The First Church of Cannabis

They have weed instead of wine and a “pooh-bah” in place of a pastor who preaches the power of pot to heal the world: Welcome to The First Church of Cannabis. In May, this Indiana house of worship won the right to light up freely and spread its groovy gospel thanks to a newly awarded […]

3 Burned To Death

At least three Muslims were burned to death Sunday when their thatched huts were set on fire during a clash between Hindu and Muslim groups in a village in eastern India, a government official said. Atul Prasad, a Bihar state administrator, said the violence erupted after the body of a young Hindu boy was found […]

Campaign For Mixed Marriages

China is offering cash rewards for interracial marriages in its troubled Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, according to news reports, mirroring a policy now being promoted in Tibet. President Xi Jinping has responded to ethnic unrest in Xinjiang and Tibet with a familiar strategy: putting in place suffocating security controls and promising significant investment in development […]

Lady al-Qaeda

Amid the kidnappings, the demands for riches and the executions, a name of controversy and conspiracy has reemerged: Aafia Siddiqui. Once called the “most wanted woman in the world,” she is now more widely known as “Lady al-Qaeda.” And Islamic State leaders wants their lady back. They want her back so badly, jihadists said they […]

The Great Chinese Exodus

Even when the emperors did their utmost to keep them at home, the Chinese ventured overseas in search of knowledge, fortune and adventure. Manchu Qing rulers thought those who left must be criminals or conspirators and once forced the entire coastal population of southern China to move at least 10 miles inland. But even that […]

Church’s Plan To Protest Robin Williams’ Funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church is trying to spread its vile message of intolerance with a disgraceful protest of Robin Williams‘ funeral, but Planting Peace is not letting the hate take root. Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, California, home on Monday. His funeral is set to be a “very private” ceremony in San Francisco […]

‘God’ and Angel in Photograph

Definitely, this is an awesome picture but is it really a message from heaven? Is this striking image of majestic man wearing robes God? You be the judge. The cloud above was spotted in Cape Coral, Florida by my boss on his way home from work. And what was immediately obvious was the fact that […]

Beards, Veils Ban

A city in China’s restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buses, as the government battles unrest with a policy that critics said discriminates against Muslims. Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people who speak a Turkic language, has been beset for years by violence […]