Libel Case to Test 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

An interesting UK libel action is in the offing. The Socialist Unity blog carries a message from far-left activist Tony Greenstein: On February 13th 2008 I initiated proceedings in the High Court for libel and defamation against Gilad Atzmon, who will be well known to many people. …I have therefore issued proceedings in respect of: […]

Gaddafi Attacks Christian Scriptures at Mosque Opening

Nine heads of state present; chaotic scenes Time to discuss Uganda, where Colonel Gaddafi has just opened a new mosque – the largest in sub-Saharan Africa and modestly named The Gaddafi National Mosque. From Rwanda, the Kigali New Times gives us the VIP list: President Paul Kagame will today join nine other Heads of State […]

God Speaks to Chuck Pierce

“We are heading into two of the most rearranging, realigning months that we have ever known in the history of this generation” A bulk email arrives from Stephen Strang, editor of the neo-Pentecostal Charisma magazine: I am personally inviting you to be a part of our first-ever teleconference onThursday, March 20th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern […]

BBC Drama: Green Wades In

From the Daily Mail: The BBC is facing accusations of rewriting the Easter story by claiming Christ was nailed to the cross in a foetal position. Actually, “the BBC” is claiming no such thing; however, a particular drama – The Passion – co-commissioned by the broadcaster (along with HBO) does apparently feature the crucifixion in […]

Tibet Protests: Anti-Independence Buddhist Leaders Speak

From – inevitably – Xinhua: The 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu condemned on Sunday the lawless riot in Lhasa, saying the sabotage acts run counter to the Buddhism tenets. “The rioters’ acts not only harmed the interests of the nation and the people, but also violated the aim of Buddhism,” Panchen said. “We resolutely oppose […]

Paul Cameron Cited by Russian Orthodox Spokesman

Russian Orthodox church spokesman Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin unveils a new plan to encourage morality, via a subtle advertising campaign. Interfax reports: we can make such an advert: here is a happy just married couple leaving the church after wedding, and here is night-clubber with a glass of cognac with prostitutes and pederasts. And “Part II”: […]

Pepsi Nepal and UPF Promote “One Family Under God”

A couple of weeks ago on my Universal Peace Federation sub-blog I noted a UPI report from Nepal, which described how two major business groups from Nepal — Pepsi Co. and the Chaudhary Group — have joined hands with two key nonprofit NGOs — Project Healing Touch of India and the Universal Peace Federation of […]

Satanic Ritual Abuse, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and David Shayler

Several months ago former MI5 whistleblower turned conspiracy-theorist David Shayler decided to follow the David Icke route, announcing the discovery of deep spiritual mysteries and declaring himself to be the reincarnation of Jesus. Given the rather jokey way he made this revelation – “I’m Brian and so is my wife: The Messiah is to hold […]

Ted Baehr Hypocrisy Shock

Back in 2004 (see here), Ted Baehr of the Christian conservative “Movieguide” and of WorldNetDaily thundered against the film Kinsey, which he alleged whitewashed a monstrous figure responsible for corrupting American society. Beahr urged us to consider the evidence provided by his friend Judith Reisman, who had proven that the historical Kinsey had had a strange […]

Savage Copyright Suit Dismissed

An important case reported in the San Francisco Chronicle: A federal judge said Friday she’s inclined to dismiss a lawsuit by conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage against a Muslim rights group that reprinted his attacks against Islam and called for an advertising boycott. Savage sued the Council on American-Islamic Relations in December after […]