These articles cover the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) — a sect of the Mormon Church.

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Jonestown cult massacre remains found; more religion news

Jonestown Peoples Temple cult Ashes of nine victims of the 1978 Jonestown murder & suicide massacre have been found among unclaimed containers in a Delaware funeral home.

The forced sale of an Australian doomsday cult’s compound fell through as the property did not attract any bids.

The accountant in charge of the FLDS cult’s property trust is in hot water over allegations that he patronized a prostitute.

Also, cult expert Rosanne Henry. [Read more...]

Texas takes possession of FLDS cult’s ranch

yfz ranch Authorities in Texas have today taken physical possession of the 1,700-acre Yearning For Zion Ranch that until recently belonged to the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS).

Under Texas law, law enforcement can try to seize property that was used to commit or facilitate certain criminal conduct. [Read more...]

FLDS cult’s ranch to be seized

FLDS Yearning for Zion Ranch 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. [Read more...]

Is ‘Breaking the Faith’ real or fake? The FLDS cult under scrutiny

Breaking the Faith The TLC series ‘Breaking the Faith’ purports to show life inside and outside the destructive, polygamous FLDS cult. But are the stories real?

In December TCL features a second series that focuses on the FLDS, featuring a woman who helps people escape the cult.

Also: Former FLDS plural wife Rebecca Musser wore red when she testified against cult leader Warren Jeffs. Here’s why. [Read more...]

Scientologists almost ready to ‘build a new world’; Actors in cults

Religion News Blog L. Ron Hubbard foresaw a day when followers of his fantasy religion would create a new world. The cult is almost ready to take on that challenge.

Propeties belonging to imprisoned cult leader Tony Alamo will be sold in order to pay two of his former victims. And like Alamo, cult leader Warren Jeffs still controls his followers from behind bars.

Also: The Child-Friendly Faith Project is holding a conference on child abuse occurring in faith communities and cultural groups.

Plus: Michelle Pfeiffer talks about her involvement in a cult. [Read more...]

24 candidates for board to oversee polygamous sect’s property trust

United Effort Plan 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. [Read more...]

Jedi Force is waning in Canada; and other religion news briefs

Jedi religion Jediism is losing followers in Canada, according to the latest census. Also: the arrival of religious immigrants has worked to offset the country’s growing secular population.

Scientology troubled front group Narconon now has the Oklahoma government looking over its shoulders.

Also: Vactican official says worshipping Santa Maria is blasphemy. [Read more...]