China Rewrites Textbook Having Jesus Stoning Woman
Communist party officials in China have rewritten one of the Bible’s most powerful accounts of Jesus Christ by claiming the Savior stoned to death the woman caught in adultery. The New Testament account is found in John 8:3-11, and is completely altered to depict Jesus Christ as a murderer and sinner in a “professional ethics and law” text book used in Chinese vocational secondary schools. The book’s version of the account states, Jesus saying, “Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.’ Hearing this, they slipped away one by one. When the crowd disappeared, Jesus stoned the sinner to death saying, ‘I too am a sinner. But if the law could only be executed by men without blemish, the law would be dead.’” Read more about the alteration here.
80 Year Nun Sentenced To A Year In Prison For Embezzlement Of $835,000
A nun who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Los Angeles Catholic elementary school and went on Vegas gambling sprees is heading to prison. Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper, of Los Angeles, was sentenced Monday to one year and one day for fraud and money laundering charges. The 80-year-old nun also was ordered to pay a total of $825,338.57 in restitution for the money she embezzled while she was a principal at St. James Catholic School in Torrance, Calif. Prosecutors said Kreuper, diverted funds to pay for expenses that her order would never have approved, including large gambling expenses from casino trips and credit card charges she made from 2008 to September 2018. Read more about her sentence here.
Christians Protest First Ever Satanic temple Convention
Christians in Scottsdale, Ariz., protested outside the inaugural convention of The Satanic Temple over the weekend, even as a prominent Catholic bishop urged believers to “refrain from participating in any public demonstration.” The Satanic Temple calls itself the “primary Satanic religious organization in the world,” even though the group itself is atheistic and believes in neither a literal God nor literal Satan. Instead, the Satanic Temple venerates the biblical Satan as a symbol of “defiance, independence, wisdom and self-empowerment.” SatanCon included “talks and presentations” that discussed the “various campaigns championed by The Satanic Temple,” according to a news release. Read more about the convention here.
For The First Time A Man With Severed Spinal Cord Walks Freely
In 2017, Michel Roccati was in a motorbike accident that left his lower body completely paralyzed. In 2020, he walked again, thanks to a breakthrough new spinal cord implant. The implant sends electrical pulses to his muscles, mimicking the action of the brain, and could one day help people with severe spinal injuries stand, walk, and exercise. It builds on long-running research into using electrical pulses to improve quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, including a 2018 study by the same team that helped people with partial lower-body paralysis walk again. “It was a very emotional experience,” Roccati told journalists of the first time the electrical pulses were activated and he took a step. Read more about his journey to walking here.