Things they’d have difficulty believing in Salt Lake City XXIV

13 08 2008

The week in fundie . . .

  1. Which employees would Jesus shaft? A Christian bookstore in the UK fired four employees by email after its parent organisation, a Christian charity, filed for bankruptcy in the US. The bookstore, which had closed but has opened again with reduced trading hours, also tried to impose a new contract on its employees, “drastically reducing their contractual rights.” And the administrators don’t like criticism of their activities: one sent a “Cease and Desist” letter to a blogger, containing the hilarious line “I do not consent to you posting blogs on the internet.” (via Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion)
  2. The Christian fundamentalist brand of toilet paper known as OneNewsNow accuses the United Nations of advocating pedophilia, after (according to OneNewsNow) the UN granted recognition to two “homosexual activist groups” neither of which in the spirit of Christian honesty, integrity and forthrightness the innuendo-slinging OneNewsNow chooses to identify.
  3. This is welcome news, if several millenia overdue. Iran is to suspend its use of stoning as a method of capital punishment. (AFP)
  4. In Florida, a team of “psychic detectives” known as “Body Hunters” are “assisting” in the search for a missing toddler. “We will not even look at street names [. . .] We drive and go completely on feeling instinct, chasing down what we call a person signature.” Good luck with that. (FOXNews, naturally)
  5. Meanwhile, the reality TV programme “The One” has declared one Charmaine Wilson *Australia’s leading psychic.” The winner “promised to represent the spirit world and the psychic community as best she can.” There’s a community? Wilson’s victory was decided by audience vote, which is as solid a methodology as any, given the circumstances. (LIVENews)
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16 08 2008
Matt Wardman

>its parent organisation, a Christian charity, filed for bankruptcy in the US

It gets better.

The parent charity is the Society of Saint Stephen the Great, and is a British Charity.

Next week they file for bankruptcy on the moon.

Thanks for the link. More here:

http://www.tinyurl.com/davewalker

Matt Wardman

16 08 2008
AV

The parent charity is the Society of Saint Stephen the Great, and is a British Charity.

Next week they file for bankruptcy on the moon.

Thanks, Matt. I knew the name of the charity from the Barth’s Notes post. Can you elaborate on the “filing for bankruptcy on the moon” bit?

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