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Kenya’s ‘true church’ annoys mainstream Catholic leaders

Legio Maria members do many things that Catholics do, except they claim to do them a whole lot better – and this annoying mainstream Catholic leaders. Said Geofrey Omondi, a catechist of the Nyatike Catholic church in Migori: This is worrying because leaders from this church (Legio Maria) have their own selfish agendas, which they […]

Jesus DID have two dads, so why the anger over this scene?

According to biblical mythology, Joseph wasn’t merely some human caretaker, he was Jesus’ human father. But it’s apparently “blasphemous” to create scenes or signs which suggest that Jesus had two fathers, even though a Catholic deacon in Brooklyn, Greg Kandra, pointed out in 2015: God was Jesus’ father in a much more literal sense than […]

Christians kick off over UK baker’s hilarious crib scene

Faith-heads in Britain have found something fresh to be offended by: a sausage roll featured by the Greggs company in a promotional image for its advent calendar. After it was accused by Christians of disrespecting their religion, Greggs apologised, according to this report. One Twitter user wrote: I’m glad Christians kicked off and Greggs apologised. […]

Is the new Christ Coin a fresh way of fleecing the faithful?

I know bugger all about cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but I can’t help feeling that when Christians latch onto some newfangled method to raid wallets in order to Spread the Word, someone, somewhere is gonna get be stung. Badly! Here is how the newly-launched Christ Coin is being flogged to the faithful: Christ Coin is […]

Malaysia cracks down on fighting Jesus video game

A company called Steam has incurred the wrath of the Malaysian authorities by promoting a video game that pits mythological deities, Jesus included, against one another. The Steam blurb for Fight of Gods reads: Your prayers have been answered! For the first time ever, gods, holy spirits and mythological characters from around the globe and […]

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 […]