October 28, 2020

THE Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) is suing venues in Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Wales for breach of contract after they cancelled events due to be led by Franklin Graham, above. The venues felt that the preacher was likely to use them to further his anti-gay and Islamophobic agenda. News of the planned lawsuits was carried by The Guardian, which also pointed out that the BGEA spent $20m (£15m) in Europe between 2007 and 2014 to promote its loathsome conservative… Read more

October 28, 2020

THE cover of this week’s Charlie Hebdo proclaims that, ‘in private’, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is ‘a very funny’ fellow – but Turkish officials aren’t laughing at this ‘loathsome’ attack on their President. The Eurasian Times reports today that Turkey’s presidential spokesman, Fahrettin Altun, said on Twitter: Charlie Hebdo just published a series of so-called cartoons full of despicable images purportedly of our President. We condemn this most disgusting effort by this publication to spread its cultural racism and… Read more

October 28, 2020

CHICAGO-born Wade McLennan, above, who established roots in Wales and heads New Hope Community Church in Cardiff, is the latest pastor to break COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. The imbecile’s excuse for his breach – provided to Premier – was that he was going to comply with the restrictions, but then “felt led by God “during a meeting with the leaders of his church to breach the rules and stand up for the right to worship. The Lord convicted me because… Read more

October 27, 2020

I READ a piece by Fintan O’Toole about the US Attorney General William Barr, above, in the New York Review of Books this morning that got me thinking about the love of authoritarianism that brightens the lives of so many men. Barr is a Catholic of the authoritarian type, but I suspect he’s even more of an authoritarian than he is a Catholic, rather than the other way around. There’s a lot wrong with religion, but it may be this… Read more

October 26, 2020

FAR-right thugs, including Robert Bakiewicz, right, were videoed yesterday (Sunday) ejecting women from a church in Poland where they were demonstrating against the country’s almost total ban of abortions. Bakiewicz today used Facebook to announce the setting up of a “National Guard” to protect Polish churches against “left-wing trash”: Zero tolerance for extreme left aggression! The left declared war, so self defense must be created against their aggression. We are setting up a National Guard to defend the values of… Read more

October 26, 2020

RUMBLINGS of discontent with France among Muslim countries began surfacing earlier this month when French President Emmanuel Macron said Islam was ‘in crisis’ and promised to strengthen a law that officially separates church and state in France. This escalated into a full-blown row after Macron attended a high-level ceremony dedicated to Samuel Paty, the Paris teacher who was beheaded for showing students caricatures of Prophet Muhammad. This tribute was followed with the projection of Charlie Hebdo cartoons featuring the prophet… Read more

October 25, 2020

DECLARING that he’s moved from the Presbyterian camp to being a ‘non-denominational,’ Donald Trump said he believed that the Almighty intervened to cure him of the effects of the coronavirus. According to Premier, Trump revealed that he “tuned into several virtual church services” during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and said his belief that God was intimately involved in his personal recovery from the virus. I said, ‘There were miracles coming down from heaven.’ I meant it. Melania and I… Read more

October 25, 2020

ALEXANDER Tschugguel, inset above, who gained hero status among conservative Catholics after dunking stolen ‘pagan’ Pachamama statues into the the river Tiber last year, came to the Vatican yesterday (Saturday) with a bunch of ‘confused’ supporters to hold Pope Francis’ arse to the fire over his remarks about same-sex unions in a new documentary. Ever since Francis was quoted as saying in the documentary, Francesco, that he supported homosexual civil unions, various religious websites have been reporting on outpourings of… Read more

October 24, 2020

THAT claim is being made ‘ex-gay’ Jeffrey McCall, above, who fell hook, line and sinker for Jesus after listening to on-line sermons by Georgia pastor Jentezen Franklin. McCall, who identified as a gay and transgender for approximately 15 years, then decided to establish an outfit called Freedom March in 2018, a group of people who “once identified as but are no longer LGBT”. Last week, beneath the headline “LGBT are reaching out more during the pandemic to find Jesus”, Christianity… Read more

October 23, 2020

HUBERT Victor Whitsey – shown in this archive photo at his consecration as Bishop of chester in 1974 –  got away with abusing at least 18 children and young people because opportunities were missed by Church of England leaders to stop his abuse when he was an active priest from the 1960 until after his retirement. According to Church Times Whitsey, who died in 1987, is the subject of an exhaustive 145-page report, A Betrayal of Trust, which was published on… Read more




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