The state of Texas is one step closer to seizing the Yearning For Zion Ranch — a 1,691 acres property owned by the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Under Texas law, law enforcement can try to seize property that was used to commit or facilitate certain criminal conduct.
The global demand for Orval Trappist beer far outstrips supply, but the abbey-based brewery cannot increase production due to a scarcity of monks.
Meanwhile, a beer brewed at an abbey in Massachusetts has become the first in the U.S.to te receive the ‘Authentic Trappist Product’ designation.
Scientology Amsterdam, reportedly considered a ‘small and falining org’, has received financial help from the mother church in America in order to purchase a building destined to become an ‘Ideal Org.’
Ideal Orgs are seemingly designed to convey a sense of success and respectability — an uphill battle doomed to fail.
Larry and Carri Williams, convicted
of starving and beating their 13-year-old adopted daughter — forcing her outside where she died in the cold — were sentenced Tuesday to decades in prison
Hana Williams died of hypothermia and starvation in the family yard in Sedro-Woolley, Washington two years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.