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Larry King Live *VIDEO*: “Inside a Doomsday Cult”

New Update: ( May 25, 2008 ) A reader of this blog has correctly pointed-out today that the Larry King Live videos are no longer available. Turns out the person who had posted these videos on Youtube has had his account suspended.

Update: Rush transcript of Larry King Live program


Here is a look (below) at last night’s Larry King Live program concerning Wayne Bent and The Lord Our Righteousness Church. The program appears here in 5 parts.

Larry King’s panel:

  • Jeff Bent, son of church leader Wayne Bent
    -“First of all, he’s not Jesus Christ.”
    -says documentary’s claim that father had predicted “the end of the world” is a lie
  • Prudence Welch
    -much more from Welch in my interview with her here.
  • Rachel Bernstein, psychotherapist & “cult expert”
    -“I see him (Wayne Bent) in the candy store of his own making.
  • Ben Anthony (film producer)
    -“Unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before.”
    -“…also quite a disturbing experience…”
  • Allen Armstrong, Former Minister of Bent/Travesser’s Church
  • Matt Grubs, KOAT-TV reporter
  • Capt. Robert Shilling, New Mexico State Police
    -says W. Bent’s bail reduced from $500,000 to $50,000 at Thursday’s arraignment

This program begins with an update on the Texas polygamy case making news in recent weeks. Guests are Rod Parker (spokesperson for Yearning for Zion Ranch familes) and KTVK-TV reporter Mike Watkiss.

This program concludes with Anderson Cooper promoting his AC 360 look at developments in the “cult-like” Charles Manson case.

(*clicking play button at lower left of video window conveniently keeps you here. Clicking play button in center of video takes you to youtube)

What do you think of what came out of this program? You’re comments are welcome below.

(*After searching the ‘net this morning, I found that “torbenmiller” had uploaded these videos on youtube. Thank you, torbenmiller.)

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Tonight’s Larry King Live to focus on Strong City church

Larry King


Watch the program here. (May 9, 10:50am PST)

I’ve been told Jeff Bent, son of arrested LOR church leader Wayne Bent, will also appear on tonight’s program. This is not yet confirmed. (May 8, 12:08pm PST)


CNN’s Larry King Live is scheduled to include a segment this evening focussed on the The Lord Our Righteousness Church and this week’s arrest of church leader Wayne Bent. has learned scheduled guests include former church member Prudence Welch and British filmmaker Ben Anthony.

Anthony produced the documentary, The End of the World Cult. The program first aired in the United Kingdom December 12, 2007 on Channel 4.

Later, a revised edit of Anthony’s documentary found an audience in the United States.National Geographic Chanel promo Inside a Cult appeared on the National Geographic Channel April 23, 2008.

NGC repeated Inside a Cult May 7, 2008.

According to its Web site, the National Geographic Channel will be showing Inside a Cult, once again, May 11 at 12am (please check your local listings).

Larry King Live promo

If you want to hear more from Prudence Welch, you can watch my 46-minute interview with her here.

Welch also recently appeared in an interview with Shepard Smith of FOX News. That interview certainly got the attention of her mother.

Welch’s mother lives at Strong City and soon fired-off her own videos.

You can watch it ALL (Shepard Smith interview, Welch’s mother’s videos and my interview with Welch) by clicking here.

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