Jan 21, 2017

CultNEWS101 Articles: 1/21/2017

cult news
Polygamy, Mormon, Mennonite, Scientology, Prejudice, ​Plymouth Brethren, Tvind, legal

First produced in 1999, One Man, Six Wives and 29 Children tells the revealing and surreal story of a practicing polygamist who lives with his large brood in the middle of a Utah desert. The filmmakers document the family's daily existence, and probe the controversial aspects of the fundamentalist Mormon faith which define their way of life.

Waterloo Region Record​: ​D'Amato: Nothing pure in CBC's Mennonite series

"Pure," the new CBC Television drama about drug-smuggling Mennonites that premièred this week, is a little bit like the cocaine that is at the centre of the story: It's seductively thrilling, and it's bad for you.

A new TV commercial will air in Utah over the next week produced by a long-time critic of the LDS Church who wants to build a case against the church's tax-exempt status.

The Church of Scientology has defended the use of NSW schoolchildren in an ad promoting the church, as the self-described "advanced organisation" goes on a marketing drive following the opening of its $37 million Asia-Pacific headquarters on Sydney's north shore

In 1994, while taking an acting class taught by famed acting coach and Scientologist Milton Katselas, Beghe began studying Scientology. By the mid-2000s, he’d risen to the level of OT, or “Operating Thetan”—the “highest state” according to the controversial religion—and had given an estimated $1 million of his earnings to Scientology. He was featured in ads for the church, and sang its praises at Scientology events.

The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, a teacher in a small town in Iowa tried a daring classroom experiment. She decided to treat children with blue eyes as superior to children with brown eyes. FRONTLINE explores what those children learned about discrimination and how it still affects them today.

Plymouth Brethren Christian Church
Villagers in Cheshire are alarmed at a secretive hardline Christian cult’s plans to set up a new meeting hall.

A group of residents in Mobberley objected to a planning application made by the Exclusive Brethren, also known as the 
Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, to convert a riding school into a “big brick monstrosity”. They also raised concerns about the “insular” nature of the sect.

A dossier on the Tvind Teachers Group. Are Humana People-to-People, Planet Aid, the Gaia Movement and DAPP siphoning off cash through tax havens? Is it a cult?

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