Controversy
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South Carolina megachurch pastor fired

Religion | Perry Noble dismissed for issues related to alcoholism and his marriage
by Molly Hulsey
Posted 7/11/16, 03:12 pm

NewSpring Church, a multi-campus megachurch based in Anderson, S.C., announced Sunday that the church’s board of directors and pastor advisory team fired Senior Pastor Perry Noble for alcoholism, marital problems, and other “unfortunate” choices.

Noble served as pastor of the Southern Baptist Convention–affiliated church since its founding in 2000. The church has since grown to 17 campuses and 30,000 members statewide, with two new sites under construction in Powdersville and Clemson.

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Abuse charges dropped against Covenant Life Church member

Religion | But the state’s attorney says the investigation is still open
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 7/01/16, 08:38 pm

Charges of child sexual abuse have been dropped, for now, against Larry Ellis Caffery, 66, a former children’s ministry volunteer at Covenant Life Church, a Gaithersburg, Md., congregation that has faced other similar allegations within its membership.

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Strange bedfellows

NAE Controversies | The National Association of Evangelicals, its pro-contraception $1 million grant, and its next grant. A WORLD exclusive
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/29/12, 05:08 am

The National Association of Evangelicals, founded in 1942, has as its motto, "Cooperation Without Compromise." More than 40 denominations-among them the Assemblies of God, Christian Reformed Church, Evangelical Free Church, General Association of General Baptists, Presbyterian Church in America, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Salvation Army, Vineyard-are members.

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