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September 18, 2021

HASTERT, above, once the highest-ranking evangelicals in the Republican Party, has settled a lawsuit involving unpaid hush money to a man he once sexually abused. The settlement came ahead of a lawsuit filed by “James Doe”, who claims that he was promised $3.5 million in 2010 in exchange for his silence over the abuse, but only received part payment. He then sued for the balance owed: $1.8-million. Christianity Today reports that Hastert, 79, rose to Republican leadership in the US… Read more

September 17, 2021

ITALIAN priest Francesco Spagnesi, above, has been placed under house a arrest by police in the Tuscan city of Prato for the sale and import of drugs, including cocaine and GBL, a date rape substance. According to Catholic news site Crux,  Spagnesi, 40,was pastor of Annunciation parish in Prato. He was relieved of his duties as pastor and ordered to take a year sabbatical by his bishop, Giovanni Nerbini, who claims to have been partially aware of Spagnesi’s struggles but… Read more

September 17, 2021

EARLIER this month we reported that an American rabbi had lashed out against Texas’ new draconian abortion law. Danny Horwitz stated: “This law is a restriction on the practice of my religion. And it would likewise impose a religious standard upon anyone from any religion who believes abortion is not always the evil our state officials believe it to be.” Since then it’s been reported that Rabbi Moshe Parnes, above, of the Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), which represents over… Read more

September 16, 2021

PREACHERS who crawl into spaces where they don’t belong should take heed of the treatment meted out to one of their ilk who said women  “belong in the kitchen, they shouldn’t be in college.” The unnamed preacher made the mistake of coming onto the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham to preach “really misogynic stuff”. He then tried to flee, crying “oh, oh, oh” as a female student beat the crap out of him. According to this report,… Read more

September 16, 2021

OSTEOPATH  Tenpenny  first came to my attention in June after she told the Ohio House Health Committee that COVID-19 shots turn make people magnetic. Much mockery on social media ensued, and Freethinker reader Arthur F Meinck  reacted by saying: Remember when stupid people were ashamed of being stupid? I miss that. In a sane world, Tenpenny would have been laughed into oblivion. Instead, according Religious News Service, her popularity is has soared to such an extent that that she believes… Read more

September 15, 2021

TOM Lehrer, described as “the most brilliant song satirist ever recorded” once said “political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel peace prize.” Since then, countless examples of “you can’t possibly make that up” have come to my attention, the most recent today when it was announced that Nadine Dorries, above, former junior Health Minister, was handed a major promotion as part of a major cabinet reshuffle and is now Minister for Culture. What do we know… Read more

September 15, 2021

Kansas State Representative and substitute teacher, Mark Samsel, above, who was arrested in April for kicking a Wellsville High School pupil in the groin, this week pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct. Samsel launched an attack on the boy, who was apparently trying to drown out the noise the teacher was making during a “deranged” rant about God, religion, lesbianism, masturbation and suicide. When Samsel started yelling and banging on about “the wrath of God and how rap… Read more

September 14, 2021

FAR-RIGHT Christian broadcaster and pastor Bob Enyart, above, who revelled in the deaths of AIDS victims by reading out their names while playing “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen, tested positive for COVID earlier this month, along with his wife. At the time Dominic Enyart, his son, said: After about a year and a half, the COVID finally found its way to the Enyart family. It’s just a minor case. A colleague named Fred Williams, announced the Denver pastor’s… Read more

September 13, 2021

MEMBERS of the loopy Unification Church, a cult known as the Moonies, were treated at the weekend to an address by America’s  Insurrectionist-in-Chief Donald Trump. The online conference of crackpots –  “Rally of Hope” – was hosted last Saturday by Dr Hak Ja Han Moon, wife of the cult’s founder, Sun Myung Moon, above, who claimed to be the Messiah. Trump, according to MSN told attendees: I want to thank the Universal Peace Federation and in particular Dr Hak Ja… Read more

September 13, 2021

AN Assisted Dying Bill is scheduled to receive its Second Reading in the House of Lords on October 22. A 2019 poll showed that almost 85 percent of people in the UK support assisted dying, among them Lord Carey of Clifton, also a former Archbishop of Canterbury. After Carey, above right, reafffirmed his support last week assisted dying, the Lord Williams of Oystermouth, known by many  “Dumbledore”,  strongly denounced him, saying in a statement submitted to the British Medical Journal, … Read more




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