October 24, 2018

Using lines straight from Christian evangelists’ song sheets, a deranged – and an allegedly corrupt  – Muslim politician in Malaysia this week claimed that a quake-tsunami that killed thousands in neighbouring Indonesia was ‘punishment from Allah’ for the activities of gay people. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, above, who heads a party which lost power in Muslim-majority Malaysia in May, made the remarks in parliament as he warned about the growing influence of the country’s gay community. Zahid, a former deputy former… Read more

October 23, 2018

Engulfed by waves of hatred generated by ‘conservative’ Catholics,  Aaron Bianco – a gay pastoral associate at San Diego’s St John the Evangelist Parish – has thrown in the towel and resigned. Bianco became the target of a hate campaign following an outreach Mass celebrated  last year to welcome the LGBTQ community to St John’s. Soon after it got nasty – very nasty indeed! Explaining his resignation to a congregation at the church on Sunday, Bianco, above, said the harassment:… Read more

October 22, 2018

Last week the religious press was cock-a-hoop over the release of Gosnell: the Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, a film about Kermit Barron Gosnell, an American physician and abortionist who was jailed for life for murdering three infants who were born alive during attempted abortion procedures, and one woman during an abortion procedure. It was, they insisted, a “must see” for all who oppose abortion. This week the same media is crying foul over the fact that Gosnell –… Read more

October 22, 2018

A South African culture and religion watchdog has accused pastor Penuel Mnguni of ‘making a joke of Christianity’ after it was revealed that he fed congregants at his End Times Disciples Ministries a freshly killed dog, saying it was ‘the  flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ’. The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) had previously denounced Mnguni for feeding his followers, among other things, rats, snakes, hair and cockroaches and… Read more

October 21, 2018

It’s been a long time coming, but the “illegal” Roman Catholic Sagrada Familia in Barcelona – still under construction since architect Francisco de Paula del Villar y Lozano designed the church in the late 1800s – has agreed to pay €36 million ($41 million) to the city to get the necessary permits to complete the work. According to CNN, under the terms of a historic deal, church trustees will now get the permits they need. El Pais adds that the only… Read more

October 21, 2018

The Pope and a bunch bishops have been blasted for wearing a ‘rainbow’ crosses at World Youth Day 2019. Among those who expressed outrage was “Archbishop Cranmer”, a conservative Anglican blog authored by Adrian Hilton, who posted a picture of the cross on Twitter, along with the words: Is @Pontifex affirming ‘Rainbow Church’? How will the world read this symbolism? And he left a link to a post he wrote entitled “Rainbow Church, LGBT Eucharist and intolerable utterances.” But the cross,… Read more

October 20, 2018

I’ve noticed a plethora of reports about the growth of witchcraft in the US recently. For example, a recent Christian Post report revealed: The population of self-identified witches has risen dramatically in the United States in recent decades, as interest in astrology and witchcraft practices have become increasingly mainstreamed. Then it was widely reported that a coven of witches were planning to ‘hex’ US Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh in the New York. The Christian Post returned to witches yesterday… Read more

October 20, 2018

Following a recent decision by an Israeli court to fine two New Zealand women NZ$18,000 ($11,700) for the role they played in the cancellation of a Lorde concert comes news that a marriage between a Jew and a Palestinian has been described as harmful to Israel by a lawmaker. First, the concert kerfuffle. New Zealanders Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab, above, wrote to the pop star last year, urging her to cancel a concert in Tel Aviv. As a result, Lorde… Read more

October 19, 2018

Quebec’s new Premier is pushing for fewer religious symbols and more secularism on his patch – but insists on keeping a crucifix in the National Assembly. Much to the consternation of  Montreal’s Catholic Archbishop Andrew Bennett, François Legault, above, leader of the right-wing Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), insisted the crucifix in question “is a symbol of the province’s heritage ― and not a religious sign.” The wee man on a cross was hung above the Speaker’s seat in 1936 to… Read more

October 19, 2018

Filmmakers Carl and Angel Larsen would love to use their talents to shoot weddings, but they can’t enter the marriage movie field because Minnesota law says that, if they do, they would have to include same-sex unions. Last year the couple challenged that ruling – and lost. US District Court Judge John Tunheim ruled against them last September. He argued that: First, Speech-for-hire is commonly understood to reflect the views of the customer. Thus, when a person views a wedding… Read more

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