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March 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
A judge put 41 children in foster care for a year Wednesday after their parents refused to stop whipping them in church and forcing them to marry. "I hate to see these children jeopardized by what I consider to be a cult," Juvenile Court Judge Sanford Jones said. The decision followed a two-day hearing into practices at the House of Prayer, led by the Rev. Arthur Allen Jr. The judge was told about a 7-year-old left with welts and bruises and a 10-year-old with open wounds on his belly and side.
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December 5, 2012 | By Timothy M. Phelps, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The earth shook under the nation's church, snapping some of the 53 carillon bells' cables and causing them to ring in forbidding disharmony. Outside, cracks appeared on some of the wing-like flying buttresses supporting the 100-foot walls and intricate stone arches that mark the Washington National Cathedral as one of the world's greatest Gothic churches. Still the ground shuddered, coursing energy upward to the grimacing or mirthful gargoyles and the 152 pinnacles that rise like twirled candy above the sheet lead roof.
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NATIONAL
December 5, 2012 | By Timothy M. Phelps, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The earth shook under the nation's church, snapping some of the 53 carillon bells' cables and causing them to ring in forbidding disharmony. Outside, cracks appeared on some of the wing-like flying buttresses supporting the 100-foot walls and intricate stone arches that mark the Washington National Cathedral as one of the world's greatest Gothic churches. Still the ground shuddered, coursing energy upward to the grimacing or mirthful gargoyles and the 152 pinnacles that rise like twirled candy above the sheet lead roof.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2011 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Kansas City, Mo. -- It was just before 3 a.m. when Ruth and Shady Abadir walked through the double doors that lead into the thumping heart of the International House of Prayer . Outside, the rolling suburbs of south Kansas City slumbered beneath a moonless sky, the roads empty except for the occasional deer. Inside, more than 100 people worshiped to the sound of an 11-member Christian rock band, fulfilling a commitment to keep prayer going 24 hours a day. "We've just shifted our schedule to make it work," said Ruth, raising her voice over the pulsating beat.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
House of Prayer No. 2 A Writer's Journey Home Mark Richard Nan A. Talese: Doubleday: 207 pp., $23.95 "No one," Mark Richard writes in "House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home," "will lead you down a slippery path faster than your best friends. " Yet if there's a message to this unlikely personal history of a spiritual awakening, it's that temptation and false starts are everywhere. You find them not just with your friends, but with your family, your body, your spirit ?
OPINION
October 30, 2003
Re "House of Prayer Splits Neighbors," Oct. 26: What a sad situation, stated poorly by Rabbi Chaim Baruch Rubin. As to his referring to those in my neighborhood who oppose the Orthodox houses of worship as members of a "kingdom" complete with "feudal lords," he is wrong, but he stopped listening to other points of view long ago. In fact, his argument has less to do with faith and more to do with his own misperceptions, on which he then sermonizes and...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2010 | By Bill Kisliuk, Los Angeles Times
Could pancake peace be at hand? The International House of Pancakes has dropped its trademark infringement lawsuit against a church, agreeing to resolve its dispute with the International House of Prayer out of court. On Dec. 21, the restaurant chain dismissed its case against the church, with its lawyers citing "ongoing mediation with the defendants," according to documents filed in federal court in Los Angeles. The restaurant chain sued the church in September, alleging it misappropriated IHOP trademarks with its website, ihop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2010 | By Bill Kisliuk, Los Angeles Times
Glendale-based IHOP has served up a federal lawsuit against a church with ministries in Pasadena and elsewhere, alleging International House of Prayer is violating its trademark. The suit asks International House of Prayer to stop using "IHOP" and similar phrases, and seeks to have the court give the Web address ihop.org to the restaurant chain. Officials at the church, based in Kansas City, Mo., declined to comment. In a statement, church officials said they were aware of the lawsuit and reviewing the claims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2011 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Kansas City, Mo. -- It was just before 3 a.m. when Ruth and Shady Abadir walked through the double doors that lead into the thumping heart of the International