Posts tagged
‘religious cults’

Mother Taylor and The Power Society

In 1893 a new religious leader arose in Kentucky: Mother Betty Taylor, who claimed to resurrect the dead.

The Strange Cult of the “Knee Benders”: Interesting People #3

For part three of our “Interesting People” series, we go to a proto-Ministry of Silly Walks in New York state, for “The Knee Benders.” STRANGE SECT OF “KNEE BENDERS.” NEW RELIGION THAT IS OPPOSED TO WALKING. VOTARIES DON’T BELIEVE IN FUTURE PUNISHMENT, BUT IN GREAT SORROW AS PENALTY OF SIN. [New York World.] The famous […]