assemblies of God denomination. This time, it is not a televangelist, but an elected official who presided over the discipline of ministers who have committed moral failings.

John M. Palmer, general secretary of the General Council of the Assemblies of God since November, 2007, has resigned his position, effective immediately. According to General Superintendent George O. Wood, Palmer confessed to a one-time incident that involved "ethical misconduct" and an "inappropriate interaction with a woman" that did not involve any physical intimacy.

"We are deeply saddened by this failure," said Wood. "We ask for prayer for John and Debbie and their family. John has had a sterling record in the Assemblies of God as a church planter, pastor, and national leader. This failure on his part is an aberration from a lifetime of faithful service to the Lord, his family and our Fellowship. While his ministry as general secretary is concluded, I trust that at a future time, following a period of rehabilitation yet to be determined, his ministry within our Fellowship will continue with great effectiveness."

The office of General Secretary is one of only four highest resident Executive Presbytery positions at the denomination's headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. The function of General Secretary is to maintain a list of member churches and ministers, including ministers who have been dismissed or otherwise disciplined because of moral failure. Ministers accused of sexual misconduct face sanctions ranging from rehabilitation for a period of two years or outright dismissal from the church. This may be the only time in the Pentecostal denomination's 95 year history that a General Secretary was involved in a moral scandal. The Assemblies of God is the second largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States at 2.3 million members and adherents.