'It instilled such problems': ex-member of Amy Coney Barrett's faith group speaks out - 2020-10-10
Former insiders and religious scholars say scrutiny of Barrett's connection to People of Praise is entirely legitimate
Rebekah Powers was 11 when members of her faith group, the People of Praise, gathered around as she sat on a chair and laid their hands on her to pray. Powers' sister had shown a gift for speaking in tongues, a defining trait of the followers of the small charismatic Christian community, and Rebekah was expected to do the same.
But after what seemed like an eternity, she proved unable to produce a sound.