Toxic faith explored at Lifetree Cafe

Ways that religion is sometimes harmful will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe.

The program, titled “Toxic Faith: When Religion Hurts,” features a filmed interview with Sam Brower, the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the arrest of Warren Jeffs, the leader of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter-day Saints.

“It was unbelievable to discover there is this completely lawless town in America that is run by a church and a dictator,” says Brower. “He (Jeffs) manipulated people and could get them to do what he wanted through their faith and beliefs.”

During the program, Lifetree Cafe participants will discover three key factors that are often associated with toxic faith.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Cafe is located at Cana, 18 S. Third St..

Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Rev. Barbara Huisman at 302-8036.