Topic / charlatans

A jet, not a donkey, would today be Jesus’s mode of travel

Hop over to televangelist Jesse Duplantis’s website, and there you find a video of him asking 1,000 supporters to donate $1,000 dollars each to help upgrade the cameras used by his ministry because the Lord wants him to ‘launch into new territories.’ In total, the ministry needs $1.5-million for new equipment. But that amount is […]

Movie glorifying billionaire evangelist fails to fill cinemas

Nada a Perder (Nothing to Lose) is an authorised biopic of Edir Macedo, founder and spiritual leader of The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God worldwide and owner of RecordTV in Brazil – but despite millions of tickets reportedly being sold, the movie is playing to empty cinema seats. When I saw a Guardian […]

Indian ‘godman’ jailed for life for rape of teenage devotee

Millionaire Hindu guru Asaram Bapu, a sexual abstinence advocate, was today (Wednesday) jailed for life for raping a teenage female devotee at his ashram near Rajasthan city in 2013. According to this report, the sentence was handed down by judge Madhusudan Sharma at a special court convened in Jodhpur Central Jail. Known throughout India and […]

Thai girl dies after drinking ‘holy water’ given by monks

The teenage girl shown in the framed picture died in Thailand last weekend after three monks made her drink ‘holy water’ to overcome a ‘black magic curse’. According to this report, police in Chaiyaphum’s Kaeng Khro district are now trying to find the monks who went on the run after the the girl died. During […]

‘Ex-gay’ Christian threatens action against NI university

Core Issues Trust Director, Dr Mike Davidson, above, has vowed to lodge a complaint against a Northern Ireland university which recently refused to screen a ‘documentary’ advocating quack cures for homosexuality.  Writing for Christian Concern, Davidson said CIT intends to complain to Northern Ireland’s Equality Commission about the refusal of Queens University in Belfast to […]

‘Gay cure’ therapist guilty of having sex with male patients

Toronto psychiatrist Dr Melvyn Iscove, 72, who believes homosexuality is a ‘sexual disorder’ that can be cured, has been found guilty by Ontario’s medical regulator of sexually abusing two of his male patients. According to this report, Iscove was described in a decision of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s discipline committee as […]

Woman dies after claiming God cured her lesbianism & cancer

Mari Lopez, above, a Texas woman who used YouTube to tell the world that God had freed her from a ‘gay lifestyle’ and had cured her of cancer, has died of cancer. The news of her death last December was made known on YouTube last week by her niece her niece Liz Johnson. Lopez, according […]

Dangerous Danish cult recruits ‘world famous’ singer Lou Bega

The photo above shows Lou Bega, right, praying with Torben Sondergaard, leader of ‘a really dangerous’ cult called The Last Reformation, based in Denmark. The picture was taken from a recent The Last Reformation promotional video on YouTube in which Bega speaks of finding Jesus and dragging his family into the cult, which says: Lou […]

Faith healer arrested for inducing false pregnancies

More than 700 women in the west African Republic of Guinea were allegedly conned into believing they were pregnant by a faith healer who is now in police custody. According to the BBC N’na Fanta Camara gave women who had been unable to conceive a mixture of leaves, herbs and other ingredients that caused them […]

Scottish farming is in a perilous state. Will Jesus Christ save it?

The Church of Scotland certainly believes so, for it has appointed its first ‘Farming Minister’, Rev Chris Blackshaw, above. Blackshaw, who was previously the Chaplain at the Cumbria Agricultural Chaplaincy, is a Methodist minister and has also worked hard at encouraging farmers to talk about their mental health and support each other. According to this report, […]