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Rossiters sentenced to 10 years for failure to provide medical care

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An update to faith healing parents who went to trial and were found guilty. Faith-healing couple sentenced to 10 years each. An Albany couple who believes in faith healing were sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday for depriving their daughter of life-saving medical care — which resulted in manslaughter verdicts. In delivering the…

Ham shoots back at critics with Ark park advertising (UPDATE: Shot down)

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There is a major update today. Kentucky has withdrawn tax incentives for the Ark Park. This ship is sunk. HUZZAH! Kentucky: No tax breaks for Noah’s Ark project. Tourism Secretary Bob Stewart says the planned project had evolved from a tourism attraction into an outreach for the Christian ministry that is building it. Stewart wrote…

Exorcism classes in Delaware

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Exorcism is a more common subject than ever these days. The Lighthouse Church in Wyoming, Delaware is teaching about “deliverance” from Satan and his demons. They propose that everyone should know about it and it’s the root of many problems. Oh really…? Enlighten Me: Exorcism classes come to the First State Gore says Jesus Christ and his…

Religious belief warped judgment as dead body posed health hazard

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This is a case of religious zealotry affecting the people around them. It’s difficult to believe. Hamilton family left corpse upstairs for six months expecting resurrection. Peter Wald’s family truly believed he would rise from the dead. They believed it because they had prayed for it, every single day, while his corpse lay rotting for…

Hard-to-stop convicted sex offender still practicing faith healing

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There isn’t too much to say about this case except this is a stern warning that belief in a healer can make you blind to his treachery. This guy oozes hubris and perversity. W5 exclusive: Hidden camera investigation exposes faith-healing sex offender. In a tiny village called St. Mathieu D’Harricana in northwestern Quebec, there’s an…

This just in: Pterosaurs are STILL dead, maybe even more so

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Dr. Donald Prothero exposes the myth of the ropen, a pterosaur-like flying animal claimed to have been observed in Papua New Guinea. It has even been suggested it is a self-luminous creature. It’s a story well-known to cryptozoologists (the same stories get recirculated repeatedly to make up for no new evidence to fill a book). Turns…

Miracle showdown!

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This is hilarious and very sad at the same time. Celebrity “healer” John of God is in Australia, on the turf of other so-called faith healers. The gauntlet has been thrown down. Or something. John Mellor challenges John of God to healing showdown | Caboolture News. THIS weekend Sunshine Coast resident John Mellor will be…

Veganism plays role in mother losing custody of underweight infant

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Doctors fear the baby is not thriving and may be in danger from the mother’s ideological beliefs. The baby is taken away. We have a big debate… Vegan mom arrested over unhealthy newborn fights for baby’s custody. Sarah Markham’s baby was taken from her because she opted not to take him to the hospital when…

Rossiters guilty of manslaughter in faith healing death of child

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In an update to this story, faith healing parents have been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of their young daughter from diabetes. Jury: Parents Guilty of Manslaughter | KEZI. After four hours of deliberating Monday evening, a Linn County jury found both Wenona and Travis Rossiter guilty of manslaughter in the first and…

Hawaiian natives protest Mauna Kea telescope

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Politics or spiritualism? There remains hostility over the United States’ annexation of Hawaii and an undercurrent feeling of astronomy as an “industry”. Very weird to us but not weird to natives who feel intruded upon. Seeking Stars, Finding Creationism – NYTimes.com. This month a group of Native Hawaiians, playing drums and chanting, blocked the road…

Satanic murderer is not “insane,” just a zealot

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Is this the act of an insane individual? Most of us would think so – how can a person be of right mind when they attempt to decapitate someone in the hopes of visiting another galaxy. That’s not reality. I don’t think Satan had anything to say about that. Man accused of brutal dual slayings was…

Police in U.K. plan to tackle religious-based child abuse

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As you may be able to tell if you are a regular reader of Doubtful News, the number of cases of ritualistic or faith-based abuse of children reported to Scotland Yard has risen every year. This response is an update to a story we brought you from August 2012. BBC News – Rise in ‘witchcraft’…

Congregation appears to drink gasoline, pastor says he’s made it harmless

Pastor Lesego Daniel walking all over his people.

Megalomaniacal preacher encourages his followers to drink petrol under the guise of a miracle. If it burns, it AIN’T pineapple juice. This guy can’t even do a conjuring trick and may be willingly poisoning people. Pastor’s petrol performance may endanger congregation | The Citizen. During a recent Sunday service at Rabboni Center Ministries in Pretoria,…

Virginia town divided over magical beliefs

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One town in Virginia had a ban on fortune tellers and tarot card readers. Noticing that the rest of the country has plenty of psychic-based businesses around, the council decided to revisit the law. A good idea, for all the wrong reasons. Front Royal town council repeals decades-old law that banned ‘magic arts’. In Front…

Human teeth embedded in 300 year old Jesus statue

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Oh this isn’t macabre at all… A 300-Year-Old Mexican Jesus Statue Has Real Human Teeth, X-Rays Show. The restoration of a venerated 18th century statue of Christ in Mexico has revealed a somewhat creepy detail — the figure contains real human teeth, and the chompers appear to be in pristine condition. Researchers at Mexico’s National…

Cop fired when supernatural beliefs got in the way of doing his job

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Oh brother, this guy’s extreme beliefs impeded his ability to do his job and affected others in the workplace. But he’s claiming discrimination. Cop claims feds are targeting him because he believes in ghosts. A Department of Veterans Affairs cop [Valdo Vaher], convinced his former New Jersey workplace is haunted by evil spirits, says the…

Vatican legitimizes process of exorcism

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This is ridiculous. It raises serious questions about the involvement of religious officials and medical professionals in mental health care. Vatican recognizes International Association of Exorcists – UPI.com. The International Association of Exorcists has been formally recognized by the Vatican’s Holy See, an indication the Catholic Church approves of the controversial practice of exorcism. The…

New paper says maybe mental condition really IS demons (UPDATE)

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See how the journal reacts in the update below. Originally published 3 June 2014 Oh my… a paper published in the Journal of Religion and Health suggests that schizophrenia may in fact really BE demons! I almost have no response to that. Almost. Here is the abstract. I do not have access to the article.…

Another anti-evolution museum opens tomorrow in the U.S.

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Really? Because one Creation-based museum losing money is not enough? There must be two insults to science and financial boondoggles? I guess so. Reason does not prevail. The Northwest “Science” museum opens tomorrow in Idaho. Creation Museum | Northwest Science Museum. Their vision is to present a “Natural History” museum from a Biblical point of view. Therefore,…