CARRIE Prejean isn’t the only beauty queen open to expressing her objection to same-sex marriage. Miss Beverly Hills 2010 Lauren Ashley is also speaking out in support of traditional nuptials, Fox News reported.
“The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Ms Ashley told Fox News.
“In Leviticus it says: ‘If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.’
“The Bible is pretty black and white
“I feel like God himself created mankind and he loves everyone, and he has the best for everyone.
“If he says that having sex with someone of your same gender is going to bring death upon you, that’s a pretty stern warning, and he knows more than we do about life.”
Ms Ashley, 23, will be representing Beverly Hills in the Miss California pageant in November.
Her statements mirror former Miss California Carrie Prejean’s answer to a question about same-sex marriage in last year’s Miss USA pageant.
At the time, Ms Prejean said her answer opposing same sex marriage cost her the title.
But with the Miss California Pageant still months away, and Ms Ashley already echoing the views that got Ms Prejean in trouble last year, is she concerned that she may ruin her chances of taking home the tiara?
“That isn’t really the issue,” she said.
“I have a lot of friends that are gay, and … I have a lot of friends who have different views, and we share our views together.
“There’s no hate between me and anyone.”
And according to the Miss California state director, Keith Lewis, a contestant’s personal opinion should have no bearing on the result.
“The Miss California USA system has always had a place for an individual’s thoughts and opinions when it comes to all sides of political issues,” Mr Lewis told Pop Tarts.
“It is an organisation which empowers women, and everyone is entitled to their own beliefs.”
Nothing like teaching your kids good Christian values. Anyone else interested in knowing why they say it’s a “cult” when it’s clearly a form of Christianity? I love how they get shunned as not being Christians simply because then Christianity might be given a bad name.
Â Baltimore police have obtained warrants charging four more members of what authorities call a religious cult in the death of 2-year-old Javon Thompson, whose body was found in May in a suitcase in Philadelphia. The warrants bring the number of people charged in the boy’s death to five.
Charged with murder in warrants were Queen Antoinette, 40, Trevia Williams, 20, Marcus Cobbs, 21, and Steven Bynum, 42. All but Bynum are in jail on other charges, and the Warrant Apprehension Task Force is looking for Bynum in the New York area, said Sterling Clifford, a spokesman for the city’s Police Department.
With the most recent charges, police have charged all but two known adults associated with the tiny religious group, 1 Mind Ministries, in the boy’s death. The gruesome details of that crime were outlined in a 12-page statement of charges written over the weekend by homicide Detective Vernon Parker.
Police say the five suspects belonged to a small group of adults and children who operated for a time in East and West Baltimore. Police allege that the victim’s mother, Ria Ramkissoon, 21, the first to be charged with murder, and others neglected Javon and allowed the boy to starve to death because they thought he was a demon for not saying amen after he was fed, according to police charging documents.
Javon is believed to have died in December 2006 in a West Baltimore house, according to police charging documents. The cause of death was ruled homicide by unspecified means, according to court papers.
In early February 2007, police say, the group fled to Philadelphia, taking the boy’s body in a green suitcase with wheels. They stayed at various places, settling for about a week at the home of a man the group befriended, according to police. Police found Javon’s body in a shed behind the house in May this year. He was wearing a diaper.
DNA evidence provided preliminary confirmation that the remains are those of Javon, according to a police source close to the investigation. Authorities are awaiting complete results.
In early May, three members of the group – including its alleged leader, Toni Ellsberry, also known as Queen Antoinette – were arrested in Brooklyn, N.Y., on outstanding warrants connected to an unrelated Baltimore case in which they are accused of assaulting a city officer who had gone to their home to retrieve a child involved in a custody dispute. The suspects were returned to Baltimore and held on charges that they had failed to show up for a court date.
At least they weren’t doing anything insane..
Â A man, woman and two teenage children apparently shared a house in Necedah Township, Wisconsin with a corpse for two months before authorities found the body.
At least one of the adults in the house insisted the dead woman inside wasn’t “fully dead,” and that they could pray her back to life.
Earlier this week, sheriff’s deputies in Juneau County, just east of Tomah, went to a home in Necedah Township to check on the welfare of 90-year-old Magdeline Alvina Middlesworth, after the woman’s sister reported she had not heard from her in some time.
When deputies arrived, the woman who answered the door at first refused to let deputies check on Middlesworth.
The woman, Tammy Lewis, finally relented, and allowed the deputy to search the house. He found Middlesworth’s remains in a heap on what appeared to be a toilet. Police reports indicate the smell of decay was “overpowering.”
The deputy ordered Lewis to take both of her children, ages 12 and 15, out of the house, due to the smell.
Police say Lewis then refused to talk to them without her “superior.” That turned up out to be Alan Bushey, who police say also goes by “Bishop John Peter Bushey.”
After Bushey arrived, Lewis told deputies that Middlesworth passed out a couple of months prior, and that Lewis had propped her up on the toilet.
She then claimed “Bishop Bushey” told her that God would raise Middlesworth from the dead, and that Lewis and her children prayed for days in hopes of that happening.
Police also interviewed the teenagers, who told them Bushey convinced them to be quiet about the body. They say Bushey told them demons were making it appear that Middlesworth was dead, and that if her death was discovered, the children would be sent to public school and be forced to get jobs.
It’s unclear what the relationship is between Bushey and Lewis, or their relationship to Middlesworth. The children called her “grandmother.”
Police say Lewis and the children shared the home with Middlesworth. The children have been placed in protective custody.
The home is reportedly in decent condition, although Lewis and the children apparently used a pail for a bathroom because Middleworth’s body was draped over the only toilet in the house.
Both Bushey and Lewis are facing charges of causing mental harm to a child, and obstructing justice.
Â Thanks to rexateyfor for this one.
GREENSBORO — Police today identified the two men killed in a shooting early Sunday at 1600 W. Lee St.
The victims were Born God Supreme Thompson, 26, and Shuntae Lamont Watson, 26, police stated in a news release. The case remains under investigation; no suspect information has been released.
On Sunday about 1:30 a.m., officers responded to Jabs Ultra Bar at 1600 W. Lee St. regarding shots fired. They found two gunshot victims outside the back of the club. Both died at the hospital.
The two deaths were among four homicides that occurred this weekend in Greensboro.
Police ask people with information regarding the shootings to call 373-2255 or Crime Stoppers at 373-1000.