Wednesday, September 30, 2015

HARE KRISHNA ISKCON EXPOSE CONCLUSION...

At this point we have concluded our expose of the ISKCON organization, especially regarding its operation on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville. One family recently has already been destroyed by the on-campus recruitment / indoctrination of their son and we are asking UF how many more will it take before they will take notice and do something about it. We certainly will not stop until Carl Woodham / ISKCON have been completely banned from the UF campus to prevent any more victims and families from such needless pain and suffering.

We hope that the University of Florida will wake up and follow in the footsteps of the University of Arizona, who recently banned three on-campus groups because of “financial coercion, alienation from parents, shunning of those who leave the church or question its leaders” and more.

According to the complaints and evidence we’ve received, the same thing is happening at UF with ISKCON and yet they are still allowed to operate not only on the UF campus but on campuses all over the US and abroad. For whatever reason, they have been given permission to recruit “young westerners wholesale” as Carl Woodham once stated in one of his letters.

We at FACT will make sure at this point that our efforts will be addressed by the leadership of the University of Florida and other affiliated entities (like the Florida Department of Education and the U.S. Secretary of Education for examples), not to mention all relevant lawmakers in an effort to make sure that Carl Woodham / ISKCON will leave the campus of UF permanently.

We believe these religious high-control cultic groups have no right going after impressionable students and should be barred from any such activities to safeguard students from these insidious recruitment and indoctrination practices.

Thank you to everyone for your involvement and sharing of this expose. Please stay tuned for more exposes by FACT on currently active destructive cults operating in the U.S.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

FROM THE PARENT OF A YOUNG VICTIM OF THE ISKCON CULT...

[name has been changed to protect the victim’s identity]:

Without telling us, for the group, Craig cashed in his gift trust account and changed his bank accounts. He gave up his car, health insurance, Visa, his family and friends, which has been very hard on us. We are going through a period of numbness and its hard to think with the emotional toll we are going through right now. The group purposely moved him away in fear that someone would try to deprogram him and as of now we have no idea as to his exact whereabouts, we only know he is somewhere in India completely dependent upon the ISKCON organization for survival.
They don’t want Craig to communicate with us in fear that he might wake up. He cannot go on the Internet or talk to former members of the group. Unfortunately the group like all cults needs to keep its members away from the support group, which is family and friends.

The group knows seeded down deep in Craig’s persona there is a loving caring family bond that is strong and good though because of the group, he will not associate with or spend any meaningful time with his family including attending a family wedding as he would be around non-devotees which the group is concerned that he might snap back.

Craig’s family is now the controlling ISKCON organization. He has given up his body, his soul, his mind for Krishna. He is a fanatic. And it’s not his fault.”

In our opinion Carl Woodham’s iSKCON activities on the University of Florida campus (Gainesville) causes only the destruction of families fraught with pain, suffering and loss, both now and for generations to come.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A GURU WHO DISAPPROVES OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS ALLOWED TO RECRUIT STUDENTS ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS.

We just discovered a shocking quote by Carl Woodham, the Secretary of the Board for the University of Florida Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, where he states, “Although my parents had kindly offered me many good opportunities to establish a professional career, I kept finding "higher education" empty and unsatisfying.” This explains why Mr. Woodham never achieved more than a high-school diploma with his formal education, yet he is allowed to continually connect with and influence students at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

It is no wonder why a student named James [name has been changed to protect the victim’s identity], who happened to be a devotee of guru Carl Woodham, didn’t even bother to show up for his college graduation ceremony, leaving his family (who drove all the way up for the special event) completely broken-hearted by his absence How is it possible that Woodham is allowed to connect with and teach / influence young college students when he is obviously against higher education?

In our opinion the only reason his ISKCON chapter is operating on the campus of UF is to recruit the “young westerners wholesale” (as Carl once stated in a private email to a fellow guru). We believe ultimately there is no true educational benefit to students by keeping ISKCON / Carl Woodham on the campus of the University of Florida. On the contrary, their recruitment efforts on the campus pose a serious threat to the 50 thousand plus attending students and their families.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

THE HARE KRISHNA ISKCON ORGANIZATION SEEMS TO HAVE A PROLONGED CONNECTION WITH THE ABUSE OF CHILDREN

Starting as far back as the 70’s, there is ongoing proof of child abuse in one form or another connected with the ISKCON organization. In the year 2000, there was a $400 million dollar lawsuit filed against the ISKCON organization for the child abuse/rape of potentially more than one thousand innocent young kids. Plaintiffs' attorney Windle Turley called the abuse "the most unthinkable abuse and maltreatment of little children we have seen. It includes rape, sexual abuse, physical torture and emotional terror of children as young as 3 years of age.”

