Clitoraid, a charity backed by the Raelian Movement, has built a hospital in Burkina Faso for the purpose of helping women who have been subjected to genital mutilation.
But the country forbids the hospital from opening, and has cancelled the work permits of a team of surgeons.
Raelians believe pressure from the Catholic Church is behind these moves. But concern over the Raelian gospel may also play a role. [Read more...]
The so-called Church of Scientology is based on the fantasies and unethical ideas of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
His ‘Disconnection’ policy — in which friends and families are ruthlessly ripped apart — is a huge embarrassment for the cult. [Read more...]
Self-proclaimed Satanist Miranda Barbour, in jail along with her husband on charges of homicide, claims to have killed ‘undere 100′ people.
Investigators are skeptical, and the Church of Satan says it has had not contact with the couple. [Read more...]
Herbert and Catherine Schaible are sent to prison for the faith healing death of their 2nd child.
But the abusive church they belong to — a cult of Christianity — continues unhindered. [Read more...]
When it comes to issues of child abuse or neglect, followers of Christian Science — which is neither ‘Christian’ nor ‘science’ — should be held to the same standards as members of other groups.
A lawmaker in Washington state has introduced a bill that would eliminate a ‘faith healing’ exemption for Christian Scientists. [Read more...]
An ongoing series of preventable deaths among children of parents who belong to a religious sect, have prompted an Idaho lawmaker to draft a bill that addresses how the state deals with the issue of faith healing when minors are involved.
In 2011 the State of Oregon passed a similar bill in response to numerous child deaths at the same church. [Read more...]
Doomsday cult member Makoto Hirata is charged with involvement in the 1995 abduction and death of a notary official.
Hirata, who in January 2011 handed himself in to police after 17 years on the run, is also charged with involvement in the firebombing of a Tokyo condominium. [Read more...]