Religion Around the Web, February 2016

Multi-faith prayer room sign at London Heathrow Airport

Some religion-related headlines from the past couple of months:

Christianity

2015 Saw The Worst Persecution Of Christians Since The Vatican’s Spanish Inquisition

Britain’s Anti-Extremism Plans Include Inspecting Sunday Schools

Church of England primary school headteacher sparks online ridicule after claiming evolution is only a theory and there is ‘more evidence’ the Bible is true

Church split over gays not a disaster, says Welby: Archbishop makes comments ahead of meeting of senior bishops to attempt to secure a compromise

Dental Employees Think Listening to Christian Music at Work Is Worse Than a Root Canal, File Lawsuit

Evangelicals Won’t Cave

Head of Russian Orthodox Church: ‘Rise of ISIS is because ‘godless’ world has accepted homosexuality’

I was wrong: Britain’s most outspoken gay rights campaigner courageously admits he shouldn’t have condemned the Christian cake makers

Is this the end of Christian Britain? Majority of white adults say they have no religion and the number is set to rise

Justice Kennedy to Christians: Resign or Uphold the Law. Cites Hitler as his defense?

Meet the United Church minister who came out as an atheist

Trump recovers from ‘Two Corinthians’ gaffe as he says even Ronald Reagan ‘didn’t read the Bible every day’

Islam

DHS Official: I Was Ordered to Purge Records of Islamic Terror Ties

Exclusive: Muslim Prayers Take Over UN General Assembly Area

‘It’s practically impossible to integrate Muslims into Western Europe,’ says Czech president as he blames Islamic culture for Cologne sex attacks

Related:  Let’s be honest about the Cologne assaults

Moderate London imam ‘forced to resign from his mosque after physical and online threats were made against him for joining anti-extremism group Quillam’

Muslim cleric says Cologne sex attacks were the victims’ fault because they wore PERFUME

Wisconsin lawn mower factory says it will FIRE all 53 of its Muslim employees if they take unscheduled prayer breaks

You don’t know what Obama said at the mosque

Paganism & Related

Women tortured and murdered in Papua New Guinea for being ‘witches’ after man claims they stole his HEART

Satanism

Satanists to deliver prayer at Phoenix city council meeting

Schoolboy who hanged himself after being bullied by Satanist fellow pupil did not intend to kill himself, rules coroner

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