"Robin George contended that the Hare Krishna’s prey on minors, she was 14 at the time when she left her parents' Cypress home to join the Hare Krishna’s. At a civil trial later, jurors found that the Krishna’s had brainwashed her and kept her hidden from her frantic parents. They even found that her father's fatal heart attack was related to the stress from the months he spent searching in vain across the country for his daughter. The group was not protected by the Constitution for the emotional distress it caused in deceiving the parents by pretending not to know their daughter's whereabouts, the court held."

“Of course, for 5 and 6 year-olds, all that meditation, chanting and bowing seemed unbearable, particularly since they were ordered not to talk, fidget or slouch during the four-hour program. Only then would they be served breakfast — a cup of hot milk and cold oatmeal slapped on wax paper, to be eaten with the right hand only. Too often a cockroach found its way into the meal. The temple was infested with these "flying dates" since it was against the teachings to exterminate anything. "If milk spilled on the floor, you had to lick it up," Rittenour recalls. There was no such thing as leftovers; what you didn't eat at one meal, you were served at the next, or the next. "One time as a kid they forced me to eat some ginger root and I threw up. They made me lick the vomit off the floor."

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It is not that the woman do not like rape. They like sometimes...

From the founder of ISKCON in his own words:

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

For all WOMEN, BLACK, GAY, JEWISH students (and anyone with a moral conscience) at the University of Florida Campus.

According to its very founder Swami Prabhupada, The Hare Krishna / ISKCON organization is undoubtedly a religion that advocates racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism, misogyny and the like. How is it that a religion advocating these terrible ideas is allowed to coexist within our education system and teach these corrupting ideas to impressionable students?

Just some examples of what the founder of ISKCON believed and taught followers:

“Swami Prabhupada spewed vitriolic racial hatred toward black/African people -- repeatedly and explicitly. Examples of his racial bigotry are numerous and frequently recorded in lectures and private conversations by his many devotees and disciples over the decades.”

“It is all [a] nonsense civilization,” he declared. “A first-class Rolls Royce car, and who is sitting there? A third-class Negro. This is going on. You will find these things in Europe and America. This is going on. A first-class car and a third-class Negro.”

“It is not that the woman do not like rape. They like sometimes. They willingly. That is the psychology. Outwardly they show some displeasure, but inwardly they do not. This is the psychology.”

“Now, in the Manu-samhita it is clearly stated that a woman should not be given freedom. That does not mean that women are to be kept as slaves, but they are like children.”

“It appears here that the homosexual appetite of males for each other is created in this episode of the creation of the demons by Brahma. In other words, the homosexual appetite of a man for another man is demoniac and is not for any sane male in the ordinary course of life.”

“They [Jewish bankers] were financing against [the interests of] Germany,” Prabhupada said. “Otherwise, he [Hitler] had no enmity [against] the Jews… The Jews have got money. They want to invest and get some profit. Their only interest is how to get money, [not] nationalism, [not] religion, nothing of the sort ... Therefore [William] Shakespeare wrote [of] ‘Shylock, the Jew.’”

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

FOR CARL WOODHAM (AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA), NOT ALL MATERIAL POSSESSIONS ARE BAD WHEN IT SERVES HIM

The Hare Krishna / ISKCON organization teaches all devotees that the love of money is the root of all evil and strongly encourages devotees to give up this “material possession” so that ISKCON can make use of it to spread the word of Krishna to the lost souls of the world. Or at least that is what they claim; what they actually do with these funds it seems is a different matter entirely (according to the evidence uncovered from our investigation).

Case in point, the Chaplain of the University of Florida Krishna House / ISKCON of Gainesville, Carl Woodham, ordered last October a brand new extravagant swim spa for his private residence, according to a Notice of Commencement filed with the Building Division of Alachua County. The estimated cost of this spa we believe is around $20,000.

