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Archive for October, 2011

The pastor and the Ponzi scheme

Pastor Michael Wilkerson of the New Millennium Life Restoration Fellowship in Spring City, Pennsylvania, preached the “prosperity gospel.” The basic idea is this: God wants his followers to be prosperous, and they can find the road to wealth in faith, positive thinking and contributions to the church.

This is what Wilkerson preached, and he followed up by inviting congregants to invest in his company, which was acquiring suburban mortgages. Last month, however, federal prosecutors accused Wilkerson and two others of conspiring in a $6.3 million mortgage fraud. The congregants have lost everything.

Joyce Alexander on Aftermath Radio on Oct. 31

Our own Joyce Alexander, aka Ox Drover, will be a guest on Aftermath Radio tomorrow, October 31, from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Pacific time. More info: Aftermath Radio

To listen in, go to the following link: KBeach radio.

Instead of protecting children, abusing them

Lovefraud readers have forwarded a rash of sordid stories about adults in positions of trust over children who turned out to be molesters and child porn addicts. They should all be prosecuted, along with those who covered up their actions.

Records show Boy Scouts failed to report abuser, on USAToday.com.

Stacy Schuler, Ex-Ohio teacher, convicted of having sex with 5 students, on HuffingtonPost.com.

How child-porn case led to Hershey School, on Philly.com.

Roman Catholic church’s paedophile investigator jailed for possessing thousands of child porn images, on DailyMail.co.uk.

And then there is a child  beater and a serial killer:

Psychology professor commits murder, suicide

Students had complained about the University of Idaho professor Ernesto Bustamante. He was erratic. He allegedly talked about shooting students. He coerced students into sex. The university followed its policies. Bustamante killed Katy Benoit, and then himself.

Read Ernesto Bustamante, University of Idaho professor, allegedly talked about shooting students, on HuffingtonPost.com.

Story suggested by a Lovefraud reader.

The murderer she married wasn’t reformed after all

A month after Shannon Moroney’s wedding day, her new husband, Jason Staples, sodomized and sexually assaulted two women. Staples has problems, although it’s hard to know exactly what they are.

Read Tall, dark and homicidal: She married a brutal murderer, on Lifestyle.ca.msn.com.

Link supplied by a Lovefraud reader.

Statistics show world is becoming less violent

Maybe there is hope after all. Three new books reveal dramatic reductions in war deaths, family violence, racism, murder and other violence.

Read World becoming less violent: Despite global conflict, statistics show violence in steady decline, on HuffingtonPost.com.

Cats, dogs and psychopaths

Sarah Strudwick draws interesting analogies about pets and humans in her new blog post. Read Cats or Dogs on WakingYouUp.Wordpress.com.

Steve Jobs – a remarkable man taken down and his life cut short by a “psychopath”

By Joyce Alexander, RNP (Retired)

I was reading an article about Steve Jobs’ new biography that came out this past week, and some of the stories about his life. There is no doubt in my mind that Steve Jobs was one of the smartest and most savvy guys in the Twentieth Century. The inventions that he fostered or personally thought of have changed our society and our culture, and remarkably changed the communication field. An amazing man!

Fake doctor, fake resume, fake DNA test

Conrad De Souza claimed to be a single doctor. But he was a married man, got his girlfriend pregnant—then used his medical connections to fake a DNA test. Except he wasn’t a doctor either, even though he’d been working for Britain’s National Health Service for 10 years.

Read: Bogus doctor’s web of deceit: Married love cheat faked DNA test so he could deny girlfriend’s child was his on DailyMail.co.uk.

Link supplied by a Lovefraud reader.

LETTERS TO LOVEFRAUD: Thoughts about All Alone

Editor’s note: The following email was sent by a Lovefraud reader, whom we’ll call “Pamela.” She was married to a sociopath and subject to domestic violence.

ALL ALONE

All Alone, I am lying on the floor, all “woe is me,” the man who promised to love me lied. I can’t find a friend and my own mother’s phone doesn’t work.

All Alone, I’m crying on this floor.

All Alone, I notice I am still here. I am sad, but still here, and I’ve protected my dog that he threatened. My dog is still here. And my body is healthy, even after it has been thrown and bruised, I can still GET UP.

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