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Thursday April 2, 2009
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Religion News Today’s Religion News Roundup: • Why the word should worry about Iran • A 666 license plate exchange • What could be worse than the Taliban? • Law aimed at hate group used to silence veteran instead

Also: • Germany bans Neo-Nazi youth organization, and • Jews in Brooklyn take the Amish on a walking tour…

Tuesday March 31, 2009
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Religion News In today’s RNB religion news roundup: a vampire-free school; another look at a Scientology cult compound; Question: do the FLDS polygamists in Texas live on a ‘ranch’ or a ‘compound’.

With ‘brainwashing’ and ‘deprogramming’ in the news (1 Mind Ministries), we highlight some cult-related terminology; Free e-book: 50 Nobel Laureates And Other Great Scientists Who Believe In God.

Ethics: Spanish court weighs inquiry on torture for 6 Bush-era officials; probably not related, but a study says that the ‘eye for an eye’ approach does not pay.

The Church Around The Corner (where we find our offbeat religion news) includes a Baptist preacher who wants to again run for the organization he bilked.

And that’s not all…

Friday March 27, 2009
RNB Roundup:
Religion News In today’s Religion News Roundup: • Robert Schuller Twitters. • Why Scientologists are targeting Haiti. • Jailed cult leader Wayne Bent plans to appeal his conviction. • The Anti-Christ vs. Honduras.

Also: • The state of Virigina is ready for bioterrorism. • Jehovah’s Witnesses swamp small town. • Man who shot dead pastor at church says he is not guilty. • A Raelian bishop alleges religious discrimination. • Transcendental Meditation couldn’t save hotel.

• Jailed: Muslim pilots who prayed instead of taking emergency measures.

• Plug and Pray? Nope. Pay and Pray. Plus: • How Mormons try and explain a failed prophecy. • Heresy hunters hunted. And more…

Monday March 16, 2009
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Religion News In today’s Religion News Roundup stories about: • Muslims behaving badly, • a ‘starvation diet’ weight-loss guru addressing school children, • a couple of televangelists, • and one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Also present: • vampires, • as well as Christians who are holding their first ever symposium on aliens (from outer space, that is). Speaking of aliens, • a Scientology PR guy does a good job inoculating people against Scientology. • More…

Tuesday March 3, 2009
RNB Roundup:
religion news In Today’s RNB Roundup, • Inmate says jailers interfered with his Satanic religious practices. • Rastafarians tells an Italian judge their pound of marijuana was for religious purposes. • Quick, sell your TV: The PTL Club may soon be back on the screen • A look at Scandinavia’s kinder, gentler atheists.

Also: • Leonard Cohen returns to the road, for reasons practical and spiritual, • Transcendental Meditation taught in American schools. And more…

Thursday February 12, 2009
RNB Roundup:
Religion News In today’s RNB Roundup: Geert Wilders and more religion-motivated political correctness in England • What happened between a Mormon film maker and a lesbian priest • Church on fire (but not the right kind) • Religious Broadcasters (including the give-me-money-so-God-will-give-you-money-to-give-to-me scammers) tightening their belts • Church’s faith healing advertisement branded ‘irresponsible’ • The never-ending attempt to reconcile science and religion, and why it is doomed to fail. • A source guide to the Bahá’í Faith

Plus: Holocaust denier Richard Williamson on the subjects of Pink Floyd, women’s trousers and ‘The Sound of Music’

Friday January 30, 2009
RNB Roundup:
Religion News Roundup In this editon of RNB Roundup: Scientology: death by devotion • Ted Haggard: Can a fallen pastor ever redeem himself? • Are Christians stingy? • Haunted hospital calls in exorcist • The National Religious Campaign Against Torture says its work is not over • Preacher Sues Bill Maher.

Plus: God may not care who wins, but players in Super Bowl care a lot about God • More…

Tuesday January 27, 2009
RNB Roundup:
Religion News In today’s RNB Roundup: David Attenborough receives hate mail • Another Scientologist attempts to give medical advice • Survey Reveals Americans’ Feelings about Wicca • Another example at to why Sharia — Islamic law — does not catch on in civilized countries • Resource: Religion Stylebook available free online.

Plus: the Church of England is on a mission to convert the so-called spiritual-but-not-religious

Monday January 26, 2009
RNB Roundup:
Religion news A roundup of religion news stories, including: • Town kicks out Scientology front group • Turns out Harry Potter is a ‘Zionist plot’ • ‘Prosperity Gospel’ feels runs into financial turbulence • Some Church of England schools cater almost exclusively to Muslim pupils • Sufi Muslims considered valuable allies in the fight against extremism • Angels call for witches’ pardons • Gay students at BYU still struggle for acceptance • Vatican rehabilitates Holocaust denier • Outrage at busty Virgin Mary fashion models — and more…

Friday November 28, 2008
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RNB Roundup Today’s RNB Roundup includes items about Islam, Christianity, Atheism, and Sikhism.

Also: those seeking religious highs by munching on ‘magic mushrooms’ can no longer do so in Holland as the growth and sale of the plants is now banned.

Thursday October 16, 2008
RNB Roundup:
RNB Roundup Today’s RNB Roundup includes stories about: religion in politics; Islamic hate criminal Omar Bakri’s hypocrisy; religion in the workplace; Christians split over homosexuality; waterboarding paper trail, and battling the Scientology cult

Monday September 29, 2008
RNB Roundup:
RNB Roundup In today’s Roundup: Front group for the pay-to-play Scientology cult gets free use of historic house · The ‘Religion of Peace’ has some explaining to do · Scholars are looking for missing Bible pages.

Also: A backless bridal dress · Why ‘worldlies’ (outsiders) are teaching at each and every school run by an extremist cult of Christianity.

Tuesday August 5, 2008
RNB Roundup:
News Roundup In today’s RNB Roundup: Scientology shoots itself in the foot (I know, that’s not really news), genuine flat-earthers (who claim that NASA photos are fake), a former priest shares why he left the Church of England, and Christian nudists are afraid of being exposed.

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Thursday May 15, 2008
RNB Roundup:
In today’s RNB Roundup: the Seeker-Sensitive Church Guy [video], our Virgin Mary locator, find a Christian date courtesy of Penthouse, and the J.K. Rowling: a teetotal Mormon mother who writes virtually blood-free vampire novels.

Tuesday May 13, 2008
RNB Roundup:
Today’s RNB Roundup includes a look at ‘honor’ killings, Scientology’s ‘Fair Game,’ a Bible Study excuse note, a sermon on bathroom habits, Militant Atheism… or Neural Buddhism, and more.

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