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2013-10-09 12:25:54

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PR Newswire Editor's note: The content of this statement may disturb some readers. Rael, spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement (IRM), today expressed his support for a Council of Europe resolution that refers to male circumcision as "a violation of the physical integrity of children" and also called upon nations to reach "a consensus on the rights of children to protect them against violations of their physical...

2012-07-11 10:22:14

LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Our GoTopless organization strongly denounces the arrest of Holly Van Voast, who was handcuffed and taken to a mental hospital on Sunday just for standing topless outside a Hooters restaurant in New York City," said Nadine Gary, president of GoTopless, a Las Vegas-based organization. Gary said that when the arrest occurred, Van Voast was simply standing outside a Midtown Hooters location with friends, preparing to honor the 20th...

2012-07-02 06:24:38

LAS VEGAS, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement, today commended a German court's recent ruling that the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons amounts to bodily harm. "Circumcision for men, like clitoral excision in females, constitutes sexual mutilation and should be forbidden," Rael said. It is a position he has taken for years. He also favors a Norwegian political party that is currently seeking a ban on circumcision in Norway....

2012-03-30 14:21:15

LAS VEGAS, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Raelians from around the world will gather in front of Bally's Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, March 31, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. to protest against the upcoming predicted war with Iran and against warfare in general, according to a statement released this morning by the International Raelian Movement (IRM). Several hundred members of the International Raelian Movement (www.rael.org) are in town for their annual North...

2011-12-21 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rael, founder and leader of the International Raelian Movement (www.rael.org), has bestowed the rare title "Honorary Guide for Humanity" upon Bradley Manning. Manning, 24, was arrested for leaking sensitive government documents to Wikileaks while serving as an American soldier in Iraq in 2010. He is currently facing a court martial and possible death sentence for, among other charges, aiding the enemy. According to a statement...

2011-11-01 13:28:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When asked about the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement, expressed approval. But he said the protest doesn't go far enough. "The only solution to the world's problem is paradism," he said in a statement released today. Rael officially launched the societal concept of paradism in 2009, explaining it as a form of communism without a proletariat and without banks or money. Under paradism,...

2011-05-09 13:49:00

LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recent speech given in Japan, Rael, spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement (IRM) commented on the Fukushima problem, saying that the Japanese government indeed made a mistake by building a plant so close to the ocean with such vulnerability to tsunamis, but he also said the Japanese government didn't have much choice since it has 120 million citizens expecting power. "The problem facing humanity is that we need too much...

2011-02-03 06:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA-based Clitoraid, a non-profit organization launched by the spiritual leader Rael, announced today that it will not only sponsor a number of events around the world for Feb. 6, the United Nations-designated worldwide "Zero Tolerance Day" for the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) but will also promote the idea of going one step further by declaring the day "Healing Day." "More than 130 million women in the world have been...

2010-09-06 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Raelians worldwide are following with interest the heated debate sparked by British physicist Stephen Hawking's latest book, "The Grand Design." In the book, Hawking says God had no role in the creation of the universe and evokes spontaneous creation to explain the existence of something out of nothing. Britain's religious leaders have reacted to these pronouncements in much the same way, defending an almighty god "upon whose activity...

2010-05-21 19:07:00

LAS VEGAS, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today is an historical date," declared Rael, leader of the International Raelian Movement, in a statement released this morning. "With Venter's achievement, we're witnessing the first step toward the Elohimization of humanity that will bring the creation of the first synthetic human being." According to the Raelian philosophy, the Elohim are the advanced extraterrestrial scientists who created all life on Earth, including people. The...