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Police: 'Cult' starved boy who wouldn't say 'amen'

There are 5 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Aug 11, 2008, titled Police: 'Cult' starved boy who wouldn't say 'amen'. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

A toddler whose remains were found inside a suitcase in Philadelphia this spring was starved to death by members of a religious cult, including his mother, in part because he refused to say "amen" after meals, ...

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Pottstown, PA

#4 Aug 11, 2008
Hawkhill. Went down to Baltimore yesterday to attempt a visit on the newly Saturday commissioned ship. Couldn't get aboard. Oh well, we know the USN. Rules are rules. Tell Chief I tried. Ha!


“I am right.”

Since: Feb 08

Pearl. MS

#5 Aug 12, 2008
What the hell is wrong with people?
19 years

York, PA

#7 Aug 12, 2008
isn't religion wonderful?!

Lake City, SC

#8 Aug 12, 2008
i pray that child goes straight to heaven.....the word amen is a false pagan god from eygpt name amen-ra.bless him in the names of the father ahayah asher ahayah in hebrew.....in english means i-am that i-am.the most high the father in the book of exodus.
DAs need spine

Charlotte, NC

#9 Aug 13, 2008
Hope the DA there has more guts than the Cobb County, Georgia DA did in a similar case in 2007.

An equally dangerous cult called Remnant Fellowship found itself under scrutiny when two of its members were arrested, tried and convicted of murdering one of their children when they followed the child-rearing directions of the cult's leadership, self-anointed "prophetess" Gwen Shamblin and her sycophant lieutenant Tedd Anger. When the members, Joseph and Sonya Smith went to trial, however, Remnant was able to cop a deal with the prosecutors and avoid getting dragged into the murder trial.

As the Church Lady would say "How conVEEEEnient."

So that twisted woman Gwen Shamblin to this day strolls around from coterie to coterie in her little Southern cult hothouse, blindly followed by about 1100 or so people, many of whom are children who are just as vulnerable to the practical lifestyle excesses Shamblin advances as "God's Way" .. and who likely have endured abuses that would make you swallow hard.

Sad that it's only when children die in the horrific ways that cults set up for them that this issue EVER pierces the national conscience.
After all, Britney Spears lack of underwear and the premiere of the next action flick installment at the metroplex are far more important.
Murderous ministries are afoot everywhere. They are as American and home grown as mom, apple pie and McDonalds. The problem is everyone forgets about them when they drop off the front page - except the victims of these cults and those very few activists and ministers who can't let this evil be forgotten and who do what we can to get people out of these groups and aid them in getting a firm foundation on reality again.

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/ ...

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