Georgian Orthodoxy and the Christian King

Religioscope carries an interview with Basil Kobakhidze, a Georgian ex-priest who is known for his criticisms of religious extremism and alleged abuses within the Georgian Orthodox church (I wrote a blog entry on him here). Among other topics, he discusses a church plan to restore the monarchy: L’an dernier, le patriarche a néanmoins directement essayé d’organiser un scénario de transition politique. […]

WorldNetDaily Warns Bible Might Predict Destruction of Saudi Arabia

More mangled pseudo-scholarship from Joel Richardson, who at WorldNetDaily asks a Great Religious Question to Which the Answer is No: Does the Bible predict destruction of Saudi Arabia? Middle-Eastern media outlets are reporting that Israel may be about to launch a major attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Last week, Israel Today reported that Saudi Arabia […]

Mosab Hassan Yousef Update

The National Review Online has an editorial on the case of Mosab Hassan Yousef: Mosab Hassan Yousef must have encountered nearly everything on his unlikely journey. But surely he never ran across anything as stupid as the American immigration bureaucracy. As has been widely reported,  Yousef is threatened with deportation due to his past links […]

Searchlight Names EDL Leader “Tommy Robinson” as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon

(Updated and amended) Searchlight‘s Hope Not Hate website carries an article about EDL leader “Tommy Robinson” – and reveals his real name: Searchlight can exclusively reveal that the leader of the English Defence League is a former British National Party member… Self-proclaimed EDL leader Tommy Robinson is really Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, from Bedford. …The revelation that […]

Not Supporting Israel Explains Unfortunate Events: Oil Disaster Edition

Pastor Carl Gallups, who last year brought us “Jesus saw Satan as Baraq Ubamah“, is back with a new video; as before, over to WorldNetDaily: Is oil catastrophe fulfillment of Genesis prophecy? “April the 19th, Israel celebrates its independence in 2010,” Gallups says in narration on the video. “On April the 19th, Fox News reports […]

WorldNetDaily Publishes “Forensic Analysis” Showing Obama’s “Fealty to Islam”

A new pundit on WorldNetDaily reveals the shocking truth about Obama’s Muslim “fealty” – step forward one Pieder Beeli: Often we can tell the truth about what someone believes by performing an inferential or forensic analysis. We analyze what is implied rather than what is explicitly stated… Of course, “performing an inferential or forensic analysis” is […]

Mosab Hassan Yousef Deportation Threat

As has been widely reported, Mosab Hassan Yousef is facing the possibility of deportation from the USA; Yousef is the son of a senior Hamas figure, and he gained some media attention in 2008 for moving to America and announcing his conversion to Christianity (I blogged on this at the time). He subsequently revealed that he had […]

One Law for All Suggests Recommendations on Challenging Sharia Courts

The One Law for All “No Sharia Campaign” has produced a report, entitled Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All & Equal Rights. I gave my general views on the campaign in November here; this report suffers from the same limitations which I identified then. Most of it is simply polemic, drawing […]

Bishop who Consecrated Helen Ukpabio as an “Apostle” Speaks at Lakeland Mega-Church

Ignited Church is a neo-Pentecostal mega-church in Lakeland, Florida, pastored by Stephen Strader. The church came to prominence in 2008 when it hosted Todd Bentley and the “Lakeland Revival” – an event which various neo-Pentecostal leaders promised would herald a new dawn, but which instead ended in fiasco and sexual scandal for Bentley. Strader’s church still enjoys a high […]

Ken Hutcherson Officiates at Rush Limbaugh’s Fourth Traditional Marriage

In 2004, Pastor Ken Hutcherson organised a “Mayday for Marriage“, to defend “traditional” marriage against homosexuality; in 2007, the Daily Telegraph described him as An advocate of a “biblical stance” against divorce and homosexuality.  According to this site, meanwhile: Hutcherson said that in the past year [2004], he’d censured five members of the church, including […]