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Posted Today, 09:17 AM
School bus driver whines about freedom of religion after being caught forcing kids to pray — again
April 20, 2018
A pastor moonlighting as a school bus driver in Minnesota who has twice been caught proselytizing to children complained that being taken off his route for leading children in prayer violates his First Amendment rights.
Hemant Mehta at Patheos’ “The Friendly Atheist” blog noted that Burnsville, Minnesota’s George Nathaniel was already fired four years ago by the town’s school board for “forcing children to pray” on his route. Now, he’s been taken off his route driving kids to a Russian-language charter school in Minneapolis for doing the same thing.
Speaking to Minneapolis’ Star-Tribune, Nathaniel said that he’s got “got the freedom to exercise your religious beliefs” based on the Constitution’s freedom of religion protections. But according to Muk Musa, the owner of the transportation company that hired him, officials at the Nasha Shkola school got complaints that Nathaniel “was influencing minors to the point where he was forcing them to pray.”
Nathaniel, who has not yet been fired, said he began incorporating prayer into the nearly two-hour-long bus rides over the winter.
“The students would volunteer to lead the prayer,” he told the Star-Tribune, adding that he was surprised when parents began complaining.
“He’s not going to change,” Musa said. “His main focus is to influence even one person in following what he worships.”
Posted Today, 09:44 AM
'Smallville' actress Allison Mack accused of recruiting women for sex-cult leader
April 20, 2018
Actress Allison Mack, best known for her decade on TV's "Smallville," and Keith Raniere, the leader of what authorities allege is a sex cult, were indicted Friday in New York on federal charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor, the Albany Times-Union reported.
Raniere and Mack are each charged with multiple counts, and could face a minimum of 15 years in prison. Mack was arrested in New York City on Friday and will be held pending a bail hearing Monday. Raniere has been in custody since he was arrested in Mexico in March.
Raniere is the founder of NXIVM, which bills itself as a self-help and empowerment organization, but is described by authorities as a cultlike group whose members recruited women to be sex slaves, and branded their pubic regions with Raniere's initials.
The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle said Mack was indicted "for her role in DOS, a group … that purported to be a women's empowerment sorority. Prosecutors, however, say DOS was actually a sex-slave ring led by Raniere, with women known as 'slaves' who reported to 'masters' who ultimately reported to Raniere himself. Mack is an alleged co-conspirator, reporting directly to Raniere."
Mack, 35, is alleged by prosecutors to have recruited slaves for pay, forcing the women to have sex with Raniere, and using explicit photos and damaging information to ensure their compliance.
According to the Associated Press, prosecutors said Mack told recruits that they were joining a female mentorship group.
"Mack and other … masters recruited … slaves by telling them that they were joining a women-only organization that would empower them and eradicate purported weaknesses the NVIVM curriculum taught were common in women," prosecutors said.
But "the victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor to the defendants' benefit," said U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue of the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Kim Penza also said in court that "under the guise of female empowerment," Mack "starved women until they fit her co-defendant's sexual ideal," the AP wrote.
Mack starred in the CW Network series as Chloe Sullivan from 2001 to 2011, and has been in a handful of television series roles since, according to her IMDB page.
Former NXIVM publicist Frank Parlato told Inside Edition that Mack is "completely enamored with Raniere and completely under his thrall." He also said that Mack and her "Smallville" co-star, Kristin Kreuk, were used as "poster girls for normalizing the group." Kreuk says she left NXIVM years ago and commended the women who exposed DOS.
[Feds say self-help guru coerced followers into sex, had them branded with a cauterizing pen]
Raniere, 57, known to his followers as 'the Vanguard' - was living in a villa in Puerto Vallarta with several women, according to federal prosecutors, before he was apprehended in March. Mexican authorities took him into custody and delivered him to Texas; he's now in federal custody in Brooklyn. As Raniere was taken from the villa, The Post's Kyle Swenson wrote, citing prosecutors, the women chased after authorities in their own car at high speed.
"In my opinion, NXIVM is one of the most extreme groups I have ever dealt with in the sense of how tightly wound it is around the leader," cult expert Rick Ross told the Times-Union in 2012.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn last week wrote in court documents that Rainere has "a decades-long history of abusing women and girls," and accused him of having sex with minors.
In a statement attributed to Raniere on NXIVM's website, he proclaimed his innocence and said he believed the justice system would prevail. He also denied affiliation with DOS, the sorority.
The Times-Union, however, wrote that "federal court records indicate emails seized from Raniere's private messaging accounts support the conclusion that Raniere created the club, which was known as 'Dominus Obsequious Sororium,' which means 'Master Over the Slave Women.' "
Posted Today, 04:46 PM
Liberty Counsel Attorney Says 'Satan And His Minions' Are Behind Public School Sex Ed Programs
April 19, 2018
Mary McAlister, who is senior litigation counsel for the anti-LGBTQ organization Liberty Counsel, appeared on Cliff Kincaid's "USA Survival" program yesterday, where she declared that sex ed programs in public schools are satanic.
McAlister and Kincaid were discussing the upcoming "Sex Ed Sit Out" effort being organized by Religious Right activist Elizabeth Johnston, who is better known as the "Activist Mommy," which encourages parents to remove their children from school to protest what she sees as "graphic, gender-bending sex education."
"They're experimenting on our kids," Kincaid warned, when he asked McAlister what she means by the line in her Twitter bio stating that she is working to "stop the satanic sexualization of our children and the destruction of the family."
"It's evil," McAlister replied. "It's absolutely evil. God has made us all in his image, he has set out for us rules for living that enable us to live rich and full and healthy lives and all of this that is going on now is directly aimed at tearing all of that down. Well, we know who does that. That's the Enemy, that's Satan and his minions."
"We're in a spiritual battle," she added. "These are the principalities that have taken over and they aim at destroying our children, destroying our families and destroying our society in order to have their own rules in place, or lack of rules in place. So I do believe it very much comes from the Enemy."
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