All Posts Tagged "cult accusation"

A general overview of the three cases in which various local churches and church members appealed to the courts for relief from libelous accusations (Timeline)

March 6, 2014 Christian World Liberation Front, cult accusation, CWLF, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, History, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, lawsuits, libel, litigation, Neil Duddy, SCP, Spiritual Counterfeits Project, The God-Men, The Mindbenders

A small booklet published in 1977 rebutting various false accusations by the Spiritual Counterfeits Project.

November 16, 2013 coexistence, cosmic Christ, cult accusation, Eastern mysticism, modalism, pantheism, Sabellianism, Trinity, Triune God

An amicus brief filed by cult experts who appealed to the United States Supreme Court to review The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al on the grounds that Texas Court of Appeals decision set a dangerous precedent for protecting defamation by the use of the term cult when it is used in a secular sense, as the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions did.

February 28, 2009 amicus brief, cult accusation, Gretchen Passantino, US Supreme Court

To mislead both the court and the public, Harvest House portrayed the nature of the definition of cult in the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions as purely theological in nature. This article shows the falsehood and duplicity of that claim.

October 23, 2006 cult accusation, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon

After the ruling in The God-Men case, Tyndale House Publishers withdrew Larson’s Book of Cults which also mentioned the local churches.

January 1, 1986 cult accusation

This article decries the association of the local churches with cultic groups by a speaker at Melodyland Christian Center in Anaheim and his endorsement of The Mindbenders.

October 8, 1977 cult accusation, Jack Sparks, Orange County Register, The Mindbenders, Walter Martin