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Monday March 17, 2014
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Clitoraid, a charity backed by the Raelian Movement, has built a hospital in Burkina Faso for the purpose of helping women who have been subjected to genital mutilation.

But the country forbids the hospital from opening, and has cancelled the work permits of a team of surgeons.

Raelians believe pressure from the Catholic Church is behind these moves. But concern over the Raelian gospel may also play a role.

Monday November 8, 2010
Raelians:
Daniel Boli-Bbagra In the white-tiled, one-bedroom Miami apartment were books and hand-scrawled notes attesting to the family’s devotion to a sect that believes in extraterrestrial beings and human cloning.

Among the items found in the sparsely furnished apartment: several French magazines and books — including Let’s Welcome the Extraterrestrials and Yes to Human Cloning — connected with the Raelian movement.

Saturday September 18, 2010
RaeliansRNB's Religion News Blog:
The space alien Raelian cult has filed a lawsuit against the pope.

Among other charges, the suit alleges Pope Benedict violated human rights laws by claiming condoms don’t stop the spread of AIDS.

The controversial international Raelian movement is headed by race car-loving, alien-spotting, France-born Rael, who maintains his life mission is to prepare humanity to welcome its extraterrestrial creators.

The cult is best known for lying: in 2002 it claimed to have produced the world’s first cloned baby.

Friday August 20, 2010
RaeliansRNB's Religion News Blog:
Coming up August 22: the National (USA) Go Topless Protest.

Go Topless has been around since 2007, and its big push is Go Topless Day, an annual event held on the Sunday closest to Aug. 26, which is Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the day women were given the right to vote.

Although Go Topless is focused on the laws in the U.S., its roots are, well, extraterrestrial in origin.

Both Gary and Abdulla are members of the Raelian religion, which believes that humans were created by advanced scientists known as the Elohim. The group is best known for its close ties to Clonaid, a human cloning company that claimed in 2002 to have created the first cloned human baby.

They say their beliefs in ETs are inspiring them to fight to make the right to bare breasts as fundamental as the right to bear arms.

Friday June 25, 2010
RaeliansRNB's Religion News Blog:
The Raelians have designated this Sunday (June 27) as “World Swastika Rehabilitation Day,” saying the ancient symbol should no longer be damned by its ties to Nazism.

The Raelian symbol, a swastika merged with the Star of David, has hindered the group’s plans to build “interplanetary embassies” in Israel and Lebanon.

Thursday December 3, 2009
Raelians:
Raelian Movement The U.N. refugee agency is considering an asylum request from the Iranian leader of the Raelian Movement, a sect that believes in extraterrestrials.

She is being detained in Istanbul for not carrying a proper passport when she arrived in Turkey last week, and as an apostate from Islam faces a possible death sentence if sent home.

Friday June 5, 2009
Raelians:
Raelian Movement A UFOland is to be built in Las Vegas by the Raelian movement, a religious cult which believes humans were created by extra-terrestrials.

Visitors will be able to attend a Happiness Academy and see a full-size replica of a UFO.

In 2002, Clonaid, a company linked to the religious cult, claimed it produced the world’s first cloned baby.

Tuesday May 12, 2009
Raelians:
Raelians In a decision that one lawyer says further restricts the media’s freedom in Quebec, a judge has ruled that the a newspaper’s “clandestine” undercover investigation of the Raelian UFO cult went too far.

He has ordered its parent company, Sun Media Corp., to pay $9,000 in damages to two Raelians who sued for invasion of privacy.

Monday July 14, 2008
Raelians:
Gay Raelians A group of glamour lesbians who believe the world was created by an alien civilisation 25,000 years ago have criticised the Catholic Church for being out of touch.

Raelian spokeswoman Eden Bates said it was an insult that the Pope would be welcomed into Australia when “our gorgeous, fantastic spiritual leader Rael wasn’t even given the respect of a visa”.

Thursday February 21, 2008
Female Genital MutilationRaelians:
The Raelians have championed some strange causes in the movement’s 25-year history, including aliens and human clones, but now they are going to bat for a body part — the clitoris. [video]

Monday August 13, 2007
Raelians:
Hundreds were gathering here Monday to study the teachings of the controversial Rael sect, which believes extraterrestrials created Earth, as the group sought to expand its largest base of Japan.

Friday July 6, 2007
Raelians:
A poster advertising a cult UFO conference in Glastonbury was taken down after concerns that a swastika featured on it was causing offence.

Tuesday May 8, 2007
Raelians:
Although there are only a few dozen Raelians in Las Vegas, the city will soon become the North American headquarters for the Raelian Movement.

Thursday February 22, 2007
Raelians:
Cult leader Rael, who shot to media prominence in 2002 by claiming to have cloned a human being, has been denied residence in Switzerland for fear of endangering public morals, authorities said.

Friday February 16, 2007
Raelians:
The Raelians want to sell their UFOland and move from Canada to the USA.

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