Oct 9, 2020

CultNEWS101 Articles: 10/9/2020

Satanic Temple, Religious Freedom, Abortion, QAnon, Gloriavale, New Zealand, MLM
"A lawsuit filed by the Satanic Temple alleges that an advertising company unfairly refused to display some billboards promoting a ritual offered by the group to help people bypass abortion rules in some states.

The group, based in Salem, Massachusetts, announced Wednesday that it has sued Lamar Advertising in Arkansas state court. The suit accuses the Louisiana-based company of religious discrimination.

Lamar did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Satanic Temple says Lamar refused to display eight billboards in Arkansas and Indiana promoting what the group calls its "religious abortion ritual." The Satanic Temple describes the ritual as a 'sacramental act that confirms the right of bodily autonomy."

By performing the ritual, the group says, people can claim a religious exemption from mandatory waiting periods, counseling, ultrasounds and other measures that some states require before an abortion can be performed."
"The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning QAnon, the fringe movement that promotes wide-ranging conspiracies about the U.S. government and yet has enjoyed a rising tide inside conservative politics in part because of tacit encouragement from President Trump.

The measure passed 371-18, with one GOP member voting present.

QAnon is a "collective delusion," said House Rules Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., 'We all must call it what it is: a sick cult.'"

"A second senior member of secretive religious sect Gloriavale has left the community over concerns with how it is being run.

Selwyn Love, the father of Dove Love who appeared in the TVNZ documentary on the community, left Gloriavale earlier this week.

Love was a servant leader, one of 16 shepherds and servants that make up the leadership council, which oversees the business operations, the various private schools, and the decisions over who should marry whom.

This group of 16 men is subservient to a group of four senior shepherds who run the tax-free Gloriavale charitable trust, which runs the lucrative business operations of the group."

" ... It had been three and a half weeks and I hadn't even gotten my first paycheck but somehow I made it to this new leadership role. I received a "Leader's Binder" and Jessica asked me to stay a bit later to discuss my new position. I had a little pep in my step walking to her office because obviously a promotion meant more pay right? WRONG. While Jessica explained my new role, I patiently waited to hear anything regarding a salary increase. In the end, when nothing was mentioned, I asked, "And what is the pay for the leadership position?" My boss replied, "Oh, well, a leader knows that they're not going to get paid for all the investments they make upfront." She continued, "I'm training you as a leader now and giving you the tools for success for when you have your own office."

I was shocked. This lady wanted me to take this promotion and work extra hours for the same pay. I'm sure my face showed my confusion as I left her office. "Oh wait! I have your first paycheck!" Jessica said behind me. I took the envelope from her with a smile because AT LEAST I was finally getting rewarded for my first weeks' worth of work."

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