Six cult members murder a woman in a McDonald’s

May 28, 2014 Zhaoyuan, Shandong, China Six people beat a woman to death for refusing to give them her phone number The group of six were members of the banned cult Church of the Almighty God. (The Chinese government has banned the group claiming they have been involved in various criminal activities including deceit, theft,…

Man tortured and murdered by cult leader

April 29, 1984 Nebraska After prolonged humiliation and torture, James Thimm is murdered by antisemite, white supremacist, and cult leader Michael Wayne Ryan Ryan had set up a commune on a farm near Rulo, Nebraska, convincing 21 others he was in direct contact with Yahweh. Early orders to his followers, by direction of Yahweh, involved…

Self-proclaimed prophet has family executed

April 17, 1989 Kirtland, Ohio Self-professed prophet Jeffrey Lundgren has the Avery family, including their 3 daughters, executed after claiming God commanded it Lundgren and around 2 dozen followers began a new doomsday church as an offshoot of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (now called the Community of Christ) which itself…

Kanungu doomsday massacre (graphic)

March 17, 2000 Kanungu, Uganda Hundreds of followers of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God are killed in a mass murder The cult called Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God had been established in the 1980s when 2 men, a banana beer brewer and a politician,…