Kids everywhere are being recruited / indoctrinated into the ISKCON Hare Krishna group and, according to many ex-devotees, are being manipulated into believing that the material world is evil and to give away their possessions / savings to ISKCON. This of course forces them to be poor and live in the Krishna temples / boarding houses, further trapping them inside the organization by making them completely dependent. At the same time however, it seems that their gurus are free to live in private residences and buy swim spas (contrary to their preaching, they are pampering themselves).

Moreover, Woodham claimed once to Tibor Stern, the President of F.A.C.T., during a phone conversation that he earns a mere $1500 a month, just over the minimum wage rate in Florida. If so, how could he possibly afford to purchase a $20,000 swim spa?

Judge for yourself. We uncovered a lease agreement between the Alachua ISKCON temple (the property owner of a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house) and renters that states, “Elias Johannson [on behalf of ISKCON] will collect rent the first of every month in cash (preferably larger bills), to bring it to the Alachua ISKCON temple the next Sunday to the landlord.”

Needless to say this organization prefers to deal will cash, which of course is untraceable. On the campus of UF alone they sell around 1,000 meals a day at $5 each, none of which has to be reported to the IRS because they are classified as a “church”. According to Guidestar.org, one of the largest non-profit information reporting services in the world, ISKCON declares $0 to the IRS (see image). Even though legally allowed to do this, contrary to their example there are many religious organizations with the same IRS tax-exempt filing status that still account for and report their income every year, which we believe is the earmark of any trustworthy organization who is making sure to be honest and transparent.

We will put all our effort and forces together with different organizations to change this terrible law. All religious organizations that receive funds from the public should be completely transparent in our opinion, and certainly not requiring payments in cash, “preferably in large bills”.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

CONTINUATION OF OUR EXPOSE OF THE HARE KRISHNA ACTIVITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN GAINESVILLE

A Conversation Between Tibor Stern, President of F.A.C.T. and Carl Woodham, the leader of the ISKCON chapter that operates on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.

At the beginning of 2015, a complaint came in to F.A.C.T. from the parents of James, a student attending UF at the time. His parents said that they experienced the outcome of the brainwashing of their son, who was recruited on campus by the Krishna House (ISKCON) organization led by Carl Woodham.

Their son’s behavior during this time grew more and more unusual and erratic which was not at all typical for James, especially regarding the growing disconnection from his family. James became very absent-minded when it came to connecting with his family and the huge love and compassion that was once an integral part of this hard working, honest, great all American Christian family unit had all but vanished from the side of their son.

Like his parents’ lives, James’s life was completely turned upside-down since he joined Woodham’s Krishna House. He stopped eating his normal diet (becoming vegan virtually overnight), was chanting and meditating many hours every day, was out selling books and preaching the word of Krishna constantly and his educational experience sadly ended with him not even attending his own graduation (which his parents drove all the way up to UF to attend). His family had been waiting for this day for a long time, a day that should have been one of the most happiest and important experiences between parents and their child, which was ruined because of this cult’s influence.

Upon meeting the parents at the F.A.C.T. offices and hearing their story, TIbor Stern made a phone call to Carl Woodham, a common practice for him to always try and resolve things peacefully / get to the bottom of the situation. In the beginning it was a pleasant conversation between Tibor and Woodham, up until the issue of why James’ prior loving affectionate family relationship all of a sudden changed for the worst, to which all Woodham could answer was that James was “afraid of his father”.

This is something Tibor had heard over and over, which is so typical for the predatory cult leaders to always blame the parents for the drastic changes occurring in the victim. It is a method turning the cult members against their families as a way to exert high-control over the victims. Mr. Stern knows James’ parents and wishes every child in the world to have parents like his.

His question to Woodham is if he considers himself to be an educator, why didn’t he pick up the phone himself to try and make peace between James and his family? Tibor Stern’s answer to that is that it is not Woodham’s agenda, which his email enclosed here-by will prove. Recruiting westerner “wholesale” (please see the evidence attached).

Mr. Woodham, what is wrong with every other religion that preaches peace and love for families? James claims that he is extremely happy with his new life, which Tibor experienced with his daughter when he confronted her evil deceiving guru that was her “teacher”, only to find out two weeks later that she was dead.

