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Nobody joins a cult, but it is easy to get radicalized

Today: stories about the Palmarian Catholic Church, how easily people get radicalised, and what IS jihadists have in mind for Europe’s cities. Also: tongue-in-cheek, How do Operating Thetans get in touch with eachother? And is Crossfit a religion? Finally: Religion News Blog’s new design. Full story: Nobody joins a cult, but it is easy to get radicalized

Are you old enough to remember Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh?

In 1981 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh spent $5.75 million on a remote piece of property in Oregon and invested millions more to build Rajneeshpuram as a spiritual retreat for thousands of his red-frocked followers. A few years later some of...Show More Summary

Escaping Polygamy — and Scientology

'Sister Wives' sugarcoats polygamy. 'Escaping Polygamy' shows what the lifestyle is really like. Come to think of it, that's also what Alex Gibney did in his Emmy-nominated documentary, "Going Clear,' which exposes the Scientology cult to daylight. Full story: Escaping Polygamy — and Scientology

Religion News, Wednesday July 15, 2015

Scientology quacks urged veto of Texas mental health bill. Watch how dozens of Yazidi women and children escape from the clutches of ISIS barbarians. Why a Wheaton chaplaincy staffer quit the evangelical college: same-sex celibacy and the church. he US Bishops' Sexual Abuse Charter faces challenges. Full story: Religion News, Wednesday July 15, 2015

Brazilian Evangelicals set up a ‘sin free’ version of Facebook

The people behind Facegloria -- said to be a sin-free alternative to Facebook -- want to take on Facebook, Twitter, and the world. Aimed initially at Brazil's booming 'Evangelical' movement, the service is patrolled by volunteers who...Show More Summary

International Cultic Studies Association: Upcoming Events

The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is a global network of people concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic or high-demand groups, alternative movements, and other environments. ICSA is unique inShow More Summary

Anti-gay bakery owners must pay $135.000 to lesbian couple

The Christian owners of a bakery in Oregon have been ordered to pay $135.000 to a lesbian couple they refused to bake a wedding cake for. Aaron and Melissa Klein said their refusal to bake for the lesbian couple was prompted by their Christian beliefs. Show More Summary

Polygamous FLDS cult erects wall around meetinghouse

The insular Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) is building a "fortress-type" wall around its meeting house in Colorado City, Arizona. Observers believe the wall is being erected on the orders of cult leader Warren Jeffs, who is serving a sentence of life plus 20 years in prison. Full story: Polygamous FLDS cult erects wall around meetinghouse

Cult leader Lia Eden wants UFO to pick up her followers

Cult leader Lia Eden claims that a UFO piloted by the archangel Gabriel wants to pick up her followers. She has therefore requested that Indonesia's President and Jakarata's Governor grant the UFO permission to land at the country's National Monument. Full story: Cult leader Lia Eden wants UFO to pick up her followers

Jeremiah Duggan did not commit suicide, coroner rules

The coroner also ruled that the fact that Jeremiah Duggan had revealed himself to be Jewish while attending a conference of the extreme Larouche organisation may have had a bearing on how he died. Scotland Yard describes LaRouche's group as a 'political cult with sinister and dangerous connections.' Full story: Jeremiah Duggan did not commit suicide, coroner rules

Scientology front group strikes out

A baseball club in Australia has cut ties with a 'human rights group' because its affiliation with the 'Church' of Scientology had not been disclosed. Here's why the cult uses front groups in the first place. Full story: Scientology front group strikes out

Child in ‘resurrection ceremony’ starved more than 20 days

Araceli Meza, a woman who operated the Iglesia Internacional Jesus es el Rey church at her home in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs, has been arrested for allegedly helping starve to death a 2-year-old boy to rid him of a "demon,"Show More Summary

Why to revoke Scientology’s tax exempt status

Most people already know enough about the 'Church' of Scientology to know that it is not a religion. But the more we learn about this destructive cult, the clearer it becomes that this commercial hate group should not enjoy tax exempt status. Full story: Why to revoke Scientology’s tax exempt status

Islam in UK, USA; FLDS chickens; Marty Rathbun

Watch what happened when a former FLDS cult member tried to pick up her children from the community. Is Islam compatible with UK values? Sky News commissioned a survey to find out what Muslims and non-Muslims think about that and other...Show More Summary

Islam’s Rotten Apples Abusive Churches Aum Cult

There are three kinds of Muslims, former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali says, and moderates are not among them. The outspoken Islam critic calls for a reformation within Islam. Also: Former members of a church in Palmerston, New Zealand, say...Show More Summary

Govt: Aum guru’s influence still strong

Groups that have succeeded the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult were still under the strong influence of Aum guru Shoko Asahara, who is now on death row, in 2014, a government report said Tuesday. The influence of Asahara, whose real name … [Read more...] Full story: Govt: Aum guru’s influence still strong

Is Faith Christian Fellowship in Tucson, Arizona, a Cult of Christianity?

Investigative report into Faith Christian Church, Tucson, Arizona. Also, a look at Islam-inspired terrorism. More news items and resources may be added during the course of the day. Full story: Is Faith Christian Fellowship in Tucson, Arizona, a Cult of Christianity?

Jihad recruitment; human trafficking; and Jesus as a redhead

Why and how do young people get recruited by Muslim extremists? Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary will debut on HBO at the end of March. Also: Psychic Daniel Perez has been convicted in the drowning death of a woman at his commune,...Show More Summary

Religion News for busy people

In this issue: cult leader Debra Burslem, of the Magnificat Meal Movement, has fled Australia for the island nation of Vanuata. An Australian current affairs program tracked her down and confronted the 'prophetess' with claims that she...Show More Summary

RNB’s Religion Roundup: News and Data for Busy People

Religion news and data in bite-sized nuggets. Today includes info about: megachurches, the Book of Mormon, Saddleback church, megachurch databases, the Taliban vs. a ski school, and more. Also: Can Venture Capitalists predict the future? Can banking ever be ethical? And why does Playmobil love Martin Luther? Full story: RNB’s Religion Roundup: News and Data for Busy People

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