Mar 8, 2023

CultNEWS101 Articles: 3/8/2023 (LDS, Ammon Bundy, Legal, FLDS, Sullivan Institute, Amish )

LDS, Ammon Bundy, Legal, FLDS, Sullivan Institute, Amish 

Forbes: Mormon Church Will Pay Millions In SEC Settlement Over Investment Portfolio Allegedly Saving For 'Second Coming Of Christ'
"The federal Securities and Exchange Commission charged the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Tuesday for violating federal tax laws, after a whistleblower revealed the church had allegedly deceived donors into raising money for a massive fund that has never been touched."

Idaho Statesman: Idaho health system wants Ammon Bundy held in contempt of court, seeks $7.5 million in damages
"St. Luke's Health System has filed paperwork asking an Ada County judge to consider holding far-right leader Ammon Bundy in contempt of court — again.

In court documents filed by Holland & Hart attorney Erik Stidham, St. Luke's alleged that Bundy violated Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton's protective order by failing to remove "defamatory statements" on the People's Rights Network — a far-right group started by Bundy — about St. Luke's President and CEO Chris Roth.

"A finding of contempt are needed here as Bundy disregards and disrespects the court and continues to disrupt plaintiff's lives and livelihoods," according to the memorandum. "Absent a finding of contempt, there is no doubt that Bundy will continue to defy the court."

in what he called a "peace offering." He's previously gone to trial twice for trespassing charges in 2021 and 2022.

Stidham in the memorandum alleged that Bundy violated the protective order by falsely posting on the People's Rights Network that Roth is a criminal accessory of child abduction."

"Polygamous cult leader Sam Bateman, a self-proclaimed prophet awaiting trial on kidnapping and other charges, "brazenly" used the jailhouse phone system to "engage in sexual discussions with children," federal prosecutors allege.

One of the girls, identified in court papers as "Jane Doe 4," is a 13-year-old he allegedly conspired to kidnap, court papers say."

Alexander Stille: The Sullivanians: Sex, Psychotherapy, and the Wild Life of an American Commune
"The devolution of the Sullivan Institute, from psychoanalytic organization to insular, radical cult.

In the middle of the Ozzie and Harriet 1950s, the birth control pill became available and a maverick psychoanalytic institute, the Sullivan Institute for Research in Psychoanalysis, opened its doors in New York City. Its founders wanted to start a revolution, one grounded in ideals of creative expression, sexual liberation, and freedom from societal norms, and the revolution needed to begin at home. Dismantling the nuclear family—and monogamous marriage—would free kids from the repressive forces of their parents. The movement attracted many brilliant people as patients, including the painter Jackson Pollock and a swarm of other artists, the singer Judy Collins, and the dancer Lucinda Childs. By the 1960s, it had become an urban commune of hundreds of people, with patients living with other patients, leading a creative, polyamorous life.

By the mid-1970s, under the leadership of its cofounder Saul Newton, it devolved from a radical communal experiment into an insular cult, with therapists controlling virtually every aspect of their patients' lives, from where they lived to how often they saw their children. Although the group was highly secretive, even after its dissolution in 1991, Alexander Stille has reconstructed the inner life of this hidden parallel world. Through countless interviews and personal papers, The Sullivanians reveal the nearly unbelievable story of a fallen utopia in the heart of New York City.
" ... In the communities surrounding Bloomfield, you'll find the largest, most conservative Amish community in Iowa. The Davis County Amish are a storied community, and they welcome visitors into their world. A visit to this community is a fascinating look at a lifestyle that feels completely foreign to us in the contemporary moment."

The Davis County Amish have been here for generations, and the tight-knit group still even speaks German."

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