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Tuesday May 14, 2013 Religion News Briefs:
There are indications that the demise Harold Camping’s Family Radio Network is imminent. Camping, a heretic of Christianity, is best known for his failed doomsday predictions.
A mayoral candidate in North Miame claims she is endorsed by Jesus Christ.
Plus: a doctoral student at Harvard University proposes that Muslim clerics with poor job prospects are more likely to preach violence.
Friday May 3, 2013 Religion News Briefs:
The late Sun Myung Moon, a fantasist who claimed to be the Messiah, once said that after he died, “I will continue to lead the church from the spirit world.” If that’s so, why is the cult going through a power struggle?
Muslim cleric Yousuf Badri is belligerent and rude during a television interview, but the female hosts puts him in his place.
And we go back to the Seventies, with the Source Family.
Monday April 29, 2013 Religion News Briefs:
A cult victim and a cult expert address the mind control that could be a factor in the beliefs and behavior of the Boston bombers.
Meanwhile, a Muslim extremist demonstrates
Wednesday April 24, 2013 Religion News Briefs:
Japan’s Koyasan Shingon sect of Buddhism invested money from followers, who were not told about the investments. The investments went sour.
A Muslim hate preacher once called “Osama bin Laden’s right hand man in Europe” again thwarts UK government efforts to send him back to Jordan, where he faces terrorism charges.
Saturday April 20, 2013 Religion News Briefs:
Today’s Religion News Briefs include the blessing of bicycles and a look at meditation teacher Jeff Warren.
Also: A city in Indonesia bans Muslim women from farting loudly. And there’s a split among Mormon scholars: Some argue for wider research; others keep focus on defending the faith.
Thursday April 18, 2013 Religion News Briefs:
A teenage member of Jehovah’s Witnesses says forcing a life-saving blood transfusion on him would be akin to rape.
Also: are you a handsome man? Then you’d better stay out of Saudi Arabia.
Saturday April 6, 2013 Religion News Briefs:
A Scientology front group, Social Betterment Properties International, has bought Larry Hagman’s estate. Here’s what those front group are all about.
Femen holds a bare-chested ‘Jihad’ in protest of calls for the stoning death of an activist in Tunesia.
Also: Children who are wards of the State of Oregon can be vaccinated despite their parents’ religious objections.
Rick Warren’s youngest son commits suicide.
Monday March 11, 2013 Religion News Briefs:
Gary Smith, the chief executive officer of Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma, and several of the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center's employees have had their drug counseling certifications revoked.
Wednesday February 27, 2013 Religion News Briefs:
Religious intolerance is growing in Indonesia
Friday February 8, 2013 Religion News Briefs:
Muslim-American terrorism has declined for the third year in a row, a study concludes. Plus: Amish ask judge to keep a beard-cutting renegade Amish cult leader jailed.
The niece of Scientology cult leader David Miscavige speaks out in a new book that is sure to have the controversial ‘church’ in damage control mode.
Also, two FLDS cult towns owe lots in back taxes to Utah, Arizona.
Wednesday January 30, 2013 Religion News Briefs:
A witchdoctor and four others were killed in an explosion allegedly caused when the sorcerer tried to behead a goblin for a customer.
Also: a feud between Biblical archeologists leads to a lawsuit. Plus: Mexican officials have broken up a bizarre cult called the “Defensores de Cristo” (“Defenders of Christ”).
The murderer of an Imam deemed to be a heretic has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Plus more religion news briefs, including items about Scientology, Colonia Dignidad and the Roman Catholic Church.
Monday September 24, 2012 RNB's Religion News Blog:
Today: how one business owner makes sure potential customers know he is not a Scientologist. Also: two Private Investigators who say they Church of Scientology hired them to follow and report on former Scientologists are sueing the cult for payments due.
Plus: The Gospel of Jesus’ wife: sensationalism masquerading as scholarship.
Wednesday September 5, 2012 Blasphemy • Islam • Pakistan:
An unexpected twist in the Rimsha Masih blasphemy case appears to have paved the way for her freedom from apparently false charges of desecrating the Quran.
In the meantime, the case has triggered a debate on how Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws are being used to settle personal scores and vendettas.
Tuesday July 31, 2012 RNB's Religion News Blog:
In today’s issue: Your Amish whatever is probably not Amish after all. Televangelist Robert ‘Dr. Shine’ Freeman jailed. And a TV station staff entirely by veiled women.
Also: Philip Jenkins recounts a scary experience in Amsterdam.
Plus: Spending by Muslim tourists is growing faster than the global rate, and… Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Stephen Colbert team up.
Thursday July 26, 2012 RNB's Religion News Blog:
Today: Authorities probe deaths at Scientology-related Narconon facility; The great grandson of Scientology cult founder L. Ron Hubbard explains why he considers Hubbard to be a conman.
Also: Four in 10 Muslim congregations in Sweden are exposed to criminal attacks of various kinds; Cult expert Steve Hassan’s new book; and ‘evangelical’ Rich Mouw is still trying to whitewash the Mormon Church.
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