Thursday, September 23

3rd Claim of Sexual Abuse from Atlanta Pastor

ATLANTA, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- "The leader of a 25,000-member Atlanta-area church canceled a radio interview after learning a third man had accused him of forcible sex, the station said.

Bishop Eddie Long canceled a scheduled Thursday morning interview on the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show after learning about the third law suit, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported."

Wednesday, September 22

Stolen Music Equipment in Miami

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past week. Below is a small clip that came out of Miami this morning. In my research there seems to be a common theme that music equipment is the #1 item stolen from churches.

In my opinion the reason is that these items are higher dollar assets and easy to sell on the internet or through a pawn shop. Most churches lack security resulting in them becoming easy target for criminals. What security procedures does your church have in relation to music equipment?

"A thief stole an amplifier, two mixers, a speaker and keyboard valued at $8,000 from the House of God Church, 1225 N. Redland Rd., between 8 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 4."

From Miami Herold

Tuesday, September 14

5 Steps to Risk Management

5 Steps to Risk Management

1. Identify Hazards
2. Evaluate Hazards
3. Prioritize Hazards
4. Control Hazards
5. Monitor Hazards

Monday, September 13

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Sunday, September 12

Burning of the Quran

"Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., may have “suspended” plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11. But the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., says it will burn the Quran. In fact, it already has."

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Events like this are only going to continue to grow. Christians all over the world are murdered everyday; however, the threat of one Quran being burned brings the media crawling and a negative attention to Christians across this country. I do not support the burning of the Quran; however, I also do not support the fact that Christian martyrs are being forgotten all across the world!

Wednesday, September 8

Tony Reinke on Church's Plans to Burn Qur’an

"September 11th is four days away, and it will mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11. As a large portion of the world mourns, one church in Florida plans to celebrate with “Burn a Qur’an” day. How many copies of the Qur’an it will take to make a newsworthy flame I’m not sure, but I am sure the media will be there when the pile is lit."

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From: "Miscellanies - A Cross-centered Blog" by Tony Reinke

Friday, September 3

The Amount Could Top $1 million

"Thompson's ability to take as much money as he wanted from the two accounts he controlled is at the heart of the prosecution's case against the former pastor, who spent nearly four hours on the witness stand in Franklin County Common Pleas Court...

Moore said that pinpointing the amount of money that Thompson is accused of stealing is difficult because he was given complete control of two accounts and co-mingled the funds. Prosecutors have said the amount could top $1 million. Moore told the judge that Thompson misspent at least $700,000."

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