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Victory for humanists: NHS England decides to consult on ending homeopathy spending

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NHS England has announced that it wants to cease funding homeopathic remedies and other treatments proven to have no efficacy, and has launched a consultation on the matter. The announcement is warmly greeted by Humanists UK, which has campaigned for an end to state funding of homeopathy for many years.

In announcing the historic change of policy, NHS Chief Executive Simon Jenkins described the homeopathy as, ‘at best a placebo and a misuse of scarce NHS funds.’ The change means that homeopathy will no longer be funded through the NHS in England, as is already the case in Northern Ireland and Wales. However, it will not impact the funding of homeopathy in parts of Scotland, or through Steiner schools in England which are funded by the Department for Education.

Homeopathy is a pseudoscientific medical concept invented by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, which is based on the idea that ‘like cures like’. Homeopaths dilute substances thousands of times beyond the point of containing any of the original substance whatsoever, and then sell the result as sugar pills, as ‘cures’ for various diseases and ailments. In well over 200 years, no rigorous scientific test has ever shown efficacy for homeopathic remedies beyond …read more

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Kevin Swanson: Justin Trudeau Is A Sign That ‘Canada Is Under The Judgment Of God’

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Radical anti-LGBTQ pastor and radio host Kevin Swanson declared on his radio show yesterday that the election of Justin Trudeau as prime minister is a sign that Canada is under the judgment of God.

Swanson said that, according to the Bible, political leaders are “required by God to be a terror, not to good works but to evil and that’s not the way I would describe Justin Trudeau. He is not a terror to evil works, he’s a terror to those who do good.”

Swanson was outraged that Trudeau had marched in a Pride parade last month, calling him “a child” and a “post-Christian apostate” who is “disobeying God’s law right and left.”

“I think Canadian Christians need to see themselves under the judgment of God,” he said, declaring that Trudeau’s participation in a “sodomy march” is a sign that “Canada is under the judgment of God.”

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Lance Wallnau Goes To War Against The ‘Witchcraft Curses’ Attacking Trump And His Family

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Donald Trumploving right-wing preacher Lance Wallnau posted a video on his Facebook page yesterday in which he led an intercessory prayer against all of the curses and spells that witches have unleashed again President Trump.

As Wallnau explained it, the prayers of Christians have protected Trump from this witchcraft, which has caused the demons to then attack Trump’s family.

“People are praying for the president, but they’re not necessarily praying for his family,” Wallnau said. “So right now, all those witchcraft curses that did not land on Donald Trump are trying to take out his kids, trying to take out his offspring, trying to attack anything near him.”

As evidence of this theory, Wallnau cited an incident in which a friend was once “casting a demon out of somebody” and the demon transferred itself into the family dog, which then jumped out of the car while it was driving down the highway and was killed.

As such, Wallnau declared that “we take authority over every hex, vex, spell, jinx, satanic curse, blood curse, every demon assigned to destroy the health of the president, to destroy the health of his family, to harass him, to vex him, to cause him …read more

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Dominionist Lou Engle Holds Prayer Rally In Cleveland This Weekend To Spark Great Awakening

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Lou Engle, a dominionist prayer warrior who believes it is the church’s vocation to “rule history with God,” will host a two-day prayer rally at Cleveland’s The Q sports arena this weekend. Engle’s event is being promoted by POTUS Shield, a group of Donald Trump-supporting “prophets” and apostolic Christian leaders who believe that the president was anointed by God. (Engle thought the same thing about Sarah Palin.)

Engle and his colleagues believe that this weekend’s rally in Cleveland will help bring about the fulfillment of the so-called “revival man” prophecy, promulgated by a late prophet Bob Jones. Jones envisioned a Gulliver-like figure laying across a map of the United States with his head in Cleveland. (Cincinnati got his reproductive organs.) Engle believes his rally will spark the next Great Awakening, a spiritual revival that will shake America and help bring about the return of Christ. POTUS Shield is planning rallies and organizing events around the country between now and the 2018 mid-terms, with some locations chosen based on the “revival man” prophecy.

