Tag: Sound Doctrine church

Jury finds ‘Sound Doctrine’ pastor guilty of sex crimes against child

Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene are alive and well, and living in Australia. (Yes, that’s an item from the ‘religious insanity’ files).

The founder and co-director of an eating disorders treatment center has stepped down after four women have accused him of brainwashing them into believing they were involved in satanic cults.

And and anti-cult organization takes Denmark to task for allowing the destructive Scientology cult to have its European HQ there.

Micah Moore indicted in Bethany Deaton murder

In this edition of Religion News Briefs: Micah Moore is indicted for first-degree murder in the killing of Bethany Deaton. He is free on a $250,000 cash bond, and his next scheduled hearing is January 17.

The trial of Malcolm Fraser has been moved to January 16. Fraser is the assistant pastor of the contrversial ‘Sound Doctrine Church’ in Enumclaw, Washington.

Plus: a study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life concludes that worldwide more than eight-in-ten people identify with a religious group — while one-in-six people have no religious affiliation.

Pastor of Sound Doctrine Church charged with first-degree rape of a child

Malcolm John Fraser Malcolm John Fraser, the assistant pastor of Sound Doctrine Church in Enumclaw, Washington, was formally charged with first-degree rape of a child.

In 2009 the church was in the news in relation to a custody ruling involving a female member of the church, friends and family members of who describes Sound Doctrine Church as a ‘cult.’

Sound Doctrine ‘cult’ factored in judge’s home school ruling

Sound Doctrine church cult ruling In a case that’s gaining national attention, a Wake County judge ruled Tuesday that a woman must share custody of her three children with her estranged husband and can no longer home school them.

Advocates of homeschooling have characterized the case as a challenge to parent’s rights to home school their children, but court documents released Tuesday show the woman’s family is concerned about her relationship with a small Washington State based church that critics characterize as a cult.

Magnum’s ruling quotes people named as former members of Sound Doctrine who describe the institution as abusive. They say Sound Doctrine practiced brainwashing and was run by fear and manipulation.