“Temple of the First Mother” Members Detained by LAPD

Jan. 1, 2015 | 12:56 pm

Los Angeles, California (NP)

In the aftermath of last night’s protest, lawyers for the Temple of the First Mother held a press conference to denounce the allegedly unlawful detention of nearly the entire Orange County Chapter of the nascent religion.

“This is religious persecution, pure and simple,” said Jim Wells, church spokesmen. “The State of California has been oppressing us at every step, interfering with our rights to peaceful assembly, free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and right to educate our children as we see fit.”

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Founded in Pasadena, CA in late 2013, the Temple of the First Mother is the fastest growing religious sect in America, with some 65,000 members nationwide, most in the Los Angeles basin.

See Also:

Video: Protesting “Compulsory Education”
Photos of a Temple Retreat
Editorial: Are the “Hipster Amish” Really a Threat to Society?

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