Dec 26, 2016

CultNEWS101 Articles: 12/26/2016

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Church of Jesus Christ ​Restored.
King, and his younger brother Fred were arrested in April of 2014 following a 16 month OPP probe into allegations of physical and sexual assault by 7 victims, involving a leader of the 
Church of Jesus Christ ​Restored.​​

The pastor of a north Minneapolis church was arrested last week on assault and child endangerment charges for beating a 12-year-old boy with a 2-by-4 and an electrical cord as religious discipline, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors insist both men are loyal to imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, and would do whatever he commanded. They referenced a recording of a conversation Warren Jeffs had with one of his wives and a daughter who visited him in a Texas prison, where he’s serving a life sentence for child sex assault related to underage “marriages.”

"LAist reported back in April that an LA County Superior Judge issued a ruling which stated that a Scientologist who believed she was coerced into having an abortion would be able to take her case to trial."

The Satanic Temple
A Boca Raton school teacher and member of The Satanic Temple activist group has launched a local controversy after erecting a 300-pound pentagram display next to a nativity scene on public grounds in early December 2016. Some time overnight on 20 December 2016, an angry observer ran over it, according to Boca Raton police. Local news footage showed the pentagram on the grass, bisected by tire marks.

"Tata Sky has launched a 24X7 ad-free video service providing teachings of spiritual gurus on its interactive platform. Called Tata Sky Gurus, the subscribers can now have access to the wisdom of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Art of Living Foundation), Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (Isha Foundation) and Brahma Kumaris (Brahma Kumari World Spiritual University) from the comfort of their homes."
Tuesday night’s episode had a theme: Disturbing stories about the organization’s leader David Miscavige, whom ex-members refer to as “the pope of Scientology,” as well as the “undisputed dictator.”

“Sit here and get rich,” read small medallions embedded in the floor under each white plastic chair in a vast, open-sided meditation center. In his sermons, the temple’s charismatic 72-year-old leader, Phra Dhammachayo, often exhorts his adherents, “Be rich, be rich, be rich!”

"The group was founded by Ernest and Ruth Norman. He was a scientist, a channeler and follower of spiritualism. She had worked as a fruit packer, a maid, a property manager and restaurant owner, among other things, and was interested in spiritualism. Both in their 50s, they met at a psychics’ convention in Los Angeles."

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