Chinese Authorities Have Been “Decapitating Churches,” Says the New York Times

The drama is surely a bit much in this opening paragraph from a piece by New York Times reporter Ian Johnson:

Along the valleys and mountains hugging the East China Sea, a Chinese government campaign to remove crosses from church spires has left the countryside looking as if a typhoon had raged down the coast, decapitating buildings at random.


Still, this is what oppression of religion looks like.

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Michigan Spree Killer Says He Didn’t (Really) Do It; It Was the Devil in His Uber Phone App

A Michigan Uber driver who, in February, shot and killed six people and wounded two others, including a child, says he was being controlled by a demonic force.

Jason Dalton told police he had killed but was not a killer; that it was his Uber app that had taken control of him and led him to open fire on random targets.


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Two Tennessee Pastors Among Those Arrested For Trying to Hire an Underage Prostitute

Sex with an underage prostitute? Sign me up, pastors Jason Kennedy and Zubin Parakh allegedly said. They were caught in a sting operation by Tennessee detectives late last week.

Kennedy, a 46-year-old children’s pastor for Grace Baptist Church, and Parakh, a 32-year-old creative pastor at LifeHouse Church, were among 32 men and women arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in an anti-trafficking operation, the agency said Friday.


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Muslim Woman, Famous For Selfie Promoting Coexistence, Doesn’t Want To Coexist With Jews

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Zakia Belkhiri, 22, a Muslim woman in Belgium, has just discovered the truth of that saying.

A week ago, Belkhiri became a social-media sensation with a sassy, self-empowering selfie she took at an anti-Muslim demonstration in Antwerp, Belgium, defiantly duckfacing in front of the 40-or-so protesters.


For that no doubt beautiful message, she was celebrated as a badass, a hero, et cetera.

But now it turns out that Belkhiri isn’t entirely about living in peace and harmony. She would like to make an exception for Jews. Four years ago, on Twitter, she cheered their extermination.

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Anti-Gay Therapist Monsignor Tony Anatrella, a Vatican Adviser, Suspected Of Sex With Male Clients

For decades now, young French seminarians and priests who were deemed to be “struggling with homosexuality” would often end up in the office of trusted Vatican adviser and anti-gay therapist Monsignor Tony Anatrella.


Guess where this is going…?

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