Topic / Jesus

Faith-based stripper sign in Salem removed after outcry

Cynthia Shaver, above, found herself at the centre of media attention this week after a community group in Salem, Oregon, complained about her ‘Jesus loves strippers’ sign near a busy road. Members of Salem Community Vision, according to this report, said they didn’t take issue with the sign’s message, just its placement on a public […]

Tacky ‘Jesus is my life’ tattoo proved deadly for Texas man

Just months after getting a religious tattoo, a 31-year-old man from Texas died after he fell victim to flesh-eating bacteria. According to a paper published in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports, the patient – identified only as a Hispanic man – was admitted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with severe pain in both […]

Atheist uses truck to highlight the sheer nastiness of the Bible

America probably has more vehicles than any other country in the world plastered with words exhorting folk to embrace Christianity or face eternal hellfire. But Virginian Tom Hicks believes the same tactic can effectively be used to emphasise the hateful contents of the Bible, as the picture above shows. Hicks, from Chesterfield said he painted […]

Apologise? No way!

A FEW months back I was appointed by Round Town News, a weekly newspaper on the Costa Blanca in Spain, to write a regular, LGBT-slanted column, and in the Easter edition I reported on the death of Gilbert Baker, above, the San Francisco artist who, in 1978, created the rainbow for the LGBT community. Within […]

‘Jesus’ takes a tumble on a narrow Hastings sidewalk

It ain’t easy being Jesus for crowds of gawkers who get a buzz out seeing Christian crazies re-enacting the crucifixion, as the picture above shows. According to this report,  an actor playing Jesus was stumbling under the weight of the cross in character, when, about halfway through the procession, he reached a “quite a narrow […]

‘Warrior king’ Jesus claim rubbished by historians

British historian Ralph Ellis, above, reckons that after more than 20 years of research he has been able to prove that Jesus Christ and King Manu of Mesopotamia are the same person. His claim has been dismissed as ‘completely crackers’. Ellis, who has previously stated that Cleopatra was the great grandmother of Jesus, told Premier […]

Associated Press castigated for ‘fake news’ about Jesus

Yesterday, Associated Press, in reporting on the historic $4-million renovation of the Edicule, described it as ‘the cave where Jesus was buried and rose to heaven’. This got right up the nose of Steven D Greydanus, a deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark. Writing for The National Catholic Register, he accused AP of conflating Jesus’s  […]

Australian Catholics vandalise a ‘blasphemous’ war memorial

Jesus is all about peace, don’t you know, so to have a memorial bearing a sword was ‘blasphemous’, according to a group of Catholics who vandalised the Cross of Sacrifice which has stood in Toowong since 1924. As a consequence, according to this report, charges have been laid against the “religious fanatics” who perpetrated the […]

UK nurse sacked for foisting Jesus on vulnerable patients

Like so many of her ilk, Sarah Kuteh, above, chose to put on a little whipped pup expression when she complained to the media that she had been sacked for telling patients about Jesus. Kuteh, according to this report, lost her job with Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust because she subjected patients to “unwanted discussions” […]

Poland becomes a monarchy, with Jesus Christ as King

Ten years ago Polish politicians shelved a silly suggestion that Jesus should be crowned king of this overwhelmingly Catholic country. But this week his enthonement went ahead in Krakow at the Church of Divine Mercy. According to this report, the coronation took place in the presence of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and many […]