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‘Hello central! Give me heaven’

That cheesy old song immediately sprang to mind when I read today that Zimbabwean pastor Paul Sanyangore, above right, claims he has regular telephone conversations with God. According to this report, Sanyangore can also arrange for members of his congregation to receive calls from the Almighty. The photo purportedly shows a man called Tich Mataz […]

Trump’s pick for Vatican ambassador is a Catholic loon

The White House is planning announce that a religious zealot – Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich – will be be the next ambassador to the Vatican. The announcement, according to this report, is expected ahead of Trump’s meeting with Pope Francis on May 24 in Rome. This is what is known […]

Scientologists charged with kidnapping in Tennessee

Marc Vallieres, inset above, the operator of several Church of Scientology ‘facilities’ in Tennessee, has been charged with multiple felony counts of kidnapping. Vallieres, according to this report, was arrested in Cannon County and faces two felony counts of facilitation of kidnapping. Two others involved with the alleged kidnapping are Dennis Flamond and Hans Snyder […]

San Diego gay cure pastor rebuffed by US Supreme Court

Donald W Welch, a quack Christian therapist and an ordained minister at Skyline Church in Rancho San Diego, inset, had failed in his bid to overturn to a California law banning gay conversion therapy for minors. According to this report, the US Supreme Court yesterday declined to take up Welch’s challenge to the law. The […]

‘Gay cure’ charlatan Joseph Nicolosi is dead aged 70

When news broke earlier this month that Nicolosi, above – known as ‘the father of gay reparative therapy’ – had died, LifeSiteNews ran a grossly inaccurate headline: ‘Joseph Nicolosi helped thousands coping with unwanted homosexual desires’. He most certainly did not. In fact, the devout Catholic quack, according to Christian writer Jonathan Merritt, wrecked “countless” […]

Naturopath accused of causing woman’s death shot dead

Omer Ahmetovic, centre, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was arrested this week for allegedly shooting dead naturopath Dr Juan S Gonzalez, inset, whom he blamed for causing his wife’s death. According to this report, Ahmetovic of Bowling Green has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge and was being held in the local jail on Friday. […]

Ark Encounter is proving to be Kentucky’s white mammoth

Officials in Grant County, Kentucky were so convinced that creationist Ken Ham’s $92-million Ark Encounter would lead to a major tourism boom that they decided to fork out as much as $18 million in tax incentives for the project. The state also designated $11 million in road funds for an expanded interchange off Interstate 75 […]

What a surprise: study found that prayer won’t cure AIDS

The Chicago Tribune today carries a shocking report detailing the amount of taxpayers’ money used to fund studies into quack therapies in the US. For example, scientists were given $666,000 in federal research money to investigate whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. They found it could not. And a study that cost $374,000 found that […]

Pastor seizes & shakes trouser snakes to make them bigger

Want a whopping great chopper? Or a larger butt? Well, the man who can provide these and many more ‘divine’ augmentations is Ghanaian preacher Daniel Obinim, above. How does he deliver the goods? According to this report, by fondling the genitals and buttocks of his followers. In some cases, he will keep hold of penises […]

Trump supporters are ‘afraid for their lives’ says televangelist

Just the other day, the Almighty took some time off from running the universe to speak to televangelist and former jailbird Jim Bakker about polls that show Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton in the race for the US presidency. In this video, posted on YouTube yesterday, Bakker – once described by Baptist preacher Jerry Falwell […]