Will the Jan. 6 Committee Finally Bring Down the Cult of Trump?

“I don’t f-ing care that they have weapons” — words that should jolt some of his faithful into deprogramming.

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Telling ‘The Untold Story of Sushi’

Daniel Fromson spent years researching a controversial Korean church that had created a seafood empire. He reflects on the benefits of long-term reporting.

#gloucester-mass, #japan, #moon, #moon-sun-myung, #religious-cults, #south-korea, #sushi, #true-world-foods-llc

The Sunday Read: ‘The Untold Story of Sushi in America’

How a controversial religion from Korea quietly built an empire of raw fish.

#audio-neutral-immersive, #moon-sun-myung, #religious-cults, #seafood, #sushi, #true-world-foods-llc, #unification-church, #united-states

Was Mother Teresa a Cult Leader?

In a new podcast, women who left the Missionaries of Charity speak out.

#christians-and-christianity, #kolkata-india, #missionaries-of-charity-religious-congregation, #nuns, #poverty, #religion-and-belief, #religious-cults, #roman-catholic-church, #teresa-mother

T. M. Luhrmann: What We Believe About Prophecies

Letting go of fantasies — political, spiritual or both — is much harder than you might think.

#christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #luhrmann-tanya-marie, #religious-cults, #superstitions

Want to Become a Writer? Lauren Hough Recommends Bartending.

The author of “Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing” has been a “cable guy,” a barista and Air Force airman. Her time behind a bar taught her to listen.

#austin-tex, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bartenders, #blanchett-cate, #books-and-literature, #cable-television, #content-type-personal-profile, #leaving-isnt-the-hardest-thing-essays-book, #religious-cults

7 Arrested After Police Find Mummified Body in Colorado Home

A man told the police the body belonged to the leader of Love Has Won, a group that former members have called a cult centered on a woman named Amy Carlson.

#carlson-amy-lia-1975-2021, #colorado, #love-has-won, #maui-hawaii, #religious-cults

YouTube Videos Brainwashed My Father. Can I Reprogram His Feed?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on dealing with a parent radicalized by a recommendation engine and whether to cut off a friend who has joined a cult.

#ethics-personal, #religious-cults, #youtube-com

Why QAnon Flopped in Japan

It failed the test for conspiracy connoisseurs, and the public.

#4chan, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #japan, #qanon, #religious-cults, #tokyo-japan

South Korean Church Leader Gets Suspended Prison Term After Virus Fallout

Lee Man-hee’s church, Shincheonji, was the epicenter of the first wave of coronavirus infections in South Korea last year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daegu-south-korea, #decisions-and-verdicts, #embezzlement, #lee-man-hee-1931, #religious-cults, #seoul-south-korea, #shincheonji-church-of-jesus-the-temple-of-the-tabernacle-of-the-testimony, #south-korea

How the Nxivm Sex Cult Leader Tore One Family Apart

Keith Raniere, the founder of Nxivm, had abusive sexual relationships with three sisters who joined his organization, the family said. Their father still supports him.

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Sex Cult Leader, Facing Life Sentence, Regrets Nothing

Several victims are expected to testify when Keith Raniere, the founder of Nxivm, is sentenced this week for sex trafficking, extortion and other crimes.

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Packed Courts, Undecided Voters and ‘WAP’: You Asked, We Answered

Michelle and Ross respond to listener mail and debate court packing amid Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing.

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Clare Bronfman Is Sentenced to 81 Months in Nxivm ‘Sex Cult’ Case

Ms. Bronfman, a Seagram’s heir, played a crucial role in the group, using her family fortune to intimidate critics as it faced allegations that it was an abusive cult, prosecutors say.

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Clare Bronfman, Facing Sentencing, Refuses to Disavow ‘Sex Cult’ Leader

Ms. Bronfman will be the first defendant in the Nxivm case to be sentenced. Prosecutors have asked for five years in prison.

#albany-ny, #bronfman-clare, #bronfman-edgar-m-jr, #human-trafficking, #mack-allison, #mexico, #nxivm, #raniere-keith, #religious-cults, #seagram-company-limited-the, #sex-crimes

Tennessee Newspaper Apologizes for ‘Utterly Indefensible’ Anti-Muslim Ad

The full-page ad, which appeared in Sunday’s editions of The Tennessean and claimed “Islam” would detonate a nuclear device in Nashville, “should have never been published,” the editor said.

#advertising-and-marketing, #discrimination, #gannett-company-inc, #muslims-and-islam, #nashville-tenn, #newspapers, #religious-cults, #the-tennessean

A 2-Year-Old TV Series’s Accidental Pandemic Commentary

Watching “Waco” in a season of government-imposed isolation.

#constitution-us, #epidemics, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #religious-cults, #television

Why Are South Koreans Blaming a Church for the Coronavirus Outbreak?

Prejudice and politics have found the perfect scapegoat.

#choo-mi-ae, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daegu-south-korea, #epidemics, #lee-man-hee-1931, #moon-jae-in, #politics-and-government, #religious-cults, #search-and-seizure, #seoul-south-korea, #shincheonji-church-of-jesus-the-temple-of-the-tabernacle-of-the-testimony, #south-korea

He Blames ‘Evil’ for South Korea’s Coronavirus Surge. Officials Blame Him.

Lee Man-hee, the founder of the Shincheonji church, which has been at the center of the outbreak in South Korea, is trying to defend his group while denying the accusations against it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #politics-and-government, #religious-cults, #shincheonji, #south-korea