Youth Pastor Sean Patrick Aday Accused of Sexual Assaults at Grace Community Church

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Sean Patrick Aday's assaults spanned several years, deputies say.
A youth pastor at Grace Community Church of Saddleback Valley has been arrested for alleged sexual assaults of several females ranging from their late teens to early 20s at the Lake Forest place of worship, throughout Orange County and during church sponsored international trips to such locales as Moldova, Costa Rica and South Africa.

So far, Sean Patrick Aday, 38, of Lake Forest, has been arrested on suspicion of rape, sodomy, penetration with a foreign object and sexual assault of known victims, but investigators believes there may be others out there.

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Ex-Pastor Christopher Raymond Olague Found Guilty of Molesting Girl, Possessing Child Porn

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Christopher Raymond Olague
Jurors agreed with prosecutors that former Buena Park Christian pastor Christopher Raymond Olague went from praying to preying--on an 8-year-old girl friend of his daughter and scores of other young children depicted in pornography on his computers and devices.

Tuesday's conviction sets the 43-year-old up for a possible sentence of 18 years and three months to life in prison at a hearing scheduled for Jan. 22.

Olague was found guilty of molestation, possessing more than 1,000 images of child porn, kidnapping the 8-year-old to commit child molestation and attempting to dissuade a witness from cooperating with authorities. The jury also found true a sentencing enhancement for kidnapping a victim during a molestation.

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"Lily's Advocates" Try to Enlist Dalai Lama to Get White Bengal Tiger Moved Out of Silverado

If you go to the Rancho Las Lomas Resort and Zoological Garden Facebook page, you'll see a banner photo of the Dalai Lama speaking there in July and, farther down, a post describing the holy man's appearance as "surreal" and "a beautiful experience." But you'll have to hunt to find the single reader comment noting that the world's most famous Tibetan Buddhist monk referred to Lily the White Bengal Tiger as "a prisoner" with "no freedom of movement" at the Silverado event venue.

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Not Everyone in San Juan Capistrano is Celebrating Father Serra's Canonization Today

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Pope Francis is canonizing Father Junipero Serra during a Mass in Washington, D.C., and to mark the occasion there was a bell ringing at 9 a.m., another coming at noon and a canonization Mass in the Great Stone Church Ruins at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

American Indians are also marking the sainthood of the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest, but in a much different way.

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SNAP Reacts to Ryan Joseph Seider's Arrest for Molestation at Catholic Church
Was this a place of recruitment for Ryan Joseph Seider?
UPDATE, SEPT. 11, 4:59 P.M.: Newport Beach's Joelle Casteix, Western regional director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), has issued a statement regarding the arrest of Ryan Joseph Seider.

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Atheists and Christians Debate Abortion in Huntington Beach: DATE CHANGE!

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A-bor-tion protest, the San Francisco treat!
UPDATE, JULY 16, 8:11 A.M.: Backyard Skeptics announced this morning that the abortion debate between atheists and Christians has been rescheduled to next Thursday, July 23.

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Yanhao "Eric" Ren Accused of Sexual Relations with 13-Year-Old Girl from His Youth Ministry

Yanhao "Eric" Ren
A Fullerton man who served as a youth leader at a Rowland Heights church was arrested in San Bernardino County for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, according to authorities. Around 11:55 p.m. Sunday, California Highway Patrol officers found the girl and Yanhao Ren, a 24-year-old who is also known as Eric Ren, in a vehicle parked on a turn-out of Highway 330 near Fredalba Road, in an unincorporated area of the county near Running Springs, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. She met Ren through youth programs at Evangelical Formosan Church of Rowland Heights, where he served for two years and has attended since 2006, deputies say. "The victim and Ren told detectives that they began a sexual relationship in May of 2015," reads a SBCSD statement.

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C-List Celebrities, Protestors, MC Hammer Celebrate the Dalai Lama's 80th B-Day in OC

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See our slideshow of the Dalai Lama's birthday celebration at the Honda Center here!

For his eightieth birthday today, the Dalai Lama asked not for material possessions, but world peace (and what did you ask for, ya selfish bastard?). In celebration of the Tibetan Buddhist leader's inauguration into the over-80 club, His Holiness embarked on a three-day Global Compassion Summit which kicked off Sunday in Anaheim at the Honda Center. Celebrations will continue at UC Irvine on Monday and Tuesday.

Sunday's event was an odd celebration of the Dalai Lama's lifetime commitment to peace, love and understanding, featuring C-list celebrities, Nobel laureates and MC Hammer.

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Christopher Bryan McKenzie Guilty of Molesting 5 Boys, Most of Whom He Met at Churches

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Christopher Bryan McKenzie Sr. met four of his seven victims through Sunday school.
A 51-year-old former volunteer Sunday school teacher at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa and Christ Church by the Sea in Newport Beach was convicted Wednesday afternoon of sexually assaulting five boys and attempting to attack a sixth.

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Assholes Alert! Orange County NeoFreethinkers Hear UCI Professor's Asshole Theory SUNDAY

Peter Montoya says his Church for Thinkers is catching fire with believers and non-believers alike. With that in mind (and spirit), let us think about the topic of this weekend's "Re-Think Sunday" presentation by Aaron James, a UC Irvine professor of philosophy: "Assholes: a Theory."

Oh, I think it's more than a theory, brothers and sistahs! (Ask anyone who reads me!)

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