The official magazine for Jehovah's Witnesses has described those who leave the church as "mentally diseased", prompting an outcry from former members and insiders concerned about the shunning of those who question official doctrine.
Now that the polygamist FLDS sect's leader and prophet Warren Jeffs has been jailed for life plus 20 years, cracks may be showing in the group's armor.
A 5th District Court judge authorized a warrant Wednesday for the arrest of William R. Jessop, who once worked as bodyguard for jailed cult leader Warren Jeffs.
A doctor and evangelical minister who used bogus herbal medications to offer false hope to dozens of people suffering from diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's was found guilty of nearly a dozen federal charges.
Following testimony Tuesday in the latest case involving the death of a child whose parents are members of Followers of Christ -- a controversial Oregon City church -- a decades-old rift in the tight-knit religious group over using modern medicine has come to the forefront.
Dale and Shannon Hickman are charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of their son, David, who was born two months early and lived less than nine hours.
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