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Offensive to Christians: zealots destroy a Sydney mural

A mural described as ‘a direct attack on Christians or anyone who believes in a God’ was obliterated last week by Christian vigilantes. According to this report, the work – “The Happy Ending” – by street artist Scott Marsh was done to celebrate Australia’s vote in favour of marriage equality in a plebicite. It featured […]

Roy Moore’s week has just taken a turn for the worse

The tearful woman pictured above is Beverly Young Nelson, and yesterday she accused Judge Roy Moore of attempted rape when she was just 16. Her testimony, at a press conference in New York, came as news broke that a number of pastors who had endorsed the Southern Baptist Alabama judge for the Senate earlier this […]

Paris prayer protest: ‘In France we do not worship in the street’

A ‘bizarre’ confrontation took place in the Paris suburb of Clichy on Friday when a French mayor and dozens of MPs and elected councillors tried to stop around 200 Muslims from praying in a street. According to this report, Théo Maneval, a reporter for the Europe1 radio news site, described the scenes as “bizarre” and […]

Pastor’s erection ‘miracle’ denied exposure on SA TV

Incredible Happenings Ministries leader Paseka ‘Mboro’ Motsoeneng, above, claimed to be the victim of censorship after South Africa’s Soweto TV refused to broadcast footage of a man who had his penis ‘miraculously’ raised from the dead. According to this report, Motsoeneng entered the  couple’s home to deal with the man’s erectile disfunction. The pastor said: […]

Boiling wok stunt claims the life of a Malaysian medium

The funeral took place today of a Taoist medium – Lim Ba, 68 – who died while performing a human steaming ritual as part of a Nine Emperor Gods prayer session in Malaysia. The ritual, according to the Telegraph, involved Lim Ba sitting on a wooden platform above a bubbling wok covered by a giant […]

BC church couple charged with sexual assault & other crimes

Samuel Emerson and his wife Madelaine from the Cloverdale Christian Fellowship Church in Surrey, British Columbia, are facing more than a dozen charges including sexual assault. Police, according to this report, say the alleged assaults occurred between 2015 and 2017. Samuel Emerson, 34, has been charged with 13 counts of sexual assault, 11 counts of being […]

Anti-gun control politicians are now praying for Nevada victims

Yesterday, Barbara Comstock, above, a Republican congresswoman in Virginia and a Christian ‘extremist’ who opposes women’s reproductive rights and gay marriage, sent out the following tweet in response to America’s latest mass shooting: I am heartbroken by the mass murder that took place last night in Las Vegas and I am praying for the victims, […]

Not on the menu: City of London dinner ditches grace

Rev Canon Roger Royle , above, chaplain to Lord Mayor of the City of London, is somewhat miffed that he was not asked to offer a prayer of thanksgiving last week at a dinner at the Mansion House. Instead, guests at the Dragon Awards ceremony heard him give a secular message in the interests of […]

Mandatory prayers at Texas medical centre sparks lawsuit

Dr Timothy Shepherd and his wife, Virginia have been named in a lawsuit that alleges staff at Shepherd Healthcare were ordered to attend prayer meetings, and were punished if they refused. The lawsuit, launched last week by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, said that the North Texas family medicine practice forced staff to pray […]

Grace-free ceremony: Belfast’s new mayor upsets faith-heads

Belfast has a new Lord Mayor. And Nuala McAllister, an atheist, has started her new role by putting religious noses out joint. When she was installed at an inaugual dinner last Saturday night, McAllister, according to this Belfast Telegraph report, didn’t invite anyone to say grace. This was seen by some as a dreadful departure from […]