7 March 2012
Special Edition 5
This edition produced in the Philippines
Iglesia ni Cristo Cult Members Gang Up against Citizen at Local Government Hearing
In a hearing in the Ipil local government building, on Sibuyan Island in the Province of Romblon on Tuesday 6 March 2012, presided over by the local government Captain, a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo cult accused a citizen of Ipil of certain acts.
Although another Iglesia ni Cristo cult member spoke in the hearing in support of his cult-brother, it is believed that he was lying, because other people say that he was not present when the alleged acts were performed.
Also present at the hearing were two people wearing black shirts with the word SCAN printed on the front. They are believed to be Iglesia ni Cristo cult policemen, who act in support of Iglesia ni Cristo cult members in public arenas.
Apparently the local citizen is involved in a property dispute with an Iglesia ni Cristo cult member, who is harassing the local citizen by continually going to the disputed property, accompanied by machete wielding Iglesia ni Cristo cult members, and harvesting coconuts and bananas.
It is believed that the Local Government hearing has come about as a result of the Iglesia ni Cristo cult member mounting an harassment campaign against the local citizen, in support of the cult member who is involved in the property dispute, even though he has no financial interest in the disputed property.
Editors Note: See editorial on Iglesia ni Cristo.
Coober Pedy students will get new principal
By Nicola Gage
ABC News Updated December 12, 2011
The Education Department says a suspended principal will not be returning to her position at a secondary school at outback Coober Pedy in South Australia.
Sue Burtenshaw was removed after complaints about her tough stance towards some students and dealings with some parents.
But the Teachers Appeal Board ruled in October a decision to permanently transfer her was unjust and unreasonable.
In its final ruling, the board said she would not be reinstated.
In a statement, the board said the decision should not reflect adversely on Ms Burtenshaw's capabilities.
It said a decision was made that there could be disruption affecting students if she were reinstated at Coober Pedy.
The Education Department said it would support Ms Burtenshaw returning as a principal in the South Australian public school system.
Local MP Lyn Breuer says parents are elated Ms Burtenshaw will not be back at their school.
Ms Breuer thinks the right decision has been made.
"Certainly the school will move on, they're very happy about it," she said.
"The school has been a very difficult situation but they are moving forward and they certainly will move forward now and it will be a great place for people to go."
Iglesia ni Cristo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Felix Manalo, born May 10, 1886 in Taguig, Philippines, secluded himself with religious literature and unused notebooks in a friend's house in Pasay in November 1913, instructing everyone in the house not to disturb him. He emerged out of seclusion three days later with his new-found doctrines.
He registered his new-found religion as the Iglesia ni Cristo (Tagalog for Church of Christ) on July 27, 1914, at the Philippines Bureau of Commerce, as a corporation sole, with himself as the first executive minister.
Expansion followed as INC started building congregations in the provinces in 1916.
As Manalo's health began to fail in the 1950s, Erano Manalo started to take leadership of the church. Felix Manalo died on April 12, 1963.
Eraρo Manalo died on August 31, 2009. His son, Eduardo V. Manalo, succeeded him as executive minister upon his death.
The Bereans Apologetics Research Ministry says that Iglesia ni Cristo is a Cult of Christianity.
Sociologically, it exerts a high degree of control over its members.
Theologically, it teaches false doctrines:
- it denies the divinity of Jesus Christ
- it claims that salvation only comes through being a member of Iglesia ni Cristo