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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blackpool scraps Franklin Graham bus advertisements

Claiming that the ads ‘resulted in heightened tension’, Blackpool Transport decided to remove them. Jane Cole, Managing Director at Blackpool Transport said: The removal of these adverts is as a result of us listening and acting on customer and public feedback which we aim to do at all times. She added: Blackpool Transport is a […]

Christian bigot threatens legal action over ferries’ rainbow flag

Earlier this month BC Ferries announced that it would be raising Pride flags on every vessel in its fleet to celebrate Pride events taking place across British Columbia this summer. The announcement sent Kari Simpson, a “respected Christian social activist” into paroxysms of hysteria. According to this report, Simpson, Executive Director of an outfit called […]

Deadly Oregon faith healing cult claims another victim

Travis Lee Mitchell, 22, and Sarah Elaine Mitchell, 25, were today sentenced to more than six years in prison for failing to get proper medical care for their newborn baby, who died last June. The couple – members of the deadly Followers of Christ Church in Oregon – pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and […]