Documentary Explores Child Evangelists

Meet Kendall Boutwell, of Brookhaven Charity Baptist Church, Mississippi: You look at the whole Bible, Genesis to Revelation, God has used children. God’s used animals, I mean, he used a donkey, a donkey spoke and saved a man’s life. It’s been an interesting week for religion documentaries on British TV – as well as the […]

BBC Follows Christian Zionist Coach Tour

Meet Claude, from South Carolina: I really like Star Trek, and they have phasers in Star Trek, OK? So I sort of imagine, you know, [Jesus] speaking…and you see like lightening flashes or bolts coming out of his mouth and when he speaks to them, and everybody blows up and the blood is just flying […]

Haaretz Accuses “Righteous Gentile” Polish Bishop of Participating in Anti-Jewish Church Service

An unpleasant scene in Krakow; from Haaretz: Sunday’s incident in Krakow at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was rife with overtones of hatred. “The Jews are attacking us! We need to defend ourselves,” shouted Prof. Bogoslav Wolniewicz, to stormy applause. About 1,000 people gathered for special services Sunday at the church, organized […]

United Jewish Communities Repudiates Brigitte Gabriel

From the JTA: The United Jewish Communities condemned a speaker who told a Florida Jewish federation that U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is an anti-Semite. …”Barack Obama is an anti-Semite,” said [Brigitte] Gabriel, who founded the nonprofit organization American Congress for Truth following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “No Jews should support him. Jews […]

Irene Lancaster: Williams Speech “Like a Hitler Rally”

More than enough has already been written about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s ruminations on shariah and the problem of conscience in conflict with the state, so I’ll keep things brief. I haven’t waded through all the commentary systematically, but my views are close to those of Justin McKeating at Chicken Yoghurt and Tom at Blairwatch, […]

Rwandan who Protected Tutsis Refused Baptism from Hutu Pastor

An interesting report from Rwanda suggests that tribalism among Christian leaders is far from being a thing of the past: Augustine Kamegeri, a popular resident in Bwerankori cell, Nyamasheke sector in Karongi district alleges to have baptised himself. The 84 year old man was conceived that he would baptize himself since he had been disappointed […]

Moon’s World Peace Summit 2008 Underway in South Korea

A website from Azerbaijan reports on an upcoming peace summit, at which representatives of 190 countries will be present: The Azerbaijani Ombudswoman Elmira Suleymanova intends to call on the international organizations to concentrate their efforts on settling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. She will make the call at the World Peace Summit to take place in […]

Presbyterian Minister Elicits Witch Confessions in Cameroon

Why did a Boeing bound for Kenya crash in Cameroon in May 2007, killing more than a hundred people? A report in the Buea Post has a remarkable explanation: “A combination of the Kingdom of Destruction in Limbe, the Kingdom of Peace in Lake Barombi, Kumba, the Kingdom of Beauty and the Kingdom of Milk […]

Another Libel Tourist in the UK

The latest Private Eye (1203 p. 5) notes the latest example of “libel tourism” to come to London: Schillings [for it is they] partner Simon Smith has issued a statement boasting of his victory on behalf of the tycoon and politician Rinat Akhmetov, the richest man in the Ukraine, in his action against two editors […]

Pakistan Government Has “Failed to Overcome” Anti-Polio Vaccine Propaganda

Almost a year after the murder of Pakistani health official Abdul Ghani Khan at the hands of Islamists opposed to polio vaccination, things still look bleak in parts of the country; the Daily Times reports on the situation in Swat and Waziristan: Flanked by the officials of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the […]