Topic / Evangelicals

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 […]

Who invited these imbeciles to the US’s Jerusalem embassy?

The Trump administration claims that it hasn’t a clue how two Christian supremacist preachers, Robert Jeffress, left, and John Hagee, became involved in the US’s new embassy in Jerusalem. In the wake of the bloodshed sparked by the opening – at more than 60 Palestinian protesters died when Israeli security forces opened fire on them […]

Crazy evangelist who sparked cinema panic plays victim card

Pastor Michael Webber, who caused people to panic when he stood up to preach in a California cinema recently, wants people to know that he’s not mad, laments the fact that when he gets up to gabble about God people curse and throw things at him – and that being charged with a misdemeanor was […]

California media group blasted over ‘blasphemous’ cartoon

TBC Media, publishers of the The California, has been described as ‘an atheist enterprise’ by a reader who expressed his fury over a ‘deplorable’ Last Supper cartoon. But Jack Balfanz ‘s letter, which said that TBC “has without a doubt totally embraced itself with the rest of the liberal scum media in this country”, got a […]

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 […]

More American Muslims are supporting same-sex marriage

A new report just released shows that opposition to same-sex marriage has decreased across a broad swath of religious groups in the United States – and that, for the first time, Muslims are part of the significant shift towards equality. According to this report, findings from the Public Religion Research Institute’s 2017 American Values Atlas, published […]

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 […]

An evangelical preacher for President? Costa Rica says NO!

The Miami Herald reported on March 30 that an upsurge in evangelical activity in Costa Rica could well see Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz, above, winning its upcoming Presidential election. His popularity, it reported: Is part of the growing tide of evangelical political power in Latin America – a force that is helping make Central America one […]

Police remove evangelical pest from New Jersey gymnasium

Craig Fasler, centre, senior evangelist with Christian Equippers International, had to be removed by police from Retro Fitness in Manahawkin, NJ, because of his unwanted advances towards gym members. Fasler, according to this report, blamed an atheist staff member for his eviction. He said he was told: You are not allowed to speak about religion here. I […]

Pastor jailed for causing death of a ‘demonic’ two-year-old boy

Aracely Meza, above, pastor at a Texas church called Iglesia Internacional Jesus es el Rey, was jailed last Friday for 99 years for starving a child she believed was possessed by the devil. According to this report, Benjamin Aparicio died on March 22, 2015. Weeks before his death, Meza, 52, had ordered that food be withheld from him […]