Mr. Woodham, we believe that your manipulation and exploitation is nothing but a destruction that the only one who benefits is you and your Hare Krishna organization. In the process, the life of James’s beautiful parents has been destroyed. We feel their pain and misery to lose a child and not to know his whereabouts. Of course Mr. Woodham you don’t feel that pain, you are enjoying your wife, your family, your new spa, while James is running around selling books and meals for Krishna telling everyone that he is “volunteering” so it cannot be called slave labor.

Mr. Woodham you were so proud to tell Tibor that James is celibate, but don’t you believe that he deserves to fall in love, have a family, have a career he loves and is proud of, etc. Mr. Woodham, you are no saint in our eyes. You are not building relationships of love, prosperity, and all things positive; we believe you are destroying them.

To be continued…
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

FACT has been awarded the highest level transparency rating from Guidestar

We are very happy to announce that we have been awarded the highest level transparency rating from Guidestar, the first company ever to provide a central source of information on U.S. nonprofits. GuideStar also serves to verify that a recipient organization is established and that donated funds go where the donor intended. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GuideStar)

From Guidestar to FACT: “Congratulations on achieving a Gold level with GuideStar. This is a testament to your organization’s commitment to data transparency.” Thank you Guidestar for keeping things transparent and honest within the non-profit sector.

Tibor Stern, the President of FACT, would like to take this opportunity to thank our Board of Directors, committed staff members and supporters. It is because of all of you that we are able to fulfill our important mission of saving lives.




Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Followup from Yesterday

This is a follow-up to yesterday's posting where Tibor Stern, the President of F.A.C.T., spoke to Carl Woodham as a father. He tried to make sense to Woodham about family values, family strength, the importance of family coming before any religion. in a way a family is its own "religion" that is sacred and more important than any other beliefs or practices that one choses for their life. In other words, any belief and/or practice of a religion should never come between family and compromise the family unit. It should never tear a family apart (as in the case with James), only make it stronger.

We will continue our quest for change under Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc. (F.A.C.T.)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

EXPOSE ON HARE KRISHNA - ISKCON - AND CHAPLAIN CARL WOODHAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN GAINESVILLE

Dear Families and Supporters of F.A.C.T.,

I am writing to you today not as the president of F.A.C.T but as a father who knows the endless suffering of losing a child. There is a never ending trail of where I see my daughter missing; a painful void that can never be filled, which is something I wish no family to ever experience. Unfortunately however, our organization gets contacted over and over by parents who are losing their kids to high-control cult groups acting on college campuses everywhere just like on the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Before James [name has been changed to protect his identity] attended UF, he was part of a very happy, loving and close-knit family. While there, he was recruited by the Hare Krishna (ISKCON) organization headed by chaplain Carl Woodham, we believe whose corrupt influence and agenda has completely destroyed James’s past loving relationship with his family. They don’t speak anymore and they don’t even know their child’s whereabouts. Woodham claims that the reason James disconnected from his family was because he was scared of his father, which is so typical for all these deceiving and manipulating cult leaders.

Before my daughter met her evil teacher Katsura Kan (at the University of Naropa in Boulder, CO), we had the best relationship imaginable between parent and child: completely loving, caring and based on mutual trust and respect. But once she became exposed to Katsura’s influence and manipulation, suddenly I became the worst father imaginable. Such is the story with James’s family. Once James was exposed to Carl Woodham’s influence and manipulation, suddenly James’s father became the worst imaginable human being.

All these gurus have one thing in common: they turn their victims against their families and friends in order to isolate them for control and exploitation purposes, whether it be sexual, financial, slave labor, etc. Victims will start questioning and second-guessing all that they knew to be true to the point where they lose their critical thinking skills and identities. This makes them totally confused while the cult leader / group encourages them that it is all normal and part of the process towards enlightenment. This is what happened to my daughter in the past and it’s happening now with James. It must be stopped.

