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Religion News Briefing: Scientology, Ayn Rand, Ronald Weinland, more

religion news Today: Scientology defectors tell why they left; Ayn Rand’s philosophy examined from a Christian perspective; and Germany cracks down on Muslim extremists.

Also: A pastor charged with physically assaulting a 13-year-old boy as a way of disciplining him; and another look at Pro-Ana websites.

Plus: Failed doomsday prophet Ronald Weinland guilty of tax evasion.

Tax trial of false prophet Ronald Weinland exposes lavish lifestyle

Ronald Weinland Prosecutors say that Ronald Weinland, who preaches that the end of the world is near, lived a lavish lifestyle off donations of his followers and didn’t pay taxes on much of the money.

Weinland’s attorney says the government doesn’t understand the evangelist’s beliefs regarding the pending collapse of the U.S. financial system.