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Oct. 15-16, 2016 – Los Angeleles: Leaving and Recovering from Cultic Groups and Relationships: A Workshop for Families and Former Members

International Cultic Studies Association

More info: http://www.icsahome.com/events/localevents/los-angeles-workshop

Leaving and Recovering from Cultic Groups and Relationships: A Workshop for Families and Former Members
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. October 15, 2016 to Sunday 4:45 p.m. October 16, 2016
Center for Inquiry, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90027
This workshop, which will take place at the Los Angeles Center for Inquiry, is open to family members and former members of cultic groups. The workshop will include much discussion on topics such as the following:
• Overview of joining, leaving, and recovery
• Why people leave groups and why they stay
• Recovery needs of former members
• Trance and triggers
• Trauma and recovery
• Building relationships

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In: 2016, Conferences & Workshops

October 16, 2015 – NYTimes -Congregants Were Abused and Shamed at Church Where Fatal Beating Occurred, Ex-Member Says

The New York Times
October 16, 2015
Benjamin Mueller

Congregants Were Abused and Shamed at Church Where Fatal Beating Occurred, Ex-Member Says

The founder and longtime pastor at Word of Life Christian Church shamed congregants from the pulpit, dredging up old sins and recounting them at Sunday services in humiliating detail, a former member said.

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In: 2015, Breaking News

5/15/15 – 15 Narcissistic Religious Abuse Tactics

Psychcentral.com
May 15, 2015
By Christine Hammond

15 Narcissistic Religious Abuse Practices

If you suspect religious abuse, ask your clients this: is spiritual perfectionism demanded? Are you terrified of not being accepted? Does the narcissist in your life have crazily ridiculous implausible spiritual expectations?

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In: 2015, Articles & Literature of Interest

4/24/15 – AP: Insurance lawsuit filed against follower of Tony Alamo

THV11.com
April 24, 2015
Associated Press

Insurance lawsuit filed against follower of evangelist Alamo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An insurance company is asking a Pulaski County judge to declare it has no responsibility to pay court judgements against the homeowner’s policy of a follower of imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo.

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In: 2015, Breaking News

12/13/14 – TG: Alamo objects to judge’s latest decision

Texarkana Gazette
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette
December 13, 2014

Alamo objects to judge’s latest decision

Tony Alamo filed objections earlier this month to a federal magistrate judge’s recommendation that a motion to vacate his convictions be denied.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

11/27/14 – TG: Judge denies Alamo’s latest attempt to appeal 175-year sentence

Texarkana Gazette
November 27, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Judge denies Alamo’s latest attempt to appeal 175-year sentence

A federal judge in Texarkana recently denied a motion to vacate imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo’s conviction involving the sexual abuse of young girls.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

9/26/14 – Patriarch Spanks Wife & Gets Jail Time: Physical Violence is Always Unacceptable!

Patheos.com
September 26, 2014
by Suzanne Titkemeyer

Patriarch Spanks Wife & Gets Jail Time: Physical Violence is Always Unacceptable!

This Monday and Tuesday on the Dr. Phil show there was featured a man (Kirby ) that is a Fundamentalist Christian Patriarch type who’d spanked his wife Renee with a paddle for not calling him “Sir”. What he didn’t know was that his wife had videoed him disciplining her and eventually went to law enforcement with that video and others showing him physically disciplining their sons. He was arrested and now the wife has a no contact order against him.

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In: 2014, News Blogs & Forums

8/25/14 – Tony Alamo Victims’ Lawyer To Seek Sierra Highway Land

KHTS (Santa Clarita, California)
August 25, 2014
By Perry Smith

Tony Alamo Victims’ Lawyer To Seek Sierra Highway Land

A Texarkana lawyer seeking compensation for the victims of a pastor convicted of sex crimes against children said he’ll likely be seeking Tony Alamo’s Santa Clarita Valley properties in October.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

8/8/14 – Fouke church acquires convicted Alamo’s building

KTBS
August 8, 2014
By Julie Parr

Fouke church acquires convicted evangelist’s building

While it’s been almost six years since Tony Alamo went from self-proclaimed prophet to prisoner, the church that he set up in Fouke, Arkansas still bears his name.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

6/13/14 – TG: GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE

Texarkana Gazette
June 13, 2014
By Evan Lewis – Texarkana Gazette

GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE
Tony Alamo properties sold to partially satisfy large civil judgment


Jeff Landers with U.S. Marshals Service accepts a bid on one of the five properties previously owned by Tony Alamo during an auction Thursday morning.

