US “Prophet” on Porn Charge in Kenya

From the Kenya Daily Nation: During the day, he was a man of God, preaching the good news to his flock. But at night, he turned into somebody else, engaging in sex orgies and recording them for commercial distribution. This is the picture that police painted of a 50-year-old American evangelist who was on Wednesday […]

London Lite on Archbishop and Shariah

A hilariously garbled report from London Lite, a free “newspaper” in London: The claim that “Sharia judgements are given legal status only if they are backed in law courts and by the Archbishop of Canterbury” will unite British Anglicans and British Muslims in perplexity. The actual story is that Civitas claims there are a number of […]

“Anti-Extremist” Football Marchers in East London

Anti-Muslim blogger Paul Ray (“Lionheart”) has posted a video of another “anti-extremist march”, this time apparently in Whitechapel, East London. Apparently opposing Islamic extremism means swaggering along a main road belting out football chants, including the inevitable “Eng-er-lund”. The video is difficult to interpret; at certain points the crowd (which includes at least one black member) makes particularly […]

Mark Driscoll Slammed by Baptist Press over Sex Teaching

A number of sites have noted a report from the Baptist Press concerning Pastor Mark Driscoll of Seattle’s Mars Hill Church; a Christian radio station recently yanked a programme featuring Driscoll due to Driscoll’s teachings concerning sex. In particular, this 2007 sermon delivered in Edinburgh was considered unacceptable: During the sermon, which was entitled “Sex, a Study of the Good Bits […]

Ethiopian Ark of the Covenant Not To Be Revealed After All

Following on from my last post, apparently we all missed this report in Adnkronos last week , which includes a clarification from Ethiopian Orthodox patriarch Abuna Pauolos: Non sono qui per dare delle prove che l’Arca sia in Etiopia, ma sono qui per dire quello che ho visto, quello che so e che posso testimoniare. […]

WND Arko-mania

With news that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is planning to make public – today! – the hitherto concealed “Ark of the Covenant” the church claims is kept at a church in Aksum, WorldNetDaily eschews scholars on Ethiopian religion and history in favour of some soundbites  from various self-proclaimed “ark-hunters” and fundamentalist evangelists. First up, Bob Cornuke: […]

Governor Sanford Quoted Bible in Message to his Mistress

Looks like Governor Mark Sanford has been doing his bit to promote the proposed Year of the Bible in the USA, quoting Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians in an email to his mistress: …I wish I could wish it away, but this soul-mate feel I alluded too is real and in that regard I sure don’t want […]

More “Third Temple” Enthusiasts

The Jerusalem Post and other sources are reporting on a new proposal for a “Third Temple” in Jerusalem. The idea has come from a certain Yoav Frankel, who in a 2007 paper suggested that a “prophet” would have the authority to establish a new Jewish Temple adjacent to the Dome of the Rock, thus turning the Temple Mount into an interfaith […]

Religion and the BBC

As is being widely reported, the Church of England’s General Synod is being asked to raise concerns about religious programming on the BBC, and over the appointment of a Muslim, Aaqil Ahmed, as commissioning editor for religion. The Bishop of Croydon has a reasonable piece about it on his blog: …the real question is this: will Ahmed bring to […]

Obsession DVD Pundit Glen Jenvey: Conversion to Islam Announced, Thanks Given to Extremist

Following on from yesterday’s blog entry, Dave Bones of Malung TV News has had further correspondence with Glen Jenvey, who for several years has been cited in the media as an expert on Islamic terrorism and as an “anti-Jihad” activist. Jenvey has apparently announced his conversion (or “reversion”, to use insider terminology) to Islam through […]