November 20, 2018

Don’t you just love it when bigotry backfires? In the second case of its kind this year, an online funding campaign has raised a huge sum of money for a Buffalo, New York, student who was disowned for refusing to submit to a ‘pray-away-the-gay’ programme. The fundraiser for Canisius College cross-country and track athlete Emily Schreck, above, has surpassed $98,000. Her experience mirrors that of Florida teen Seth Owen who was made homeless after refusing his parents’ demands to continue… Read more

November 19, 2018

A leading wedding magazine in Australia, owned by devout Christians Luke and Carla Burrell, has gone belly up. Advertisers began shunning White Magazine after the couple made it clear that the publication had no place for same-sex wedddings, and they are now complaining that they are being unfairly judged. The Burrells said that they closed down White because they: Had no desire to create a social, political or legal war. In a farewell post on its website, which uses the… Read more

November 18, 2018

Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) Leader Jason Kenney, above, has ‘evolved’. He is no longer the man that Christian conservatives could count on to demonise homosexuals and pro-lifers – and they are not happy. Jeff Gunnarson, National President of Campaign Life Coalition complained: It’s very disappointing. Jason Kenney and the pro-life movement have a long history. He was part of the pro-life caucus at one time. He used to be known as a faithful Catholic, a church-going Catholic who strived… Read more

November 17, 2018

The Vatican and American bishops have been hit by a class action lawsuit which sites  a federal anti-racketeering law known as RICO. The cction was brought against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Holy See by six plaintiffs who are suing on their own behalf and fellow victims of Catholic clerical abuse. The Vatican is being targeted as as a foreign state, an “unincorporated organization,” and as the “head of an international religious organization.” The preamble… Read more

November 17, 2018

Citing a fatwa issued in 1935 by Amin al-Husseini, the Nazi-supporting grand mufti of Jerusalem,  the present mufti – Ekrima Said Sabr, above – refused to allow the burial of a Palestinian to take place at a Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem. Instead, the family of Alah Kirsh , who was  killed in a traffic accident, were told they could plant him in a Jewish cemetery. Aryeh Stern, the Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel’s capital, ruled this week as a rabbinical… Read more

November 16, 2018

The Mormons, with their long history of poking its nose into the political affairs in their home state of Utah and beyond, faces a possible lawsuit for interfering in the recent Proposition 2 ballot regarding medical cannabis. A week after Utah voters approved the initiative, a lawyer representing patients and advocates formally told the church to preserve records that may reveal its alleged attempts to undermine Proposition 2 which ultimately passed by roughly 52-46 percent, with some ballots still left… Read more

November 16, 2018

 Joseph Brogan, inset, who gave a Nazi salute and accused Jews of being ‘child killer’ at Manchester rally staged to protest against anti-Semitism, was jailed this week for six months. In sentencing Brogan, 27, for a racially aggravated public order offence, Judge Martin Rudland at Manchester Crown Court said a message needed to be sent that, especially in the current climate, behaviour like this wouldn’t be tolerated. This was targeted specifically at members of the Jewish community at a rally… Read more

November 16, 2018

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention has called ‘foul’ over a new tax law that squeezes churches and nonprofits to the tune of around $1.7 billion over a decade. The commission, part of a coalition of some 32 faith-based organisations, sent a letter to Congress, demanding the repeal of a provision in the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will force churches and other historically tax-exempt organisations to file federal and likely state… Read more

November 15, 2018

At the beginning of November, a defiant Paul Makonda, above, announced plans to round up and punish members of Tanzania’s LGBT community, saying he didn’t care a jot what other countries thought of this attack on human rights. The Commissioner for the commercial capital Dar es Salaam said he expected criticism from abroad but added: I prefer to anger those countries than to anger God. Well, his words have just cost his country almost $10-million. Denmark has just announced that… Read more

November 14, 2018

In the midst of the ongoing chaos surrounding Brexit, a Christian blowhard called David Hathaway – founder and President of Eurovision Mission to Europe – insists that Britain’s planned exit from the European Union will free the country from the EU’s ‘ungodly yoke’. The evangelist is  reported here as saying: I believe that prophetically this is God’s way forward for us as a nation to take a lead in returning to Biblical standards in Europe, free from the secularism of… Read more

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