Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Religion

Church rehab camp in Brooksville neighborhood? Community and commissioners say no.

Church rehab camp in Brooksville neighborhood? Community and commissioners say no.

The effort to turn a 13-acre lot into a reform service for male addicts spurred outcry from neighbors. On Monday, its permit application was denied.
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With something as simple as socks, Plant City ministry brings smiles to those in need

With something as simple as socks, Plant City ministry brings smiles to those in need

A year ago, members of the First Baptist Church of Durant in Plant City gathered to brainstorm ideas to help the community.They wanted to do something different. Kevin Wynne, senior pastor at the church, mentioned socks.In its first year, the resulti...
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Tim Tebow to headline

Tim Tebow to headline "Night of Hope" in December

Free Christian event organized by new Tampa Bay nonprofit
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Tampa Bay disciples of 'Wild Wild Country' guru remember Oregon commune

Tampa Bay disciples of 'Wild Wild Country' guru remember Oregon commune

SPRING HILL Joe Lemieux sat on the cream sofa near several relics from another era in his life, out of place in this retiree’s pastel-tinged living room and brought into the morning light specifically for this occasion. There was a beaded nec...
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FBI to meet with church leaders about allegations against Henry Lyons

FBI to meet with church leaders about allegations against Henry Lyons

TAMPA — An FBI agent was at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday to inquire about allegations made against former pastor Henry J. Lyons. Church elders voted to terminate Lyons last week, citing questions about potential financial imp...
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The Rev. Henry Lyons forced out as pastor of Tampa church amid accusations of theft, misconduct

The Rev. Henry Lyons forced out as pastor of Tampa church amid accusations of theft, misconduct

TAMPA — The second coming of the Rev. Henry J. Lyons was not as celebrated or lucrative as his previous life. The one-time leader of the largest black Baptist organization in America — toppled by infidelities and imprisoned on fraud char...
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Times investigation: Henry Lyons diverted money from Tampa church that offered him redemption

Times investigation: Henry Lyons diverted money from Tampa church that offered him redemption

The pastor who spent nearly five years in prison for fraud and racketeering orchestrated transactions at his new church that shifted money away from the church and into accounts under his control. The church, New Salem Missionary Baptist, fired him in June. He has repaid very little of the $5 million in restitution he was ordered to pay.
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Rabbi debunks five myths about Passover

Rabbi debunks five myths about Passover

Friday night, Jews around the world will sit down to a Passover Seder — a ritual that involves, among other things, retelling the story of the Israelite Exodus from Egypt described in the Torah, drinking a lot of wine and eating a big meal with symbo...
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Evangelist Billy Graham, preacher to presidents, dies at age 99

Evangelist Billy Graham, preacher to presidents, dies at age 99

MONTREAT, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99. Graham, who l...
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Anglican minister urges prayers for Britain’s Prince George to be gay

Anglican minister urges prayers for Britain’s Prince George to be gay

LONDON — A prominent Anglican cleric and gay rights campaigner known for contentious gestures has urged believers to pray for Prince George — age 4, and third in line to the throne — to find the love "of a fine young gentleman" when he grows up so as...
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