Ben Carson’s Conversion Circus.

Ben Carson's Conversion Circus.

By Daniel Burke The dirty little secret about religious conversion stories There’s a strange resemblance between religious conversion stories and weight-loss ads: both rely on astutely edited “before” and “after” images. To sell slimming products, the camera first shows a man facing forward, flaunting his flabby gut and lumpy love handles. … Continue reading

Monk charged with child prostitution after bribing, abusing novices

Phnom Penh (dpa) – A senior monk in western Cambodia who confessed to sexually abusing 10 novices and then paying them to keep quiet and is to stand trial for child prostitution, police said Wednesday. He gave the novices aged 11 to 17 between 50,000 and 100,000 riels (12.50 to … Continue reading

Hearing set in state suit against Jehovah’s Witnesses elders

Carmean White

Judge mulls constitutionality of child abuse reporting law WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A state lawsuit against elders of a Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation has prompted a judge to question the constitutionality of a Delaware law mandating the reporting of suspected child abuse. The attorney general’s office is suing elders of the … Continue reading

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