Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

Hardline Hindus Attack Catholic School for "Converting Children"

On Monday, December 6, a mob of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members, two notoriously militant right-wing Hindu groups, attacked St. Joseph’s School in Ganj Basoda, India. The incident happened around 12:10 at noon when more than 300 protesters started gathering outside the school’s compound.

The attack happened while the school was administering exams for their grade 12 students.

“Spit Jihad;” the Latest Anti-Muslim Accusation from Hindu-Nationalists

On Monday, November 15, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and several right-wing media shared a seven-second video of what they call “evidence of Thook Jihad.” Hardline right-wing groups in India are using the video and several other similar footages to accuse Muslim minorities of attacking Hindus by spitting on their food.

Pastor Calls to Turn Small Town into Christian Theocracy

On Tuesday, November 2, The Guardian published an article detailing their investigation into an ultra-conservative evangelical church in Moscow, Idaho. Christ Church of Moscow is known for its ultra-conservative ideologies. The Guardian reported that Christ Church’s leadership has openly announced their desire to establish a theocracy.

Right-wing Pastor Claims Gay Sex Disproves Evolution

Right-wing pastor Jack Hibbs delivered a compelling sermon last July 11, 2021, in his church, the Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, California. He claims that the sexual actions of the LGBTQ+ community are proof that god exists. And that “evolutionists” should be "against same-sex unions" because it (gay sex) does not make sense because it does not produce life.

Leader of Abusive Sex Cult "NXIVM" Ordered to Pay Victims $3.5 Million

On July 20, the leader of the sex cult NXIVM, Keith Raniere, was ordered by the court to pay for the removal of his initials branded into his female members. The total cost of the restitution is $3.5 million for the 21 victims. The cost includes the surgery for removing the brands, mental health therapies, and unpaid labor rendered by NXIVM's members and employees.

Famed Yogi's Aide: "Indian Med. Assoc. Trying to Make Indians Christians"

The founder of the Ayurvedic brand Patanjali, Baba Ramdev, made controversial comments regarding COVID vaccines. A video surfaced on the internet on May 24 where Ramdev was seen commenting in one of his Yoga sessions that many people have died from COVID-19 after taking both doses of the vaccine, including 10 thousand medical practitioners.