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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...
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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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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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‘Utterly Unjustifiable’: Lawmaker Who Blamed Dayton Massacre on Same-Sex Marriage Urged to Resign by GOP Leader

An Ohio state lawmaker who blamed a mass shooting in Dayton that left nine people dead is being urged to resign by the state’s Republican party leader. Ohio GOP Chairwoman Jane Timken called Republican Rep. Candice Keller’s Facebook screed “shocking and utterly unjustifiable,” while observing that the nation is in “utter shock over the acts of violence in El Paso and Dayton.” Timken’s spokesperson says she “is calling for Candice Keller to resign,” WHIO reports. Rep. Keller had taken to Facebook to blast “liberals” for starting “the blame game.” “Why not place...
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Dayton, Ohio Mayor Shades Trump Visit: ‘He Might Be Going to Toledo, I Don’t Know’ — WATCH

Dayton, Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley was asked by reporters if Donald Trump was coming to visit the city after the mass shooting that took the lives of 9 people and injured 27 others. Mayor of Dayton Nan Whaley: "I've heard that coming Wednesday but I have not gotten a call. And you know he might be going to Toledo, I don't know." pic.twitter.com/CYnyF6hA31— The Hill (@thehill) August 5, 2019 Said Whaley: “He didn’t tell us, he said sometime this week. I’ve heard that he’s coming Wednesday but I haven’t gotten...
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Ohio GOP Lawmaker Blames Mass Shootings on ‘Drag Queen Advocates,’ ‘Homosexual Marriage,’ and Obama

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 criminals (open borders);...
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