Retired Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has faced a barrage of criticism in recent weeks for making false claims about Covid-19, for launching a blistering attack on fellow judges, and for making many other claimswithout providing any evidence to back these up. These comments were seemingly all informed by Mogoeng’s Pentecostal faith, which led to complaints that those who criticised or “mocked” Mogoeng’s more eccentric views were guilty of religiously intolerance. Do they have a point, or are they wrongly invoking religious tolerance to shield the former Chief Justice from scrutiny?

When I first watched the video of End Times preacher Sharon Gilbert (see below), I was greatly amused. In the video Mrs Gilbert claims that an alien imitated her husband, and then tried to have sex with her. The alien then claimed to be Xerxes, and then Jesus got involved, and then the alien turned out to be a reptile with a posse of gargoyles. While Ms Gilbert tells her story, the ticker at the bottom of the screen advertises The Great Delusion Friends and Family DVD Bundle for sale – for a mere $65.



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Trump continued, “I asked Paula [White] to invite some of her friends here that she believes are in contact with God, so that you guys can pray for me that God gives me the wisdom to make the right decision as to whether I run [for President] or not.

Pastor Darrell Scott
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