The Word of Faith Fellowship is a notoriously secretive evangelical church with a base in North Carolina and another congregation in Brazil. The Associated Press has uncovered Brazilian Word of Faith members who say they were trafficked to the US and held as forced laborers by church leaders.
Ryan Murphy has been dropping very confusing screenshots of the new season of American Horror Story on his Instagram to give fans a chance to guess what this year’s nightmare will be. Unsurprisingly, the decontextualized image of a man covered in bees didn’t in any way prepare us for this season’s title. It’s Cult.
The den of Amish beard thieves arrested last fall by the FBI for a series of facial-hair shearing attacks were convicted on Thursday of federal conspiracy and hate crimes.
After growing up in the Church of Scientology and being married (with parental consent) at just 15 to a 21-year-old fellow church member, Astra Woodcraft decided to cut her one billion-year commitment to the church a little short and escaped its clutches faster than you can say, "Xenu."