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CULT RECOVERY CENTER PLANNED IN WISCONSIN...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 20:41

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — They often promise peace and salvation, but experts warn of the dangers of cults.

It’s estimated that there are dozens of cults in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and as many as 5,000 in the country. Now, a new treatment center will offer a place for members to find a way out.

WCCO traveled to Shawano, Wisconsin to hear the plans in one city with cult connections in the past.

UM, ABOUT THAT STORY CLAIMING WILL SMITH GOT A ‘REFUND’ FROM HIS BROKE-ASS SHUTTERED SCHOOL…

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:42

Jaden, Willow, Jada, and Will Smith, from a 2010 BBC appearance

You may have run across a very confusing story about Scientology, Will and Jada Smith, and a “refund” that spun out across tabloid news websites yesterday.

Fundamentalist Religion Will Destroy The World...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:42

The deluded religious belief that any people or nation or church is a “chosen” people is the root of almost all our troubles...

 

The earth bursts with life. Far right exclusionary religion bursts with death. If there is a creator of life He/She/It must hate fundamentalist religion.

CSA Annual Conference, Dallas Texas (June 30 - July 2, 2016; preconference workshops on June 29, 2016)

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 01/15/2016 - 17:51

 

The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is conducting its 2016 Annual International Conference with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal in Dallas, Texas. The conference will take place from June 30 through July 2, 2016 (preconference workshops on Wednesday June 29).

 

"LOOKING OUT FOR THE AVERAGE GUY..." 8 TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 13:19

There is a lot at stake with the TPP agreement.

It’s no wonder the Obama administration tried to keep this secret—the corporate-friendly trade agreement, decoded...

THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME...WHY A MAOIST CULT WHISTLEBLOWER IS FIGHTING TO CLEAR JAILED LEADER'S NAME

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/09/2016 - 17:31

Josephine Herivel, a former violin prodigy, rejects her diagnosis of Stockholm syndrome, by which hostages empathise with their captors. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

HAPPY UNIVERSE DAY --- TODAY DECEMBER 31 NOON THROUGH NOON JANUARY 1ST!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 12/31/2015 - 16:56

 

The 7th annual Universe is here Today. How Will You Celebrate?

A SPECIAL HOLIDAY REQUEST FROM FACTNET'S CAPT FRANK FURILLO...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 12/23/2015 - 14:43

  As we come to the close of another year we here at FACTnet are in urgent need of your support.  We find ourselves in the red and not the Santa Claus/Christmasy kind of red either...

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DISTURBING FOOTAGE OF TODDLER BEING USED AS FAITH HEALER...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 19:12

A Chennai church is projecting this young child as a deliverer of miracles...

NEW BOOK FROM JON ATACK ON KINDLE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 15:07

“opening minds: the secret world of manipulation, undue influence and brainwashing” Kindle Edition

by Jon Atack (Author)


 

TWELVE CHARACTERISTICS OF FUNDAMENTALIST SOCIETIES THAT SHELTER SEXUAL ABUSE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/28/2015 - 15:13

How could he have fooled so many people, so thoroughly?

How did the abuse go on for so many years, unacknowledged?

INTRO TO CULTS BY RACHEL A. BERNSTEIN...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:02

Rachel Bernstein is an Educator and a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist. She has a private practice in Encino, CA.

 

While continually meeting with clients who present a variety of concerns and issues, Rachel has simultaneously been working for the past 24 years with people affected by cults.

 

IN GERMANY'S TWELVE TRIBES SECT, CAMERAS CATCH ‘COLD AND SYSTEMATIC’ CHILD-BEATING... UPDATE: TWELVE TRIBES RELIGIOUS SECT ELDER GOES ON TRIAL IN GERMANY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 13:55

A documentary revealed the torture inflicted by a religious community on its young...

The village of Klosterzimmern near Deiningen in Bavaria serves as a base for the secretive sect EPA

CHANNEL 2 INVESTIGATES: INSIDE CONTROVERSIAL CHURCH OF WELLS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/07/2015 - 20:02

Evangelical congregation members arrested after disrupting Lakewood Church services

 

WELLS, Texas - When members of a small evangelical congregation were arrested after disrupting services at Lakewood Church in June, it was the first time many in the Houston area heard of the Church of Wells.

TEXAN CAN SUE SCIENTOLOGY FOR HARASSMENT, APPEALS COURT RULES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/07/2015 - 19:42


A Texas woman can sue the Church of Scientology International and several church members for harassment, a state appeals court ruled Friday.

KATIE HOLMES RESPONDS TO LEAH REMINI'S SCIENTOLOGY INTERVIEW: I REGRET UPSETTING HER...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 10/31/2015 - 12:41

Katie Holmes is responding to Leah Remini's interview about Tom Cruise and why she left Scientology.

 

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