ISIS Crucifies Catholic Priest In Horrific Good Friday Commemoration

The Islamic State kept good to their threat, carrying out a horrific Good Friday commemoration by crucifying a Catholic priest.

The Rev. Thomas Uzhunnalil, a Salesian priest, was paraded and then crucified by the terror group after being held hostage. In early March, Uzhunnalil was kidnapped after ISIS stormed an elderly care facility in Yemen run by Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa. They also killed 16 in the attack, including four nuns.

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His execution by the Islamist sect, using the same method used by the Romans on Jesus and marked on Good Friday every year, was confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna. Continue reading

Some In Flint Think The Lead Water Crisis Is A Hoax

Via The Salt Lake Tribune: Even as authorities are still advising residents in Flint, Mich., not to drink or bathe in the city’s tap water, leaving thousands to rely on bottled water to survive, some of the state’s prominent political voices think Flint’s water crisis may be exaggerated.

Foremost among them is Oakland County Republican Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who voiced skepticism about the severity of the crisis during an appearance before the Detroit Economic Club luncheon Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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“I don’t think we should say or use words anymore like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ ” Patterson told reporters. “Because I don’t think that’s accurate. I’ve been using words like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ and I won’t use that anymore because I think the jury is out,” he added. Continue reading

LIVESTREAM: Obama To Address Nation On Recent Terror Attack

President Obama will speak about the San Bernardino shooting in an address from the Oval Office Sunday night, the White House announced late Saturday.

A statement from press secretary Josh Earnest said Mr. Obama will speak about “steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe.”

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Mr. Obama will deliver his address at 8 p.m. ET. LIVE on THECOUNT.COM

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Leah Remini Takes On Tom Cruise In New Scientology Rant

Leah Remini sat down with “20/20” to talk about her departure from Scientology in an episode airing Friday, Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. ET. During the interview, the actress invokes the name of Tom Cruise, Scientology’s most high-profile devotee.

During the brief ABC show teaser video posted to Youtube, Remini says “Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself. You are evil.”

Leah Remini arrives at the 15th Annual DesignCare on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Malibu, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

She also says it’s “giving up everything you’ve worked for your whole life” — if you decide to leave Scientology. Remini’s been very vocal about her issues with the church since leaving in 2013. She’s said she left because she didn’t want to raise her daughter as a Scientologist. h/t tmz

ABC promises a bombshell interview with the actress and former Scientologist.

Crystal Cathedral Robert Schuller Dead At 88

The founder of megachurch Crystal Cathedral, Rev. Robert H. Schuller, has died in a California care facility. He was 88.

Carol Schuller Milner, the televangelist’s Daughter, confirmed he died early Thursday in Artesia.

Rev. Robert H. Schuller

Schuller started preaching in 1955 at a rented drive-in theater. In 1970, he began a TV ministry called the “Hour of Power.” Continue reading

Check Out The Pope’s Ginormous Helicopter

Boy oh boy does the pope travel in style! That’s one ginormous helicopter! Only rivaled by Will.I.Am, after he arrived in one attending the climate control conference!

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Bells tolled as he left the Vatican by helicopter and did a fly-by around St. Peter’s Square. They tolled anew as he arrived in Castel Gandolfo, where the central piazza was jammed with people eager to capture the historic moment. AP.