Apologetics Index Update: Branch Davidians, France, and RNR
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In this update:
- Branch Davidians trial
- France plans crackdown on cult crimes
- Religion News Report
=== Branch Davidians
This week will the trial of the Branch Davidians vs. the U.S. Government starts:
Davidians, Govt to Meet in Court 7 Years After Waco
AOL/Reuters, Jun 16 2000
WACO, Texas (Reuters) - Seven years after the fiery end of a siege outside Waco,
Branch Davidians and the U.S government will face off in court next week over
Davidian claims that federal agents caused the deaths of around 80 cult members.
At stake is the question, still hotly debated in America, of whether the FBI or
Branch Davidians are responsible for the deaths of cult leader David Koresh and
many of his followers.
To help you stay on top of news regarding this trial and related issues (cults,
sects, apologetics, religious freedom, etcetera), Apologetics Index provides the
Branch Davidians News Page
1) a pre-defined search of our news database,
2) a link to archived version of the Religion News Report
3) Pre-defined searches for the latest trial news (wire services, etc.).
Also, we have just uploaded a
Chronological History of the Branch Davidians
You may discover many things you did not know about the Branch Davidians.
=== France plans crackdown on cult crimes
''President Jacques Chirac has told Mr Clinton that religious freedom will no
longer be a subject for bilateral presidential talks, in the light of what
has been officially described as ''shocking'' White House' support for
Scientologists and Moonies.''
For more info about France, see: http://www.apologeticsindex.org/france-00.html
=== Religion News Report
The June 18, 2000 issue of Religion News Report has been posted:
Apologetics Index: http://www.apologeticsindex.org/
Apologetics and Countercult Information about Cults, Sects,
and Alternative Religious Movements - for Research and Ministry.