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Mammon AND God: What the Detroit News missed in a church’s bitter succession battle – GetReligion (blog)

GetReligion (blog) Mammon AND God: What the Detroit News missed in a church's bitter succession battle GetReligion (blog) There's half of a $1.9 million life insurance policy payable to the bishop's widow. There's control of the church and its bank accounts, And there's “more than $15 million worth of assets, including its main campus in Redford Township, the parsonage … Continue reading

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Widow, megachurch battle for control of vast assets – The Detroit News

The Detroit News Widow, megachurch battle for control of vast assets The Detroit News Church leaders also are trying to block Charisse Gibert from collecting on her late husband's $2 million life- insurance policy. State and federal court records and interviews chronicle a power struggle over who should succeed Benjamin Gibert, a legal … Continue reading

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Widow, megachurch battle for control of mansion, millions – The Detroit News

The Detroit News Widow, megachurch battle for control of mansion, millions The Detroit News Church leaders also are trying to block Charisse Gibert from collecting on her late husband's $2 million life- insurance policy. State and federal court records and interviews chronicle a power struggle over who should succeed Benjamin Gibert, a legal … Continue reading

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Man threatens fire-bombing in message to Detroit church – The Detroit News

The Detroit News Man threatens fire -bombing in message to Detroit church The Detroit News Police are investigating a message left on the prayer hotline of the New Destiny Christian Fellowship in Detroit early Sunday in which a man threatened to fire bomb the church and used racial slurs. The Rev. Horace Sheffield III said he received the … Continue reading

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Backers defend Rep. Banks despite felony charges – The Detroit News

The Detroit News Backers defend Rep. Banks despite felony charges The Detroit News At Bethany Christian Church , backers of the second-term Democratic lawmaker from Harper Woods united to say the felony charges dating back to a 2010 loan were unjust and that Banks was a savior for the community. “He puts his heart in the job that he … Continue reading

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Minister sues Mich. for right to marry same-sex couples – The Detroit News

The Detroit News Minister sues Mich. for right to marry same-sex couples The Detroit News Carrick added: “The state of Michigan does not have the right to tell us what to do in our church .” In his lawsuit , Carrick says the state engages in “the disparate treatment” of gays, lesbians and “plural relationships.” Carrick, a former pastor with … Continue reading

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Many businesses, offices dark on Friday – The Detroit News

Many businesses, offices dark on Friday The Detroit News And some non-retail businesses — from insurance companies to church offices — also are staying closed the Friday after Christmas, making for a four or five-day weekend and likely boosting employee morale. “Employers reason opening that day would be Continue reading

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Bashara’s secret life shakes family, friends – The Detroit News

The Detroit News Bashara's secret life shakes family, friends The Detroit News He once was known as “Big Bob,” the gregarious Grosse Pointe Rotary Club president and church usher who raised millions for charity and volunteered to help at his kids' volleyball and soccer games. Big Bob was also Master Bob — a kinky sex persona he Continue reading

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Lawsuit: Pastor had AIDS, had affairs – The Detroit News

The Detroit News Lawsuit : Pastor had AIDS, had affairs The Detroit News Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery attorney, Julian McPhillips announced that he filed a lawsuit Tuesday against longtime pastor Juan D. McFarland. The Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church wants to remove McFarland after Continue reading

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California wildfire grows 1.5 times in size overnight – USA TODAY

USA TODAY California wildfire grows 1.5 times in size overnight USA TODAY GEORGETOWN, Calif. — Cooler temperatures and higher humidity may help firefighters begin controlling the rapidly growing King Fire east of Sacramento. The 111-square-mile wildfire, which increased 1.5 times in size overnight, has been burning in steep Continue reading

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