Dec 20, 2016

CultNEWS101 Articles: 12/21/2016

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Jehovah’s Witnesses, ​Bruderhof, ​City Harvest Church, Scientology, ​Opus Dei, CorePower Yoga, FLDS, ​Raelism, Psychic, Critical Thinking, Aum Shinrikyo, Unification Church, Palmarian Church, Nuwaubian Nation, The Brethren, John Frum, Nation of Yahweh, The Branch Davidians, Heavens Gate


​ (​Aum Shinrikyo, Unification Church, Palmarian Church, Nuwaubian Nation, The Brethren, John Frum, Nation of Yahweh, The Branch Davidians, Heavens Gate)
Jehovah’s Witnesses
An open letter to Serena Williams about
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 Jehovah’s Witnesses’ treatment of women.
Bruderhof church community
"All I remember of the day I was left on a roadside in Pennsylvania, in 1963, was a hand pulling $20 from his pocket, and my small suitcase. I can’t remember who drove me away from the 
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Bruderhof church community I had been shut in since I was a five-year-old girl; now, aged 24, I had been excluded. I was abandoned, but I could breathe again."
Kong Hee
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City Harvest Church founder pastor Kong Hee has posted a video on Facebook showing the police escort treatment he received in Jakarta, Indonesia, arranged for him by the organiser of his trip.

He wrote in his post that he was “humbled” by the way they honour his presence in Indonesia whenever he goes there to preach."

Chris Shelton
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As a former Scientologist turned advocate, Leah is on a roll to bring the fight to Scientology’s doorstep against its long-running history of human rights abuses, criminal activities and emotional blackmail and she’s doing a fantastic job. Many people who have not been involved with Scientology in the past or have not been keeping tabs on its activities are tuning in and finding out for the first time just how awful this whole thing is. While that can certainly be viewed as sensational or “headline grabbing media” there are actually some more important reasons why this show is having the success it is and why it needs to be seen even more far and wide. If you have been following the first three episodes, I’m sure you understand what I mean and I heavily encourage you to share links to the show by whatever means with all of your friends, family and social contacts. Only someone with a heart of stone, or a Scientologist, would think there is nothing worth seeing in Scientology and the Aftermath.
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Bishop Javier Echevarría
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Opus Dei, the powerful but somewhat controversial Roman Catholic organization, faces a transition to new leadership following the death of its prelate, Bishop Javier Echevarría."

"For much of the group's history, however, Opus Dei has been the subject of controversy."


CorePower Yoga
The charismatic founder of the CorePower Yoga studio chain was found dead Monday in his San Diego home under what police have labeled “suspicious circumstances.”

FLDS
"Federal prosecutors plan to use a prison recording of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in an effort to keep two of his followers in jail pending trial on food stamp fraud and money laundering charges. (FLDS)

Daniel Irwin received two years in county jail on Friday for his role in Word of Life Christian Church deadly beating.

Raelism movement
After witnessing the UFO circling Kandal province firsthand, Mr. Vichet said, it was the moment that he decided to become Cambodia’s first officially baptized member of the 
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Raelism movement.
psychic
"She said that this person hadn't done anything to me that he actually loved me a lot. He was just confused about a situation and that she could do a love candle for $190,” Toth said.  "She told me that I needed a gold tabernacle for $2,000 and she said that I had a dark spirit about me. So she really got me convinced and very paranoid and she got me to stop taking my medication she said you just need to rely on God."


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