Updated 9:31 pm CDT, Thursday, June 6, 2019 ADDS FIRST NAME OF MAN CHARGED - FILE - In this March 5, 2019 file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra announced on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 that California authorities charged Naasón Joaquín García, the leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. claiming more than 1 million followers, with child rape, human trafficking and producing child pornography in Southern California. less ADDS FIRST NAME OF MAN CHARGED - FILE - In this March 5, 2019 file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra announced on Tuesday, June 4, ... more Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP … [Read more...] about The Latest: Church followers say leader is innocent
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CHRIS D’ELIA7 p.m. Thursday, Pikes Peak Center, 180 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $29.50-$99.50; available at the box office, by calling 520-7469 or at pikespeakcenter.com or axs.com.Chris D’Elia grew up watching comedian Eddie Murphy command the stage. Being able to make someone laugh, he realized, is a powerful thing.Acting came first for D’Elia, who, while in high school in Los Angeles, had guest roles on the series “Chicago Hope,” a drama produced by his dad, Emmy Award-winning director/producer Bill D’Elia. He went on to bigger television roles on “Whitney,” “Undateable,” “Alone Together” and, more recently, a supporting role on “The Good Doctor.”Still, D’Elia prefers cracking jokes. He started performing stand-up in 2006 and went on to make network comedy specials, including Comedy Central’s 2013 “White Male. Black Comic” and “Man on Fire” for Netflix in 2017. … [Read more...] about Comedian Chris D’Elia brings Follow the Leader Tour to Pikes Peak Center
PUBLISHED: 15:15 27 December 2018 Simon Parkin Diss Mayor Trevor Wenman who has annonced he will step down at the end of his current term in office. Picture: Denise Bradley Archant Diss is set to be seeking a new mayor as well as resolving the issue of the role council leader. Mayor Trevor Wenman has announced he will not stand again for the role of Mayor at the end of his second term in May when a successor will be elected. Answering a listener’s question on Diss-based station Park Radio, he said: “I definitely won’t be standing for mayor again. I have done it for two years running. We have the elections on the May 2.”It comes just weeks after the leader of Diss Town Council stepped down with immediate effect.Councillor Julian Mason, who was elected unanimously in May as council leader, a post created two years ago when the mayoral role was split into two, said there remained unresolved issues and he had concluded standing down … [Read more...] about Diss Mayor follows council leader in stepping down
World ReligionViolent footage has emerged from inside meetings of a controversial South Korean cult, showing a pastor beating her followers and ordering devotees—including family members—to attack one another.The Grace Road Church is already under investigation by South Korean police, who believe pastor Shin Ok-ju forced converts to work for her without pay and live in poor conditions, apparently under threat of violence.Shin and three other church leaders were arrested last month after returning from the Pacific island of Fiji, where she and around 400 followers have lived since 2014. Shin and her fellow church members believed Jesus Christ would only return to an Earth where “God is God,” according to the group's website.She believed a devastating famine would devastate the entire Korean Peninsula, thus the church had to leave the country. They ended up in Fiji, where the group began “laying the eternal foundation to raise Fiji to be the center of the … [Read more...] about What Is Grace Road Church? Video Emerges of Cult Leader Beating Followers
FORMER Labour leader Michael Foot was a paid KGB "informant", according to claims in a new book. Here's what we know about the late politician. When was Michael Foot Labour leader and who replaced him? Michael Foot, a former journalist, served as an MP from 1945-55 and again from 1960 until he retired in 1992. During the latter period, he was leader of the Labour party - and leader of the opposition - from 1980-83. But his strongly left-wing political positions and criticisms of vacillating leadership meant he was not a popular leader. His rumpled appearance also earned him the moniker "Worzel Gummidge" - after the talking scarecrow character from the 1979-81 kids' television programme of the same name. Foot led Labour into the 1983 general election, when the party obtained its lowest share of the vote since the 1918 general election and the fewest parliamentary seats it had had at any time since before 1945. He resigned after the election, and was succeeded as leader by Neil … [Read more...] about When was Michael Foot Labour leader, was he a KGB informant and who replaced him as party leader?