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May 2008
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Dominionism: Not just for White Americans

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]multiclassgeek)

The Times (UK): "Police fear for children abused by religious sects"

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1921773,00.html

Basically, it's an article about the growing number of child abuse cases coming to light where the children have been the victims of "exorcisms". The main reason I'm flaggin this here is because it sounds a lot like the sort of thing that goes on in Dominionist "deliverance" circles... Though in the US, from what I've seen/heard/read, most of the damage tends to be mental and emotional, rather than physical, as it is in this case (please correct me if I'm wrong)

Most of the cases seem to be African evangelical churches, which are often not affiliated with any other "church-groups" (such as the Church Of England, or the Roman Catholic church). The "small independent" church concept... It has a "Westboro Baptist" feel to it.

Thought you guys might like to know...

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