Tag: Jehovah’s Witnesses

‘Black Jesus’ killed * Teenage Exorcists * Syria in prophecy?

Bob Larson, who views himself as a ‘reverend’ and a ‘cult expert,’ nowadays markets himself via his team of Teenage Exorcists. Uhuh…

Jehovah’s Witnesses are in for yet another major doctrinal change which will drastically change their position.

Meanwhile, some Christians see the current problems in Syria in light of prophecy.

And in Papua New Guinea, a man known as ‘Black Jesus’ has been killed.

Cult Clothes * Narconon * Stockholm Syndrome * Human Trafficking

Among today’s religion news briefs: a Canadian community tries to keep Scientology’s Narconon quacks from establishing a ‘drug rehab’ center.

A judge rules that a Jehovah’s Witness can be given blood if necessary.

Cult expert Steve Hassan talks with a representative of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, and with a survivor.

And read this before you donate clothes to Planet Aid.

New organization takes on Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Watch Tower Society

The recently established Association of Anti-Watchtower Activists represents an international group of campaigners against the Watch Tower Society — the legal entity behind a religious cult whose members are known as “Jehovah’s Witnesses.”

The organization’s founders are committed to pursuing responsible and well-informed activism against the Watch Tower Society’s harmful teachings and practices.

Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘a cruel cult’

An Australian cult expert takes issue with the cruel Jehovah’s Witnesses practice of shunning — while an independent senator has renewed calls for a national cult-busting agency.

Also: Watching the Pope — Then and Now (Spot the difference).

And Rastafarians tell a court they use drugs for religious reasons.

People with no religion, ‘Nones,’ are rising in number

survey In today’s Religion News Briefs: As Protestants decline, people with no religion, “Nones”, are rising in number. Protestants are less than half of Americans, while Nones are one in five.

Also: a priest arrested for carrying a concealed gun told police he was ‘asked to get rid of it during a confession.’

Plus: More doctors honor religious objections to blood transfusions; And why jams and marmalades may be banned from church fetes.

Religion News Briefs: a UFO cult, a killer cult, a former cult

news roundup In today’s roundup: a UFO cult promotes the Swastika; yet another one of Jehovah’s Witnesses needlessly dies in obedience to the cult’s teachings; and the Trinity Broadcasting Network is reeling from yet another revelation.

Also: do people join cults due to depression? Plus: links to additional religion news stories of note.