From Scientology to FLDS, expert claims governments are raiding nontraditional religious groups like never before
Photo courtesy Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright, professor of sociology at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and co-author of the forthcoming book Storming Zion: A Comparative Study of Government Raids on Religious Communities.
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Professor Stuart Wright has studied new and nontraditional religious movements (NRMs) for more than 30 years. Since the 1990s, he’s documented a surge in state raids on these groups. What’s going on?