The church and three others properties in Fouke, Ark., and one in Texarkana, Ark., were all sold to the highest bidders.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

5/3/14 – TG – Judge OKs sale of property to partially satisfy Alamo debt

Texarkana Gazette
May 3, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Judge OKs sale of property to partially satisfy Alamo debt

A federal judge in Texarkana has given the green light for the sale of more properties associated with imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

5/1/14 – TG: Alamo followers don’t appear at court hearing on property claims. One man sends letter saying proceedings doing nothing ‘more than leaving us homeless.’

Texarkana Gazette
May 1, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe

Alamo followers don’t appear at court hearing on property claims.
One man sends letter saying proceedings doing nothing ‘more than leaving us homeless.’

Followers of Tony Alamo did not show for a court hearing Wednesday to address claims of ownership to properties in Fouke and Texarkana, Ark., that a federal judge has ruled can be sold.

Earlier this year, U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Bryant nixed claims to properties in Fouke and Fort Smith, Ark., made by more than 70 Alamo loyalists on properties associated with imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo. However, Bryant said he is willing to consider additional evidence concerning the claims of two men whose names appear on titles for houses in Fouke and Texarkana.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

5/1/14 – AP: Followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo fail to show for hearing on ministry properties

The Republic (Columbus, Indiana)
May 1, 2014
The Associated Press

Followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo fail to show for hearing on ministry properties

TEXARKANA, Arkansas — Followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo failed to attend a court hearing that was scheduled to consider their claims of ownership of Alamo ministry properties in Fouke and Texarkana, Arkansas.

A federal magistrate ruled previously that the properties can be sold to help pay $30 million Alamo owes two men after a federal jury found that he ordered the beatings and other abuse of the men when they were children in his ministry, but scheduled a hearing on claims that members of the ministry are the owners.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

4/24/14 – TG: Former Alamo followers sue. Twelve say they were abused as children

Texarkana Gazette
April 24, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Former Alamo followers sue
Twelve say they were abused as children

Twelve former members of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries filed a federal lawsuit this week seeking damages for alleged abuses they suffered as children raised in the controversial group.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

4/13/14 – AP: Attorneys say followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo have gutted properties to be sold

The Republic
April 13, 2014
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
April 13, 2014 – 2:04 pm EDT

Attorneys say followers of convicted evangelist Tony Alamo have gutted properties to be sold

TEXARKANA, Arkansas — Attorneys for two men who are owed $30 million from a civil judgment against convicted evangelist Tony Alamo say properties owned by Alamo’s ministry have been stripped by his followers since a federal judge ordered that the properties be sold to help pay the debt.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

4/13/14 – TG: Alamo buildings gutted before sale

Texarkana Gazette
April 14, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Alamo buildings gutted before sale

Judge ordered properties sold to satisfy judgment; plaintiff: fixtures such as doors, sinks…

The Tony Alamo Christian Ministries church building in Fouke, Ark., and other properties have been gutted since a federal judge ordered their sale.

“Plaintiffs have learned that certain fixtures such as air conditioning units, ceiling tiles, doors, sinks, commodes and insulation are being removed from the properties,” states a motion filed on behalf of two men owed a $30 million judgment from imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING THIS PETITION TO TRADER JOE’S ASKING THEM TO STOP DONATING TO TONY ALAMO CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES aka 21ST CENTURY TABERNACLE

Petition by Carrie Poppy Los Angeles, CA

Stop giving donations to child-abusing cult

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION ON CHANGE.ORG

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In: 2014, Additional Sites of Interest

ICSA CONFERENCE – Workshop for People Born or Raised in Cultic Groups. April 4-6, 2014 in Chester, CT. Time running out to register. ***COMMENTS***

ICSA CONFERENCE – Time running out to register. Workshop for People Born or Raised in Cultic Groups. April 4-6, 2014 in Chester, CT

Surviving and Moving On After a High-Demand Group Experience: A Workshop for Second-Generation Former Members

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In: 2014, Conferences & Workshops

3/21/2014 – TG: Alamo ‘wives’ win big lawsuit. Evangelist must pay more than half a billion dollars

Texarkana Gazette
March 21, 2014
By: Lynn LaRowe – Texarkana Gazette

Alamo ‘wives’ win big lawsuit
Evangelist must pay more than half a billion dollars

A circuit judge in Miller County, Ark., ordered imprisoned evangelist Tony Alamo to pay more than half a billion dollars in damages to seven women he sexually and physically abused.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

3/21/2014 – New Article: The Washington Post (AP) Judge awards another $525M to Tony Alamo victims

The Washington Post
March 21, 2014
By Associated Press

Judge awards another $525M to Tony Alamo victims

An Arkansas judge has awarded seven women physically and sexually abused by evangelist Tony Alamo another $525 million, pushing the total owed by the imprisoned preacher and an affiliated church to more than $1 billion.

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In: 2014, Breaking News

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