Around 1980, I read an article in a certain news magazine (probably US News and World Report) on a new religion that carried out frauds in their regular church service for its believers. I wanted to identify which issue and pages it appeared, and read it again.
Reportedly, their show (with music and song performed by the cult founders family) included some fakery mind-reading and prophecy. For instance, a number of guests were welcomed at the entrance by a woman of the cult family who sent their conversation to the back stage by a hidden transmitter while the scene was viewed by the monitoring camera as well. This allowed the minister to address people attending the service with astonishing clairvoyant power on ones personal matter and distress, causing further devotion to the cult. I was afraid that the readers of the magazine may understand that all the mind-reading effect done by magicians is performed similarly.
If anyone could tell me which issue and page the article appeared, it will be appreciated.