Anti-Gay “Sinister Monk” Arrested in Cambridge

From the Pink News: Monk arrested for distributing homophobic leaflets is head of Catholic charity A monk who was earlier this week arrested for distributing leaflets across Cambridge claiming that gay people are “corrupting young children”, is the director of a Catholic charity which spends tens of thousands of pounds each year. …PinkNews has discovered that […]

Emails Reveal Link Between World Congress of Families’ Russian Representative and Russian Nationalists

From J. Lester Feder and Susie Armitage at Buzzfeed: Russian nationalists and social conservatives appear to be working together to use links with “pro-family” organizations in the U.S. and around the world to promote Russia’s geopolitical agenda, according to emails sent between right-wing activists. …The emails include frequent correspondence between senior Russian figures, such as [Alexander] […]

Exaro News Makes Troubling New Accusations on Twitter

Disturbing Tweets from investigative website Exaro News. First, from 30 November: Do not fall for smears against Exaro re CSA [child sexual abuse] survivors. We cannot discuss the arrangements that we make to ensure their safety and security. [LINK] BTW the smears are coming from paedophiles as well as spooks. But some are one and the same. But […]

Berean Call Clashes with WND On End-Times Theories

T.A. McMahon of The Berean Call warns against “fearmongering false prophets”: The latest to conjure up forthcoming dark clouds on the horizon are those who promote the teaching that there may well be a combination of two prophetic events taking place in the year 2015 that could result in unprecedented physical cataclysms and financial crashes. The use […]

UK Conspiracy Theorist Backed By WND Found Guilty of Making Hoax Bomb Claims

Jerome Corsi, writing for WND in April: British barrister and intelligence consultant Michael Shrimpton plans to launch a vigorous defense on charges of making false claims to British government officials that a terrorist nuclear attack was under way during the 2012 Olympics in London, raising the possibility documents and testimony he plans to subpoena will embarrass […]

Vladimir Yakunin at “Peace With Russia” Conference in Berlin

German media has some interesting coverage of a recent conference in Berlin that was attended by Vladimir Yakunin (or “Wladimir Jakunin” in German transliteration), a close confidant of Vladimir Putin who has featured a number of times on this blog due to his involvement in soft power initiatives using culture and religion. The conference – titled Frieden […]

Religious Relics Transferred From Moscow to East Ukraine

Russian news-source RIA Novosti reports that relics of St George and a fragment of the Holy Cross have been transferred from Moscow to a cathedral in Donetsk (trans. via Google, tidied up a bit): “We took them to the holy land, holy relics will remain here forever. We want bloodshed in Donbas to cease, and to […]

Anti-Vax HCG-Tetanus Conspiracy Theory Backed By Catholic Groups In Kenya

From LifeSiteNews: …According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine. “We sent six […]

Yehuda Glick Supporters Reject “Extremist” Tag

From the JTA, via the Forward: Yitzhak Glick cannot stand hearing his younger brother referred to as a right-wing “extremist.” “He is a man of peace and a huge supporter of religious dialogue,” he told JTA on Tuesday, one week after his brother Yehuda was shot in the chest and stomach outside Jerusalem’s Menachem Begin Center […]

Larry Jacobs on the WCF: “We’ve Never Said we’re Against Anything”

The Deseret News reports on a planning meeting for next year’s World Congress of Families event in Utah: The managing director of the World Congress of Families said the group has no animosity toward anyone but simply wants to affirm and defend the natural family. “We’ve always focused on the positive,” Larry Jacobs told the Deseret […]