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Big cash stash is found in Michigan priest’s luxury home

Michigan State police say they discovered $63,000 hidden above ceiling tiles in the mansion of the Rev Jonathan Wehrle, above, a priest who is accused of embezzling millions. The search of Wehrle’s home in Williamston was conducted on Tuesday. Police say money was in $2,000 bundles secured with cash bands that said, “For Deposit Only-St. […]

Arrested: wife of Idaho pervert chose prayer over police action

Sarah Kester, 50, a member of the Followers of Christ Church, told police after her arrest last week that her religious beliefs prevented her from reporting her husband – Lester Kester Jr, 48 – to the police for sexually abusing their daughters. According to this report Lester Kester told detectives on July 11 that he […]

Harvard man sacked for ‘anti-Semitic’ circumcision show

Beneath a recently uploaded YouTube video of his one-man show Sex & Circumcision: An American Love Story, anti-circumcision activist Eric Clopper revealed that Harvard has sacked him – and that he has launched a crowdfunding campaign for $100,000 dollars he needs to fight the university’s decision. In May, after Clopper presented his show in the […]

New rule sends shock waves through consecrated virgins

Because an increasing number of Catholic women apparently want to hitch themselves to Jesus, the Vatican issued fresh instructions earlier this month regarding ‘Brides of Christ’  – and in doing so has shocked the US Association of Consecrated Virgins. Why? Because the Vatican document – Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago – suggests that literal virginity is not a […]

London Humanists target the BBC over exclusionary godslot

Last month the South East London Humanist Group (SELHuG) held the first of a planned series of demos outside the BBC in a bid to get the corporation to open up Radio 4’s Thought for the Day to secular voices. A second demonstration took place yesterday, July 17. Thought for the Day, says the National […]

In Alabama, a vote for Sandra Little Brown is a vote for Jesus

If Jefferson County Commissioner Sandra Little Brown is re-elected today, her victory will have been delivered by Jesus. Brown, according to this report, is claiming her re-election campaign has the blessing of Jesus “and his followers,” according to a piece of campaign literature that was distributed in District 2 ahead of today’s Democratic run-off with […]

‘Strip Mother Teresa of Indian honour,’ says BJP politician

Subramanian Swamy, above, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party MP who has attacked Mother Teresa for her efforts to ‘Christianise’ India, is now calling for her to be stripped of India‘s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India). According to this report, his call last week came after Indian authorities busted a baby-trafficking racket […]

Court rules against Catholic fostering agency’s homophobia

Reggie Shuford, above, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, has welcomed a federal district court ruling this week which said Catholic Social Services (CSS) cannot deny gay couples the right to foster children. Shuford is reported here as saying: First and foremost, this is a victory for children in Philadelphia who […]

Starbucks no longer kosher. Storm in a coffee cup ensues.

Star-K, a US-based kosher-certifying agency, is the bringer of bad tidings to Jews who buy Starbucks’ coffee. It says it can no longer vouch for the ‘kosherness’ of several flavoured beverages – and blamed the corporation for ending an arrangement it had with K-Star.  This, according to the the Star-K website: Please be advised that […]

Indiana: cannabis church loses a ‘religious freedom’ lawsuit

Bill Levin, above,  is the ‘Grand Poobah’ of First Church of Cannabis in Indiana – and when the state’s then Governor Mike Pence introduced a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Levin initiated a lawsuit that would allow church members  to use weed as a sacrament. It didn’t go well. According to this report, Judge Sheryl Lynch […]