*A Sanford, Florida pastor and Disney employee has been accused of downloading and watching child porn while working at Disney’s Port Orleans resort.
Cedric Eugene Cuthbert (pictured) was arrested last week on multiple child pornography charges.
The 49-year-old has worked at the Disney resort for over seven years and is a pastor at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sanford.
In arrest papers, a Disney relations manager accuses Cuthbert, who is no longer an employee, of downloading porn while working as a nighttime custodial manager at Disney’s Port Orleans, reports WESH Orlando.
“He’s no longer with the company,” Walt Disney World spokesperson Andrea Finger said. “There are controls in place that make us aware of activity, and we notified law enforcement.”
Disney has a monitoring system that takes screen captures every three seconds of employee computers. Cuthbert was downloading child porn from the internet, while writing a sermon for Easter Sunday.
Cuthbert bonded out of the Orange County jail earlier this morning and was ordered to have no contact with children under the age of 18, except for his two sons, ages eight and 11.
Click here to watch a WESH Orlando exclusive report.
*Long time TV preacher Pat Robertson has been a controversial figure since, anyone could remember.
He says some off the wall type of things, causing the network he continues to work for to clean up his mess. He doesn’t ever really apologize though. Probably because he’s surpassed the age of apology and feels he can say whatever he wants. Pat is old, old, old school.
In his latest crazy slew of statements, he told a married woman struggling to forgive her cheating husband to be happy she’s even married.
“Here’s the secret,” Robertson responded, “Stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you. Well, he’s a man, okay.”
He continued, offering the following suggestions [via TheBlaze’s Dave Urbanski]:
- “Recognize, also, like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit, and what you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander.”
- Focus on why you married him in the first place.
- Does he provide food, shelter, clothing? Is he nice to the children and does he do things with them?
- “Is he handsome?”
- Fall in love with him all over again.
- Touch his face, hold his hand, look into his eyes.
- Don’t focus on what makes you mad, just the good stuff.
- Give him honor.
- Keep in mind that there’s a lot of pornography out there, to which men are enticed every day.
Watch it via the player below. Robertson’s comments come at approximately the 49:20 mark.
After Pat Robertson gave the controversial advice, which prompted an uproar, the Christian Broadcasting Network released a statement.
“As a first step in the process, Dr. Robertson stated that she should stop dwelling on the cheating. Next, he recommended that she remind herself of all the reasons she fell in love with him in the first place so that she might try to fall back in love with him all over again.”
“Lastly, his point was that everyone is human and there is much temptation outside of the home, so she should do whatever she can to strengthen their home and relationship. His intent was not to condone infidelity or to cast blame. We regret any misunderstanding,” the statement added.
*Over the last two decades, the dynamic Dove and Stellar Award nominee Vicki Yohe has been at the forefront of the praise and worship music movement on the church circuit where she turned songs such as “The Mercy Seat,” “Under The Blood” and “Something About My Praise,” into international anthems via her soul-stirring performances of the songs at mass evangelistic crusades all over the globe.
Billboard Magazine says of Yohe’s ministry, “For believers looking to loose themselves in a wonderful worship experience, this is the next best thing to being in a pew.” Yohe’s ministry has even afforded her the opportunity to appear as a Keynote speaker at a Pentagon Prayer Breakfast. She has also ministered in song alongside some of today’s well-known pastors and evangelists including TD Jakes, Bill Winston, Juanita Bynum, Creflo Dollar, Darlene Bishop and Paula White.
A lot of artists sing about saving souls but Vicki Yohe is actually doing it. Not only is she raising two adopted sons but she’s also the spiritual mama to three dozen African children at an orphanage she founded in 2005 in Uganda, New Destiny for Children.
“I’ve been nominated for several awards and ministered to 2.8 million people at a Benny Hinn crusade in India but none of this feels as good as taking care of my children in Uganda.”
Where does Yohe get the burst of energy to juggle her busy career, the demands of motherhood and raising money for the children’s home? God’s Peace. In April 2013, Vicki Yohe recorded her new CD/DVD Free Worshipper at FaithWorld Center in Orlando, to be released on Shanachie Entertainment August 28, 2013.
*He is a celebrity across eastern and central Africa, a gospel music star known to many as the “Dancing Priest.” But for years he also was a keeper of painful secrets — his own and many others,’ says the Los Angeles Times.
In going public, Father Anthony Musaala has forced the Roman Catholic Church in Uganda to confront a problem it had insisted didn’t exist. And he may stir a debate far beyond Africa’s most Catholic of countries.
The Ugandan priest has been suspended indefinitely by the archbishop of Kampala for exposing what he calls an open secret: Sex abuse in the Catholic Church is a problem in Africa as well as in Western Europe and North America.
The African Catholic Church is fast-growing, pious and traditional. As the church elsewhere forks out billions of dollars to compensate the child sex abuse victims of priests, few African Catholics have questioned the assumption, voiced recently by Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, that the African church is purer than its counterpart in the West, which is regarded as secular and permissive.
It’s not more pure, says Musaala. He says he has the evidence to prove it.
“The Vatican turns a blind eye because it doesn’t want to be embarrassed about this blooming church. But I think it’s time we had the truth,” Musaala says.
Check out the full story here.
*Bishop Larry D. Trotter of the Sweet Holy Spirit Church of Chicago- recently announced to his congregation and associate churches that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on May 22nd.
The initial diagnosis came during Bishop Trotter’s annual physical in March of 2013 and was confirmed by tests. Doctors have informed Bishop Trotter that the cancer is in its earliest stages and that his prognosis is good.
“Thanks to routine screening this was diagnosed early and I expect a full and speedy recovery,” saysBishop Trotter. Trotter adds, “After reviewing all the options with multiple physicians, I decided to take a proactive approach and have surgery.”
“Additionally, I am encouraged that God will heal me of this as he has done other illnesses in the past. Sweet Holy Spirit Church and friends are fighting with and for me…I KNOW A MAN”.
Bishop Trotter is prepping to release his forthcoming album with his church choir Sweet Holy Spirit Combined Choir entitled PRAISE UNLIMITED on June 25.
The album’s lead single “I Know A Man” is rising on the Billboard Top Gospel Singles Chart and is currently at #43 and gaining momentum.
*Arrow Global Entertainment just announced its inaugural Xtreme Performance Arts Summer Camp taking place this summer.
Created through the partnership of SESAC and platinum recording artist Sammie’s non-profit organization, Sammie’s Youth Foundation, the camp aims to educate and inspire Atlanta-area youth through singing, songwriting, dancing, and recording arts instruction.
The program will also include fitness classes, field trips to regional points of interest, celebrity guest appearances, and camp participation from Sammie, Dondria, and Jacob Latimore.
The Xtreme Camp’s programs are specifically designed to aid young people who are interested in the arts to hone and broaden their skills and give them the tools they need to pursue careers in their chosen fields. This initiative also seeks to empower its students by exposing them to positive role models and experiences. Arrow’s executive general manager, Cappriccieo Scates, says, “The camp gives us an opportunity to positively impact the future of music, which is our overall goal.”
Registration for the day camp, which will hold two sessions (May 28th – June 28th and July 1st – August 9th), is now open to children ages 7 – 17 at www.arrowglobalentertainment.com. The deadline to register is June 21st.