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Black Magic, Religious Exemptions, Religious Insanity, and more…

Today in 1997 police in Southern California discovered the bodies of 39 people — who had committed suicide in order to board a UFO they believed would take them to heaven.

Black magic is firmly ingrained in some African belief systems. We’ll tell you what gri-gris are used for.

Then there is an illustration of religious insanity provided by a preacher who thinks he is an apostle.

Plus: get up to speed on the religious exemption case the US Supreme Court is grappling with.

Come to church and donate your money: we’re buying a mall

god and money Among the items in today’s edition of Religion News Briefs: ‘Come to church and give us your money: We’re buying a mall.’

Plus: the Muslim cleric at the foreground of the campaign to prosecute a young Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy may have planted the evidence — burned pages from the Koran — himself.

From the religion beat: the popular Faith & Reason column at USA TODAY is closing down.

Anne Frank posthumously baptized in Mormon ritual

Anne Frank Mormons operating independently of the Mormon Church — and in direct contradiction to the church’s edicts on the subject — have posthumously baptized Anne Frank in a Mormon ritual referred to as ‘Baptism for the Dead.’

In response the LDS Church has issued its strongest response yet to the violation of its agreement not to do proxy baptisms for Holocaust victims who are not related to a church member.