THE Church of Scotland has banned a controversial sect whose founder claims to have met people raised from the dead.
The Scottish Episcopal Church has also slammed Glasgow-based Destiny Church for “abusing its hospitality” after it staged a rally in one of its buildings which featured a self-proclaimed “miracle healer” who insists he can cure cancer.
Gun nut pastor Rick Godwin told the audience at St John’s Episcopal Church in Edinburgh that he employed security guards carrying concealed weapons at his “mega-church” in San Antonio, Texas.
He told worshippers: “We have to have armed security officers in and around the church. The only answer to a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun. In my country an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.”
To cheers, he suggested that female members of his congregation would be prepared to shoot any armed intruder entering his church. “And they will do it in Jesus’s name,” he added.
At nearby St Cuthbert’s, owned by the Kirk, Australian evangelist John Mellor claimed to heal people of serious illnesses by driving demons from their bodies and branded yoga, meditation and other faiths as false and satanic.
He insisted he has performed “miracle after miracle” during his visit to St Cuthbert’s, alleging that he made the blind see and the deaf hear.
Both churches have confirmed that Destiny would no longer be allowed to use the buildings as it gave them a platform to vent their extremist views.
And they apologised after believing it to be a mainstream Christian organisation.
A Church of Scotland spokeswoman told The Times: “Since the event we have heard reports which have concerned us.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has launched an investigation into a movie on Netflix that contains a scene of suspected child pornography, PJ Media‘s Megan Fox reported Wednesday.
Fox said she had seen complaints on social media about apparently illegal content in the 2017 Argentinian movie “Desire,” directed by Diego Kaplan.
The opening scene features two girls who Fox said appear to be about 7 and 9 years old playing “horse” on pillows. The older girl “begins to obviously masturbate” while the younger one watches, Fox said.
“The scene is graphic and includes an orgasm,” she wrote.
Fox said it clearly meets the description of “child pornography” under federal law. “Netflix should be in serious trouble over this,” she said.
She said she reported it to both the FBI and the Department of Justice, and they advised her to contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
“NCMEC told me they have launched an investigation into the movie,” she wrote.
Netflix places “Desire” in several genres, including “Campy Movies” and “Steamy Romantic Movies.”
This is how the plot is described: “A young woman arrives at her estranged sister’s wedding to mend fences but falls prey to lust when she meets the groom.”
Many of the reviews on Netflix mention the disturbing opening scene.
“This is sick,” one reviewer said. “Child porn. BEWARE. Sadly, there will be many sick, sick pedophiles that enjoy this stuff.”
“You are promoting Pedophilia,” another said, calling it “disgusting.”
Others took to Twitter to voice their concerns about the movie.
A Saudi Arabian TV presenter has fled the country after an investigation was launched into claims she had violated the kingdom’s dress code for women.
Shereen Al-Rifaie is accused of recording a segment on women finally being allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia in an outfit deemed ‘indecent’ by the Saudi General Commission for Audiovisual Media.
The presenter wore a white abaya – a traditional Muslim robe-like dress – which opened to reveal white trousers and a top underneath in the TV segment.
Her hair was somewhat covered by a loose white scarf, but her dark locks could be seen by her hairline and flowing down her back.
She was reporting on the lifting of the longstanding ban on women driving in the conservative Muslim kingdom, which took place this month.