Kenneth Copeland and a Message from the Pope

From the National Catholic Register: …Pope Francis sent a video message to a gathering of U.S. Pentecostal leaders, voicing his “yearning” that separation between Catholics and other Christians may end. …Pope Francis’ message was delivered to a meeting of the Fort Worth, Texas-based Kenneth Copeland Ministries by Pentecostal Bishop Tony Palmer, who had recorded it on an iPhone […]

Key Vladimir Putin Ally Warns of Plan to “De-Sovereign States” Through Human Rights

One under-reported subject this blog has looked at from time to time is an organisation called the “World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations”. This is an initiative created by Vladimir Yakunin, a controversial member of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and a man dubbed “the Kremlin’s ‘model Orthodox businessman’”. The WPF has made links with […]

“Family Values” Group Pickets French Embassy in Armenia

News from Armenia:  A picket in support of the French fighting for family values was held in front of the French embassy in Yerevan on Wednesday. …The picket “against preponderance of gay propaganda” has been organized by the all-Armenian parent committee. A couple of photos from the picket can be seen here; it looks like […]

Maajid Nawaz Accuses Twitter User of Making Threat Over Freedom of Information Release

From the Liberal Democrat Voice: Quilliam Foundation to sue after Maajid Nawaz’s and other staff members’ personal information went up on government website The Times reports (£) that in the week when Liberal Democrat candidate Maajid Nawaz was subject to death threats after tweeting a cartoon of Mohammed, the Department of Communities and Local Government erroneously published […]

That Sochi “Toothpaste Bomb Plot”

This one was all over the media a couple of days ago: The US has warned airlines with direct flights to Russia that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled onto planes. ….Unnamed US security officials were quoted as saying there were fears toothpaste tubes could be used to smuggle explosives which could then […]

BBC Profiles Pyongyang University of Science and Technology

…and its evangelical Christian founder Documentaries about life in North Korea are always worth catching, and the BBC’s Panorama has just broadcast an interesting piece on Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a private university where 500 hand-picked students are allowed by the regime to study business and technology skills under Western lecturers – albeit under close […]

Pamela Geller Gives Interview to VCY America

From Right Wing Watch: In an appearance last week on VCY America’s Crosstalk radio program, [Pamela] Geller pulled out all the stops, suggesting that President Obama didn’t really want to kill Osama bin Laden, and “doesn’t respect or even like our armed forces.” She even claimed that fact that the president’s staff screens questioners at events […]

Britain First and the “Christian Patrol”

From the website of far-right group Britain First (1): In response to the infamous “Muslim Patrols”, Britain First has launched our own “Christian Patrols”. Last night (Friday 31st January) several units of Britain First activists spent several hours in East London handing out “Christian Patrol” leaflets in places such as Brick Lane and outside the East […]

Remainders of the Day: Ariel Sharon’s Death and the Return of Jesus

From WND (WorldNetDaily), 22 January: …today only, WND readers can get Carl Gallups’ “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah” for only $4.95 – a huge $21 discount off the regular $25.95 price! In the fall of 2005, a 108-year-old rabbi, the most venerated rabbinical Jewish leader in Israel, proclaimed that he knew the name of the real Messiah. He insisted […]