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Feds to Raid Isolated, Black-Robed California Sect

by Scott Ott · 169 Comments

(2008-05-16) — Federal agents and National Guard troops surrounded the gleaming white temple-like San Francisco enclave of an isolationist sect after the black-robed “high priests” of the group yesterday declared themselves to be above the laws of the state of California.

In a move reminiscent of recent raids on polygamist compounds elsewhere, authorities prepared to seize [...]

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Tags: Law

Vatican Priest Played Gay to Better Understand Liars

by Scott Ott · 64 Comments

(2007-10-15) — A Vatican priest, relieved of his duties pending an investigation related to a televised video of him making advances toward a young man, revealed this weekend that he was only pretending to be homosexual to enhance his understanding of a sin that devastates so many in the clergy — lying.
“I was trying to [...]

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Tags: Theology