Cults are real, nearer than we think, some calling themselves churches.
May 30, 2016 People magazine reported a story about two children beaten – one to death – by their parents and church leaders. The “church” is the Word of Life Christian Church, well documented as having all the trappings of a high-demand cult. The magazine reports that nine people have been charged, including the boys’ half sister and the church’s 30-year-old pastor Tiffanie Irwin with assault and murder. The teens’ father is charged with first-degree manslaughter, and their mother pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of first-degree assault and is expected to testify against the other defendants in the trial. The boys were accused of practicing witchcraft as well as other activities that were unfounded. The bottom line? Sources say that these boys simply wanted to leave the church. This is a grim reminder of the abusive organizations that live among us under the guise of religion.