FROM: DAN HOLDGREIWE
RE: New "Cult" Found
DATE: 03-25-91 AREA: 13
A new "dangerous cult" has been discovered in Seattle,
Washington. Rick Ross, a self-styled "deprogrammer" affiliated
with the Cult Awareness Network (CAN), attempted to "rescue" a 19-
year-old man from the evil clutches of the United Pentecostal
Church International in late January.
Ross, whom CAN executive director Cynthia Kisser has publicly
endorsed as "one of the best" deprogrammers, held the young man
prisoner as he struggled to help him see that the United
Pentecostalist Church is "another Jonestown." As part of his
mission of mercy, Ross sealed the young man's mouth with duct tape
and forced him to watch videos of Ross deprogramming other young
men and women.
Despite Ross' efforts, the ungrateful young man escaped after
five days and reported Ross to the police. It has not yet been
decided whether criminal charges will be filed. Ross, who has no
other means of support, is presumably continuing to "counsel" "cult"
members while he awaits the prosecutor's decision.