Topic / Cults

Do Scientology ‘volunteer ministers’ really help millions?

Hop across to this Scientology site, and you’ll see a claim guaranteed to raise eyebows: Over the course of the past twelve months, hundreds of thousands trained in the skills of the Scientology Volunteer Minister reached out and helped others in times of disaster. Their actions embodied the words of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard: […]

Blow to $cientology in the Netherlands

A court in the Hague last week revoked Scientology’s status as a “public welfare institution”  – and the tax exemption that goes with it. According to this report, the court ruled that sales of the cult’s courses and “therapy” sessions are aimed at profit-making, and therefore The Church of Scientology does not merit being on the tax […]

Judge protects child from religious conflict

A pair of devout Jehovah’s Witnesses have been ordered by a British Columbia judge not to involve their four-year-old granddaughter in the activities of their silly cult. The couple, according to this report, lost their bid for unsupervised access to the girl because they insisted on taking her to worship at a Kingdom Hall despite the repeated […]

Fatal church beating: more facts emerge

Lucas Leonard, 19, the NY man who was beaten to death at the Word of Life Church, was being subjected to a ‘family counseling session’ along with his younger brother, Christopher, 17. Their parents, Bruce Leonard, 65, and Deborah Leonard, 59, above, have been charged with manslaughter. In addition, four of the couple’s fellow parishioners […]

NY man dies after he was beaten in church

Bruce and Deborah Leonard, above, have been charged in New Hartford in connection with an incident inside the Word of Life Christian Church that resulted in their two sons being viciously beaten, one of them fatally. The events that led up to 19-year-old Lucas Leonard’s death and the assault of his younger brother Christopher, 17, on […]

Spanking pastor faces abuse charges

Howard Curtis, 72, above, former senior minister of the Coulsdon Christian Fellowship, south London, allegedly ran a “cult” where grown women were persuaded to strip naked so he could spank them over his knee for his own pleasure. According to this report, Curtis used the Bible to justify the spanking sessions. Croydon Crown Court heard […]

Mormon ‘magic stone’ revealed

Following its bid to demystify its ‘magic underwear’, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints this week  revealed for the first time the ‘magic stone’ that allegedly enabled its founder, Joseph Smith, to translate sacred texts that were to become the Book of Mormon. It seems from this report that the Internet has […]

JWs hit by fresh abuse revelations

The billboard above, erected in Belton, Texas, earlier this month to target a great gathering of Jehovah’s Witnesses due to take place there later this week, has became especially relevent in the wake of fresh revelations concerning abuse within the cult. According JW Survey, Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has […]

JW chief targets gays in child abuse video

Jehovah’s Witness leader Tony Morris III, above, who recently became an international laughing stock for blaming homosexuals for popularising skinny jeans, has again gone on the offensive against gays in a video that sets out to show how ‘proactive’ the cult has been in its efforts protect children from abuse. “Tight Pants Tony” used the […]

Big damages award for JW abuse victim

In a groundbreaking case – the first of its kind in the UK – the High Court in London yesterday ordered the Jehovah’s Witnesses to pay £275,000 damages to the victim of clerical abuse. The sinister cult must also meet the victim’s £455,000 legal costs. The case, according to this report, revealed that the victim […]