House of Prayer . Outside, the rolling suburbs of south Kansas City slumbered beneath a moonless sky, the roads empty except for the occasional deer. Inside, more than 100 people worshiped to the sound of an 11-member Christian rock band, fulfilling a commitment to keep prayer going 24 hours a day. "We've just shifted our schedule to make it work," said Ruth, raising her voice over the pulsating beat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2003 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Every Friday toward dusk, one of Los Angeles' most coveted neighborhoods undergoes a metamorphosis. Scores of Orthodox Jewish men in dark suits and wide-brimmed black hats emerge from their homes, setting off on foot into the slow-fading light. Their peaceful march through Hancock Park belies tensions that pit neighbor against neighbor.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
House of Prayer No. 2 A Writer's Journey Home Mark Richard Nan A. Talese: Doubleday: 207 pp., $23.95 "No one," Mark Richard writes in "House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home," "will lead you down a slippery path faster than your best friends. " Yet if there's a message to this unlikely personal history of a spiritual awakening, it's that temptation and false starts are everywhere. You find them not just with your friends, but with your family, your body, your spirit ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2010 | By Bill Kisliuk, Los Angeles Times
Could pancake peace be at hand? The International House of Pancakes has dropped its trademark infringement lawsuit against a church, agreeing to resolve its dispute with the International House of Prayer out of court. On Dec. 21, the restaurant chain dismissed its case against the church, with its lawyers citing "ongoing mediation with the defendants," according to documents filed in federal court in Los Angeles. The restaurant chain sued the church in September, alleging it misappropriated IHOP trademarks with its website, ihop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2010 | By Bill Kisliuk, Los Angeles Times
Glendale-based IHOP has served up a federal lawsuit against a church with ministries in Pasadena and elsewhere, alleging International House of Prayer is violating its trademark. The suit asks International House of Prayer to stop using "IHOP" and similar phrases, and seeks to have the court give the Web address ihop.org to the restaurant chain. Officials at the church, based in Kansas City, Mo., declined to comment. In a statement, church officials said they were aware of the lawsuit and reviewing the claims.
OPINION
October 30, 2003
Re "House of Prayer Splits Neighbors," Oct. 26: What a sad situation, stated poorly by Rabbi Chaim Baruch Rubin. As to his referring to those in my neighborhood who oppose the Orthodox houses of worship as members of a "kingdom" complete with "feudal lords," he is wrong, but he stopped listening to other points of view long ago. In fact, his argument has less to do with faith and more to do with his own misperceptions, on which he then sermonizes and...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2003 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Every Friday toward dusk, one of Los Angeles' most coveted neighborhoods undergoes a metamorphosis. Scores of Orthodox Jewish men in dark suits and wide-brimmed black hats emerge from their homes, setting off on foot into the slow-fading light. Their peaceful march through Hancock Park belies tensions that pit neighbor against neighbor.
NEWS
March 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
A judge put 41 children in foster care for a year Wednesday after their parents refused to stop whipping them in church and forcing them to marry. "I hate to see these children jeopardized by what I consider to be a cult," Juvenile Court Judge Sanford Jones said. The decision followed a two-day hearing into practices at the House of Prayer, led by the Rev. Arthur Allen Jr. The judge was told about a 7-year-old left with welts and bruises and a 10-year-old with open wounds on his belly and side.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bishop S.C. Madison, 86, who led the United House of Prayer for All People, a black denomination based in Washington, D.C., with 1.5 million members nationwide, died Saturday at his home in Washington. Madison became ill after Easter Sunday, and church officials would not specify the cause of death. He was the third leader of the denomination, which has 150 branches in 25 states, including California. During his tenure, he erected more than 100 sanctuaries nationwide, as well as multifamily housing, retail establishments and assisted-living facilities.
NEWS
April 15, 1991
Los Angeles memorial services are planned next Sunday for Walter McCollough, bishop of the United House of Prayer for All People. McCollough, known as "Sweet Daddy" to his three million followers, died March 21 in Washington after a series of heart ailments. He had headed the church since 1960 when he succeeded its founder, Charles M. (Sweet Daddy) Grace.
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