Bad News

Priest Charged With Stealing Babies

God loves it when you steal babies and given them away with the label “gift from god”, right?

The mystery of ‘miracle babies’

A UK court has ordered evangelical preacher Gilbert Deya back to Kenya to face five counts of child stealing.

The self-proclaimed bishop of a congregation with 36,000 UK members claimed he could give infertile couples ‘miracle babies’

The children’s true parentage remains unknown.

It is also unclear how Mr Deya and his wife convinced churchgoers that they were pregnant when they were not and how they believed that they had given birth in backstreet Kenyan clinics.

Kenyan police say Gilbert Deya Ministries is an international child trafficking ring.

A British family court judge agreed, saying infertile couples and congregation members were “deceived” by Mr Deya and that he was motivated by “the most base of human avarices: financial greed”.

Mr Deya regards the children as miracles given to him by God for his followers.

Bible Ban At The 2008 Olympics

Now as much as I dislike religion, I think this is outright stupid. China’s showing it’s true colors with this ban.

Bibles Banned at 2008 Beijing Olympics

Organizers for the 2008 Olympics in China have released their list of items banned from the Olympic village where the athletes will stay.

Among the “prohibited objects” — Bibles.

The Catholic News Agency reports that the committee behind the Beijing games cited “security reasons” for the ban.

Athletes are also prohibited from bearing any kind of religious symbol at Olympic facilities.

The ban seems to undermine comments released by the country’s top religious affairs official. Last month, Ye Xiaowen acknowledged that he expected large numbers of religious faithful among the athletes, coaches and tourists to be swarming into the officially atheist nation during the Olympics.

Xiaowen, director-general of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, said on Oct. 17 that China plans to offer religious services for foreigners. He recognized that religion will play a positive role “in promoting economic and social development” in the future, Reuters reported.