Dec 12, 2016

CultNEWS101 Articles: 12/13/2016 (​Phra Dhammachayo, Polygamy, FLDS, India, Maharishi, ​Ku Klux Klan, ​White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Far-Right, Netherlands, Thailand, Legal Cases, Recovery Event)

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Phra Dhammachayo, Polygamy, FLDS, India, Maharishi, ​Ku Klux Klan, ​White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Far-Right, Netherlands, Thailand, Legal Cases, Recovery Event

"The Office of the Attorney-General announced its decision to bring to court Wat Dhammakaya abbot 
Phra Dhammachayo and four other people to be charged with conspiracy to launder money, money laundering and receiving stolen property."
A federal court judge has ordered a Utah company to pay $200,000 to its former child workers.

"Behind a veil of secrecy in southern Utah's desert country the defendants profited from the labor of a religious community's children in violation of the court's previous injunction."
"A Colorado City man pleaded guilty Thursday to doing $10,000 in damage to Hildale property that belonged to Warren Jeffs until the polygamous prophet’s estranged former bodyguard purchased it in 2013."

"In a rare spotlight on financial malpractices in religion, an India Today probe has unearthed a sordid scandal involving hawala and secretive money transfers by several spiritual leaders and priests of popular centres of faith."

"Two Ku Klux Klan leaders, including a California man who organized a violent “White Lives Matter” rally in Anaheim earlier this year, were arrested in North Carolina over the weekend in connection with a stabbing before a Klan parade."

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"Some apply the term spiritual abuse to any kind of psychological, physical, or sexual abuse that takes place in a religious context. Others apply the term specifically to manipulations that damage a person's relationship to God or to his/her core self. Spiritual abuse has been reported in mainstream religious organizations as well as nonmainstream groups, such as cults."

"The terms psychological abuse or emotional abuse refer to harms that overlap those associated with both of these conceptualizations of spiritual abuse. These harms include, but are not limited to, damaged self-esteem, induced dependency, impaired capacity to trust oneself or others, and emotional reactions such as anger, anxiety, and depression. In some cases, one's faith in God may also be shaken."

"Is the so-called alt-right made up of white nationalists? 
White supremacists? Neo-Nazis? Bigoted nativists?"

"AMSTERDAM — Geert Wilders, the far-right politician who is seen as a likely contender to become prime minister when Dutch voters go to the polls next year, was convicted on Friday of inciting discrimination and of insulting a group for saying that the Netherlands would be safer with fewer Moroccans."

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