Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘fostered distrust’ of secular authority – royal commission counsel

Angus Stewart said the Jehovah’s Witnesses received about three or four reports of child abuse allegations a month. Photograph: Jill Fromer/Getty Images

Church’s response to child sexual abuse fell short of best practice, says Angus Stewart QC in his damning submission, published on Tuesday A damning submission to the royal commission on child sexual abuse has recommended 77 adverse findings against the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Australia. It was open to the commission … 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

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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

Jehovah’s Witnesses can hide the truth to protect religion

By Trey Bundy / September 23, 2015 On a Friday morning in August, one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses top leaders sat before an Australian government commission investigating whether the organization hid child sexual abuse from secular authorities. That Geoffrey Jackson, one of the seven members of the religion’s Governing Body, … Continue reading

Rabbi arrested for molesting students

  A rabbi from a Jerusalem yeshiva was arrested after one of the pupils filed a complaint saying he was molested for five years, Hebrew-language media reported on Thursday. The 19-year-old victim claimed other pupils at the religious academy were also abused by the rabbi, according to the Ynet news … Continue reading

Baptist Pastor’s Sexual Abuse of a Child Leads to Victim’s Suicide as an Adult and Lawsuit

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DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Carla Sweet and Ed Gomez of Dallas, Texas, filed suit today in Dallas, Texas, state court against First Baptist Church of Rockwall: seeking justice for their son, John “Jeremy” Sweet-Gomez, who was repeatedly sexually abused by a Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church of … Continue reading

Scientology And The Hell Of Disconnection

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Today, the ”church” of Scientology exists through intimidation, bullying and outright psychological terrorism of its remaining members. “Disconnection is the severance of all ties between a Scientologist and a friend, colleague, or family member deemed to be antagonistic towards Scientology. The practice of disconnection is a form of shunning.  Among Scientologists, … Continue reading

Twelve Tribes Cult Raided In France

View taken on 21 November 2006 at the Navarrenx Sus mansion that houses the community " Tabitha 's Place " which is considered a cult by the Parliamentary Commission on cults. GUILLAUME BONNAUD / AFP

Ten people were taken into custody Tuesday night after a major police operation conducted in Sus, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the premises of the sectarian community Tabitha’s Place. “The activities of this community are the subject of a judicial inquiry that I opened in March 2014 as a result of … Continue reading

The Emotional Pain Of Leaving A Cult

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The following is how former cult members and members of spiritually abusive systems described how they felt when they finally left their group. This may give you some insight into their pain and why there are no easy answers for them. It Hurts It Hurts to discover you were deceived ­ … Continue reading

Oppressive Rules of the Twelve Tribes Community

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Written by an ex member. 1. The community member is not allowed to think for him/herself. In the cult you are expected to just blindly follow what the leaders (“shepherds”) say and all of the members do. I asked a leader once if they ever agree to disagree but love … Continue reading

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