July 27, 2021

THE headline in today’s Christian Post reads “Billy Graham’s grandson shares Gospel with hospital staff while battling COVID in ICU.” It goes on to gloomily report that Billy Graham’s grandson, Jonathan Lotz, above – son of Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the late evangelist Graham – is critically ill with Covid-19, but that he’s using his time “bring the good news of Jesus” to hospital staff. The report say that Anne Graham Lotz, pictured above with her son, revealed in… Read more

July 26, 2021

TEXAS man Phillip Daniel Mills, inset above, has admitted torching his family’s home, killing his brother, 54, and injuring his 83-year-old mother because the family didn’t lead biblical lives. Ironically, a burned Bible was found in the wreckage of the Mills home, and can be seen in a video posted on YouTube by KTSM 9 News. Phillip Mills, 40, was arrested last Friday after setting the fire around 11:30 pm the night before at his El Paso home. Paul Aaron… Read more

July 26, 2021

MAINSTREAM media in the UK have given bare-bone accounts of a stabbing that occurred yesterday (Sunday) of a woman at London’s Speakers’ Corner, in the main repeating a statement from the Metropolitan Police that says a 39-year-old woman suffered from a minor slash injury to her head. She was not named. However, far right outlets have identified the victim as Hatun Tash, an evangelical Christian preacher who, according to The Conservative Woman, had twice been removed from the “world’s the… Read more

July 25, 2021

STEPHEN Harmon took to social media last month to poke fun at folk opting to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but just before he died last week in the Corona Regional Medical Center –  about an hour’s drive east of Los Angeles – he tweeted “Don’t know when I’ll wake up, please pray.” Harmon’s jabs at vaccines included: Biden’s door to door vaccine ‘surveyors’ really should be called JaCovid Witnesses. #keepmovingdork. He also tweeted: I got 99 problems but a vax… Read more

July 25, 2021

“HERE we go again, with another allegation against a bishop.” These are the words of Robert Hoatson, former priest and co-founder and President of clerical abuse victims’ organisation Road To Recovery based in New Jersey. He was commenting in a YouTube video on a lawsuit filed against the head of the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire – Bishop Peter Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester – who stands accused of committing sexual abuse decades ago while he served as… Read more

July 24, 2021

CONSERVATIVE Christians in the US were jubilant when right-wing Catholic Amy Coney Barrett, nominated by the former President Trump, was hurriedly appointed to the Supreme Court shortly before the 2020 election. Now we learn that a Trump devotee – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro – has done something similar to please his evangelical supporters by nominating his Attorney General, André Mendonça, above, for a seat in the country’s Supreme Court. According to Religion News Service (RNS), only a few months… Read more

July 23, 2021

TODAY I learned a whole bunch of eye-rolling stuff about Zamzam water, sourced from a well in Mecca. What I could not find out is why, in pre-Covid-19 days, fountains that dispensed the liquid were available to men only. So I’m left with no choice but to assume it’s simply part of Islam’s inherent misogyny. My interest in the water was sparked by a Religion News Service report that said, in an effort to keep COVID-19 transmission to a minimum,… Read more

July 22, 2021

SAME old story, different miscreant: Jeff Bedwell, above, of Chets Creek Church, a multi-campus Southern Baptist megachurch in Florida, is being held on a $500,000 bond in Duval County jail after he was was charged with four counts involving illicit sexual contact with a young girl. According to his arrest report, the charges are the transmission of materials harmful to minors, one count of unlawful sexual activity, one count of lewd and lascivious molestation of a minor between the age… Read more

July 22, 2021

SCHOOL inspectors in England discovered a book that calls for the killing of homosexuals in a library of  the Institute of Islamic Education, an independent faith school run by the Markazi Masjid (‘Central Mosque’) in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. The mosque is one of the largest in Europe and is the European headquarters of the Sunni Tablighi Jamaat movement that seeks a “separation in their daily life from the ‘impious’ society that surrounds them” and imposes a strict Sharia code on… Read more

July 21, 2021

THE resignation yesterday (Tuesday) of  Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, General Secretary of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, came after a Catholic news site – The Pillar – uncovered evidence that the priest ‘engaged in serial sexual misconduct.’ His use of the Grindr app, and visits to gay bars, took place while while he was holding a “critical oversight role” in the Catholic Church’s response to sexual abuse and misconduct scandals. The Washington Post reports that some privacy experts said that… Read more

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