Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

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New Jersey Church Shooting Suspect Captured in Georgia

November 25, 2008

joseph-pallipurath.jpgA California man accused of driving to New Jersey and fatally shooting his estranged wife and another man inside a church on Sunday has been captured in Georgia. Joseph M. Pallipurath was captured around midnight in Monroe, east of Atlanta, said New Jersey district U.S. Marshal James Plousis.

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Bishop Thomas W. Weeks’ Church Evicted from Georgia Church Building

November 19, 2008

thomas-weeks3.jpgBishop Thomas W. Weeks III, the leader of Global Destiny International Ministries, held services elsewhere Friday after his Duluth church was evicted from its campus Friday afternoon. “He hasn’t made any payments at all since July of this year,” said Stephanie Friese, attorney for Grimes-Square Executive, Inc. “The landlord did try to work out something with him.”

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Georgia Baptist Convention Rejects Fund From Church Who Has Woman As Senior Pastor

November 19, 2008

The Georgia Baptist Convention recently changed its policy on receiving
monetary gifts to allow it to refuse funds from churches that were “not
in cooperation and harmony” with the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Georgia Law Bans Sex Offenders from Worship

November 17, 2008

Critics of Georgia’s sweeping new crackdown on sex offenders urged a
federal judge Thursday to block a provision that bans offenders from
volunteering at churches because they say it robs them of their right
to participate in religious worship.

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