May 27 in freethought history…

1989rushdiedemonstrationMay 27, 1989 - 30,000 Muslims, angry over the publication of Salman Rushdie‘s novel The Satanic Verses, demonstrate in London’s Hyde Park, calling for Britain’s blasphemy law to be extended to include Islam. The mob attack a small group of counterprotestors, including Barbara Smoker of the National Secular Society and Nicolas Walter of the Rationalist Press Association. A dozen police are injured and over 100 arrested.

ronaldweinlandMay 27, 2012 – The Second Coming of Jesus does not occur as predicted by self-proclaimed prophet (and pastor of The Church of God—PKG) Ronald Weinland, who originally predicted September 29, 2011. In the awkward aftermath Weinland explained that May 27, 2012 was simply the “Day of the Lord” that would “take one year to be fulfilled.” A year later he declared, “God has revealed it is not yet time for His Son to return.” Today Weinland claims the “complete count” to the actual Second Coming will be fulfilled by June 9, 2019. Mark your calendar. Don’t hold your breath.

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