Charlie Tillotson of Sidmouth, England is sweeping the internet after a compassionate act of kindness this week.
After learning about children who were battling cancer, Tillotson selflessly decided to chop her long blonde hair in order to donate it, according to reports this week. The 6-year-old donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, an organization that creates wigs for young cancer patients.
"I can say no more, this is my daughter Charlie," Tillotson's father, Steve Tillotson, wrote on a fundraising page about his daughter. "She has told me today that she wants to have all her hair cut off for children with cancer. She has her heart set on raising 600 pounds (she originally wanted to raise ten hundred pounds) and donating the hair so it can be made into a wig." more >>
A Polish priest claims to be receiving text messages from Satan after performing an exorcism on a teenage girl. Father Marian Rajchel has said that he failed to drive out the demon that possessed the young girl and as a result, he is being haunted by the demon.
"The author of these texts is an evil spirit who has possessed her soul," Father Rajchel told the Austrian Times. "Often the owners of mobile phones are not even aware that they are being used like this."
The text messages are reportedly filled with hate and specific messages for the priest, who said that he is personally being attacked because of his failure to deliver a girl from demonic possession. The Times was able to read two of the messages, which had clear warnings for the priest. more >>
Police arrested a New Hampshire man in connection with the disappearance of 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez more than nine months ago. Nathaniel Kibby, 34, was arrested at his home and charged with felony kidnapping.
Kibby told police that he took the girl, then 14, on October 9, after she left school to walk home in North Conway. Police have not revealed any other details about the case but Kibby is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday, July 29, and a press briefing will be held afterward. Details about Kibby's life will also be revealed in court on Tuesday, and the community of North Conway is eager to learn more about the man who held Hernandez hostage for nine months.
On July 20, Hernandez suddenly returned home. There was no information about why or how she was returned, and her family has insisted that the girl never ran away, which some had speculated. Now that Kibby has admitted to abducting her, those rumors have been put to rest. But there are still plenty of questions that her family and friends want answered. more >>
A student at Ohio State University is outraged after an online quiz for an undergraduate psychology class implied that atheists are more intelligent than Christians.
The student, who chose to remain anonymous, told Campus Reform that the question was part of an online homework quiz for psychology 1100, a general education class. The question asked: "Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125. Which of the following statements do you expect to be true?"
Out of four options, the correct answer was reportedly: "Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian." more >>
Residents in Orange County, California are no longer questioning the appearance of "disturbing" porcelain dolls on their doorsteps after learning a member of their local church had dropped off the items as she cleared out her vast toy collection.
Eight residents in the community of Talega, located in San Clemente, contacted police after they discovered porcelain dolls sitting on their doorsteps that resembled their daughters. Parents who received the dolls told police that they found the strange gifts to be "creepy" and "disturbing," especially since they did not know of their origin. All of the girls who received their look-a-like doll attend the same elementary school.
"It's really creepy and disturbing. As a mom with a daughter, it freaks me out," one neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, told NBC Los Angeles. "Hopefully it's a prank and not someone with very bad motives." more >>
An atheist group has convinced an Indiana school district to ban its teacher led-prayers in its local public schools.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Vigo County School Corporation in Terre Haute in May, demanding that it halt the practice of allowing teachers to lead prayers in area public schools. The letter came after an anonymous parent contacted the atheist organization, saying that a teacher at the local Sarah Scott Middle School had led a prayer during a recent school banquet.
The letter demanded that the school district investigate the incident and provide an outline as to how it would educate its teachers and staff on the constitutional separation of church and state. more >>