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For Davey Blackburn, nothing is wasted, and the best yet to come seems to have arrived, only 8 months after wife's murder

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I've written about Davey Blackburn here, here and here.

Davey is in the news again this week. He's writing a book. This comes as a surprise to no one, fans and critics alike.
Whelp! Here's the preliminary outline to my book! Wow! This is overwhelmingly surreal! Praying what comes of this helps many, many people!! A photo posted by Davey Blackburn (@daveyblackburn) on Jul 18, 2016 at 3:10pm PDT

The day after Amanda's murder, and while she was still on life support, Davey issued a statement that "the best truly is yet to come." The day after she was beaten up and shot, Davey started a fundraising campaign for himself (archived here). He live tweeted during Amanda's funeral that #nothingiswasted and 3 days after Amanda's murder that domain was registered by someone at Newspring for Davey. 

@watchkeep It was someone at NewSpring who registered the https://t.co/piTLfWG3WY domain two days after her death. pic.twitter.com/LOcDoxvHpL — James Duncan (@PajamaPage…

Kansas City Southern Baptist megachurch -Westside Family Church- trying to “out” young sex abuse victims

Two victims "feel betrayed and stigmatized" by Lenexa church. Their attorney says recent court filing furthers that. https://t.co/JfJqG9Tj2s — Laura Bauer (@kclaurab) July 8, 2016KS-- Big KC church denies trying to "out" young victims; SNAP respondsFor immediate release: Friday, July 8, 2016 Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests Officials at a Kansas City church are bullying two girls – ages 11 year old and a 13 year old and their mom. Now, the church’s lawyer is trying to deny the bullying. A mother and her daughters are suing Westside Family Church in Lenexa. The mom wants to continue protecting the privacy and recovery of her daughters who were sexually violated by a serial predator who helped with Vacation Bible School. But Westside wants a judge to “out” them and prevent them from moving forward as “Jane Does.” For decades, however, judges in the US have let crime victims seek justice while sa…

Has Perry Noble been fired from Newspring Church?

I've heard that Perry Noble, Newspring Church lead pastor, was fired today and that it will be announced on Sunday.  Newspring is one of the largest churches in the country. It's a Southern Baptist megachurch. If confirmed, this is a huge development.
stay tuned...

I've written about Perry Noble herehere and here.

UPDATE:

This morning I emailed Suzanne Swift, Chief Public Relations and Marketing Officer at Newspring Church, asking if Perry Noble has been fired. I received this reply this evening:

Hey Amy,

I would love to invite you to join us at church this Sunday to learn more from Perry and NewSpring Church. We will have services on Sunday at 9:15am, 11:15am, 4pm or 6pm at our Anderson Campus, located at 2940 Concord Road.

Suzanne Swift
Chief Public Relations and Marketing Officer
NewSpring Church
www.NewSpring.cc

864-328-1632
email thread including my ? to @newspring marketing director @suzanneswift asking if @perrynoble has been fired pic.twitter.com/AhwfvCWCbG — Amy Smit…