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Church officials blame Minnesota mom for not protecting sons from priest who abused them

A Minnesota mother says Catholic Church officials are blaming her for not protecting her two sons from the priest who abused them. The Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer, the former pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in St. Paul, pleaded guilty in 2012 to abusing the boys, ages 12 and 14, and possessing…

Married pastor at Arizona megachurch resigns after admitting to multiple affairs

The lead pastor at an Arizona megachurch that draws about 6,000 people to its services has resigned after admitting to multiple extramarital affairs, church officials confirmed. Church members were told Saturday and Sunday at worship services that Pastor Mark Connelly had resigned Dec. 30 from Mission Community Church in Gilbert.…

Mississippi high school forces students to attend Christian lectures: lawsuit

A high school in central Mississippi allegedly forced students to watch a Christian video and listen to church officials preach about Jesus Christ. The American Humanist Association’s legal center filed a lawsuit against Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood on Wednesday, accusing the school of violating the student’s First Amendment…

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