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Suspect in California Taiwanese church mass shooting pleads not guilty

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  • David Wenwei Chou, the 68-year-old Las Vegas man accused of firing multiple rounds at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in California in May, has pleaded not guilty.
  • He was previously charged with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder with hate crime enhancements in June for killing an Orange County doctor and injuring five others.
  • Chou was ordered to be held without bail at the Theo Lacy jail facility.
  • He is expected back in court for a pre-trial hearing on Oct. 21. He could face the death penalty if he is convicted of all charges.

The Las Vegas man accused of firing multiple rounds at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, in May has pleaded not guilty. 

David Wenwei Chou, 68, was previously charged with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder with hate crime enhancements in June. On Aug. 19, he pleaded not guilty to the multiple charges against him.

Las Vegas man, 68, identified as suspect in deadly mass shooting at California Taiwanese church

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  • David Wenwei Chou, 68, has been arrested for shooting multiple people at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, on Sunday.
  • The incident, witnessed by 30 to 40 people, occurred during a lunch banquet held to commemorate a former pastor visiting from Taiwan.
  • A man in his 40s was killed during the shooting, while five others — all senior citizens of Asian descent — were wounded and brought to the hospital.
  • Chou, who is originally from Las Vegas, is being held on a $1 million bail at the Orange County Intake Release Center.

A man in his late 60s has been arrested for killing one churchgoer and wounding five others while opening fire at a church in Laguna Woods, California.

The fatal shooting, which left four of the five wounded victims with critical injuries, occurred at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church during a lunch banquet held to commemorate a former pastor visiting from Taiwan.

Philadelphia police searching for suspects who stole Chinatown church van

  • Philadelphia police are searching for the suspects who stole a 15-passenger van from the Chinese Christian Church & Center located on 11th and Vine streets on Monday night.
  • Surveillance footage captured two suspects stealing and driving away with the stolen white van that has a registered license plate of KXC-5525. 
  • Individuals with information regarding this case are asked to contact the Philadelphia police.

Surveillance footage captured two suspects stealing a church van in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. 

The Philadelphia police are searching for the suspects who stole a 15-passenger van from the Chinese Christian Church & Center located on 11th and Vine streets on Monday night.

Daughter of WWII Concentration Camp Detainee Becomes First Asian American Female Episcopal Bishop

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A 61-year-old woman, whose family suffered during World War II due to their Japanese ancestry, became the first Asian American woman consecrated as a bishop in the Episcopal Church earlier this year. 

Historic ordination: Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama, ordained as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon on Jan. 30 in Portland, was elected out of four candidates during an online convention, according to Oregon Live.

Catholic Priest Has ‘No Remorse’ for Using ‘China Virus’, Gets COVID-19

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A Catholic priest in Santa Fe, New Mexico reportedly feels “no remorse” for calling COVID-19 the “China virus” in a notice recently posted on the front doors of his church.

In his announcement, Rev. Larry Brito, who holds masses at St. Anne Parish — located at the corner of Hickox and Alicia streets — canceled confessions after meeting a couple who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Dominatrices Arrested in Louisiana for Having Threesome With Priest in Church

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Melissa Cheng, also known as Empress Ming, was arrested with her fellow dominatrix Mindy Dixon, or Lady Vi, after engaging in sexual acts with Rev. Travis Clark while inside a Louisiana church on Sept. 30.

The scandal: A passerby noticed the lights were still on inside the Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Pearl River, Louisiana, before 11 p.m., according to The Times-Picayune.

‘Pastor’ in Little Saigon Pleads Guilty in $33 Million Investment Scam

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The co-founder of the Church of the Healthy Self located in a strip mall in the Little Saigon area of Westminster, California has pleaded guilty in a $33 million fraud case.

Kent R.E. Whitney, 37, of Newport Beach, agreed on April 15 to plead guilty to mail fraud and filing a false income tax return, a federal prosecutor announced on April 17, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Priest at Viet American Church Goes Viral for Riding Hoverboard During Christmas Mass

Priests don’t often get much publicity especially during mass, but one priest garnered attention online after being filmed entering his church in style on what appears to be a hoverboard.

The priest, only identified as Father Tom, became internet famous after Twitter user Vynnlo filmed him rolling down the aisle of the church during a Christmas Eve service, according to Mashable.

Church Founded By South Koreans Reveals Why They Worship Guns and Wear Crowns

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The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, also known as the Sanctuary Church, made headlines earlier this year when crown-wearing members showed up with AR-15 rifles in a “commitment ceremony.”

Since then, the small church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania has attracted widespread attention, more recently when its current leader Rev. Hyung-jin “Sean” Moon crashed a GOP event to “bless” it.

Korean-Founded Church Members Worship With AR-15 Rifles, Terrify Pennsylvania Community

A church in northeastern Pennsylvania was teeming with AR-15 rifles on Wednesday as it held a commitment ceremony that had crown-wearing members exchange or renew their wedding vows.

The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, also known as the Sanctuary Church, prompted police and protesters to watch outside its premises as the religious event went on. All guns were reportedly unloaded.