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‘Wonderful’ ex-pastor accused of breaking his infant’s legs

Matthew Everly, 25, of Bloomington, Illinois, faces 11 counts of child cruelty arising out of an incident in March this year when he allegedly broke both legs of his two-month-old daughter. According to this report, Everly was, until recently, a pastor at the Eastview Christian Church in the town of Normal in McLean County. The […]

Convicted Adelaide archbishop will leave his post this week

Philip Wilson, above, the Archbishop of Adelaide who had been found guilty of concealing child sex abuse by a fellow priest, will step down from his position on Friday. According to this report, Wilson announced his decision today (Wednesday) the day after he was found guilty by a Newcastle court judge of concealing the abuse […]

SA pastor gets a suspended jail sentence for hate speech

Back in 2014 South African pastor Oscar Bougardt, above, was ordered by a court to stop preaching against homosexuality. He didn’t. And yesterday Judge Lee Bozaleck in the Western Cape High Court handed him a jail sentence of 30 days, suspended for five years. Bougardt was found guilty of hate speech and contravening the 2014 […]

Missionary faces lengthy jail sentence for abusing orphans

Christian missionary Daniel Stephen Johnson, 40, above, faces a minimum of 30 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year in Oregon for for sexually abusing children living at an unlicensed Cambodian orphanage that he operated in Phnom Penh over a period of years. A jury, according to this report,  found Johnson guilty […]

Outrage as teenage rape victim gets Islamic death sentence

Human rights groups around the world have expressed outrage over the fact that that a Muslim teen in Sudan, Noura Hussein, was sentenced to death this week for murdering husband after he had raped her. According to this report Hussein had no desire to get married. She was about 16, an aspiring teacher who hadn’t even […]

Abuse case: ‘crap’ sentences imposed on two Catholic friars

Pennsylvanian Franciscan friars Robert D’Aversa, 70, left, and Anthony Criscitelli, 63, have each been fined $1,000 and given five year periods of probation for enabling a paedophile priest. According to this report, Shaun Dougherty, a local victims’ advocate, described the sentences as “crap”. On one side of it, I’m happy to see that we’re putting […]

Bible Museum broke ‘thou shalt not steal’ commandment

Nearly 4,000 ill-gotten artifacts acquired by Hobby Lobby, a company run by Christian fanatics David Green and his wife for their ridiculous Museum of the Bible in Washington DC, were returned to Iraq this week. According to this report, the ancient objects were illegally bought by Hobby Lobby, a national chain of arts and crafts […]

Cardinal George Pell to stand trial on sexual abuse charges

Australian magistrate Belinda Wallington ruled today that there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial against George Pell, 76, Australia’s most senior Catholic and treasurer for the Vatican. He was given a large police guard as he entered the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in front of dozens of media representatives and members of the public. […]

Hondurans ask ‘who will rid us of these Catholic scoundrels?’

The priests pictured above are Auxiliary Bishop Juan José Pineda Fasquelle, left, and Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodriguez Maradiaga – and right now people in Honduras are asking why no action is being taken against them following an investigation that revealed that the bishop had sexually abused seminarians and nicked almost a million pounds given to the […]

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 […]