UK Evangelist Exposed Over Kung Fu Phooey

Somehow I managed to miss this one completely; from the Guardian: Chronicling how a convicted criminal and martial arts fighter found redemption through God, Taming the Tiger had more than 1.5m copies distributed around the world while its author, Tony Anthony, become a sought-after speaker in schools and churches. In the book, which carries the strapline “From the […]

Critics Ignore Content of Book about Jesus, Attack Author for Being a Muslim

One does not expect much from Fox News at the best of times; but a recent interview with Reza Aslan has – deservedly – come under particular mockery for the interviewer’s ignorance and bad faith. The interview was conducted by Lauren Green, who is described as being “a religion correspondent” for Fox, and it concerned […]

US Anti-Gay Catholic Activist Makes Russia Links

Austin Ruse of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) has apparently recovered from his ordeal of having seen a lesbian couple on a cookery programme, and has now travelled to Russia, he says, …to thank its government for its strong position on these issues at the United Nations, and to let them know American […]

US Christian Zionist Rally Includes Calls To Attack Iran

Speakers included former commander of British forces in Afghanistan This year’s “Christians United for Israel Washington Summit” took place earlier this week; it’s a particularly bizarre conflab, which sees politicians and some serious-minded figures share a platform with the most extravagent apocalyptic evangelists and conspiracy-mongers, led by a man – John Hagee – who has […]

Honduras Government Promotes Large-Scale US Evangelical Mission Event

Charisma News reports: The government of Honduras—including the department of governments, the military, the police and judicial departments—gathered this weekend with thousands of people, leading pastors and civic leaders for the first government transformation session for national change. The event, given the name “1Nation1Day“, was organized by Missons.me, which in turn was founded by a […]

Vatican Decree on Plenary Indulgence For World Youth Day Mentions “Social Communication”, Prompts Silly Headlines

From the Guardian‘s Rome correspondent Tom Kington: Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Pope Francis tweets Papal court handling pardons for sins says contrite Catholics may win ‘indulgences’ by following World Youth Day on Twitter. …Indulgences these days are granted to those who carry out certain tasks – such as climbing the Sacred Steps, […]

St Andrew’s Cross Tours Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus

From the Greek Reporter: The shrine with the Cross of St Andrew the First-Called has arrived in St Petersburg. The relic has opened the festivities marking the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus due to take place on the territory of three states – Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The “Baptism of Rus” refers to the […]

Russian Groups Come Together For Anti-Gay Protests Outside Moscow Embassies

Interfax reports on plans for a protest against gay marriage outside the French embassy in Moscow, including a handy round-up of the groups involved: Apart from Russian Mothers, the protest is expected to involve representatives of the God’s Will organization, Family and the World, the Trade Union of Russian Citizens, the Association of Orthodox Experts, the Eurasian Youth Union, the […]

Catholic Support for Robert Spencer

From a book review in the National Catholic Register: Robert Spencer, perhaps the foremost Catholic expert on Islam in our country, has written a new book entitled Not Peace But a Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam (Catholic Answers, 2013). Spencer has advised the highest levels of the military on the Islamic threat to the United […]

US Evangelicals Ponder the Apocalyptic Significance of Adnan Oktar

Turkish Islamic proselytizer Adnan Oktar (also known as Harun Yahya) continues to fascinate apocalyptically-minded US evangelicals; Bob Unrah writes at WND: A Turkish television show featured prominent Muslim and Jewish leaders agreeing on the coming end times and declaring an expectation to live in “love, peace, friendship, brotherhood, good faith, kindness.” The Muslim participants are Oktar […]