Two Harris County teens charged with killing a schoolmate in so-called "occult murder."
God is good, and for some Satan is too. Satanists don't deserve the bad rap they're getting after the recent news linking accused killers to the Prince of Darkness. The words "satanic ritual murder" or "occult killing" set off alarms in God-fearing people, and that's probably why prosecutors and t ... More >>
Attorney General Greg Abbott has moved to seize a 1,700-acre ranch in West Texas, the scene of a 2008 raid of a polygamous sect accused of rampant sexual abuse and underage marriage in the name of religion. Warren Jeffs, the one-time prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Da ... More >>
TDCJWarren Jeffs: If you're going to be creepy, look the part.The court that convicted Warren Jeffs has released the tapes played during his child-rape trial, of him lecturing girls and women on why they need to have sex with him. The tapes caused at least one juror to break into tears. The ... More >>
Time to dig out those old cassette players.If you never had a chance to hear Fundamentalist Mormon prophet/alleged child-rapist Warren Jeffs wax philosophical on such heady issues like marrying your underage cousin, and why blacks are an inferior race, now's your chance: cassettes of Jeffs' s ... More >>
Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. Check out past entries here, here and here. There's one thing -- or should ... More >>
Janet Napolitanos sorry service in Arizona makes her a terrible choice for Homeland Security secretary.
With the April raid of Warren Jeffs' FLDS ranch still earning headlines, smaller sects (or “boutique cults,” as Hair Balls likes to call them) in Texas are getting the short shrift. How many people do you think took notice of the fact that an elder in the Abilene-based House of Yaweh was convict ... More >>
Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but the effects linger
Whenever I see a link to a story about the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- and there have been a lot lately, of course -- I can’t help but click on it. And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. Polygamy holds an undeniable fascination, and the mystery surrounding the FLD ... More >>
A teenage son of Warren Jeffs, the leader of the FLDS church, has reached an agreement with authorities to avoid any punishment relating to his arrest during the April raid of the church's YZF Ranch. Levi Jeffs, 19, was arrested after state troopers stopped the car he was driving through the churc ... More >>
No skeptics need apply to this get-rich-quick proposition
Polygamists live in a compound on our state's dry western plains