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Apocalyptic Warren Jeffs ‘revelation’ ad runs in newspapers across country

Warren Jeffs The polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs has taken out apocalyptic quarter-page newspaper ads all over the country.

In contrast with previous Jeffs “revelations,” which have foretold earthquakes, fire and tidal waves, the ad is fairly short and does not predict any specific biblical consequences or threats. It does contain an order form to purchase copies of those other revelations.

Religion News Roundup, Monday: Lady Gaga, Jedi Knights, and Occupy Wallstreet

Religion News Roundup In today’s religion news roundup: Lady Gaga as a theologian, the rise of the Jedi religion, and Christian occupiers of Wall Street. Also: Orthodox Jewish ambulance service Hatzolah in need of female EMTs. The Russian Orthodox Church asserts its role in civil society.

Plus, a polygamous follower of the Pagan religion Odinism has won her bid to remain in England on the basis of her human right to family life.

French satirical newspaper firebombed after prophet Mohammed announcement

Hebdo Muhammed cover In yet another Muslim attack on free speech the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo have been destroyed by a petrol bomb — a day after it named the Prophet Mohammed as its “editor-in-chief” for this week’s issue.

The fiercely anti-clerical magazine said the move, which included renaming the publication “Sharia Hebdo”, was intended to “celebrate” the victory of Islamist party Ennhada in Tunisia’s election.

Religion News Roundup, Friday August 12, 2011

Religion News Roundup Today’s religion news overview includes Scientology’s ambulance chasers, atheist bus ads, matzoh, and the Christian Values Network.

Also: Why the pastor of Willow Creek says you should buy Starbucks coffee; Evangelicals who question the existence of Adam and Eve; and Scholars who trace the Bible evolution.

Plus pick your own favorite: ‘More educated tend to be more religious’ vs. ‘Non-believers are often more educated.’