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Ex-Megachurch Pastor Gets 12 Years For Sexual Relationship With Teen

Posted 03.21.2013 | Chicago

The former pastor of a northwest Indiana megachurch on Wednesday was sentenced to 12 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-o...

Pastor Who Seduced Teen Girl Claimed Jesus Wanted Them To Have Sex

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.15.2013 | Crime

A disgraced Indiana megachurch leader who seduced his teenage parishioner evidently told her Jesus wanted them to have sex. As part of the governm...

Pastor Fired From Megachurch Confesses To Having Sex With Teen

Posted 08.02.2012 | Chicago

The former pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond has confessed to having sex with a member of the church when she was 16, board members told the c...

Pastor Fired From Megachurch For Committing 'A Sin'

Posted 08.01.2012 | Chicago

Updated story The First Baptist Church of Hammond, a Chicago-area megachurch, fired its pastor on Tuesday saying he had committed "a sin that has c...

Charity with a Catch: No Religion, No Food

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

There is a church in Indiana which requires people taking advantage of the food kitchen and homeless shelter to also participate in the life of the church. In short hand - no religion, no food.