Engle has made a name for himself over the years with huge prayer rallies in stadiums and arenas, often connected to upcoming elections, such as …read more

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Humanists UK commences review of how it responds to major incidents

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Grenfell Tower, seen following the disaster in June. Photo: CiralJon/Flickr

Recent tragedies in London and Manchester have touched everybody and prompted tremendous acts of kindness, compassion, and humanity, both from emergency and public service workers and members of the public, and often through the charity sector.

Prompted by recent events, Humanists UK has decided to carry out a review of the support it provides, including from humanist pastoral carers and humanist celebrants, in response to national disasters and major incidents. This is to ensure that humanists are doing the most they can to assist and support victims, relatives, and the emergency services, both during major incidents and in their aftermath.

The review will consider areas such as:

  • strategic and tactical engagement and representation
  • policy and procedure
  • identification and analysis of current capability and capacity
  • recruitment of key volunteers and their required training and development
  • a risk-based approach to regional roll-out

Humanists UK Head of Pastoral Support Simon O’Donoghue announced the emergency response review

Leading this review will be Humanists UK member Richard Spedding, a recently retired superintendent from Lancashire Constabulary who has experience with emergency response procedures.

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Porter Defends Heartbeat Bill: ‘You Can Still Technically Have An Abortion’

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At an event for college students hosted by the late Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum yesterday, anti-choice advocate Janet Porter defended the federal version of her “Heartbeat Bill” from claims that, if passed, it would make it nearly impossible for women who are the victims of sexual assault to safely get abortions.

Porter’s bill, which was introduced in Congress earlier this year by Rep. Steve King, would ban abortions from the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women even know that they are pregnant. Porter argued that her bill is actually “pro-woman” because it “takes from” pro-choice activists “their strongest arguments, because you can still technically have an abortion if you’re raped, or a victim of incest, or for any other reason.”

Porter insisted that victims of rape will “know if they were raped” and can therefore get treated quickly with emergency contraception, which will “ideally … prevent the conception of the child” in the first place and avoid the need to obtain an abortion within the short window that would exist under her proposed legislation.

Perhaps realizing that promoting the use of emergency contraception, which many …read more

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Pakistan puts pressure on Facebook to help punish blasphemers

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The Pakistani government is punishing people for social media posts which it considers blasphemous, and placing pressure on social media companies to help it do so.

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In just four days C of E trashed a bunch of biblical truths

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Susie Leafe, above, Director of the conservative Christian group Reform, has slammed the C of E’s latest General Synod meeting which voted to condemn gay conversion therapies.

Leafe, according to this report, said:

In the space of four days, the General Synod of the Church of England have, in effect, rejected the doctrines of creation, the fall, the incarnation, and our need for conversion and sanctification.

Instead we have said that we are ‘perfect’ as we are, or as we see ourselves, and that the Church should affirm us and call on God to validate our choices.

She added:

We have chosen to understand the world through secular reports, unconscious bias training, the teaching of other religions and the results of polls and media headlines, rather than the unchanging word of God.

In addition to the “gay cure” issue, what also got up Leafe’s nose was that the Synod voted to consider liturgical support for Christians who undergo sex changes.

She also expressed concern about the tone of the Synod:

More worryingly, perhaps, was the atmosphere of the chamber; God’s word was mocked openly and decisions were made lightly, with arrogant laughter. As one member put it: ‘God is not mocked. The laughter and lack …read more

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Johrei: The next energy healing craze?

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Johrei appears to be a flavor of reiki. Is it supported by better evidence? Of course not. …read more

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Right Wing Round-Up: Still Waiting For That Voter Fraud Evidence

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  • PFAW: Statement on John Bush’s Confirmation.
  • Jared Holt @ Media Matters: Pro-Trump internet personalities throw tantrums after ADL identifies their hateful rhetoric.
  • Justin Baragona @ Mediaite: Republican Senate Candidate Announces Support For Pizzagate Conspiracists.
  • Travis Gettys @ Raw Story: ‘Too many people afraid of being called racists’: Michele Bachmann says Muslim cop shot woman in ‘cultural’ rage.
  • Aaron Sankin @ Reveal: Group behind Trump’s voter fraud claims still won’t show its work.

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