Ahmad Henry Osman Accused of Molesting Three Girls Under 10 He Taught at Mosque

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Courtesy of the Orange County District Attorney's office
Ahmad Henry Osman taught at The Indo Chinese Islamic Center in Santa Ana.
Prosecutors call him a pastor, police detectives call him a youth program educator and the leadership at his mosque calls him a Korean-studies volunteer, but whatever Ahmad Henry Osman is, he faces up to 50 years to life in state prison and lifetime mandatory sex offender registration if he is convicted of molesting three girls, ages 6, 7 and 9, who he met at the house of worship. That sentence could ultimately be longer if there are, as the Santa Ana Police Department and Orange County District Attorney's office fear, more victims. The two agencies issued a joint statement Thursday urging members of the public to contact them if they have additional information on 52-year-old Tustin resident Osman.

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Benny Hinn Finds Himself in Need of a Faith Healer After Suffering Heart Problem

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Benny Hinn Ministries
Too bad there was no faith healer around to help Benny Hinn ... wait!
Televangelist Benny Hinn, who is known for laying his hands on the ill faithful and "curing" them with the power of Christ, needed a handjob of his own last week.

The 63-year-old leader of Benny Hinn World Media Center in Aliso Viejo suffered heart problems in Brazil and was admitted to the intensive care unit in an undisclosed Orange County hospital.

But his daughter later reported that Hinn was up, alert and expected to make a full recovery, and the man of God told Charisma News, "This is a challenge, but I'm getting good reports. We don't have all the answers ... as we get older, our bodies need repair."

"In other news, Benny Hinn has a heart," wrote someone in the peanut gallery.

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Francisco Ayala, Distinguished UCI Biologist, to Speak on Separation of Church and Science

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John J. Templeton (left) and Britain's Prince Philip flank 2010 Templeton Prize winner Francisco Ayala at Buckingham Palace.
Francisco Ayala, the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences at UC Irvine, shares "Darwin's Greatest Discovery: Design Without Designer" with the Orange County chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State on Saturday.

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Paging Richard Gere: The Dalai Lama to Celebrate 80th Birthday in Anaheim and Irvine

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Photo by flickr user Redacteur Tibet
The Dalai Lama will make his first visit to Anaheim and his third to Irvine in July.
The Dalai Lama will celebrate his 80th birthday in Orange County and the public is invited, it was announced Thursday.


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Holy Family Office Manager Allegedly Stole $400k to Pay Holy Family, Mater Dei Tuition

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Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's office
Adela Maria Tapia could get more than 14 years in prison.
Chris Rock once said he did not agree with O.J. Simpson killing his wife, "but I understand." Having struggled to put 2 1/2 kids through Mater Dei High School, I don't agree with the former Holy Family Cathedral School office manager having, as authorities allege, embezzled more than $400,000 to pay for her kids' tuition at Holy Family and Mater Dei--but I understand.

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LA Fitness Sued for Allegedly Preventing Muslim Member from Praying in Quiet Corner

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Photo by flickr user Rev. Voodoo
Not from an LA Fitness, but they have much of the same stuff.
Irvine-based LA Fitness is being sued in an Ohio federal court by a member who claims employees forced him to stop praying when he was done exercising.

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You're in Luck If You Wanted to Attend an Anti-Superstition Bash in OC on Friday the 13th

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A Friggatriskaidekaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th) Treatment Center nurse opens up.
As you know, the end of this work week is Friday the 13th (unless you're a Communist who works weekends). A group of unsuperstitious Orange Countians will celebrate at a Howard Johnson's in Fullerton Friday night, when breaking mirrors, walking under ladders and opening umbrellas indoors will be among the festivities.

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What Do Disneyland, Measles and Abortion Have to Do with Each Other?

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Photo by flickr user VCU CNS
It's not getting vaccinated but what's in the vial, say anti-abortion groups.
Forget illegals, anti-vaxxers or Jenny McCarthy: A Washington, D.C.-based right-to-life group is blaming abortion for the spread of measles across the country by people who were at the Disney Resort in Anaheim in mid-December.

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The Principle Filmmakers Tell Media to Stop Focusing on Them and Start Focusing on Movie

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Rocky Mountain Pictures
Theologian Robert Sungenis appears in The Principle to challenge conventional scientific views.
UPDATE, JAN. 29, 12:48 P.M.: The executive producer and writer-producer of The Principle, which is rolling for at least a couple more weeks at the AMC Orange 30, issued statements today blasting media outlets that focused their coverage of the documentary less on the subject of questioning the validity of the Copernican Principle than on accusations of anti-Semitism and Holocaust revisionism directed at the EP, Robert Sungenis.

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Violence in Places of Worship Deplored Hours After OC Church Closes Due to Bomb Threat

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Photo by flickr user Beth Jusino
It's called sanctuary for a reason.
Services were canceled at Beachcities Community Church in Huntington Beach on Sunday morning following a bomb threat, which is ironic when you consider what happened by coincidence the same day in nearby Garden Grove.

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