In the West the Christian confessions face an anti-Christian culture

Summary

Today’s apocalypse: A closed Lutheran church in Edinburgh became a night club and pub named “Sin”. It seems that in the West the Christian confessions face an “anti-Christian culture”. And since the maintenance of the places of worship is expensive, churches and cathedrals all over Europe are closed, being leased or bought for commercial projects.

Disproof

Indeed, the maintenance of the places of worship is expensive, and churches are closed or being leased for commercial projects, but this does not evidence of an apocalypse.  The nightclub "Sin" in Edinburgh is currently permanently closed, according to the official Facebook page.

 

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  • Reported in: Issue 93
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Moldavian
  • Country: Europe, UK, The West
  • Keywords: Christianity
  • Outlet: Sputnik Moldova
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France is banning Christmas symbols

France is banning Christmas symbols. It has announced to set up a counter-terror prosecutor’s office, but actually France is not fighting with terrorists and jihadists but with its own Christian past.

No one says it out loud that all this is done to please the liberals and their “best friends” – radical islamists.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation. In France religious symbols are prohibited from public institutions as an application of the principle of the separation of church and state. For background on the legislation, that also bans Muslim headscarves and Jewish skullcaps, read more here.

Further debunking by the Insider.

US Ambassador urged Moldovan Parliament to pass the law against “Russian propaganda”

The US Ambassador to Moldova, James Pettit, demanded that the Parliament prohibit the broadcasting of Russian TV channels. He expressed the hope that this is “a step in the fight against disinformation”.

Disproof

In fact, the US ambassador did not speak about the law passed by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova on December 7, 2017. He just called for a new Code of Television and Radio, which would fully comply with the EU standards, both with regard to foreign propaganda and internal propaganda. According the fact-checking by API, he stated that foreign propaganda is a problem in Moldova, and the United States understand the risks of Russian disinformation. But, he continued, Moldova also faces a problem of internal control over the media. This situation does not only threaten the independence of the media in Moldova, but also generates news that can be characterised as different forms of propaganda from internal sources, the ambassador said.