Policy Exchange v Newsnight Update

Six months ago Dean Godson of Policy Exchange promised to pursue the BBC for libel “relentlessly, to trial or capitulation” if Newsnight dared to raise concerns about anomalies with receipts which the think-tank had presented as evidence that certain Islamic bookshops were selling extremist literature. I blogged the dispute here, and the Newsnight blog now […]

Nazir Ali on Christian Britain

An new essay by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali provides the Daily Mail with a sensationalist headline: Bishop says collapse of Christianity is wrecking British society – and Islam is filling the void The Mail explains: It has destroyed family life and left the country defenceless against the rise of radical Islam in a moral and spiritual […]

Ukraine Link to Patriarch of Constantinople Upsets Russia

RISU reports: On 20 May 2008, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko met with a delegation of the Constantinople Patriarchate (CP) of the Orthodox Church. At the beginning of the meeting, Yushchenko expressed his gratitude for the efforts of the CP to consolidate Orthodox Churches. …”Both the Ukrainian religious community and the state are convinced that we […]

Christian Concern PR Man Calls for Evangelization of Muslims

Various news-sites have reported on this; here’s the Church Times: A private members motion about evangelism amongst those of other faiths is set to be debated at the Church of England General Synod. The motion, from Paul Eddy, has the support of the Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali. Many bishops are strongly […]

Another UK Libel Discussion

A few days ago Tim at Bloggerheads kicked off what will hopefully be a wider discussion on the Brit blogosphere about the problem of UK libel law. He kicked off with the notorious Laurence Godfrey vs Demon case of 1999, which has resulted in immortality for the name of a physics lecturer. Since then: …it […]

Why was “Scientology is a Cult” Sign Confiscated in London?

Claim of Crown Prosecution Service advice contradicted A conundrum: I reported this a few days ago, quoting SchNEWS: At 11.20, two [City of London police] officers approached one 15-year-old who was wearing a huge-nosed mask and holding a sign saying “Scientology is not a religion – it is a dangerous cult”. He was handed a pre-printed […]

Hagee and Olmert

“Then God sent a hunter. A hunter is someone with a gun and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter. And the Bible says – Jeremiah writing – ‘They shall hunt them from every mountain and from every hill and from the holes of the rocks,’ meaning there’s no place to hide. And that might […]

Hagee Sermon Uncovered by Talk to Action Forces McCain Repudiation

Great excitement at Talk to Action, where Bruce Wilson’s efforts at reviewing John Hagee’s many sermons finally filtered through to the MSM, obliging John McCain to repudiate the pastor. The Hagee-McCain alliance had already survived a storm when the pastor’s views on Catholicism (“the Great Whore”) had come to light; however, Hagee’s interpretation of the Holocaust […]

Meet Mikhail Morgulis

Back to ASSIST and the neo-Pentecostal “International Christian Medical Conference” I blogged a couple of days ago. A new report on the ASSIST website notes the presence of US-based Ukrainian evangelical leader Mikhail Morgulis. This site has an overview: Mikhail Morgulis, founder of [Christian Bridge International], is a well-known writer in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and […]

Documentary Looks At UK Christian Right

We’ve heard God’s complaint this morning. His complaint is abortion, immorality, adultery, homosexuality. The issues that are leading our nation to hell. We do not want to be part of a church that sits back, afraid to speak, afraid to take action, afraid to be anti-gay. We speak to you Satan, we command you to […]