November 2014: 5,000 people murdered by Muslim extremists.
Also: IS barbarians stoop to a new low.
Plus: Promoting, in Burma, a bar with an image of the Buddha wearing headphones is asking for trouble. And here’s the Internet Movie Database listing that scares the destructive Scientology cult.
The money-hungry Scientology cult has once again been caught behaving badly.
This time the unethical organization has usurped an acronym of special importance to the citizens of Australia and New Zealand.
Among the items in this issue of Religion News Briefs: Criticizing the Mormon Church can get you excommunicated. Leaving the destructive Scientology cult is scary (and wise).
Also: After three decades of debate on homosexuality, the Presbyterian Church has changed its definition of marriage. Plus: the Ex-Hijabi Fashion Photo Blog.
Narconon facilities are billed as a ‘drug rehab’ centers. But the organization’s approach is built on the quackery of fantasist L. Ron Hubbard, the dishonest man who saddled us with the Scientology cult. Small wonder then that Narconon is facing heaps of legal problems.
Are our bodies designed to connect with God?
Two serial killers in today’s edition: Charles Manson and David Berkowitz.
Television journalist Mark Bunker has been working on a feature-length, professional-produced documentary film that exposes the abusive practices of the Church of Scientology.
The film is almost ready for release.
There has been some speculation that the death of hate preacher Fred Phelps will spell the end of the hate group he founded.
That may be a case of wishful thinking, especially when you take into account that Phelps was excommunicated from the church after a power-struggle in August, 2013.
Also inside: A Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist monk, a Hindu and a Taoist priest get together — and its not a joke.
Plus: help make an anti-Scientology cult conference possible; and more…
Jailed FLDS cult leader Warren Jeffs is hospitalized. A mother convicted together with her husband for the faith healing death of their young son starts her prison sentence.
Also: Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church is near death (and was reportedly excommunicated from the hate group).
Plus: Pilgrims are drawn to a glowing Virgin Mary statue . And more….
The so-called Church of Scientology is based on the fantasies and unethical ideas of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
His ‘Disconnection’ policy — in which friends and families are ruthlessly ripped apart — is a huge embarrassment for the cult.
The ‘Church’ of Scientology, among other things known for tearing relationships apart, is delighted that two of its members in the UK have finally been able to marry in one of the cult’s ‘chapels.’
We also highlight a couple of other cases in which human rights and religious freedom interact.
Inside this issue of Religion News Briefs: items on Scientology, the International Cultic Studies Association, the Plymouth Brethren (which you know as the Exclusive Brethren), and more.
Also: the Book of Mormon vs DNA. And Saudi Arabia’s religious police. As always we include a modicum of opinion, as well as links to research resources.