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Victims Raise Profile of ‘Spiritual Abuse’
Originally Posted: 03/26/2013 - 6:32am | Type: Blog

Wanjico, of Casa Grande, Ariz., was 17 years old when she chose to go with the congregation and shun her mom. Looking back now, at age 49, she says it was the most devastating thing she’s ever done. ...

Amish Fringe Group Wants the Word ‘Cult’ be Banned From Hate-Crime Trial
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

CLEVELAND— Members of a fringe Amish group charged with committing hate crimes against fellow Amish have requested that certain words, including "cult," "splinter" and "rogue," be ...

'Sound of My Voice': Belief, Skepticism and Cults
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

In the feature-length drama Sound of My Voice, Peter Aitken, a 20-something school teacher, is angry at the cultish fanaticism that led to his mother’s death (per her cult’s teaching, she refused to take medic ...