(呼喊派). Opponent, the CCP and Chinese media called “Shouters” the members of the Local Church since the late 1970s, because of their practice to shout the name of the Lord Jesus Christ loudly. The Shouters were declared a xie jiao and banned in 1983, well before the first official list of the xie jiao was published in 1995. In China, “Shouters” and “Local Church” are often used as synonyms, although the leaders of Witness Lee’s branch of Local Church, whose headquarters are in Anaheim, California, insist that in China the Shouters are now a constellation of different groups, not all of them in contact with, or endorsed by, their organization in the U.S.« Back to Glossary Index
Mary Poppins: Was She a “Cult Member,” Too?
Christian critics of “cults” often argue that novels and films about Mary Poppins promote “cultic” or “occult” ideas. All is based on an old misunderstanding.
Are Apostates Reliable? 2. False Apostates
Some who claim to have been members of a religion or movement, and privy to its secrets, are simply lying.
The Tai Ji Men Case: How the Rule of Law Was Breached Twice
There are two ways to violate the rule of law. In the case of Tai Ji Men, both were at work.
The Order of the Solar Temple. 7. Suicides and Murders Continue
The Swiss tragedy of 1994 was repeated in 1995 in France and in 1997 in Quebec.