Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Gladiators Altar, the new controversial innitative of the Universal Church in Brazil

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is a much criticized church founded in Brazil which now adds a new controversy: "Gladiators of the Altar", a religious group with the aesthetics of an army: Young soldiers marching in rows and shouting slogans viva voce. The similarities with fascism are not pure coincidence. 

This "project" was launched in January of this year and already has 4,300 participants across Brazil. According to the Universal Church, promote meetings of a religious nature, but when it released its existence disappeared multiple videos that were posted on the Internet.

Among the slogans known for distributing their videos can be seen chanting, "Thank the Lord, we are here today ready for battle, determined to serve you we are gladiators in your altar Every day we face the hell trusting your holy protection.. "cry the young.

At the end of the speech, when the person conducting the ceremony challenges them "What the gladiators want?" they respond in unison: "The altar, the altar, the altar."

Criticism coming from all sectors. For example, politicians from left, as the deputy Jean Wyllys (Socialism and Freedom Party, PSOL) who wondered what lies behind these 'warriors' in the form of militia. "When will we start to address real monster emerging from the lagoon? When starting to execute the 'infidels' and atheists and push homosexuals high towers as it has done Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East?"

The Church denies these allegations and issued a statement denying that he was forming a fundamentalist army, although in some images to young people is very similar to making Nazi salutes gestures.

Founded in January, the Gladiators Altar project is linked to Força Jovem, a group that also belongs to the Universal Church and aims to "save the youth is lost in drugs, vices, crime or suffers a permanent emptiness without perspective on life.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Former member of "SIERVAS TRINITARIAS" (Catholic sect) confesses: "We were the secret police of the church"

Yanina Lofvall is a 33 years old argentinian writer, who wrote a book about his experience as a lay consecrated in high school Servi Trinitatis, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina.

In an interview with the Argentine newspaper Tiempo Argentino, tells his traumatic written after leaving the sect and on the occasion of the presentation of her book where she explains what that branch of the Catholic Church is about.

At what age did you start in Servi Trinitatis?
-In 1999,  I was just 18 years

'And when did you came out?
-A 25

'So seven years.

And two months.

Well, the issue was whether or not to publish it, because really felt I had to tell the story.

And from this, that the public or not, a drama teacher well known in the pampa (Edith Gazzaniga, the Walking group) contact me. I studied with her in my adolescence and she was meaning to write about this case.

She knew my sister´s story but she did not know about mine.

My older sister was the first that came two years before me, at age 19.

She left her boyfriend with a very radical change that my family did not understand. Then I entered. He had done the "normal" procedure that anyone does, communion, that, and never (to religion).

But faced with a complex situation of my family, in need of advice from someone, my family took me to talk to these cures. My sister spent ten years in total.

They took her to Spain in 2001 and with the criminal case and all the media fuss, the cast.

They say they realized he had no vocation. He returns to Argentina, is reunited with her boyfriend, she marries him and becomes to Spain. In the book its history appears as Agnes.

Is such a radical change compared to a life outside the cult?

- Very different. Before entering, I was doing theater, stilts, juggling, and was active in some organisms left, listened to rock bands, all that line. Ycuando came this time to confess, 28 or October 29, 1999, he entered the institution and the December 14 am and lay consecrated. One month and 15 days later.

I left out automatically, using sleeveless shirts, to use earrings, bracelets, I left my makeup, to visit my friends, drinking beer, smoking.

Two months to go in search of that spiritual contention for a family reason I do not want to publicize, tell me to help me, I had to leave my house.

And after two months I begin to ask permission to leave and could not for the work they had done on my head.

The first thing they do is cut your social links. Outputs, friends, it was a waste of time. Spending time with family is a disordered attachment, they tell you it do not tell your mom that will go against the vocation that God gave you to save them, so save yourself.

And they do work with people aged 12 to 18, 19, when one is very permeable. All we fell went for a particular emotional state to ask for help, they grab emotionally broken.

You get the containment and you break the will. Once they do, the rest is just ordering you.

The church says there is no sects, but if you read the definition of sects, you realize that operate that way.

Generate dependent links with the directors, they cut social ties, have some radical and unattainable characteristics, holiness, one thing members feel inferior.

In our case, the founder (Gratiniano Czech Hive) and two girls posing as sick, one of Santa Rosa and another from Spain.

Did you start the trial against them?

Not. It was my family. Shortly after I left, my dad was sick with lung cancer. My sister was in Spain and they did not even let her use the phone. My sister billed thousands of euros per month, was registered nurse and worked 16 hours a day.

But they, by the vow of poverty, she was not allowed to call. My sister could not say goodbye to my father, who lived with cancer for six months, with all the familiar agony due to this. That pain makes my brothers get together with relatives of girls who lived the same situation of confinement.

Why do they do that?

With our vote of poverty, they gather fortunes. They have roughly 30 years as an institution. at the time when they were in Santa Rosa bought a field, a house, an apartment, put a radio.

In Lomas de Zamora have three or four houses. In Capital Federal have four departments. The person who lives in community-they deny this judgment gives the card (debit).

One does not charge salary, cashes the director and he gives permission for expenses. And if you live outside the community, you have a life plan structured 24 hours a day and your expenses too. Manage to have such mastery of you that do not you allow or think.

For example, one of the things that are within the rules is the vow of obedience, which has four degrees.

One is not to question verbally. I did not express it. The maximum degree of obedience is not to question not even thought the director.

For whoever obeys is not wrong, it's part of the rules.

Court complaint for "reduction to servitude"

The case began in La Pampa against the Spanish priests and Ricardo Antonio Martínez Racionero Latorre Cañizarez for alleged "reduction to servitude" ended with the issuance of unworthiness.

Court declares that it can not question the activity of recruitment and indoctrination "because, if so, would enter religious intolerance would not stop until the inquest the Pope himself."

As for the vows of poverty, says that "the system of community life is as old as man himself." With these and other reasons, the Court of Criminal Appeal dismissed in November 2009 appeals brought by the prosecution and the plaintiff attorney Omar Gebruers.

The following year, the Fiscal Assistance Unit extortion Kidnapping and Trafficking in Persons, ordered the reopening of the investigation. Gebruers told Time this week took the case to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to denounce the Argentine State "for not having withdrawn the authorization to this sect."

Friday, April 10, 2015

Man Resists a robbery attacking 3 criminals with his Katana. (Not an episode of The Walking Dead)

We can´t confirm that the man is a fan of "The Walking Dead"

A man from Córdoba (Argentina) resists an assault with a Japanese sword katana type and wounded three robbers reported commissioner Mariano Zárate. 

Police said "Three men, one of them apparently armed with a 9mm pistol, surprised a marriage that was resting. After dominate them, they beat them. However, a neglect of these thugs, the homeowner grabbed a katana sword and starts hurting defend criminals who escape the place"

The robbers boarded a Peugeot 206 car, gray, where an alleged accomplice was. After a police chase, the vehicle crashed into a tree a couple of blocks near the place.

Minutes later a housing neighborhood street in Las Palmitas Villa Serrana, were arrested three men and one woman. The Police reported that that two of them had "deep" lesions on the forearms and face. "In the clinic Saldán, fourth subject is presented with cuts on his forearms.¨The injured were treated at the Emergency Hospital, where they are apprehended in custody.

Police recovered the 3,600 pesos (340 U$S dollars) that had been stolen, Zarate said.

Source: La Voz