Browsing: Religous Fraud

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey colluded with senior clergy to protect a paedophile bishop, a damning report revealed yesterday.

As a result, serial sex offender Peter Ball – who boasted of being a confidant of Prince Charles – escaped prosecution for more than 20 years.

An independent inquiry into the scandal found that the Church of England knew of a string of allegations against Ball, then bishop of Gloucester, but failed to alert the police. Current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged Lord Carey to step down from his role as an assistant bishop after the report covering his time as head of the Church of England.

Some of Ball’s victims called for a criminal investigation into senior clergy after the report found that the Church was ‘more interested in protecting itself’ than helping those he had abused, and that at least nine bishops knew allegations had been made against him.’

Read more: Charles’s friend the paedophile priest and a cover-up that shames the Church: Welby calls for former archbishop Carey to sever ties with CofE after damning report reveals he colluded with senior clergy to protect serial child sex offender 

‘Exorcists who reportedly worship the devil and believe its former leader controls climate change are being investigated by the Vatican.

The Brazil-based group of exorcists, known as the Heralds of the Gospel, are said to use rogue exorcism practices to possess people.

They are also said to believe their former leader Dr Plinio Correa de Oliveira, who died in 1995, is in close contact with Satan.

Even in death, Dr Plinio is said to possess the ability to control climate change and is plotting towards the death of Pope Francis.

The Vatican’s investigation was launched as video emerged online purporting to show group members recounting a conversation with the devil.’

Read more: Vatican launches probe into group of exorcists who ‘made a pact with Satan over the death of Pope Francis’ 

‘Northern Ireland’s Protestant Orange Order has urged the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to use its newfound political influence over Tory Prime Minister Theresa May to get a ban on its controversial annual march lifted.

The DUP, which has close links with the Loyal Orange Institution, is reportedly under pressure to use its new kingmaker role to extract concessions from the Conservatives.

The Orange Order is a masonic-style, hyper-conservative religious and political organization which grew out of Northern Ireland’s centuries-long sectarian conflict.

The DUP itself was at the center of a bloody sectarian divide during Northern Ireland’s Troubles – a conflict involving rival paramilitary groups and the British Army which claimed more than 3,000 lives over 30 years.

Concessions from the Tories might include the dropping of a ban on a controversial march by the Protestant order through a Catholic area of Northern Ireland’s Portadown along Garvaghy Road.’

Read more: Will Tory-DUP deal reignite Northern Ireland’s Catholic-Protestant tensions?

‘Tunisian protesters gathered in defense of the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month. The demonstration, organized by a local rights group, comes after the arrests of non-fasters earlier this month.

The activists, who flocked to Tunis center on Sunday, chanted slogans and held posters in Arabic, English, and French, which read: “Why does it bother you if you fast and I eat?” The group called on the government to guarantee the constitutional right of belief and conscience in the country with no laws against non-fasting.

The group called ‘Mouch Bessif’ (Not against our will), which launched the event on social media, said they came to protest against the arrests of those not fasting. Less than a week into start of Ramadan, four men were sentenced to one month in prison for eating during daylight. The court in the city of Bizerte charged them with “attacking public morals.”’

Read more: Tunisians rally for right to eat during Ramadan and not get arrested. Yep, you heard that right and, yes, the world is insane

A Danish man who posted a video of himself burning the Quran on Facebook will not stand trial after politicians abolished a centuries-old blasphemy law.

The 42-year-old, who has not been named, was seen setting a large leather-bound copy of the holy book alight in a four-minute clip called “Consider your neighbour: it stinks when it burns”.

He faced up to four months in prison after prosecutors were alerted to the footage, which was posted to a Facebook group called “Yes to freedom – no to Islam” in December 2015.

They brought blasphemy charges under clause 140 of Denmark’s penal code, which bars people from publicly insulting or degrading religious doctrines or worship.

But the case has been dropped after Danish MPs revoked the 334-year-old legislation, and declared they “do not believe that there should be special rules protecting religions against expressions”.’

Read more: Quran-burner trial dropped after Danish parliament revokes centuries-old blasphemy law

‘The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, signed a new rule against the slaughter of cattle and the eating of beef (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Regulation of Livestock Market, Rules 2017). It is highly unlikely that these rules were framed to protect animals. The original act—the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960—permits the humane slaughter of animals for food. The new rule goes against the letter of the original act, and does so for religious and mischievous reasons rather than on ethical grounds for the sake of the animals.

The order came just before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Muslim families who fast during the day often eat meat late in the evening. Given the predisposition of this government and its parent organization—the fascistic RSS—it is more than likely that the order came on the heels of Ramadan to send a message to India’s 120 million Muslims.’

Read more: New Beef Ban Would Cause Massive Economic Damage in India and Send a Hateful Message to Its Muslims

‘A department of the Malaysian Health Ministry has launched a contest for the best videos explaining the consequences of homosexuality and “gender confusion.” Participants can win a cash award of up to $1,000.

The ministry’s family health development division announced the video contest called ‘Value Yourself, Practice a Healthy Lifestyle,’ inviting participants to send in clips addressing what it calls ‘gender identity disorders’ – including homosexuality. The guidelines say the videos should contain elements on how to “prevent, control and get help.”

“The very fact that they lump LGBT people under a category called ‘gender confusion’ shows that the authorities are very much confused themselves,” local LGBT activist Pang Khee Teik tweeted.’

Read more: Malaysia holds contest for ‘homosexuality prevention’ videos with up to $1,000 cash prizes

‘A North Carolina woman admitted in court in Friday that she led approximately 30 parishioners from her church to attack and beat a gay member of the church in an effort to “expel his demons,” Pink News is reporting.

Sarah Anderson is one of five members of the Word of Faith church in North Carolina who has been charged with assault on Matthew Fenner in 2013.

Speaking in court, Anderson said she believed Fenner was “unclean and sinful,” after the minister of the church, Brooke Covington, launched into a reported 2-hour long verbal assault on the man. The minister told Fenner that “God said there is something wrong in your life.”’

Read more: Woman Admits She Led 30 Members of a North Carolina Church In Beating a Gay Man to ‘Expel His Demons’

‘Three Muslims have been indicted by Myanmar’s authorities for holding Ramadan prayers in the street where the local school they used to worship in for decades was closed by a nationalist mob.

Police charged the three men after nearly 50 Muslims gathered to pray on Wednesday on a road in Yangon’s Thaketa township, the site of one of an increasing number of raids by Buddhist extremists on Islamic events.

The news comes as two nearby Islamic schools were shut down in late April after ultra-nationalists complained that Muslims were illegally praying there. Back then, authorities said the closure is temporary, without clarifying when they may be reopened.

Local Muslim leader Zaw Min Latt said, “We feel sorry. This month is important for us,” referring to the holy month of Ramadan.’

Read more: Myanmar charges three Muslims for holding Ramadan prayers