Christian Jessen Examines “Gay Cure” Treatments

Somewhat belatedly, I’ve got around to watching Cure Me, I’m Gay, Dr Christian Jessen‘s Channel 4 documentary about so-called “gay cure” treatments. The programme toured several approaches in less than an hour, starting with aversion therapy (no longer used, but previously available in the UK on the NHS), and including interviews with psychotherapists who practice “reparative […]

Rick Joyner and the Return of Mike Warnke

From the website of MorningStar, the ministry of Rick Joyner: 50+ Joshua and Caleb Generation Gathering: April 3-5, 2014 You’re in your 50s or 60s or more. You love God with all your heart and want to live in your purpose at this most important time of your life. That’s what God wants for you, […]

Vladimir Yakunin’s Western Allies Criticise Sanctions

The World Public Forum has published a statement about the sanctioning of its co-founder, Vladimir Yakunin: We, the undersigned people from various countries around the world, including the USA, express our great dismay about President Obama’s list of sanctions on top Russian officials. The world in 2014 does not need a new Cold War. It needs […]

Jihadi Murder Videos Include “Sacrifice” Element

From Bob Unruh at WorldNetDaily: Christians’ Throats Slit in Pagan Slaughterhouses After exposing videos of “ritual human sacrifices” of Christians by Muslims, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization member-turned-Christian has discovered a new set of shocking videos that show human slaughterhouses in which non-Muslims are executed. …The witness video, translated by Shoebat’s organization, Rescue Christians, includes the testimony of […]

Fake Ex-Terrorist Is “Keynote Speaker” At Holocaust March of Remembrance Event

A press release from March of Remembrance, Houston: Over 200 Christian leaders, including pastors from many Christian denominations, gathered to raise awareness of the upcoming Third Annual Holocaust March of Remembrance Houston, which will be held at multiple locations across the Houston area on April 26-27, 2014. The luncheon, sponsored by the Houston Area Pastor […]

Mark Driscoll’s Church: ResultSource Link “Unwise”

From the website of Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church: In 2011, outside counsel advised our marketing team to use Result Source to market [Driscoll’s] Real Marriage book and attain placement on the New York Times Bestseller list. While not uncommon or illegal, this unwise strategy is not one we had used before or since, and […]

Daily Mail Claims Alleged “Operation Trojan Horse” Plot Goes Back To 1990s

The Daily Mail has a front-page follow-up on the “Operation Trojan Horse” story (which I discussed yesterday), by Lucy Osborne: Muslim school headmistress reveals she was driven out of job by fanatics who ‘saw her as the enemy, because she was too moderate’ …In a letter seen by the Mail, a fanatic brags about enlisting four […]

Newspapers Cite Anonymous Photocopies As Evidence Of Islamist Plot in Birmingham

This one is being widely reported; from the Birmingham Mail: An alleged plot by Islamic fundamentalists to take over Birmingham schools by ousting headteachers and staff through dirty tricks campaigns is being investigated by education chiefs. The city council and the Birmingham Mail have received documents which purport to show Jihadists are targeting schools and orchestrating […]

Russian News Service Interfax Pushes “Ukrainian Prime Minister Is a Scientologist” Claim

From Russian news service Interfax: Acting Ukrainian president is a pastor and its prime is a scientologist …Acting President, speaker of the Verkhovnaya Rada Alexander Turchinov is a Baptist pastor and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is a scientologist. His sister chairs a major scientologist organization in the USA, Ukrainian media write. The slippage from […]

Nation Probes US Evangelical—Russian Orthodox Links

Somehow I managed to miss January’s Nation article by Adam Federman on links between US Evangelicals and what the magazine calls “Russia’s ‘Pro-Family” Right”. Federman takes a particular interest in Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, who chairs the Russian Orthodox Church’s Department of External Church Relations: In February 2011, the 47-year-old Alfeyev traveled to Washington, where he met […]