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Among the items in this issue of Religion News Briefs: Criticizing the Mormon Church can get you excommunicated. Leaving the destructive Scientology cult is scary (and wise).
Also: After three decades of debate on homosexuality, the Presbyterian Church has changed its definition of marriage. Plus: the Ex-Hijabi Fashion Photo Blog. [Read more...]
The Nebraska Board of Pardons on Tuesday commuted the sentence of former cult member Timothy Haverkamp
, who has been on parole since 2009.
Haverkamp was one of five men convicted of the 1985 murder of James Thimm. [Read more...]
Bloggers have been picking apart the claims of a man who says he is a Muslim-turned-Christian. Ergun Caner has sued some of them for posting a video they say shows him lying. Thus far, the bloggers are winning.
In England, viewers are upset with ITV for showing a an ad during prime-time in which the Scientology cult spouts its usual nonsense.
Find out why Russian Orthodox Church priests are getting ridiculed on Twitter. [Read more...]
Narconon facilities are billed as a ‘drug rehab’ centers. But the organization’s approach is built on the quackery of fantasist L. Ron Hubbard, the dishonest man who saddled us with the Scientology cult. Small wonder then that Narconon is facing heaps of legal problems.
Are our bodies designed to connect with God?
Two serial killers in today’s edition: Charles Manson and David Berkowitz. [Read more...]
Cult leader Frederick Madison King, leader of the Church of Jesus Christ Restored has been charged with assualt and a range of other crimes.
Some of the charges date back to 1978 and involve seven victims, who were all members of the church. [Read more...]
Want to understand what’s going on in Syria? You need to be familiar with some 7th century prophecies.
“Craigslist killer” Miranda Barbour, who claims she was a Satanist and has killed “under 100 people,” has had her first court appearance.
Also: In some countries, not wearing a proper veil can get you arrested. By the religious police.
The beard-cutting-cult leader is back in the news. Plus more… [Read more...]