Australian Mom Who Stabbed Eight Children To Death Is a Recent Convert Who Gave Fiery Public Sermons

After she had become besotted with thoughts of God and the devil, Australian mother Raina Thaiday stabbed seven of her own nine children, and a niece. The victims ranged in age from two to 14.

The 37-year-old Cairns mother accused of murdering eight children had recently turned to religion and banned technology from her home.

Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday, who remains under police guard in hospital, had taken to giving fiery sermons in the street and had cut the power to her home and threw away the television, neighbours told News Corp.

She warned locals not to use their mobile phones because they were the “work of the Devil” and posted a handwritten sign on a front window of her public housing home that read: “No alcohol, cigarette, and drunken people allowed in this area.”



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Charisma News and Ray Comfort Falsely Imply That Atheists Tried to Stop Christian Singers in a Shopping Mall

When hundreds of people recently gathered at the RiverTown Crossings Mall in Grandville, Michigan to sing “Amazing Grace,” did some atheist goon squad really try to put a stop to it? Did security guards actually attempt to intervene and break up the crowd? You might get that impression if you read Charisma News, which published this headline:

Atheists Couldn’t Stop This Flash Mob of Amazing Grace

The Freedom From Atheism Foundation, on its Facebook page, also got in on the act:



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Feelgood Story of the Day: In Lovely Gesture, Muslim Bride Places Her Bouquet at Tribute to Sydney Hostage Victims

I’m glowing a little inside, and I don’t think it’s the eggnog:

As the Sydney siege memorial grows, a Muslim bride has made a pilgrimage to Martin Place on her wedding day. Manal Kassem was adorned in a white dress, hijab and veil when she laid her wedding bouquet on the river of floral tributes to the fatal Lindt cafe siege victims. After watching the wedding party approach, the city crowd broke into applause.



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Franciscan Group Says It Could Go Bankrupt Due to Multi-Million Dollar Theft By Its Own Friars

By their fruits shall ye know them:

One of the largest Franciscan religious orders, founded on the humble teachings of St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago, announced it is on the brink of bankruptcy after admitting some of its friars embezzled funds from its accounts.

The Italian news magazine Panorama on Friday reported that tens of millions of dollars were missing from the Order of Friars Minor and had been invested in offshore companies.



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Anti-Gay Pastor Gaylard Williams Offers Priceless Responses After Getting Arrested for Groping Unwilling Man

The Daily Beast has the most detailed account yet of the gay gropefest attempted recently by the wonderfully named pastor Gaylard Williams of Praise Cathedral Church in Seymour, Indiana.

Ten days ago,

Williams drove over to Cypress Lake, which attracts local fisherman trying to pull channel catfish and largemouth bass out of the drink.

If the allegations are true, he was looking for a largemouth of a different kind.

[He] began propositioning a younger man by the waterfront who was talking on his mobile phone, according to a police report. The younger man rolled down his window to receive the approaching Williams “to see what he wanted.” [T]he pastor allegedly “reached in and grabbed him.” …  Quizzed by cops, the younger man said Williams grabbed “everything” and “squeezed [his genitals] and he got a good handful.”

“I don’t swing that way,” the shocked recipient of Williams’ attention says he told the pastor.



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