Country stymies opening of UFO sect’s Clitoral Restoration Hospital

clitoraid 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. [Read more...]

Devotion to a sect, then slow starvation

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. [Read more...]

Space alien cult sues the pope

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. [Read more...]

Raelians organize Go Topless protest

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. [Read more...]

Raelians want to rehab `reputation’ of the swastika

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. [Read more...]

Raelian leader from Iran seeks asylum in Turkey

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. [Read more...]

Religious UFO cult to build UFOland in Las Vegas

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. [Read more...]