Dec 6, 2016

CultNEWS101 Articles: 12/7/2016

"This article is one in a series of investigative pieces about a complaint filed with ASU regarding accusations against on-campus ministry Hope Church."

"A self-help guru who killed three in his sweat lodge says the experience has helped him “find himself.” His rhetoric shows he has yet to move beyond the problematic structure of his ideology."

"Federal prosecutors have offered plea agreements to most of the 11 polygamous sect members accused of defrauding the food stamp program, lawyers said Thursday, and have given some of the defendants a chance to plead guilty to only a misdemeanor and avoid prison."

"The trial for a trio of Bountiful members facing alleged child trafficking charges has been adjourned until closing arguments begin in Cranbrook Supreme Court."

​"A close relative of Dera Radha Soami Sect Chief Gurinder Singh Dhillon's was found murdered in Maqbool Road, a plush area, here.
Shukla Seth (83) was found murdered last night along with her maid Manjit Kaur (60) at the former's residence, police said.
Seth is the mother-in-law of Dhillon's elder son.

Three people died in Sedona as part of a sweat lodge exercise James Authur Ray led. The documentary Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray. The film explores questions not only of Ray’s personal responsibility, but of the needs and responsibilities of those who seek to be led.

James Arthur Ray is the subject of a documentary on CNN Saturday, and he made the unusual claims Thursday morning.

The documentary, called “Enlighten Us,” traces Ray’s rise and fall in the New Age movement.

In December, Texas will impose new rules requiring all fetal remains to be buried or cremated, a sneaky way to impede abortion access and make patients feel just a little worse, all at the same time. The Satanic Temple, the nation’s best and foremost trolls, declared today that under federal religious freedom laws, their members must be granted immunity from the new rules.

"Students attending the 24th annual Salon du Livre de Toronto book fair are getting the chance to pick out their favourite novels, but they're also being exposed to free literature from the Jehovah's Witnesses."

"Muhammad Dakhlalla is serving an eight-year sentence for trying to join and help ISIS. He and his partner were arrested last year trying to board a plane to Turkey."

"Judge Judith Rowe made the remark in a judgment on a fraught custody dispute between a separated couple from the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Satmar sect, which regards belief in evolution as heretical."

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