To: All Message #: 2967 >2972
From: Dan Holdgreiwe Submitted: 15 Nov 91 13:50:00
Subject: Cult Alert Bulletin #3 Status: Public
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Dangerous Cult Operating in U.S.
Evidence indicates that a dangerous and destructive cult is now operating in
the U.S. Information on the cult, compiled by concerned parents and cult
experts, paints a clear picture of manipulation, exploitation and mind-control.
Members of the cult are taught that luring others into joining the cult is
their highest purpose in life. Once inside, the unlucky recruit must live by
strict rules that control the most intimate aspects of their lives, even
dictating with whom they may engage in sex.
Cult members are also taught that non-members and defectors will be made to
cruelly suffer, while those who are mindlessly loyal will be rewarded.
Independent thinking is discouraged and in some cases dissenters have been
murdered by loyal cult members.
The inner teachings of the cult attribute supernatural powers to the leader (a
convicted criminal) and to some of the early cult members (many of whom also
have criminal records). Cult members are required to give the leader their
total alleigence, even to to point of disowning their parent, according to
some reports. As a result, many families have been broken up by the cult.
Although the leader has now been dead for some years, he continues to be the
object of excessive devotion by the cult. Indeed, many members actually
regard the leader to be God.
As a result of its bizarre practices, the cult has gotten into trouble with
the law in every country where it has been established -- except in those
places where it has accumulated enough political influence to manipulate the
government for its own ends. In recent years the cult has devoted increasing
energy to influencing American politics to promote its own sinister agenda.
Despite all these widely known facts, the cult continues to hide behind the
First Amendment and claim to be a legitimate church. Incredibly, it has been
accorded tax-exemption and recognition -- sometimes even preferential
treatment -- by government authorities.
If the decent people of this country are ever going to wake up and do
something about the cult problem, this menacing group (by far the largest
cult in the U.S.) is certainly the place to start.