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Posted in Clergy Abuse

End could be in sight for Gloriavale as more families flee

http://bit.ly/2Xho8Bs They’re alarmed by the kindness and love shown by people they were told were ‘wicked and evil’,” Gregory said. “That is their overwhelming feeling.”…

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Posted in Religion

Cult or religion ?

https://aeon.co/essays/theres-no-sharp-distinction-between-cult-and-regular-religion The historian J Gordon Melton of Baylor University in Texas says that the word ‘cult’ is meaningless: it merely assumes a normative framework that…

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Cult leader ‘imprisoned daughter for 30 years’ – BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-34798822 Prosecutor Rosina Cottage QC told the court that, in his youth, Mr Balakrishnan was a charismatic man who brainwashed his followers. “This case concerns…

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