All kinds of violent deeds have been perpetrated in the name of religion, from wars to witch-burnings to child sex abuse cover-ups. C ults are hot right now, or so it would seem. Netflix viewers binged on the documentary series Wild Wild Country , with its deliriously cool soundtrack and archival footage of the Rajneeshees — followers of controversial guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. What are we really talking about when we talk about cults? Most people have heard of Jonestown and Jim Jones, in some form. Tellingly, fewer people have heard of Peoples Temple, the group best known for that mass murder-suicide of more than of its members in the remote settlement of Jonestown, Guyana.
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THE TRUTH BEHIND THE JONESTOWN MASSACRE
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Jonestown: The Women Behind the Massacre
More former Ohio State University wrestlers have come forward to contradict Rep. One of the wrestlers, Shawn Dailey, said he was groped half a dozen times by Dr. Richard Strauss in the mids, when Jordan was the assistant wrestling coach. Dailey said he was too embarrassed to report the abuse directly to Jordan at the time, but he said Jordan took part in conversations where Strauss' abuse of many other team members came up.
November 18, marks the year anniversary of the Jonestown massacre, the largest single-day loss of American lives , second only to the September 11 terror attacks. On that grim day, people—more than of them children —died after being pressured or forced to drink a flavored, Kool-Aid-like beverage called Flavor Aid blended with cyanide , and the sedatives Valium, chloral hydrate and Phenergan. The mastermind behind this insidious plan? It was a predominantly Black congregation, and Jones, a white preacher with a civil-rights activist background, ran it with an iron fist.