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  • Religion and Cult News, Saturday

    Religion and Cult News, Saturday

    The sentences of three German men found guilty for their leadership roles at the infamous Colonia Dignidad cult in Chile have been increased.The cult's founder, former Nazi Paul Schaefer, was sentenced in July 2008 for torturing children.[wpipa id=…
    - 31 Dec 16, 6:54am -
  • Religion & Cults News – Wednesday

    Religion & Cults News – Wednesday

    The Berlin attack is right out of the terror handbooksThe world’s deadliest terrorist groups are increasingly open about their intentions, tactics, and targets. Last month, Rumiyah, the slickest terrorist magazine on the Internet market, was ve…
    - 21 Dec 16, 1:36pm -
  • Shincheonji “New Heaven and New Earth” cult infiltrating churches

    Shincheonji “New Heaven and New Earth” cult infiltrating churches

    UK: Churches warned of 'deceptive cult' linked to South Korea infiltrating congregationsHundreds of British churches, including some of the UK’s largest congregations, have been warned against possible infiltration by a group accused of being a…
    - 12 Dec 16, 9:03am -
  • The attitudes of Western European states towards new religious movements

    The attitudes of Western European states towards new religious movements

    Research: a brief overview of the attitudes of Western European states towards new religious movements is an interesting article by Jean-François Mayer, founder and editor of Relioscope -- an independent website that provides 'news and analysis abo…
    - 7 Nov 16, 1:54pm -
  • Does the UK’s anti-radicalisation program alienate Muslims?

    Does the UK’s anti-radicalisation program alienate Muslims?

    Today's edition includes stories about a radicalisation prevention program that may backfire. A protest against Whole Foods over its link to Marc Gafni. Iglesia ni Cristo, a powerful cult of Christianity, endorses presidential candidates. Plus:…
    - 6 May 16, 7:09am -
  • Nobody joins a cult, but it is easy to get radicalized

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

    Today's edition contains 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 Cr…
    - 28 Nov 15, 5:16pm -
  • Are you old enough to remember Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh?

    Are you old enough to remember Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh?

    Are you old enough to remember the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ADiK74fve8Oregon Public Broadcasting, Nov. 21, 2012 In 1981 this spiritual leader from India spent $5.75 million on a remote piece of property in Oregon a…
    - 18 Jul 15, 12:11pm -
  • Escaping Polygamy — and Scientology

    Escaping Polygamy — and Scientology

    Going Clear, Alex Gibney's smash documentary that exposes the Scientology cult to daylight, was HBO's highest-rated documentary premiere in almost a decade. By popular demand it is going to be back in theaters.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watc…
    - 16 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
  • Religion News, Wednesday July 15, 2015

    Religion News, Wednesday July 15, 2015

    Scientology quacks at work:After a Church of Scientology-backed group helped organize a campaign against it, Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed legislation that would have given Texas doctors more power to detain mentally ill and potentially dangerous patient…
    - 15 Jul 15, 9:54am -
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    • Anti-gay preacher Logan Robertson will not be prosecuted
      Police have decided not to take any action against a West Auckland pastor who said gay people should be shot "through their head the moment they kiss".Pastor Logan Robertson of the Westcity Bible Baptist Church said police interviewed...
      - 3 days ago 17 Aug 17, 12:04am -
    • Police investigating NZ preacher who said gay people should be shot
      The West Auckland pastor who posted a sermon clip online calling for gay people to be shot is being investigated by police.Logan Robertson, pastor of the small independent Westcity Bible Baptist Church, made the comments to his...
      - 4 days ago 16 Aug 17, 5:03am -
    • West Auckland pastor preaches gay people should be shot
      WARNING: Content may offend A West Auckland pastor has delivered a sermon calling for gay people to be shot.Westcity Bible Baptist Church pastor Logan Robertson agrees his comments are hate speech but is unapologetic.Footage...
      - 5 days ago 15 Aug 17, 6:34am -
    • Anglican Diocese of Christchurch to consider gifting Christ Church Cathedral to Government
      The Anglican Diocese of Christchurch has announced today that it will consider gifting the earthquake-crippled Christ Church Cathedral to the Government "for the people of New Zealand". It's been more than six years since the Gothic-style...
      - 6 days ago 14 Aug 17, 3:20am -
    • Deborah Hill Cone: It's the end of the world and I feel fine
      My daughter is perturbed. She is 12. At the moment she seems to think we are about to get nuked. I make her a cheese sandwich and say "everything's going to be fine" but my voice goes a bit squeaky. I'm not sure that speaking an...
      - 6 days ago 13 Aug 17, 5:00pm -

    Bartholomew's Notes

    • 21 August 2017 and the Eclipse of Reason
      Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham, warns Americans not to enjoy next week’s solar eclipse: For the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will be seen from coast to coast in our nation.  People are preparing to mark this si…
      - 2 days ago 18 Aug 17, 7:54am -
    • Ashford Tandoori Owner Became Anti-Islam Evangelist after Discovering Muslim Staff Weren’t Extremists
      From Food and Drink Guides, April 2016: …Ian [Sleeper] took over ownership of The Singleton Tandoori [in Ashford, Kent] eighteen months ago and has gone on to create a staff-led business. It wasn’t a mere whim which led him to open a restaurant,…
      - 3 days ago 17 Aug 17, 9:19am -
    • US Christian Right Group Boasts of Influence in Kenya Election
      A press release from the American Pastors Network: Last week’s election in Kenya proved to be a statement on the power that Christian voters can have on the outcome of the direction of their nation… APN President Sam Rohrer said the American Pa…
      - 4 days ago 16 Aug 17, 7:10am -
    • T.B. Joshua: Also Big in Paraguay
      Back in June I noted Nigerian “Prophet” T.B. Joshua’s recent visit to Ecuador, where he received a Commendation of Honour from Quito government dignitaries. Joshua has now followed up with a trip to Paraguay, where was similarly honoured. Rep…
      - 8 days ago 12 Aug 17, 8:01am -
    • US Eclipse and September Constellation Alignment Cited as “End Times” Evidence
      The once-staid broadsheet newspaper the Daily Telegraph poses an alarming question: Will the 2017 solar eclipse cause a secret planet called ‘Nibiru’ to destroy Earth next month? …David Meade, author of ‘Planet X – The 2017 Arrival’, ass…
      - 9 days ago 11 Aug 17, 9:49am -
    • Ben Garrison and Mike Cernovich Step Back from “Rothschild Puppet-Master” Image
      A detail from an Atlantic article about Trump’s National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster: The provocative right-wing blogger and activist Mike Cernovich has launched a sustained attack on McMaster, including setting up a website called McMasterLe…
      - 13 days ago 6 Aug 17, 12:05pm -

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