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A Baptist church is making history with its first transgender pastor

A Baptist church in Ohio has a new transgender pastor. Erica Saunders led her first service at the Peace Community Church in Oberlin, Ohio, on September 8. In a statement, Saunders said she is “grateful for the gospel witness provided by Peace Community Church”. “With God’s help, together we can follow the example of Christ and create a beloved community marked by abiding peace, expansive love and radical justice in Oberlin and beyond,” she said. Saunders is one of the first openly trans individuals to be ordained by a Baptist...
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Kids on Grade School Cheerleading Team Asked to Sell Assault Rifle Raffle Tickets – or Pay $100 ‘Opt-Out Fee’

Members of a New Richmond, Ohio elementary school cheerleading team were forced to sell $10 raffle tickets for an AM-15 optic ready assault rifle or pay a $100 “opt-out fee,” CNN reports. One mother of a 7-year old who joined the Junior Lions Cheer Team spoke out in opposition. “This is absurd, you’re having elementary kids sell your AR-15. Why?” Heather Chilton told CNN affiliate WXIX. “I highly doubt that something would happen with the gun, but say it did. Say one of the kids in the high school got a...

1st Grader Picked Up and Pointed Loaded Gun at Fellow Student – Gun Is Part of Program to Prevent School Shootings

Gun Belonged to School Official Who Is Also Student’s Grandmother A Morrow County, Ohio first grade student was able to pick up and point a loaded gun at a fellow student, saying, “Put your hands behind your back your arrested,” according to The Columbus Dispatch. The gun was left unattended, possibly for as long as 30 minutes and belongs to Vicky Nelson, the first grade student’s grandmother who is also the school district’s transportation director. Nelson was allowed to have the gun on school property as part of a Highland Local...
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FBI Finds 25 Guns, 10,000 Rounds In Teen’s Bedroom Following Threat To Attack Gay Bar, Planned Parenthood

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Federal prosecutors on Monday charged an 18-year-old in Ohio with making threats against law enforcement, a Planned Parenthood and a gay bar, following a six-month investigation that revealed he voiced his support online of mass shootings and lived in a house with 25 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition, reports Fox 8 Cleveland. Justin Olsen was arrested on Aug. 7 and charged for making threats to law enforcement. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); According to Fox 8: Olsen used the handle “ArmyOfChrist” as his moniker on...
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Republican Lawmaker Who Blamed Dayton Shooting On Gays Refuses To Resign

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Ohio lawmaker Candice Keller, who blamed this weekend’s mass shootings on gay marriage, “drag queen advocates,” violent video games and “fatherlessness,” stuck by her controversial remarks as leaders of her own political party called for her to resign. Ohio Republican Party chairwoman Jane Murphy Timken called on GOP state Rep. Keller to resign after she posted a lengthy rant on social media blaming the deaths of more than 30 people on a list of reasons that failed to acknowledge white supremacy and easy access to...
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Ohio Lawmaker Defies Calls to Resign After Blaming Mass Shootings on Gays

On Monday we reported that Ohio State Rep. Candice Keller (R – District 53) blamed America’s mass shootings on a long list of things including gay marriage, drag queen advocates, and President Obama. Wrote Keller on Facebook: “After every mass shooting, the liberals start the blame game. Why not place the blame where it belongs? The breakdown of the traditional American family (thank you, transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates); fatherlessness, a subject no one discusses or believes is relevant; the ignoring of violent video games; the relaxing of laws against...
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