Brave church usher Robert Caleb Engle, 22, stopped the mass shooting at Burnette Chapel Church in Antioch, Tennessee today. Engle had ran up to confront Samson and despite being repeatedly pistol-whipped in the head, was able to force Samson to shoot himself in the chest. When Samson was wounded, Engle then went to his car, grabbed his pistol, and returned to hold the shooter at gunpoint until the police arrived.
He’s being hailed as a hero who risked his own life to stop the gunman, Emanuel Samson. Engle Said in a statement after the shooting: ‘I Pray That Through All of This … People Will Come to Know Christ’
Nashville police chief Steve Anderson said Engle was a hero.
“He’s the hero here, he’s the person who stopped this madness in its tracks.”
‘There was a significant struggle between the two,’ he said. ‘During the struggle, the gunman shot himself, probably not intentionally.’
Melanie Crow Smith, 39, of Smyrna, died and another six were injured when Samson, 25, opened fire. Family members and church parishioners said pastor Joey Spann and his wife Peggy Spann were also both shot. Married mother-of-two Smith died at the scene.
The shooter’s condition is not life-threatening and he is under heavy police guard at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
( GatewayPundit ) Gina Nelms posted video where she claims the Red Cross was stealing food, non-perishables and supplies donated by fellow Americans from the doorsteps of Christian churches.
The Red Cross was “physically taking the donations from the doorsteps of the churches and put it in their trucks.”
According to sources: The Red Cross took the donations and resold those that they could make a profit from. We are reaching to the Red Cross for comment.
Gina says the Red Cross was protected by Obama and his executive order.
From the Facebook page: Red Cross stealing from the doorsteps of churches after Harvey devastated Texas they were protected by order EO 13603 it is an executive order that was signed on March 16 of 2012 by Barack Obama you can find this information at ObamaWhiteHouse.archives.gov
( Daily Caller ) Christian non-profit organizations have outdone FEMA and provided the vast majority of the relief aid to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Faith-based relief groups are responsible for providing nearly 80 percent of the aid delivered thus far to communities with homes devastated by the recent hurricanes, according to USA Today. An alliance of non-profit organizations called National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), 75 percent of which are faith based, has helped FEMA distribute relief assistance to communities hit by disasters and assisted families in navigating government aid programs to begin the process of rebuilding.
“About 80 percent of all recovery happens because of non-profits, and the majority of them are faith-based,” Greg Forrester, CEO of NVOAD, told USA Today.
Several individual organizations have aided in the relief operations in major ways as well. Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical disaster relief group led by evangelist Franklin Graham, recently began a relief mission to the Caribbean to help victims of the hurricanes on various islands. Samaritan’s Purse also has ongoing relief operations in Houston and is preparing to aid Florida in the aftermath of Irma.
In a statement Monday to ABC News, Pastor Joel Osteen said his organization was prepared to help those in need.
“We have never closed our doors. We will continue to be a distribution center for those in need. We are prepared to house people once shelters reach capacity. Lakewood will be a value to the community in the aftermath of this storm in helping our fellow citizens rebuild their lives.”
Lakewood Church also provided ABC News photos it says shows the flooding around the church.
HOUSTON, Texas — Joel Osteen is facing a public relations nightmare as his 17,000-seat facility, Lakewood Church, is keeping doors closed during the overwhelming crisis caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Osteen and his wife, Victoria, are pastors of the non-denominational congregation located in the former Compaq Center. Lakewood Church is situated roughly six miles from downtown Houston and is on Highway 59 which has arteries to and from the Interstate 610 Loop, Interstate 45, and Highway 288.
The Compaq Center was home to the Houston Rockets and hosted other events prior to the campus being acquired by Osteen’s church.
After the tropical storm and hurricane rocked the city on Friday, Osteen tweeted, “Victoria & I are praying for everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. Please join us as we pray for the safety of our Texas friends & family.”
The response to Osteen’s request to have others join he and his wife in prayer for the flood and hurricane victims was met with instant ridicule and criticism on Twitter. Here are some responses in Twitter Moments linked here.
Even another clergyman, Pastor Greg Locke, tweeted, “Joel Osteen, as a Pastor you have a huge obligation to show the love of Christ at this very moment.”
D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the charity navigation organization GuideStar, and Amazon for defamation, religious discrimination, and trafficking in falsehood.
The SPLC has labeled DJKM an “anti-LGBT hate group” for its opposition to same-sex marriage and transgenderism.
( PJ media ) On Tuesday, D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the charity navigation organization GuideStar, and Amazon for defamation, religious discrimination, and trafficking in falsehood. The SPLC listed DJKM as a “hate group,” while GuideStar also categorized it in those terms, and Amazon kept the ministry off of its charity donation program, Amazon Smile.
“We embarked today on a journey to right a terrible wrong,” Dr. Frank Wright, president and CEO at DJKM, said in a statement Tuesday. “Those who knowingly label Christian ministries as ‘hate’ groups, solely for subscribing to the historic Christian faith, are either woefully uninformed or willfully deceitful. In the case of the Southern Poverty Law Center, our lawsuit alleges the latter.”
The SPLC has labeled DJKM an “anti-LGBT hate group” for its opposition to same-sex marriage and transgenderism. “These false and illegal characterizations have a chilling effect on the free exercise of religion and on religious free speech for all people of faith,” Wright declared.