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Christian Legal Centre & Pope involved in Alfie Evans case

Tom Evans and Kate James, above, the parents of a boy on a life support system, today lost the latest round of their legal fight to have Alfie Evans moved to a hospital in Rome.  Evans and James, according to the BBC, failed to persuade the Supreme Court that Alfie was being unlawfully detained at […]

Anglican priest used Internet to share his paedophile fantasies

Melbourne priest Philip Murphy, 54, above, found himself in the dock of an Australian court after he said in online chats that he fantasised about raping infant boys. According to this report, Judge Phillip Coish, presiding at Murphy’s child pornography trial this week, described the priest’s discussions as “grossly offensive and deeply disturbing” but said […]

Irreligious Britain is entering a ‘frightening new Dark Age’

Bishop Philip Egan of the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth – pictured above with a glum young novitiate – warned at the weekend that a ‘frightening new Dark Age’ brought on by the end of faith in society is imminent for Britain. According to this report, he said in an April 15 pastoral letter: The demise […]

Indian cartoonist who ‘hurt Hindu feelings’ faces charges

The Hyderabad police have registered a case against Swathi Vadlamudi, a journalist working for an English daily, for a cartoon she created in response to high profile rape cases in India. According to this report, after Vadlamudi posted the cartoon on her Facebook page, an official complaint was lodged against her on Monday by Hindu […]

Court: NJ taxpayers won’t have to foot huge church repair bills

The New Jersey Supreme Court, in a 7-0 decision today, upheld the state Constitution’s prohibition of the use of taxpayers’ funds for ‘building or repairing any church or churches’. The decision was a major victory for the Freedom From Religion Foundation and FFRF member David Steketee, above, who filed a lawsuit in late 2015 against […]

Church elder & sex pest Ronald Allstaff narrowly avoids prison

Perth Sheriff Court heard last month that Allstaff, 73, an elder at Dunbarney Parish Church in Scotland, was ‘only having a bit of fun’ when he fondled and groped two women aged 89 and 72. But Sheriff William Wood did not see it that way, and yesterday, according to this report,  he handed Allstaff a […]

School pupils take a stand against chaplain’s homophobia

Rev Mike Goss, above, has expressed ‘disappointment’ that pupils from Carnoustie High School in Angus have launched a petition calling for Angus Council to break ties with him because of his opposition to same-sex relationships and marriage. However, according to this report, equality campaigners have praised the pupils’ action. The Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) […]

US rabbi says women cannot issue kosher certificates

A female member of a Washington DC Modern Orthodox congregation – Maharat Ruth Friedman – has been handing out certificates, along with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld – to a growing number of kosher restaurants in the District, and in doing so has profoundly annoyed Rabbi Yosef Wikler, above. Wikler, publisher of the monthly Kashrus Magazine, which […]

BBC homophobia video blasted for being offensive to Catholics

A video entitled ‘This is how homophobia feels in 2018, has been bashed by the Bishop of Paisley, John Keenan, for being ‘offensive to Catholics’. The video was posted on the Facebook page of BBC The Social, a project aimed at young adults and managed by BBC Scotland. In once scene it depicts a priest holding […]

Catholics insists that women’s protection treaty is ‘ungodly’

The Croatian Government voted on Friday to ratify the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, widely known as the Istanbul Convention – and thousands, egged on by the Catholic Church, gathered to protest, saying the move would pave the way to same-sex marriage and will give rights […]