Religious Group Protests Divorce Court Finding
Die-hard followers are pulling the church-and-state card. Jo-Ann De Jesus, daughter of the leader, stood among photographers in her wide-frame Armani Exchange sunglasses just after 2 p.m. yesterday. "They're limiting our ability to exercise our freedom of religion," she said, as reporters whipped out their notebooks. "We have just enough to pay the electricity and insurance at the church."
During the August 2008 trial, X-wife Torres told of the luxurious lifestyle she was used to living. That included staying at the finest Latin American hotels, driving fancy cars and taking trips around the world. She also claimed to be physically and psychologically abused by Miranda.
Outside the court yesterday, protesters wore 666 t-shirts, the group's religious symbol. Several had tattooed the number on his/her angle and many carried signs that were too small to read.
Onlookers seemed confused. One pretty 20-something in a suitcoat watched the demonstration while chatting on her Blackberry. "I don't get it," she said into the phone. "Who are these people? What do they want?"