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Tuesday October 29, 2013
Gilbert Deya MinistriesRNB's Religion News Blog:
A UK pastor already facing extradition to his native Kenya to face charges of child stealing and trafficking — allegedly to provide infertile women in his church with ‘miracle babies’ — is facing more legal trouble.

Self-proclaimed archbishop Gilbert Deya has been placed in custody on charges of rape, attempted rape, and inappropriate touching.

Friday October 25, 2013
Cult ExpertsRNB's Religion News Blog:
Private Investigator David Sullivan — who helped people get out of cults by joining those cults himself — has died at the age of 62.

His work is featured in a cover story in the November 2013 issue of Harper’s magazine.

Monday October 21, 2013
RNB's Religion News BlogTony Alamo:
Cult leader Tony Alamo must reveal the source of finances he uses to pay his attorneys as legal authorities are trying to figure out how to satisfy judgments his victims have won against him.

The ‘evangelist,’ whose ministry is considered a cult both sociologically and theologically, is serving a 175-year prison sentence.

Thursday October 3, 2013
FLDSRNB's Religion News BlogUnited Effort PlanUnity-States of Our World:
A judge will look for five to seven qualified people to create a board that will oversee the redistribution of homes and other property within the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The state of Utah seized the cult’s property trust fund in 2005 over concerns of mismanagement.

Friday September 27, 2013
IslamRNB's Religion News Blog:
The Internet enables Muslims to search religious knowledge in the source texts.

German anthropologist Carmen Becker believe that, in the long run, this will undermine the authority of Islam’s religious scholars..

Monday September 23, 2013
RNB's Religion News BlogTwo by Twos / Friends and Workers:
A former leader of a secretive sect considered to be a cult of Christianity faces twelve charges of unlawful indecent assaults and gross indecency on three young female victims.

Chris Chandler was promoted to the senior position of “worker” — the sect’s terms for “minister” — even though senior members were aware of allegations against him.

Friday September 13, 2013
Church of WellsRNB's Religion News Blog:
The parents of a young woman who cut off virtually all contact after she joined a small church in Texas are concerned their daughter is being brainwashed.

Church officials have tried to answer the concerns, but their behavior raises all kind of red flags.

Tuesday September 10, 2013
Larry and Carri WilliamsRNB's Religion News Blog:
Larry and Carri Williams have been convicted in the death of 13-year-old Hana Williams, who died from hypothermia and starvation in their backyard in May 2011.

While prosecutors say religion played no role, the strictly religious couple adhered to the principles set forth in the controversial Christian parenting book, “To Train Up A Child.”

Wednesday September 4, 2013
Larry and Carri WilliamsRNB's Religion News Blog:
Larry and Carri Williams, accused of abusing their adoptive daughter Hana Williams to death, have taken the stand in their own defense.

Prosecutors says religion plays no role in the case, but once again the controversial parenting book titled “To Train Up a Child” is part of the story.

Saturday August 31, 2013
Faith HealingGeneral Assembly Church of the First BornRNB's Religion News Blog:
Authorities in Albany, Oregon on Thursday arrested a couple on charges first-and second-degree manslaughter in the death of their 12-year-old daughter.

The couple belongs to the Church of The First Born, which eschews modern medicine in favor of faith healing. The church is part of an nationwide network that is linked to numerous preventable deaths.

Friday August 23, 2013
RNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
The wife of a former senior executive of the Church of Scientology has filed a lawsuit against the cult’s controlling entities, cult leader David Miscavige, and two men believed to be working on behalf of the ‘church’ in an effort to stop the cult from its lengthy harassment campaign against her and her husband.

A judge has issues a temporary restraining order against the cult, which is known for its unethical behavior.

Friday August 9, 2013
RNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
The Los Angeles Police Department says claims that the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige is missing are “unfounded.”

But the cult’s critics still want to know what has happened to Shelly Miscavige, who has not been seen in public since 2006.

Thursday August 8, 2013
Faith HealingFirst Century Gospel ChurchHerbert and Catherine SchaibleRNB's Religion News Blog:
Herbert and Catherine Schaible, charged with murder in the faith healing death of their 8-month old son, have lost their bid to have those charges dismissed.

The couple, members of an abusive church that teaches you can lose your salvation if you seek out medical help, is already on probation in the 2009 faith healing death of another son.

Tuesday July 30, 2013
Larry and Carri WilliamsMichael and Debi PearlNo Greater Joy MinistriesRNB's Religion News Blog:
The trial of a Washington state couple accused of starving their adopted Ethiopian-born daughter and locking her outside in the cold, where she died from exposure is underway.

Prosecutors say the couple tortured Hana Williams and her brother Emanuel under the guise of discipline.

Saturday July 6, 2013
Black Hebrews (Peter Moses)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Cult leader Peter Moses has been sentenced to two life terms for the murder of a 4-year-old boy, and his complicity in the murder of a 28-year-old member of his cult.

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