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Raelians Moving Headquarters To Las Vegas

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 07:59:22 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 07:59:22 -0400
Subject: Raelians Moving Headquarters To Las Vegas

Source: KLAS-TV - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


May 8, 2007

I-Team: Alien Nation, Raelians Moving Headquarters To Las Vegas

You've heard the old cliche that Las Vegas has more churches per
capita than any other city in America? Maybe it's true, maybe it
isn't, but we're about to get another one.

The Raelians are unlike any other religion in the world since
they do not believe in God at all. But it's their other beliefs
that are more likely to raise hackles among other faiths.

It's just a coincidence that Raelians rhymes with aliens, but
it's telling. Although they've been called a cult, they are far
removed from any religious cult you've ever heard of.

Offer up your comments on the Raelians and their relocation to
Las Vegas.

God plays no part in their religion. Instead, they believe we
are all the product of cloning experiments in an
extraterrestrial lab. But it's their status as sexual libertines
that will probably drive rivals up the wall.

When the adult video industry held its annual convention in Las
Vegas earlier this year, it attracted the usual assortment of
porn stars, sex merchants, and switch hitters, but tucked in
among the bawdy booths and abundant cleavage were religious
ambassadors, including J.C.'s girls, former strippers and
escorts who've found Jesus and quit the biz.

The yin to their yang, are Rael's girls, made up of Raelian sex
workers who think there's nothing wrong with sexual freedom and
that there's no need for strippers or hookers to repent at all.

Ricky Roehr, with the Raelian Movement, said, "Trying to make
these girls feel guilty for what they are doing with their
bodies, with their lives. They are bringing pleasure to other
people, you know. It's your right to do with your body what you
wish, as long as you are not harming other people."

Chief Investigative Reporter George Knapp:  "So, no need to

Ricky Roehr: "Absolutely."

Roehr is a professional musician on the Strip and the president
of the Raelian Movement in the U.S. Although there are only a
few dozen Raelians in Las Vegas, the city will soon become the
North American headquarters for the church, which has already
sold the Canadian retreat that has long been the site of annual
get-together's for the faithful.

Roehr acknowledges that Las Vegas is a good fit for the church.
"It'd an open-minded community. It's a happy community. If you
travel anywhere in the country, you know there are a lot of
happy people here."

Chances are there will be fewer happy people among local
religious leaders once the Raelians relocate. It is the world's
only atheistic religion. The prophet Rael, a former French
journalist who -- to the Raelians -- is on a par with Jesus or
Buddha, says humans were created not by a God but by
extraterrestrials cloned in a lab.

A private company run by Raelian scientists claims to have
duplicated the ET science by creating human clones three years
ago. If it's true, the birth of the cloned babies has never been
confirmed by outside experts. Still, it prompted the president
of France and others to call for a ban on human cloning

The Raelians preach tolerance for other religious beliefs but
seem to revel in tweaking the noses of rival religious leaders
by promoting science over faith.

Rael, the founder of Raelian Movement, said, "I hope everyone in
this room, when your child or grandchild is sick, you don't run
to a church or temple, you run to a hospital because you prefer

The Raelians have been slammed by other religions as perverts,
Satanists, pedophiles, racists, and a lot more. Death threats
are not uncommon. But if there's any spot where their core
philosophy should fit, this could be it.

"Pleasure is good. We are created for pleasure. And every moment
of our life is for pleasure. Whether it's to eat, pay your taxes
so you don't go to jail, either we do it for pleasure or for the
avoidance of displeasure. It's very fundamental. It's how we
were made. It's why we were made," explained Ricky Roehr.

The Raelians have been in Las Vegas since the '80s. Now, our
town will become their headquarters.

The group plans to either build a headquarters in Las Vegas, or
perhaps buy and renovate a hotel. They don't need a place to
worship, they say, only a place to hold seminars.

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