Church Arsonist Sentenced
A 23 year old man was sentenced to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2.6 million. Holden Matthews from Louisiana, was convicted of setting fire to three black Baptist churches in the area. Matthews pleaded guilty in state court to three state hate crime counts, two of simple arson of a religious building and one of aggravated arson of a religious building. Read more about the case here.
Temple Mount To Be Referred To By It’s Muslim Name
In what is considered a very partisan decision, The United Nations General Assembly decided Wednesday that the Temple Mount in Jerusalem will now be referred to by the Muslim name of al-Haram al-Sharif. Israel’s ambassador to the UN called the move a disgrace, and vowed the resolution wouldn’t change the strong ties and history of the Jewish people to the sacred site. Read more about this decision here.
Air Force Chaplain Discriminated Against For Bible Preaching
Chaplain, Captain Curt Cizek was discriminated against for preaching from the Bible in an Air Force chapel service. While serving as a chaplain in Air Force Basic Military Training, Chaplain Cizek preached a sermon on Christian sexual ethics, causing backlash which ultimately ended his military career. Now Cizek is requesting that the President Trump restore him back to Active Duty. Read more about this discrimination case here.
Researchers Develop A Possible Breakthrough For Alzheimer’s
A research team at the University of Calgary, led by Dr. Wayne Chen, has made an exciting breakthrough with the ability to prevent and reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The team found impressive results after giving animals a drug that interrupts the disease process. This discovery has the potential to impact millions around the world live with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Read more about this exciting discovery here.