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Resource ID: #18655
Subject: Religion
Source: Joplin Globe (Joplin, MO)
Date: 2022-01-28



The Joplin Globe reports on how "a sect of supremacists is sowing the seeds of racism in the farmlands of Southwest Missouri." The story depicts the radical beliefs preached by an extremist white-only group called Church of Israel. Women who fall into the organization's subculture are victimized as "breeders," and their children grow up without normal socialization, some becoming criminals in their adult lives, the reporter reveals. Another part of the investigative package discovers that the church owns nearly 1,400 acres in northeastern Vernon County in Missouri. Although the church has dropped its status as nonprofit, it still does not pay taxes on its property. A deed filed decades ago purports to give ownership over 411 acres to the Church of Christ, but the document turns out to be bogus.

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