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Small car, big heart?

People still talk sentimental drivel about what a nice man the Pope is. It may be that he is a nice man in a personal sense – he may be the kindest, warmest, sweetest guy you’d ever want to meet. We’ve heard that he’s a simple-lifer, preferring a humble little guest house to the gilt […]

‘Don’t doubt Trump’s faith’ says VP nominee Mike Pence

Religious voters in the US should have no reservations about Donald Trump’s commitment to Christianity, says Mike Pence, above left, the Republican Governor of Indiana. According to this report, Vice-President nominee Pence said there is no question as to the authenticity of the Republican presidential nominee’s faith. During the Family Research Council’s annual Values Voters […]

Bigot made homeless by flood of ‘near biblical proportions’

Whenever natural disasters occur, Christians such as Tony Perkins, above, who heads a hate group called the Family Research Council, tend to lay the blame on sin in general – and abortion and homosexuality in particular. But Perkins, who was forced to flee his Louisiana home this week when it was hit by a flood […]

Devout California Mayor played strip poker with a boy aged 16

Mayor Anthony Silva, above, is a very godly man – so much so that last year he gave the Almighty a key to his city, Stockton in California, in a stupid and tasteless stunt that following the shooting of a six year old girl. Well, Silva is back in the news because he got himself […]

Atrocities and the churches

On the Sunday morning after the brutal murder of a young, idealistic UK politician, I turned on the BBC news to hear that ‘memorial church services for Jo Cox are being held around the UK this morning’, though they forgot to add ‘and lonely, cash-strapped vicars around the country shouted ‘Kerr-ching!’ Yes, I am a […]

Charlatan appointed Trump’s Christian policy advisor

Frank Amedia, of Touch Heaven Ministries in Ohio, above, is a self-proclaimed faith-healing prophet who believes he can perform ‘miracles’, including controlling the weather. According to this report, Trump has taken on Amedia as his new “liaison for Christian policy”. Amedia is a controversial televangelist associated with the New Apostolic Reformation. His biography on his […]

Faced with a lawsuit, Ohio school bans ‘The Lord’s Prayer’

Thanks to an intervention by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), the East Liverpool High School in East Liverpool, Ohio has scrapped its 70-year-old tradition of singing ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ at graduation ceremonies. According to this report, the FFRF wrote to the school saying that the song violates the law and requested that no religious […]

Wizard in frock slams America over gays and transsexuals

Cardinal Robert Sarah, who has the exalted title of Prefect for the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Sacraments, attacked gender ideology, same-sex marriage, and transgender toilet policies when he addressed the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC  on Tuesday, which ironically happened to be International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. He described them […]

‘Illegal’ schools are unsafe and provide sub-standard education

Following a report earlier this month that New York rabbis are strongly resisting official attempts force ultra-Orthodox schools to provide pupils with a proper education, the BBC reports today that more than 100 suspected illegal schools are being operated in the UK. Half are religious in nature, with a third of those being Islamic and […]

Homophobic priest exposed after using gay dating app

Father Rory Coyle, 35, of Armagh, about 40 miles from Belfast, has taken a leave of absence after being caught with a Grindr profile. According to this report, an unnamed whistleblower who engaged with the priest, contacted a local Catholic newspaper , Thinking Catholic, and revealed he’d exchanged texts with  Coyle more than once. He […]