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Raelians help fund FGM reconstructive surgery in Africa (UPDATE: Trouble)

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Originally posted Feb 10, 2014 See update. This is something else. But also, a bit dubious. In Burkina Faso, 58 percent of girls have been subjected to the practice of genital mutilation before it was banned in 1996. A new clinic offers reconstructive surgery for free, promising… miracles. UFO cult backs Africa’s first clitoris restoration…

3Cs: Christian, chiropractor, cult

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A charismatic chiropractor is fronting a doomsday cult, say parents of college-aged girls now involved in his massage therapy practice. Christian chiropractor’s ‘commune’ of women part of discount massage ‘cult,’ parents say. Parents and friends of college-age women in Michigan believe that a local chiropractor uses his business as a front for a doomsday cult.…

On the other hand… OTO is a thing?

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Aleister Crowley was a key developer of OTO, Ordo Templi Orientis, a fraternal and religious organization. His “worship” involved sadomasochistic sex rituals, spells and hard drugs. One of those celebs intrigued by Crowley’s ideas was Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page. Now, the subject seems to be attracting other celebrities. Satanic sex cult sucking in celebs?. [...]when…

Teacher associated with cult murder causes concern in KC high school

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“There are official background checks, and then there are teenagers with Google.” Tyler Deaton, whose wife was slain in KC area, suspended from Texas teaching job [S]tudents at Lancaster High School near Dallas Googled the new, young pre-calculus teacher and found news stories from Kansas City with allegations that [Tyler] Deaton’s wife, Bethany, 27, was…

Spiritual abuse: Not your typical cult

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Another case of what we can call religious fraud. Victims raise profile of ‘spiritual abuse’. Karen Wanjico had no choice. Turn away from her mother like the rest of her congregation, or be exterminated by God at Armageddon — which could come any moment — with no hope of resurrection. Wanjico, of Casa Grande, Ariz.,…

Self-described Messiah connected to suicide of young follower

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Metro Detroit family blames fringe religion for Redford woman’s suicide | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com. Kelly Pingilley was trying to make sense of the voices in her head when she went looking for answers on the Internet. She stumbled upon a website promoting a religion that believes in UFOs, vampires, conspiracy theories and doomsday…

Scientologists’ PR drive to improve their image

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Call me cynical but I don’t think this is going to work. Church of Scientology plans publicity drive to quash ‘misconceptions’ about being secretive, controlling and believing in alien ancestry. The Church of Scientology is planning a publicity drive in Australia to challenge what it calls “misconceptions” among the public and the media. The controversial…

Church cult in Ontario under investigation for polygamy, abuse

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OPP probe polygamous church cult allegations. In the heart of pastoral Ontario, Carol Christie lived a nightmare that she insists exists to this day. And finally the OPP are looking into her bombshell allegations of a church cult that condones polygamy, underage sex, physical abuse and brainwashing. When Christie was 18, she says she was…

Children associated with cultish leader Pontbriand taken into custody

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Youth protection takes 10 children among followers of ‘guru’ – Montreal – CBC News. Youth protection officials from Quebec’s Montérégie region have taken custody of 10 children who had allegedly been living with followers of a self-styled prophet of the apocalypse in Arizona. Marcel Pontbriand, a former businessman from Beloeil, Que, who claims he can…