These sociopathic, narcissistic, self-serving high-control group leaders have no concern for the damage they cause and no boundaries when it comes to achieving their goals. Certainly they should be nowhere near our campuses going after vulnerable, impressionable youths. I sent my daughter away to a school where she should have been completely safe and instead she came back home in a casket. In the case of James, it seems he has become a part of the ISKCON slave labor force (which earns them millions in revenue every year), even though the Krishna gurus call them “volunteers”. What about James’s future? Apparently, that is not Carl Woodham’s concern as long as he can have a state of the art spa built into his home while James and like followers are encouraged not to live a materialistic existence.

When Carl Woodham makes statements in his emails like “…the young Westerners we are shedding blood to attract to Krishna” or “…we are finally having some success reaching young Westerners wholesale” and then we see parents’ losing their kids “wholesale” to cults all over college campuses, well it is not hard to put 2 + 2 together and know what is going on.

To all parents living in Florida, this is my University and your University as taxpayers and we should not sit idly by as our kids are being recruited on this campus and taken from us. Enough is enough. Please help stop this destruction by sharing this information to educate and protect other innocent students and families from being harmed.

Thank you,

Tibor Stern

Friday, September 11, 2015

THIS JUST IN.

Dear Mr. Stern,

It has come to my attention that the Hare Krishna faction has been permitted to actively recruit on the UF campus. I am appalled at the fact that campus administration would allow a manipulative cult to dictate the future of our children. Young students look to teachers and faculty to influence who they aspire to be and as parents we demand good role models. What message is the University of Florida sending by allowing a destructive group such as the Hare Krishna to corrupt the minds of our youth. (Civium in moribus rei publicae salus).

Sincerely,


[Name Has Been Removed]

Thursday, September 10, 2015

WARNING: ALL LOVING PARENTS AND FAMILIES NEED TO READ THIS...

How would you feel if you sent your beloved child away to college and a religious group on campus there recruited, indoctrinated and convinced your child to turn completely against you?

This is exactly what happened recently to a student attending the University of Florida in Gainesville. A religious group there by the name of ISKCON, a.k.a. the Krishna House, is being led by Carl Woodham and are doing whatever they can to try and recruit students into their organization. They pass out informative flyers, offer an on campus inexpensive lunch, promote introductory lectures / programs and anything else they can do to introduce their organization to impressionable students— all with one real intention: recruitment.

Because of the Krisha House’s influence, the parents not only missed out on their own child’s graduation from UF (which was a very sad day for them that will linger in their memory forever), but worse, as of now they currently do not even know his whereabouts (yet suspect he is somewhere in India obviously under the direction and control of ISKCON).

In our opinion and as per some evidence which will be published tomorrow, Carl Woodham’s Krishna House at UF has succeeded completely in turning their once caring son against his loving parents, who needless to say are absolutely heartbroken. They want nothing more than to be able to relate with their son again they way they always used to, which is just not possible any longer due to the isolating grip of ISKCON.

We are going to notify Dr. W. Kent Fuchs, the President of UF and the Board of Trustees, in addition to all relevant lawmakers in an effort to stop what we believe are high-control groups from operating on school grounds where vulnerable and impressionable young students are easily accessible to them.

Please help support our mission to expose and eradicate these groups from college campuses everywhere by sharing our expose with everyone you know, but especially parents and students.
Tomorrow's posting will include the President of F.A.C.T., Tibor Stern's phone conversation with Carl Woodham and also what we believe is hard evidence of Woodham’s recruitment efforts of vulnerable students to the Hare Krishna / ISKCON organization.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

EXPOSE - THE DESTRUCTIVE HARE KRISHNA ACTIVITIES ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN GAINESVILLE.

Our organization has received numerous complaints about the UF Krishna House recruiting students daily on the UF campus. This group is being led by Carl Woodham and has strong ties to the much larger corrupt Hare Krishna ISKCON organization. As of now, one recently graduated student of UF is missing with his whereabouts currently unknown by his family and many others are in jeopardy merely by associating themselves with this organization; one that has a long history of targeting the youth of our society to recruit, exploit and abuse them, all in the name of “enlightenment”.

Our organization uncovered private internal communications written by Carl Woodham to another fellow Guru within the ISKCON organization; letters that clearly state the true intention of Krishna House’s focused recruitment efforts on the UF campus. In the next coming days we will release all the evidence clearly supporting the above stated facts.

Tomorrow we will show the destruction of families by ISKCON’s activities led by Carl Woodham on the UF campus.

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