Morning Rundown: The ‘Butcher of Tehran’ Is Dead—and Iran’s Church Keeps Growing

Posted by


Charisma Staff

Here’s a quick rundown of the top stories on

The ‘Butcher of Tehran’ Is Dead—and Iran’s Church Keeps Growing

The president of Iran is dead. Ebrahim Raisi, also known by millions of Iranians as “the butcher of Tehran” because of his record of brutality, was killed in a helicopter crash on May 19 in eastern Iran.

The next day in New York, members of the United Nations Security Council stood for a moment of silence to honor Raisi, who was 63. Meanwhile in Iran, common people shared candies and danced in the streets because they hated this man who was responsible for the deaths of thousands.

When I saw video footage of the celebrations, I was reminded of a curious verse in the book of Proverbs that seems to give us permission to gloat when a wicked leader is served justice. Proverbs 11:10 (NASB 1995) says: “When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.”

Breaking news, Spirit-filled stories. Subscribe to Charisma on YouTube now! 

PRAY: ‘When Calls the Heart’ Star on Life Support After Traumatic 5-Story Fall

“When Calls the Heart” star Mamie Laverock is on life support after falling from a fifth-floor balcony.

News of the 19-year-old star’s tragic accident came via a GoFundMe page organized by her family. In it, her parents, Rob and Nicole Compton, said their daughter suffered an undisclosed “medical emergency” on May 11.

Days later, the Hallmark star fell off a high balcony.

Get your FREE CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS today! Stay up-to-date with current issues, Holy Spirit news, Christian teachings, Charisma videos & more!

Women Are Paying Thousands of Dollars to Attend ‘Rage Rituals’ Where They Scream and Smash the Ground With Sticks

Would you pay thousands of dollars to take part in a “rage ritual” which involves screaming at the world at the top of your lungs and smashing the ground with large sticks? 

I imagine that your answer to that question is the same as mine. But there are lots of women that are signing up to do this, and the scam artists that are running these programs are making enormous amounts of money in the process. The women that get conned into attending one of these rage rituals are instructed to work themselves up into an unhinged frenzy by thinking of “every person who’s ever crossed you, who’s ever hurt you, who’s ever ignored your boundaries or taken advantage of you or abused you in any way”, and then they are supposed to use all of that anger as fuel as they hit the ground with big sticks.

The most popular “rage rituals” are conducted by Mia Banducci, who is also known as “Mia Magik.”  She is a self-proclaimed mystic who says that the women who attend her events “go home to their families with more gratitude and ease and peace.”

Join Charisma Magazine Online to follow everything the Holy Spirit is doing around the world!

Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top
Copy link