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Christian Music Festival Legend Found Guilty of Being a Pedophile for 16 Years

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If this dismal, apocalyptic era hasn’t left you questioning whatever faith you might have in some sort of god, here’s some more clarity: The founder of Creation Music Festival, billed as “the largest Christian rock festival,” has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing four minors in addition to “inappropriate” interactions with another minor that lasted for 16 years.

The founder is Harry Thomas, a 75-year-old pastor based out of Medford, New Jersey, who, according to Deadstate, “pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, three counts of second-degree sexual assault, and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.” Thomas’ attorney tried to retract his plea, calling it a “death sentence.”

Burlington Country Prosecutor Scott Coffina likened the case to “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” saying, “An individual who professed to be a man of faith and who has made many positive contributions to strangers committed the ultimate act of betrayal against family members who loved and trusted him.

“There is no sentence that can approximate justice in light of this defendant’s despicable acts against these children, but it is gratifying that the victims have been spared the pain of a trial and the defendant almost certainly will spend the rest of his life in prison, where he never can harm a child again.”

The ex-pastor wept in court and admitted that he deserves a heavy punishment for what he has done. Superior Court Judge Jeanne Covert said that the 18-year sentence was appropriate for Thomas’ crimes, however, even though she recognized he might die in prison due to his advanced age.

“I’m very sorry for the pain I’ve caused,” he said.

“I agree with the scriptures. It would be better for a millstone to be hung around my neck and be cast into the sea. That’s what I deserve,” he added, seemingly referring to Luke 17:2 in the Bible.

Thomas had admitted earlier this year to sexual crimes involving five minors over several years. In his plea agreement, the former pastor said that he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl in 2005; had sexual contact with three girls aged between 7 and 9 in 2000 and 2010; and that he exposed himself to another girl between 2008 and 2010.

Relatives of the child victims, who weren’t named, said in their testimony that Thomas was a “ravenous wolf” and a “hypocrite” for what he did.

Thomas founded the Creation Festival in 1979 alongside Timothy Landis, which has since split into two annual, four-day music festivals that take place in Pennsylvania (Creation Northeast) and Washington (Creation Northwest). This past January, the festival announced that this year’s installment would be postponed to 2019, which remains the case as of publishing.

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Terrifying: Entire Wisconsin School Celebrates with Nazi Salute

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A school district in Wisconsin is vowing to take action after a number of students posed for a junior prom picture while displaying Nazi salutes.

The picture shows a group of male Class of 2019 students from Baraboo High School, many of whom are doing “Sieg Heil” salutes.

It was originally posted to the private Twitter account @GoBaraboo, saying “We even got the black kid to throw it up #Barabooproud.”

Though it has since been deleted, a screenshot was taken and shared on Twitter by user @CarlySidey.

As the image began to spread and was picked up by national commentators, the Baraboo School District issued a statement.

The photo of students posted to #BarabooProud is not reflective of the educational values and beliefs of the School District of Baraboo,” district administrator Lori Mueller tweeted.

“The District will pursue any and all available and appropriate actions, including legal, to address.”

Among those helping to spread the picture is journalist Jules Suzdaltsev, who says after he shared the image he has since received several messages from student who say they have been victims of racism while at Baraboo High School.

Baraboo is a city of just over 12,000 located found near the Wisconsin Dells.

The picture appears to have been taken by photographers Wheelmemories.com, and it is still available to view on the company’s website. Bring Me The News has reached out to them for more information.

Among those responding to the images is the Auschwitz Museum in Poland, which suggested the school use this as a teaching opportunity.

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California Gunman Identified as 28-Year Old Mentally Ill Former Marine

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The gunman who killed 12 people at a bar holding a student night has been named as former Marine and PTSD-sufferer Ian David Long

The 28-year-old former Marine had several prior contacts with authorities, including during an incident in April when he was reportedly acting erratically. Mental health experts were dispatched at that time but cleared him, investigators say.

Authorities are working on getting a search warrant for his home in Newbury Park. They are also working to determine if he was living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

On Wednesday night, Long drove his mom’s vehicle to the bar, according to the Los Angeles Times.

He was reportedly hooded and dressed entirely in black.

Authorities say he used a .45-caliber Glock 21 handgun during the bar attack. The weapon was purchased legally despite a background of mental illness. Investigators say it had an extended chamber to hold more rounds.

Long’s body was found inside an office next to the bar entrance.

Hundreds of people ran from the building. Some even broke windows and jumped out to escape the massacre.

Twelve victims, including a sheriff’s deputy, are confirmed dead. The gunman is also dead.

The fallen law enforcement officer, who was killed while trying to stop the shooter, has been identified as Sgt. Ron Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

As of late Thursday morning, investigators believe the shooting was a random attack.

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Israeli Religious Courts Claim Entire Family Not Jewish Because Woman is “a Slut.”

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A few weeks ago, we were shocked to read the ruling from a recent divorce case in the Haifa Rabbinic Court, in which a husband’s accusations of his wife’s “sluttiness” prompted the court to investigate and eventually revoke her Jewishness, because “that’s not how nice Jewish girls behave” ergo she must not be Jewish.

Rabbinical court judges (dayanim) Daniel Edri, Ben-Zion Hacohen Rabin and Elad Eli said the woman and her relatives would be unable to marry in a Jewish ceremony and are no longer Jewish.. They also fined her 25,000 shekels ($6,900).

This woman’s family had immigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union. Like many of our clients from the FSU, they run the risk of their Jewishness being revoked any time they come into contact with the state’s rabbinic establishment in Israel.

This is even after they have undergone several “Jewishness investigations” by the Rabbinate confirming that they are officially Jewish according to Jewish law, like this woman did. These women are never safe.

It prompts women in bad or even abusive marriages to hesitate from seeking a divorce because they must decide: is the risk of losing their own and their children’s Jewish status worth the freedom and safety they would gain by getting divorced?

When Haaretz asked the court if it had the authority to rule on the woman’s Jewishness outside the context of a marriage registration request, it said: “An applicant’s personal status has a direct bearing on the divorce process; thus the Judaism clarification regulations of 2010 require a clarification of Judaism in cases when required as part of a divorce procedure.

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