October 2, 2019

SHANDLE Marie Riley, above, has launched an $11-million lawsuit against the Hamilton County government and two Hamilton County Sheriffs in which she claims that she was forcibly baptised in Soddy Lake near Chattanooga after she admitted possession of a single cannabis cigarette. The deputies named in the lawsuit are deputies Daniel Wilkey, above left, and Jacob Goforth. The lawsuit says that after she admitted to having a joint in her car back in February this year, deputy Daniel Wilkey asked her… Read more

October 1, 2019

AN Oregon exorcist, who claims he has had the ability to conquer satanic forces since he was four, warned last week that modern American society, with its interest in things such as drugs and ouija boards, needs to take demonic possession more seriously. “Archbishop” James Cloud, above, insisted that, “as the years go by, the cases are getting darker”, and lamented the fact that many churches give a “very sanitised” approach to spiritual life that ignored the Devil and his… Read more

September 30, 2019

BRITISH actress Seyi Omooba, 25, above, lost her lead role in a stage production of The Color Purple earlier this year because of an anti-gay comment she posted on Facebook in 2014. In March she auditioned for a production of the musical to be staged in Birmingham and Leicester and “was ecstatic” to be given the part of Celie, the central character in Alice Walker’s novel who was played by Whoopi Goldberg in the 1985 film. In a discussion about… Read more

September 30, 2019

FATHER Nicolay Stremsky, above, who heads the largest family in Russia – he has 70 children who he adopted or fathered – is in police custody after it was alleged that he abused kids in his care. Described as a “celebity priest” in Orenburg, a city about 1,200 km southeast of Moscow, Stremsky, a veteran of the Afghan war who was ordained a Russian Orthodox priest, runs a Christian foster home called the Holy Trinity Convent. The  a church-owned facility includes… Read more

September 29, 2019

WHEN Shahin Indorewala, 26, applied for a job at Fast Trak Management, a sales and marketing company based in Falls Church, she was allegedly made fun of because she said she wanted to take two prayer breaks during working hours. Indorewala said at a press conference organised by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the advocacy group that filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday on her behalf. Clearly I was being discriminated against because of my religion. Indorewala said… Read more

September 29, 2019

A FEW things you should know about Cameron (Cam) Jerrell Newton. He is is an American football quarterback for the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers, he’s a devout Christian, he likes flamboyant outfits … and he’s heterosexual.  But apparently he’s become weaponised by the LGBT community “to further its agenda.” How so? According to North Carolina Bishop Patrick Wooden Sr, founder of the Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh, Newton dresses “like a woman.” Wooden went on a rant after… Read more

September 28, 2019

AT THE UN General Assembly this past week, Donald Trump and his enforcers continued their efforts to prevent women from ending unwanted pregnancies. The right-wing National Review reports approvingly: At the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, the United States presented a joint statement declaring that there is no “international right” to abortion and calling on the governing body to stop using euphemistic terms to describe abortion in its official documents. Well, it depends on how you define “right” and… Read more

September 27, 2019

WORKERS rendered jobless by the collapse of a faith-based bus manufacturer in Northern Ireland plan to picket an evangelical church that received millions from the company. In reporting on the fury that erupted following the company’s bankruptcy this week, Irish Times said much of the anger has centred on the £16-million paid largely to Green Pastures Church run by Pastor Jeff Wright, inset above, between 2012 and 2017 by the Cornerstone Group, the parent company of Wrightbus Ltd. Wright is the… Read more

September 26, 2019

IF there’s one thing members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses cult are good at is making utter nuisances of themselves in public places; places such as Department of Motor Vehicle centres. But American Atheists spiked the guns this deplorable organisation last weekend when it set up stalls outside of two DMV centres in Richmond, Virginia, which are regularly haunted by the JWs. According to American Atheists, their organisation had received multiple complaints that the JWs were proselytising outside various government facilities…. Read more

September 26, 2019

BACK in 1979, Pope John Paul II (now up there with the saints) warned that the Devil was luring Ireland away from its Catholic roots. Since then the country has has effectively kicked Catholicism to the kerb, and in 2017 it was reported that Ireland was seeing a huge increase in the number of non-believers. Now a man described as “one of Ireland’s top exorcists”  – Fr Pat Collins, above – believes this trend is the result of a “mistaken”… Read more

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