Oct 30, 2020

CultNEWS101 Articles: 10/30/2020

World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church, Sun Myung Moon, Duggar's, NXIVM, La Luz del Mundo 

"During the weekend of October 9, more than 5,000 gun enthusiasts filled the parking lot of Kahr Arms's Tommy Gun Warehouse in Greeley, a small Pennsylvania town with just 1,300 residents. The group had assembled for the second annual Rod of Iron Freedom Festival, a gathering of far-right ideologues and Second Amendment activists organized by the sons of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial Korean religious leader. At the center of the asphalt lot, organizers erected a stage, and vendors, including members of the National Rifle Association, surrounded it, selling food, marketing law enforcement and citizen defense groups, and hawking Trump-themed clothes and decor.

Attendees were treated to a smorgasbord of fringe conspiracies trotted out by politicians, right-wing icons, military veterans, and religious leaders. Stephen Bannon, the former White House senior counselor and Breitbart founder, even made a special virtual appearance, in which he warned of a Democratic conspiracy to rob President Donald Trump of the election through voter fraud, "particularly in certain areas of Pennsylvania." He encouraged the crowd to watch polling places to protect against such [an] attack, adding, "We need tough people."

"What the left intends to do — and you're seeing it in Pennsylvania right now," Bannon told the crowd. "Use the courts, use social media, use the mainstream media to try to make sure Trump is not declared the winner that night." He said falsely that "uncertifiable" mail-in ballots would be used to "steal the presidency" away from Trump. "Look we're going to win this thing," he said. "Pennsylvania is the key that picks the lock for a second Trump term."

As The Trace has reported, election officials across the country have expressed concern over how fear mongering about vote fraud, which has been repeatedly debunked, might lead to instances of voter intimidation."

"Jill Duggar Dillard says she never expected to be distant from her large family.

Duggar Dillard, who with her parents and siblings found fame on the TLC series "19 Kids and Counting," talked to People magazine about how her life has taken a turn since she and her husband, Derick Dillard, pulled away from the family business.

"I never expected this to happen or for it to get to this point," she told the publication. "But I'm realizing I can't put a timeline on healing. I love my family and they love me. I really just have to follow God's lead and take it one day at a time."

Duggar Dillard, 29 and her 31-year-old husband are now the parents of two young sons. They talked about the show, which showcased the very religious and conservative Duggar family, as well as it's spin-off, "Counting On."

She said: "Our control to choose what jobs we were allowed to accept and even where we were allowed to live was taken away from us."

Added Derick Dillard: "The first few years of our marriage, we spent time and money working towards opportunities only to hit a dead end when we'd be told, 'Well, you're not allowed to do that.'"

The couple said pulling out of the family business did not go over well."
"Just a few years ago, few people had heard of the self-help group/cult of personality known as NXIVM. Now the dark story has gone global, thanks to an eight-part docuseries that debuts on Neon today."
"A Los Angeles judge has thrown out extortion charges against the leader of a Mexican megachurch but left in place accusations of child rape and human trafficking.

The Los Angeles Times says the judge ruled Wednesday that state prosecutors lacked sufficient evidence for the four charges against Naasón Joaquín García, and also for two sentencing enhancements involving sex with a minor.

However, he refused to throw out other charges, including rape of a minor. Last month, García was arraigned on dozens of sex-related charges involving underage girls. He has pleaded not guilty.

He is the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based evangelical Christian church that claims 5 million followers."

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