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Pastor Told Kids 'I Love You,' Then Taped Their Mouths

Louisiana's John Raymond charged with 3 counts of child cruelty

(Newser) - A Christian school headmaster accused of taping shut the mouths of seventh-graders says he was only "building character." The parents of three of five students at Lakeside Christian Academy in Slidell, La., opted to press charges, meaning Pastor John Raymond is now facing three counts of cruelty to...

5 Christian School Staffers Leave in Handcuffs

They're accused of trying to cover-up a sexual assault at Texas campus

(Newser) - Five staff members at a private Christian school in Texas were taken from the school in handcuffs Wednesday on claims that they tried to cover up a sexual assault on campus. Midland Police say they were called to Midland Christian School on Jan. 28 in response to the alleged sexual...

Students Weep, Faint Over College Merger

Watkins College of Art is set to merge with Belmont University, a Christian institution

(Newser) - A Nashville art college is in turmoil after news broke earlier this week of a merger with Belmont University—a Christian institution that's known to crack down on staffers who go against its faith, Artnet reports. "There is rage and there is fear," said Quinn Dukes, an...

He Was Set to Be Valedictorian. Then His School Booted Him

Transgender student says he was told by Christian school not to come on campus

(Newser) - A high school senior says the private Christian school in New Hampshire that he'd attended since kindergarten told him he was no longer welcome because of his gender identity and suggested he get counseling, the AP reports. Stiles Zuschlag, of Lebanon, Maine, tells Seacoast Media Group he'd excelled...

Campus Cop Shot Sarcastic Student in the Back: Autopsy

Details on death of Cameron Redus leaves family shaken

(Newser) - A university officer in Texas killed a student by shooting him five times at close range—including a bullet to the back that may have done him in, an autopsy reveals. The location of the bullets that killed 23-year-old Cameron Redus last year is old news, but family members say...

Christian College Student President Comes Out ... as Atheist

Eric Fromm: "I don’t have to hide anymore"

(Newser) - What's worse than coming out as a gay man at a Christian college? Perhaps coming out as a longtime atheist. Student body president Eric Fromm dropped the bombshell on his peers at Oregon's Northwest Christian University last week in the Beacon Bolt student newspaper, as pointed out by...

Teacher: I Was Fired for 'Fornication'

Florida teacher booted for getting pregnant before wedding

(Newser) - A Florida teacher is suing the Christian school where she worked until recently, saying they fired her because she got pregnant just before her wedding. Fourth-grade teacher Jarrestta Hamilton says that when she asked her school for maternity leave last April, she admitted that she’d conceived the baby three...

Sex-Abuse Report Shames Ireland, Church
Sex-Abuse Report Shames Ireland, Church

Sex-Abuse Report Shames Ireland, Church

Writer lauds harrowing report of violence against children

(Newser) - The massive report released yesterday documenting the systematic abuse of children in Irish Catholic schools and institutions is "a monument to the shameful nature of Irish society throughout most of the decades of the 20th century," writes Mary Raftery in the Irish Times. The painstaking disclosure of physical...

Pa. College Boots Student for Making Porn

Bisexual model violated Christian school's code of conduct: officials

(Newser) - Instead of getting ready for graduation this week, 22-year-old John Gechter finds himself kicked out of western Pennsylvania’s Grove City College for work he did in Miami and Chicago. The school is one of the most conservative Christian colleges in the US, and Gechter’s job was acting in...

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