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Born in Synanon: The disturbing true story behind cult documentary

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Typically speaking, the word “cult” refers to a relatively small group of people who demonstrate unwavering dedication to a set of beliefs and practices set out by a magnetic, self-appointed leader. Archetypes include Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple, Marshall…[Continue Reading...]

Canada’s Sphere Media to develop religious cult feature doc Monkey on a Stick

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Canadian prodco Sphere Media (Sort Of) has secured the rights to adapt the book Monkey on a Stick: Murder, Madness and the Hare Krishnas, into a feature documentary. Authored by investigative journalists John Hubner and Lindsey Gruson, it exposes a…[Continue Reading...]

Inside the Secret Hell of Going to War With Scientology

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“It’s insane, it’s just insane,” Valerie Haney kept saying as she emerged from her first day undergoing the Church of Scientology’s top-secret “religious arbitration” process. Haney’s outfit that day—a tight black minidress and thigh-high leather boots complementing her long, curly…[Continue Reading...]

Sex Cult Survivors Accuse Sarah Lawrence of Negligence: ‘They Failed Us’

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Sarah Lawrence College for years has promoted itself as an experimental and progressive haven, a leafy enclave where students design curricula and believe in what its president has called “the underlying goodness of others.” “You are different. So are we”…[Continue Reading...]

Love Has Won documentary drew attention to Colorado cult. But does it make light of cult dangers?

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A documentary series on the Love Has Won cult, which was based in Colorado until its leader died in 2021, is bringing increased attention to its bizarre teachings about 5D ascensions, galactic communications from Robin Williams and the dangerous use…[Continue Reading...]

Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses can’t forget premarital sex hearings

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Former Jehovah’s Witnesses said they are still troubled by intrusive questions about their sexual experiences they were asked as a teenager by leaders of the religious organization. At the international Christian denomination, regional leaders, called elders, grill followers at a…[Continue Reading...]

HBO Series Explores Bizarre Tale of ‘Mother God,’ Cult Leader Found Wrapped in Christmas Lights After Death

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Amy Carlson claimed to have been reincarnated as Marilyn Monroe and Joan of Arc, and also said that Robin Williams advised her from the Great Beyond. The Colorado-based guru also said she was 19 billion years old, had given birth…[Continue Reading...]

ID Sets Premiere For ‘Let Us Prey: A Ministry of Scandals’

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Today, Investigation Discovery, the leading true crime network, announced Let Us Prey: A Ministry of Scandals, a new four-part docuseries exposing the predatory and insidious behavior within the Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) Churches, and the struggles of survivors to find…[Continue Reading...]

Man who was raised in an incestuous Mormon CULT opens up about the horrors that he was subjected to under the terrorizing rule of his abusive father and ‘leader’ – who fathered 163 CHILDREN with 14 WOMEN

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A man who grew up in an incestuous, polygamist, Mormon cult with 14 mothers and 163 siblings has opened up about the horrors that he was subjected to by its abusive leader. Val Snow, 35, grew up in Utah in a…[Continue Reading...]

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