Law and order: Cult-busting bill gets ministerial approval

Legislation defining abusive cults and giving the authorities tools to fight them was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday.

MK Orly Levy-Abecassis (Yisrael Beytenu) called the bill, which she proposed, “the first step towards formulating an overarching policy and building a broad and effective system to fight abusive cults.”

If the bill becomes law, it will be the first time a cult is defined by law and differentiated from other, non-abusive religious groups.


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