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Florida city challenges court ruling over police prayer vigil

The city council of Ocala, Florida, is vigorously defending its Police Chief Greg Graham, above, who violated the Establishment Clause by organising a 2014 prayer vigil. He separately stands accused of sexual misconduct. US District Judge Timothy J Corrigan ruled in May that Graham and city leaders broke the Establishment Clause when it held the […]

Polish theologian rebuked for wishing for Pope’s death

Polish theologian Msgr Edward Staniek, above, is receiving backlash for his homily last month in which he prayed for Pope Francis’s ‘happy death’ if he did not open his heart to ‘wisdom’. This annoyed many, according to this report, including Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Kraków who rebuked Staniek on Saturday, saying: It is with great pain and […]

James Dobson: fast to prevent the President’s impeachment

Certainly some – like the fella above – could do with shedding a stone or two, but it remains to be seen how many of Trump’s supporters will put down their forks in support of a national day of fasting and prayer for the President. The fast, according to this report, has been proposed by […]

S African pastor accused of assaulting a female paramedic

South African pastor Patseka Mboro Motsoeneng is to appear in court in January for allegedly assaulting a paramedic outside his Incredible Happenings Ministry church in Katlehong on Sunday. Seldom out of the headlines for his outrageous statements and stunts, Pastor Mboro as he is better known, is accused of assaulting one of several paramedics who […]

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 […]