Religious cult starves child to death

If you believe…

A toddler whose remains were found inside a suitcase in Philadelphia in the spring was starved to death by members of a religious cult, including his mother, in part because he refused to say “amen” after meals, police said.

Ria Ramkissoon, the mother of Javon Thompson, was charged Sunday with first-degree murder in the boy’s death, and Baltimore police said Monday that three other members of a group called 1 Mind Ministries have also been charged with first-degree murder. Police and Ramkissoon’s family said the group is a cult.

Members did not seek medical care for Javon when he stopped breathing, and the boy died in his mother’s arms, according to court documents that described police interviews with a confidential informant and two children. He would have been about 19 months old when police say adults stopped feeding him in December 2006.

Where does being a True Believer leave off and cult member begin?

2 thoughts on “Religious cult starves child to death

  1. K B says:

    Where does being a True Believer leave off and cult member begin?

    What’s weird is that the standard Christian argument is that one attribute that distinguishes a cult is that it requires you be a part of their group for your “salvation”. Ironic, isn’t it ?

    Which brings me to the one and only sin that, as far as I can tell, Jesus was recorded not to be able to put up with: hypocrisy.

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