other Fotina once led a "Center for Cosmo-Energetic Medicine," and now she prays to Vladimir Putin. Her sect, in a village east of Moscow, honors Russia's once and future president as a reincarnation of St. Paul. (same shit Chavez pulled w/Bolivar) The group represents a rising trend in Russia, but its origins are surprisingly mundane.
Haggard women hike up a hill near the Volga, saying they're following "the Law of Love." The law brings them to a three-story building made of white brick, with golden turrets and a battered gate. They call it the "Chapel of Russia's Resurrection." At the gate they exchange dusty boots for green plastic sandals before spreading out prayer rugs made of foam and pray to their patron saint: Vladimir Putin, Russia's prime minister and soon-to-be president (again). They believe he's a reincarnation of St. Paul.
Shying Away From Crowds
Jaroslaw Kaczynski rolled up in a limousine with tinted windows. As always, he was dressed in black, and his face remained impassive, although the crowd greeted him with applause. One supporter pressed a crucifix into his hand, fashioned from the bier that bore the coffin of Poland's independence hero Jozef Pilsudski in 1935.
Inside the church, Kaczynski, 62, sat in the front-most pew as the priest delivered a sermon about Poland, the nation singled out by God. After mass, Kaczynski hurried the few steps to the presidential palace, the rest of the crowd in tow, and laid a wreath there, as he does on the 10th of every month.
For those on Poland's political right, most of them devoutly Catholic nationalists, the tragedy in Smolensk has long since become a religiously charged myth, with Jaroslaw Kaczynski its representative here on Earth.
U.S. says Iran should release a pastor who's been sentenced to death for apostasy.
White House press secretary Jay Carney says 32-year-old Yusuf Naderkhani, who turned to Christianity when he was 19, has done nothing more than stay devoted to his faith.
Carney says Iran's attempt to force him to renounce that faith "crosses all bounds of decency" and breaches Iran's international obligations.
The pastor was convicted of apostasy in 2010.
Leftist Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who angered the Catholic Church when he made Mexico City the first Latin American city to legalize gay marriage in late 2009, announced this month he would soon step down to run for president.
The church criticized the proposed change.
“This reform is absurd. It contradicts the nature of marriage,” said Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Mexican archdiocese. “It’s another one of these electoral theatrics the assembly tends to do that are irresponsible and immoral.”
`````````Mexico oh Mexico, we have common socio-psycho paths messing with the system of gov indeed. the abortion issue is just as bad in mexico check that out..
The former U.S. vice-president and climate campaigner also argued that America has suffered a "breakdown in democratic governance", because members of Congress are obsessed with appeasing special interests in return for campaign funding, rather than confronting climate change.
Gore you wuss! you let em walk all over ya in 2000!
now if you were not sure what kinda nation the USA is here ya go!
stoked for everybody!