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Tuesday November 27, 2012 Bethany Deaton • International House of Prayer (IHOP) • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Bethany Deaton’s murder bears an eerie similarity to the murder of a woman in the fictional book, House of Lies.
The author says she has now come under attack by some people within the International House of Prayer.
Tuesday October 2, 2012 RNB's Religion News Blog:
In today’s issue: Unitarian faith growing throughout the USA. Cheerleaders’ Scripture-Quoting Football Signs Face Constitutional Challenge. And a poll shows that most Americans doubt Scientology is a true religion.
Plus… Filipino students hold naked protest In Manila against Innocence Of Muslims film.
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.
Friday September 7, 2012 RNB's Religion News Blog:
In today’s brief edition of Religion News Briefs: the death of cult leader and self-proclaimed ‘Messiah’ Sun Myung Moon brings out cult defenders.
An Amish bishop testifies against the cult-like group that attacked him. Plus, an Australian doctor — a member of the extremist Exclusive Brethren sect — has been banned from practicing medicine after prescribing a ‘gay cure.’
Tuesday August 28, 2012 RNB's Religion News Blog:
‘Hug Me Jesus’ statue about to replace the Touchdown Jesus statue that was destroyed by lightning. Also: The Trinity Broadcasting Network’s legal problems turn ‘The Blasphemy Channel’ into a soap opera.
Plus: What is going on at the Texas ranch of the polygamous FLDS cult? Storm chasers: some people want God to influence the weather to match their sense of right and wrong. That and more in today’s Religion News Briefs.
Wednesday August 8, 2012 RNB's Religion News Blog:
In today’s report: Pastor Michael Salman claims he is being persecuted for holding Bible studies in his home; but that is not true.
Also: another reason why not lying is good for you. Plus: can you really walk barefoot over hot coals by thinking positive thoughts?
Friday July 27, 2012 RNB's Religion News Blog:
A collection of links and blurbs highlighting religion news, cult stories — and anything else we think you might like.
Today: New York fails to stop noisy Scientologists. Religious devotees line up to have coconuts smashed on their heads. Nigerian prophet wants to represent a Japanese cult.
Also: South African white supremacist guilty of high treason in Mandela murder plot.
Plus… our yummiest new Twitter follower.
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.
Wednesday May 16, 2012 Religion News Briefing • RNB's Religion News Blog:
In today’s issue: The widow of Rex Humbard, the world’s first televangelist, dies. An Agape Ministries cult member gets his ammunition back. A court orders gated communities in Puerto Rico to provide access to Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Plus a short, but though-provoking documentary on the Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group that masquerades as a Christian church.
Sunday May 6, 2012 Religion News Briefing • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Cult leader Bert Potter
dies; a look at how Jim Jones
manipulated politicians in San Francisco; and Kate Bornstein
is no longer afraid to speak out about Scientology
Also in this religion news briefing: the rise of paid, online worship
in India; plus: 15 years after committing suicide the website of the Heaven’s Gate
cult is still online.
Plus: why more Ugandans are turning to Witchcraft
, and why a lawer thinks trafficking in brides
might be OK.
Monday April 9, 2012 Religion News Roundup • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Our hand-selected collection of religion news items for today includes snake handling churches, the ‘Jesus is not a homophobe’ T-shirt, Tim Tebow, and an orthodox Jewish reality show.
Plus: psychics accused of criminal fraud claim ‘religious freedom’ as a defense. More…
Saturday February 25, 2012 RNB's Religion News Blog:
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or you simply had a busy week, we can imagine that you don’t always read each and every religion news article we post.
In this new feature we select a handful of religion news stories from among those published over the past week to quickly get you up to speed.
Friday September 16, 2011 RNB's Religion News Blog:
“Islam can exist with democracy,” Pat Robertson on divorce, “Atheists are wrong,” and the movie ‘Higher Ground’ are among the items in this edition of RNB’s Religion News Roundup.
Plus: Can Parents Practice Religious Rites that Scare Children?
Friday August 12, 2011 Religion News Roundup • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Today’s religion news overview includes Scientology’s ambulance chasers, atheist bus ads, matzoh, and the Christian Values Network.
Also: Why the pastor of Willow Creek says you should buy Starbucks coffee; Evangelicals who question the existence of Adam and Eve; and Scholars who trace the Bible evolution.
Plus pick your own favorite: ‘More educated tend to be more religious’ vs. ‘Non-believers are often more educated.’
Monday June 6, 2011 Religion News Roundup • RNB's Religion News Blog:
A selection of religion news items, including opinion articles and links to related research resources.
Also: Today in History.
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