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Religious Group News, September 2018:

  • An Anglican minister in Blenheim has resigned as a result of the Anglican Church's decision to allow blessing of same-sex married couples. He says he will be leaving the Anglican Church altogether. His two assistant ministers have also resigned and will be returning to Sydney. They intend to stay in the Anglican Church there. More Off site link: on Stuff.
  • Off site link: Stuff reports that four Anglican parishes have broken away from the Anglican Church after the decision in May to allow same-sex blessings. Up to eight other parishes are considering doing likewise.
  • In Off site link: Surviving Waco TV1's Sunday interviewed two sisters who are New Zealand former members of the Off site link: Branch Davidian cult near Waco, Texas, USA. The group came to an end with a siege lasted 51 days, terminating on 19 April 1993 when the FBI attacked using tear gas. Sadly a fire bloke out and 76 people died, including their sister, New Zealander Off site link: Rebecca Saipaia: "Saipaia died of burns from the fire. Her body was found on top of the bunker. She was identified from dental records. She was 24 years old."
  • The two surviving sisters have written a book: Off site link: Kindle version.

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Religious Group News, July 2018:

  • The New Zealand Cult List has been informed of the death of Mary Miller, of Gentle Wind Project infamy. She probably died late 2017, and was the co-founder and co-leader of Gentle Wind Project (before it was closed by the Maine and Hawaii Attorneys General) and I Ching Systems after that.
  • Stuff Off site link: reports that New Zealand "Taxpayers are forking out hundreds of thousands of dollars treating sprains, fractures and bruises suffered at the hands of chiropractors."

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Religious Group News, May 2018:

  • A Nelson man has appeared in court regarding some items he stole at the end of last year from the Freemasons, including "a human skull, assorted human bones, cutlery and books, as well as ceremonial knives, robes and marbles" as detailed in Off site link: this article from the Nelson Mail. The article explains "According to information about Freemasonry online, a skull and crossbones are kept with other symbols in a room called the Chamber of Reflection at Masonic lodges. Candidates for the order visit the room as part of an initiation process."
  • Gloriavale leader Hopeful Christian (aka Neville Cooper) died on Tuesday 15 May 2018, age 92 91 ("nearly 92"). Read more in Off site link: this NZ Herald article or Off site link: this Stuff article.
  • Reporter Off site link: Patrick Gower says there is a Gloriavale leadership battle brewing.
  • Hopeful Christian's funeral was held on Wednesday, the day after he died. See Off site link: this Stuff article for more details.
  • Reporter Off site link: Patrick Gower presents a story about the Gloriavale "night raiders". (From the end of April.)

Site Changes, May 2018:

 
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