Claim: Left Behind Game to teach “Non-Violence” to Asians

A press release from Market Wire: Left Behind Games Inc.has hired consultant Dr. Gordon Chiu to research the suitability of introducing LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces PC game into the Asian market. Dr. Gordon Chiu has brought many international brands to the Asia Pacific region. Chiu comments, “I personally find the unique platform of nonviolence connects […]

English Teacher Missionaries Expelled from Belarus

News from Belarus: Ten Americans left Belarus on Friday after authorities ordered them deported for allegedly singing religious songs and reading spiritual literature…[Interior Ministry spokesman Oleg] Slepchenko said police raided what was supposed to be a seminar in conversational English at an evangelical Protestant church in the eastern city of Mogilev. He said police found […]

Anglican Primates’ Meeting: Role of US Evangelicals

The latest edition of the BBC World Service’s Reporting Religion discusses the recent meeting of Anglican Primates in Tanzania, which ended with a commiqué giving the American Episcopal Church seven months to “clarify” its position on same-sex blessings or to face being kicked out of the global Anglican communion. Journalist Stephen Bates (at 7mins 27seconds) […]

Israelite Identity and neo-Pentecostalism in the Solomon Islands

News from the Solomon Islands, via an article on Stuff by Michael Field: A couple of men, one wearing a flag of Israel, have shown up in the Solomon Islands, claiming they are ready to buy copra at high prices. They’ve headed off to remote and poor Malaita Island where indigenous Melanesian people believe they […]

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Polish Creationist MEP Publishes Anti-Semitic Booklet

Booklet on Jews carries parliamentary logo Maciej Giertych is back in the news. From the Jerusalem Post: A Polish member of the European Parliament has published a booklet suggesting that Jews are unethical, are obsessed with separateness and are a “tragic community” because they don’t accept Jesus as the messiah. The extreme right-wing parliamentarian Maciej […]

Armageddon, Oil, and Endless Publishing Opportunities

Is a 33 year-old “The End is Nigh” Biblical prophecy paperback a bit of an embarrassment? Not if you’re the son of John F. Walvoord. The CBA/Aspiring Retail Industry Brief reports (via email): Tyndale House Publishers is mounting a $300,000 marketing campaign to draw people into CBA stores and jump start sales on its May […]

Pakistan Health Official Murdered: Anti-Polio Vaccine Islamists to Blame?

Particularly horrible news from Pakistan, via the BBC: A senior health official has been killed and three guards injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan’s tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials say. The dead man, Abdul Ghani Khan, played a key role in a polio immunisation drive in the Bajaur tribal region. …It is not clear […]

Israel Makes Conditions for Recognising Jerusalem Patriarch

The saga of the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem rumbles on; Haaretz reports: Israel is demanding that the Greek Orthodox patriarchy conduct a census of all church property in Israel and the Palestinian territories ahead of its sale or long-term lease, and to give Israel the first right of refusal on the property. Israel is […]

Texas and Georgia Politicians Promote Bizarre Anti-Semitic Creationist Conspiracy Theory

Rep Warren Chisum apologizes, admits didn’t read material; no word from Rep Ben Bridges From the Dallas Morning News: AUSTIN – House Appropriations Chairman Warren Chisum said Wednesday that he’s “willing to apologize” for giving colleagues a document that contains what the Anti-Defamation League called “outrageous anti-Semitic material.” “The stuff that causes conflicts between religious […]