July 11, 2021

A FRAUDULENT operation started by a former jailbird to ‘cure’ homosexuals last week lost an appeal against a $3.5-m judgment imposed upon it in 2015. Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH) was started in 1999 by Arthur Abba Goldberg, above, who was found guilty in 1989 of numerous felonies in multiple jurisdictions. The charges ranged from federal mail and wire fraud to conspiracy counts as a result of a bogus bond writing scheme. He served an 18-month sentence and… Read more

July 10, 2021

TODAY Christian Premier News excitedly reports that crackpot creationist Ken Ham is to launch a fundraiser to to enable him to build a replica of the mythical Tower of Babel adjacent to his silly Ark in Kentucky within the next three years or so. My initial reaction was this is hardly news, for I remembered reading back in 2019 that Ham had already held a ground-breaking ceremony for the building, but that the project was plagued with problems. So I… Read more

July 9, 2021

HUNGARY is becoming crazier as each day passes. It’s now in the news for fining the distributor of a children’s book about same-sex ‘rainbow families’ because it apparently did not carry a content warning. Author of Early One Morning, American science fiction and fantasy writer Lawrence Schimel, above, described the move as: A direct attack on freedom of information and the freedom to publish. A local government official said the distributor had misled customers because the book,  which features a… Read more

July 8, 2021

IMAGES such as the one above leave me wondering whether bishops engage in contests to see who can flounce about in the most extravagant costumes. It’s almost as if they’ve just stepped off the set of Pose, an award-winning American TV series about drag balls in the 1980s and early 1990s. I discovered the pic on Grace + Truth, where, in 2013, John Kuhrt wrote: Despite growing up in the C of E, I have never got used to the… Read more

July 8, 2021

THE Academy of the Holy Names  in Tampa, Florida – headed by Kevin P Whitney, above – has been accused in a lawsuit of straying from core Catholic values by a couple who pledged $1.35 million to the institution. At a fundraising gala in 2017, Anthony and Barbara Scarpo announced their pledge to their “cherished” academy attended by their two daughters. Then things turned sour. They are now alleging that the academy has “lost its way” by distancing itself from… Read more

July 7, 2021

AFTER causing outrage recently by calling science, math and English lessons ‘nonsense’, Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, above, has sparked further offence by warning Tunisian Jews not emigrate to Israel unless they they plan to live in ultra-Orthodox neighbourhoods. According to this report, he said new settlers who choose to live in non-Haredi areas would cause them “spiritual harm”. It would be “a sin worse than death.” The rabbi said he was responding to a “Halakhic conundrum” he was posed… Read more

July 6, 2021

MUSLIMS with a penchant for cutting edge technology will soon be able to buy a ‘smart’ prayer rug that incorporates a screen that can be controlled with a special phone app. According to the developers’s website the “magic carpet”, called Sajdah: Acts as your personal trainer, guiding you through the 5 daily mandatory prayers, as well as 20 others. Learn with Sajdah without worrying whether you’re forgetting something or if you’re reciting the Qur’an properly. Use the app to learn… Read more

July 5, 2021

GROWING up in apartheid South Africa where extrajudicial murders were not uncommon, I developed a passionate hatred of the perpetrators and the judges that handed down death sentences – especially after three friends of mine were killed in the space of 12 years. Only one was tried for murder. John Harris, 27, a teacher of mine at Damelin College in Johannesburg, was hanged after being found guilty of a terrorist offence in 1965. In 1971, fellow anti-apartheid activist and teacher,… Read more

July 5, 2021

THE half-man, half-melon pictured above is a former Trump aide Jason Miller who used the Fourth of July to officially launch a YUGE new platform with a promise of unfettered free speech to American conservatives. An introductory message on the home page of GETTR, according to Mother Jones, says: Welcome to GETTR and start a new journey! It was an offer I couldn’t resist because curiosity demanded that I “GETTR” a better glimpse of what people are posting. This immediately… Read more

July 4, 2021

SOME fool of a Christian in the UK city of Bristol got so angry that a rainbow street crossing had been created to celebrate a Pride event that they sprayed the words ‘Jesus loves sinners’ across it – although to my old eyes the last word looks like ‘snaps.’ Explaining the June 30 appearance of the crossing, Mayor Marvin Rees, inset above, said: We are delighted to mark the start of Pride Month with a rainbow crossing that will create… Read more

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