Here are two links to the story about Angus Jones's conversion to Seventh-day Adventism that I mentioned in class today: here and here.
This attention given to Jones's remarks about the TV show "Two and a Half Men" reflects how controversial aspects of religious individuals and groups gets more press than non-controversial aspects. Of course, the Hollywood angle has a role, too.
The first link is more informative for our class's purposes than the second. You can see how Jones reacts to the pejorative use of "cult" (are they really a cult by our class's definition? ask yourself), and the author explains how Jones's remarks reflect some of the religious teachings about maintaining a pure life.