In Thailand it’s often referred to, usually in hushed tones, as “the institution.” In a land where the holy trinity consists of nation, religion and king, talking about the monarchy, except in terms of adulation, can be risky business. Political activists, university professors, webmasters and now even a U.S
Juanita Bynum’s story may read like soap opera, but her travails are a reminder of the longtime magnetism between celebrity Pentecostal preachers and scandal.
Mourners gathered Saturday in a California church to remember slain Yale graduate student Annie Le, 24, whose body was found on the day she was to be married. “You were born in my loving embrace,” said Le’s mother, Vivian Van Le, reading a poem she’d written in Vietnamese to those gathered for the funeral at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in El Dorado Hills, California.