Topic / Christianity

Pizza joint that offered to pray for its clients ceases trading

A sign in the window of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, informed customers that the Christian owners – Kevin and Crystal O’Connor – would offer prayers for anyone who wanted them. The sign read: Every day before we open the store we gather and pray together. If there is something you would like us to […]

Global protests against sex education take place today

Driven by mainly by the Christian conviction that sex-education is bad, and that schoolkids should be kept ignorant, a bunch of ‘concerned’ parents are today staging ‘Sex Ed Sit Out’ protests in multiple US cities as well as Australia and the UK. According to this Life Site report, the protest, originally launched by a few […]

Christian University makes millions selling dodgy courses

A newly-published  investigation into degree courses being sold online by Liberty University, the Trump-supporting evangelical Christian college founded by the now-late Moral Majority leader Jerry Falwell, reveals that its courses ‘falls significantly short of American academic standards’. But, according to this report, there’s not a lot the authorities can do because, unlike other online universities such […]

In this new church, the Holy Spirit comes in bottles & cans

Around eight months ago ‘Pope’ Tsietsi Makiti, above, launched a church intended to be a haven for boozers. Yesterday an AP report said that Gabola Church is gaining in popularity, and it quoted Makiti as saying: We are a church for those who have been rejected by other churches because they drink alcohol. Gabola Church […]

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 […]

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) […]