Posts Tagged ‘Cults’

Ex-employee claims Google infiltrated by a religious cult

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Kevin Lloyd, a 34-year-old former Google video producer, claimed in a lawsuit that he was fired last year because he complained about the influence of a religious sect. He alleged that as many as 12 Fellowship of Friends members and close relatives worked for the Google Developer Studio. Read more Related Posts:Firm sued for religious Read more

Authorities imprison “Jesus” for disturbing public order

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Joachin Kouamé N’guessan, the pastor of the Patmos Dieudonné Church, who presents himself as Jesus, was arrested on March 31 in the popular commune of Yopougon in Côte d’Ivoire and placed under arrest warrant by the public prosecutor. Read more Related Posts:Two catholic priests arrested by Myanmar juntaPastor claims giving more money will hasten second Read more

Pray yourself thin

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Gwen Shamblin believed people could pray themselves thin. In 1999 she launched Remnant Fellowship, based on her diet teachings. Last year she and her husband, former Tarzan actor Joe Lara, as well as five other leaders within Remnant Fellowship, died in a plane crash. Now a docuseries, The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult Read more

Former Exclusive Brethren members hit with dawn raids, legal suits after speaking out

Monday, August 10th, 2020

On June 30 Braden Simmons attended an informal session with the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care. Eleven days later, two lawyers, a private investigator and a forensic expert showed up at Simmons’ Mangere Bridge home just before dawn. They had a court order to search every electronic device in his home. The Read more

LouIs Theroux’s special guest for NZ Live Show

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Megan Phelps-Roper, a former member of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, the subject of some of Louis’ most famous documentaries, will make a special appearance with Louis on stage in Auckland. Phelps-Roper is the granddaughter of Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church known for picketing funerals of U.S. service members. Since leaving the Read more

NZ resident healer faces murder charges in Fiji

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Huge crowds are gathered at the Nadi Magistrates Court in Fiji today after news broke a man had been charged in relation to the deaths of a family in the Nausori Highlands last month Police have charged a man who holds Permanent Residency status in New Zealand with five counts of murder and one of Read more

The Ark of the Covenant coming to Auckland!!

Monday, September 9th, 2019

An event to be held in the ASB Theatre in Auckland has been advertised where it is claimed people will “receive the ‘Answers’ to the problems that just won’t go away plus the arrival of the Ark of the Covenant. Also, a bottle of anointing oil, blended with olive oil from the Holy Land will be given Read more

Students approached by religious group

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The University of Otago is encouraging students to come forward and report any inappropriate behaviour, on or off-campus, after reports, a religious group dubbed a cult is operating in North Dunedin. Read more Related Posts:Atheist chief chaplain at HarvardIncreased chaplaincy services needed at UniversityYouth19 survey – Asian label hides health inequalities in…75 years of uni Read more

Trust established to support former Gloriavale members

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

During the past six years about 70 former members of the Gloriavale community based at Haupiri, on the West Coast of the South Island, have resettled in South Canterbury, Liz Gregory says it’s now time to set up a trust to help support those who had made the “massive” decision to leave the community of Read more

Coca-Cola is used in religious ceremonies in this church

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The “Coca-Cola Church,” which is really called St. John the Baptist, sits in the heart of San Juan Chamula in Chiapas. As Dan Bobkoff reports in Business Insider’s new podcast, “Household Name,” the church service mixes Catholicism with a local religion, and it’s said that parishioners at the church believe that burping purges evil from Read more