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Thursday June 27, 2013
Black Hebrews (Peter Moses)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Vania Rae Sisk, from Durham, N.C., was sentenced today to at least 30 years in prison for helping conceal her 4-year-old son’s murder, and for killing another woman of the religious cult to which she belonged.

The cult’s leader is still to be sentenced.

Tuesday June 25, 2013
NarcononRNB's Religion News BlogScientology:
Narconon Netherlands, part of the Scientology front group Narconon International, has been placed under enhanced supervision by the Health Care Inspectorate — a Dutch government agency — in the belief that the safety of Narconon’s patients is in question.

IGZ says the enhanced supervision is necessary in order to insure that Narconon will observe certain agreements.

Friday June 21, 2013
Faith HealingFirst Century Gospel ChurchHerbert and Catherine SchaibleRNB's Religion News Blog:
Herbert Schaible, charged — together with his wife, Catherine — with third degree murder in the faith healing death of their 7-month old son, has been denied bail and will remain in jail.

Monday June 17, 2013
Faith HealingFirst Century Gospel ChurchHerbert and Catherine SchaibleRNB's Religion News Blog:
Former members of First Century Gospel Church, which teaches that a person’s salvation depends on trusting God to heal without medical help or medicine, refer to the church as a cult.

Two of its members will soon stand trial on murder charges in the ‘faith healing’ death of their 7-month old son.

Wednesday June 5, 2013
PolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
High profile prosecutions of fundamentalist Mormons who engaged in child marriages have shone an unwelcome spotlight on polygamous believers.

But the members of one polygamous sect — that does not allow underage followers to marry — say they are tired of living in secret and want to demonstrate plural marriage as a normal, loving lifestyle.

Tuesday June 4, 2013
Faith HealingFirst Century Gospel ChurchHerbert and Catherine SchaibleRNB's Religion News Blog:
For faith healers there is no protection when faith and law collide, one legal expert says in reference to the case of Herbert and Catherine Schaible, who have been charged with third degree murder in the death of their 8-month-old son.

Wednesday May 22, 2013
First Century Gospel ChurchHerbert and Catherine SchaibleRNB's Religion News Blog:
The death of an 8-month old son of a Philadelphia ‘faith healing’ couple already on probation for the negligence death of another child has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner.

Herbert and Catherine Schaible have been charged with third-degree murder.

Tuesday May 21, 2013
CultsRNB's Religion News Blog:
Updated Israeli police have arrested man whom they suspect of leading a violent cult community that routinely practiced child abuse.

The group of people he controlled consisted of six families, including 11 parents and 25 children.

City Harvest ChurchRNB's Religion News Blog:
The pastor and five other leaders or Singapore’s City Harvest Church are on trial for alleged embezzlement.

Prosecutors say the six siphoned off nearly $40 million of church funds in a scheme to boost the career of pop singer Sun Ho, wife of pastor Kong Hee.

Monday May 20, 2013
RNB's Religion News BlogSatanic and/or ritual abuse:
In October, 2011, two teenage girls were doused with petrol and set alight on a hill south of Johannesburg, South Africa, in what authorities, prosecutors and the accused say was a Satanic ritual killing.


RNB's Religion News Blog:
Federal prosecutors and attorneys are seeking the seizure of more buildings from cult leader Tony Alamo — who is serving a 175-year prison sentence for taking girls as young as nine as his ‘wives.’

The properties are to be sold in order to satisfy judgements against Alamo.

Tuesday May 7, 2013
Faith HealingFirst Century Gospel ChurchHerbert and Catherine SchaibleRNB's Religion News Blog:
Seven children of a Herbert and Catherine Schaible, couple under investigation in the death of their 8-month old son, have received court-ordered medical examinations and any needed immunizations.

The Schaible’s are members of the First Century Gospel Church, which teaches that a person’s salvation depends on trusting God to heal without medical help or medicine.

Monday May 6, 2013
RNB's Religion News BlogSound Doctrine church:
The trial of John Fraser, assistant pastor of the controversial ‘Sound Doctrine Church’ in Washington state, continues today.

Fraser stands accused of child rape and molestation charges.

Thursday May 2, 2013
RNB's Religion News Blog:
A fugitive Chilean cult leader who allegedly sacrificed a living baby on a bonfire in the believe the child was the ‘Antichrist’ has been found dead in Peru in an apparent suicide.

Most members of the tiny cult have been captured. International arrest warrants are still out for the remaining fugitives.

Monday April 29, 2013
Benny HinnRNB's Religion News Blog:
Televangelist Benny Hinn teaches that they way to get out of debt is to ‘sow seeds’ — a euphemism for ‘donating money.’

But this prosperity teaching scam is not working for Hinn himself, as evidenced by the fact that he is now asking for donations to get him out of debt.

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