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Reflections Journal · 3W ago

James Arthur Ray's Alternative Facts

Yesterday James Ray went before a judge to argue that he was unfairly burdened by his felony conviction and that it should be set aside. But unlike the recent documentary Enlighten Us, that ...
Reflections Journal · 1M ago

Her Philia?

In a recent blog post, Teal Bosworth Scott Swan leveled some pretty serious allegations against the "hate group" conspiring to shut down her new retreat center.To add to it all, the collecti...
Reflections Journal · 1M ago

Plea Deals in FLDS Food Stamp Case

The FLDS food stamp fraud case ends with a whimper, as the State brokers a range of plea deals and dropped charges. Both sides are declaring victory in the highly publicized case. But there...
Reflections Journal · 2M ago

A Second Look at James Ray Documentary

CNN will be re-airing Enlighten Us this Saturday evening at 9:00 (check local listings), so if you missed it, you have another opportunity. As I wrote here, I don't think it's good, or fair,...
Reflections Journal · 2M ago

CNN Ignores Victims in James Ray Doco

The year 2016 has been dubbed "post-truth" by the Oxford English Dictionary, "an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in...
Reflections Journal · 2M ago

CNN to Air James Ray Documentary

Set your DVRs, folks. CNN will air Enlighten Us, the James Ray documentary of dubious quality I wrote about here. The details can be found on the CNN website. ENLIGHTEN US: The Rise and Fall...
Reflections Journal · 4M ago

FLDS Defends Religious Freedom and Felonious Rapture

Gaming the food stamp program was the free exercise of religious faith, FLDS attorneys argued in court this week.Members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church charged in a massive food stamp fra...
Reflections Journal · 5M ago

The Enemy Within the Codependent Heart

BBC America has been celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek by playing full, uncut episodes of the original show. I must confess that it dominated my television screen for an entire w...
Reflections Journal · 6M ago

FLDS Still Slippery as Feds Build Case

Five years after its leader was incarcerated for sexually abusing his very young "brides," the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints may finally be in serious trouble. As I wrote here,...
Reflections Journal · 8M ago

Bill Donohue Crows Over Defeat of Church's Victims

The Catholic Church and its lobbyists appear to have defeated the Child Victims Act in New York State, and Bill Donohue's victory lap is offending pretty much everyone.The gloating head of t...