Dec 27, 2016

CultNEWS101 Articles: 12/27/2016

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Armenia, ​Scientology, FLDS, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Transcendental Meditation, Bikram Yoga, Homeopathy, Charles Manson, legal, India

"Approximately 350,000 people are involved in sects in small Armenia, while 250,000 of them are followers of destructive sectarian organizations, the head of the Center, Alexander Amaryan, told reporters. He noted that 54 of 65 religious organizations registered in the country are sects. Moreover, over 200 sectarian organizations operate in Armenia illegally, without registration."

"On Friday, December 16th, the Church of Scientology Choir surprised passersby on Cleveland Street with a special performance - dressed in Victorian Costumes in Downtown Clearwater."

"Scientology adversaries, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder headed to Seattle, Wash. and Los Angeles, Calif. in Tuesday’s episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, which focused on founder L. Ron Hubbard’s successor, David Miscavige.

A judge on Wednesday opted to keep two defendants charged in the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints food stamp case in jail until their trials.



"On Tuesday, a California judge granted Jafa-Bodden’s request for assigned rights to payments from any licensing, franchise or intellectual property agreements owned by Choudhury or his yoga teacher college, including revenue streams from the studios, his “Bikram yoga” and “Bikram” trademarks, numerous domain names, and copyrights for his books and training courses."

"The FDA has generally taken a hands-off approach to homeopathic remedies. As long as manufacturers don’t make medical claims the agency won’t regulate. This blind eye has resulted in billions of dollars in sales of sugar water in the United States alone. While enviable to soda companies, it’s terrible medicine."

Thanks to strong ratings in its first few weeks – including their highest series premiere numbers since 2014 – A&E's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath surprised viewers with not one, but two episodes this Christmas week. In Monday's special installment, Remini answered questions from her Reddit "Ask Me Anything" and introduced the story of Paulette Cooper, a journalist who was allegedly the target of a nasty Scientology PR campaign called "Operation Freakout."

"The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to hear the case of former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, who was denied parole in July by Gov. Jerry Brown for her involvement in the 1969 killings of grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca at their Los Feliz home."

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