Posts tagged "cult"

Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini Declares: “No One Is Going To Tell Me How I Need To Think”

Actress Leah Remini is continuing to question Scientology less than a month after she famously left the controversial Church. "We stand united, my family and I, and I think that says a lot about who we are, and what we're about," the 44-year-old told People at an event over the weekend. Read more on Celebuzz...
By: Celebuzz / July 29, 2013

Kirstie Alley Is Really Mad At Leah Remini

As we told you last week, the Church of Scientology has another famous defector! Leah Remini, best known for her role on "King of Queens," has officially left the cult that she has been a member of for over 25 years, after reportedly becoming unhappy with church leadership and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2013

Why “The Following” Is The Worst Show, But I Can’t Stop Watching It

Do you watch "The Following," the Kevin Bacon show about an Edgar Allen Poe-obsessed serial killer named Joe Carroll? No? Good for you. I do. And I can't stop myself, even though it's one of the worst, most unbelievably, faultily constructed shows out there. Briefly -- SPOILER ALERT if you for some reason plan o…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 8, 2013

Pray Tell: Jenna Miscavige Hill And Megan Phelps-Roper Escape Scientology And the Westboro Baptist Church

This week, two women who escaped from extreme religious sects told their stories. One escaped from Scientology, the other from the Westboro Baptist Church. Although a small number of people grow up inside groups like these in America, it's as important as it is startling to hear from these women and hear how, even i…
By: Lilit Marcus / February 7, 2013

The Source Family Is Probably Not Much Like Your Family

The psychedelic '60s and '70s seemed like a sweet time to be a cult leader. Case in point: Father Yod, the legendary leader of the Source Family, a Los Angeles cult, a guy who gave himself multiple wives and was chauffered around in a Rolls-Royce. The Father preached peace, love and psychedelics, and spread the…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2013

Man With 86 Wives Defies Government Divorce Order

We’ve all dated cocky guys, but Mohammed Bello takes the cake! About a month ago, we here at The Frisky were befuddled by the story of a Nigerian man with 86 wives. At the apparently arrogant age of 84, Mohammed Bello was still fathering children and seen as a preacher and healer to…
By: Simcha / September 2, 2008

Big, Big Love: One Man, 86 Wives

While three sister wives may seem like one big, happy family on Big Love, try having 86! Mohammed Bello Abubakar, an 84-year-old Muslim preacher in Nigeria, has married more women than years he’s been alive and most of his wives are, surprisingly, in their twenties. Can you imagine trying to feed the 170 children he’…
By: Simcha / August 11, 2008