Raelians Archive

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Cloning sect targets city

A bizarre religion that says it clones humans and communicates with aliens has embarked on a massive recruiting campaign across Brisbane. The Raelian Movement, which says it has cloned 15 children around the world, has recruited at least 300 members …

U.S. Clonaid offers Hwang a job

An American cloning agency which claims to have cloned human beings announced yesterday that it has offered to hire scientist Hwang Woo-suk. Clonaid was founded in 1997 by Rael, self-appointed “spiritual leader” of the Raelian Movement, the world’s largest UFO-related …

Cult backs new Houellebecq novel

‘The Possibility of an Island‘, the long-awaited new book by French literary bad boy Michel Houellebecq, went on sale across Europe and the US Wednesday — backed by a ringing endorsement from the Raelian cult. Four years after the release …

Raelians ‘UFO cult’ infiltrated

Updated Sep. 23, 2011: U.S. Federal Court Rules Filmmakers Lied About Raelians Filmmaker secretly documents Raelians to expose ‘brainwashing, sexual coercion’ A young filmmaker says he infiltrated the UFO cult known as the Raelians, and he’s looking to blow the …

Updated Sep. 23, 2011: U.S. Federal Court Rules Filmmakers Lied About Raelians Abdullah Hashem is still making movies, but this time the location is a little different and the subject much more serious. A year ago Hashem wrapped up production …

Dance with the naked aliens

Let us now paraphrase the Gospel of Rael: An immortal race of alien hotties created the first humans in a laboratory 22,000 years ago. The aliens check in on us every Sunday, around 11 a.m. Ten cloned babies burble happily …

UFO Cult Names Eminem ‘Honorary Priest’

Eminem’s politically charged video for “Mosh” has earned him recognition as “honorary priest” of the anti-violence UFO cult, The Raelian Movement. Besides taking the top chart position this week for his album, Encore, Eminem is getting another top position as …

Some press releases are looney

Whirled Peas, John Ford, assoc. editor Like any newspaper, we get a large number of press releases, with the sender hoping that we will develop them into stories. Some of the press releases we get are just, well, looney. I …

We’ve been cheated, mistreated

You’ve got to hand it to his Holiness Rael. The French-born high priest of the Raelians has a knack for hitching his religion to big stars and using the flimsy connection as an excuse to knock Catholicism and almost anything …