August 21, 2019

A NEW store in Tel Aviv called Kosher Sex is the brainchild of Chana Boteach, daughter of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, an American Orthodox rabbi best known for his 1999 best-seller Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy. Although her store places an emphasis on married couples, Boteach stresses that all customers are welcome. Anyone who believes in commitment and bringing love into this world and being intimate with someone and wants to learn –  they’re welcome her. This applies… Read more

August 21, 2019

‘A wonderful day for survivors’ is how one woman greeted news today that Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of sexual abuse, has lost his appeal against his conviction for abusing two boys in a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s.  One survivor, pictured above, told a reporter in this video: This is outstanding news. Now we can officially say ‘Pell is a criminal, Pell is a paedophile, Pell is a destroyer, a maimer of young… Read more

August 20, 2019

A MAN who, for ten years, refused to free his ‘chained’ former wife from a marriage finally caved in when he told that he won’t be allowed to bury his dead mother unless he grants a get (a Jewish divorce) to the woman. He agreed to end the marriage after his mother died and Chief Rabbi David Lau, above, backed a ruling preventing him from burying her until he granted the get. The ruling, and its support from Lau, according… Read more

August 20, 2019

AN evangelical preacher who gatecrashed a Drag Queen Story Time event in Ottawa got short shrift from parents, who objected to the way he loudly abused performer Adrianna Exposée. The preacher, Dorre Love, was booed by the parents when he began spouting biblical baloney and accused Exposée of “dressing like a whore”. He also asked those attending the event: Are you teaching children to be whores? Love was one of a group of religious protesters who  interrupted the Westcliffe Community Centre… Read more

August 19, 2019

AN exam board has admitted it was wrong to punish a 16-year-old Eastbourne pupil for making what it said were ‘obscene racial comments’ in a GCSE exam. Abigail Ward, a strict vegetarian, wrote in a Religious Studies exam that she found the idea of halal meat “absolutely disgusting” – a view shared by millions, myself included. The decision was only overturned when her school, Gildredge House in Eastbourne, appealed the decision, insisting that the pupil had been expressing her horror of halal butchery and… Read more

August 18, 2019

QURBANI or Udhiyah as it known in Arabic, is the word that describes the barbaric sacrifice of an animal to Allah during the period of Eid ul Adha. But the ritual went horribly wrong for a Muslim cleric in East Java when he was struck by a “big, fierce” cow which had broken free from its tethers. The cleric, named only Sureki, 64, died on Wednesday evening at Ngudi Waluyo Hospital after lying in a coma for three days. Sureki … Read more

August 18, 2019

FOLLOWING her humiliating failure to shut down a Drag Queen Story Hour in Florida this month, the poisonous Elizabeth Johnston, aka the ‘Activist Mommy’, is now trying to rally support for a New Jersey mayor who opposes a new law that requires school to teach about the positive contributions made to society by gay people. After Mayor Alfonso Cirulli, a former teacher and assistant principal, called the LGBT movement “an affront to almighty God” and said that anyone who supports… Read more

August 17, 2019

FORMER  RE teacher Ed Pawson, above, now Education Officer for the Diocese of Exeter, is lamenting the fact that fewer students are choosing to study religious education at A-level. Commenting on new figures that reveal a two-year drop of 28.9 percent of students choosing the subject, Pawson noted: Data shows a third of schools are not teaching RE properly. He wants more pressure to be put on education watchdog Ofted to: Take more notice when they inspect schools as to whether schools… Read more

August 17, 2019

EARLIER this month a bus driver in the UK city of Norwich was suspended for refusing to drive a bus that ‘promotes homosexuality’ by having its service number displayed in rainbow colours. We now learn via Church Militant that Andrea Minichiello Williams, Chief Executive of the Christian Legal Centre and Champion of Persecuted Jesusites Everywhere, inset, has weighed in, saying: If the driver’s objection to the rainbow colours was based on his religious or philosophical beliefs, it is illegal for… Read more

August 16, 2019

A LAW that came into effect in New York this week temporarily lifts the statute of limitations for civil suits alleging abuse, regardless of the age of the plaintiff or how long ago the abuse allegedly occurred. The Child Victims Act, according to Newsweek, opened the way for attorney Irwin Zalkin, above, to announce at a press conference that he was launching two lawsuits against eight members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Governing Body on behalf  of Heather Steele and Michael Ewing, who… Read more

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