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Christian Group Wants ‘Evil’ Welsh Flag Changed

By WalesOnline

A Welsh Christian group is calling for the traditional Welsh dragon flag to be replaced by the cross of St David.

The Welsh Christian Party says having a red dragon – an animal it believes symbolises the devil – on the national flag is at odds with Wales’ position as a Christian nation.

. . . → Read More: Christian Group Wants ‘Evil’ Welsh Flag Changed

‘Rise in Occult’ Spurs Church to Train Exorcists

By Nick Squires

Forty years after The Exorcist scared the wits out of cinema audiences around the world, the Catholic Church is training up a new generation of priests to meet a growing demand for exorcism.

Dioceses across Italy, as well as in countries such as Spain, are increasing the number of priests schooled in . . . → Read More: ‘Rise in Occult’ Spurs Church to Train Exorcists

Bahrain Urged to Crack Down on Black Magic

By Benjamin Radford

An official in Bahrain has demanded that his government take steps to warn its citizens about the dangers of witchcraft and crack down on its practice.

Bahrain is hardly alone in its embrace of, or perhaps belief in, witches and black magic, as places such as Saudi Arabia, Africa and Papua New . . . → Read More: Bahrain Urged to Crack Down on Black Magic

Many Christians Are “Pagan”: Philadelphia Archbishop

By Dan Stamm

“Pagan.”

That’s how the leader of Philadelphia’s 1.5 million Catholics referred to “many self-described Christians.”

Archbishop Charles Chaput made the controversial comment while calling for a “new evangelization” during a 3,000-word speech delivered last Saturday at the Junipero Serra (a 19th Century Franciscan priest who is credited with establishing missions in California) . . . → Read More: Many Christians Are “Pagan”: Philadelphia Archbishop

Religious Anti-Ninja Turtle Propaganda

By Andy Khouri

As it turns out, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are components of an evangelistic gospel of “outright Hinduism, occultism and humanism” that teaches children “ideals that are contrary to Christian beliefs” with subversive merchandise like “pepperoni sticks.” At least, that’s according to a group of curiously coiffed Canadian men in an early . . . → Read More: Religious Anti-Ninja Turtle Propaganda

World Domination from Denver Airport?

By Benjamin Radford

Almost no one likes being in airports these days, but some people believe that one airport in particular — the Denver International Airport — is not only a hassle but also tied to conspiracies about the collapse of Western civilization.

Some say there’s a top-secret underground bunker for the world’s elite to . . . → Read More: World Domination from Denver Airport?

Rabbinical Court Declares Woman a Witch

By Allison Kaplan Sommer

If only this could be billed as a spooky Halloween story or something from a medieval archive or from American colonial history. But no, it’s a real news story in modern-day Israel: A state court punished a woman for practicing witchcraft. The alleged hocus-pocus cost her a cool $25,000 in alimony . . . → Read More: Rabbinical Court Declares Woman a Witch

‘JesusWeen’ offers Bibles, postcards to trick-or-treaters

By Andy Johnson

is calling on Christians to forego the candy and costumes of Halloween and instead hand out Bibles to trick-or-treaters.

It’s called “JesusWeen” and hundreds of churches across Canada and the U.S. are expected to take part in the event described on jesusween.com as a Christian gift-giving festival.

“JesusWeen is a . . . → Read More: ‘JesusWeen’ offers Bibles, postcards to trick-or-treaters

Bride beat up pagan neighbour

A bride spent her wedding night in the cells in a bloodied gown after turning up on her neighbour’s doorstep and attacking her. Imogen Hope, 37, was found guilty of assaulting Samantha Pilling by Calderdale magistrates yesterday. The court was told she and her new husband Keith, known as Homer, were on their way back . . . → Read More: Bride beat up pagan neighbour

Spiriting away Democracy

By Literata

A group of conservative Christians who want to make the US into a theocracy are “laying siege” to Washington DC with “spiritual warfare” – why this matters and what you can do.

This article is full of links both to give readers the opportunity to get a fuller background on what I discuss . . . → Read More: Spiriting away Democracy