Thursday, July 21, 2016

CALL ME billboards erected by desperate parents elicit response

"CALL ME" billboards erected by desperate parents elicit response from disconnected daughter in Scientology:

“She said that if we wanted to have a relationship with her and Michael again I’d need to do three things. One was to stop the billboard in Clearwater from going up. The second was to back out of the television series that we’re going to appear in. And three was to never criticize Scientology or them ever again.”

"Phil [father] tells us he told his daughter that he was willing to do those things — but only if Scientology canceled its disconnection policy against all families, and not just their own. She said this was just between her and me. I told her no…I could never abandon all of those others who are suffering from Scientology’s disconnection.”

“It went back and forth like that for a while as she got a bit more heated. I tried to calm her down but in the end she hung up on me. As much as we love our kids and want them back, how would I be able to face anyone if I was that selfish as to agree to those terms and leave everyone else behind? It was so nice to hear Emily’s voice. It’s been a few years. Sadly, it may be a few more at this point.”

http://ow.ly/x1P8302tdke

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

FUGITIVE RABBI SUSPECTED OF SEX OFFENSES FINALLY CAPTURED

Fugitive Breslov Rabbi Eliezer Berland, 79, was successfully extradited from South Africa to Israel on Tuesday morning, with the Israel police arresting him upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport on suspicion of various sex offenses. Berland, the leader of the Shuvu Banim community of the Breslov Hassidic sect, fled Israel after claims of sexual abuse were made against him by several women, including a 15-year-old girl.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Fugitive-rabbi-wanted-for-sex-offenses-arrested-upon-arrival-to-Israel-460799

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

WHY DO PEOPLE JOIN CULTS?

Cult expert Steve Guziec met with reporter Katrina Milton to discuss the dangers of cults, why people join them and how cults can- and do- exist in your neighborhood.

"Not all cults use pentagrams and animal sacrifices in the forest during the middle of the night. Current cults may seem glamorous, flashy and full of attractive young people from the outside. On the inside, members are emotionally, mentally and physically abused. If members of a cult attempt to leave, they are ostracized by their group, shunned and ignored as if they do not exist."

http://ow.ly/azgI302poat

Monday, July 18, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ABOUT COERCIVE CONTROL

"Lisa Fontes’s ex-boyfriend never punched her, or pulled her hair. But he hacked into her computer, and installed a spy cam in her bedroom, and subtly distanced her from her friends and family.

It was only after doing research on emotional abuse that she discovered a name for what she experienced: Coercive control, a pattern of behavior that some people — usually but not always men — employ to dominate their partners. Coercive control describes an ongoing and multipronged strategy, with tactics that include manipulation, humiliation, isolation, financial abuse, stalking, gaslighting and sometimes physical or sexual abuse."

#‎MaybeHeDoesntHitYou‬

http://ow.ly/AmDp302mztA

Friday, July 15, 2016

Former FLDS members bring lawsuit against leader Warren Jeffs and his law firm

"A group of former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is suing Warren Jeffs and a Salt Lake City-based law firm, alleging that lawyers helped Jeffs establish an appearance of legality so he could enforce the unlawful marriages of underage girls and child labor."

http://ow.ly/3YHF302iqh7

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Study: Five more Idaho children died when religious beliefs blocked treatment

"A new government task force report finds five more Idaho children who died because their parents’ religious beliefs interfered with them seeking medical treatment.
All five who died in 2013 were newborns. Causes of death included birth-related respiratory ailments, intestinal blockages, and sepsis.

The CFR Team determined that each of these deaths may have been prevented with proper and timely medical treatment, the report states."

http://ow.ly/UHrR302g7Gy

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

POLYGAMIST CULT LEADER ESCAPES FROM FBI

"FLDS cult leader Lyle Jeffs escaped from house arrest last month; according to police, he may have gotten away with the help of a popular cooking agent."

"Lyle Jeffs is not like a normal crook that, say, robs a gas station and takes off in an old, beat-up car and has little money and not much help," he continued. "He has thousands of people who would die for him, unlimited money, and unlimited resources, so he's well set-up."

http://ow.ly/YwCy302dAUN

Friday, July 8, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN AMERICA'S SCHOOLS

The U.S. Department of Education released 'Human Trafficking in America’s Schools', an expose on a growing issue affecting the most vulnerable members of our community of all races, genders and socio-economic backgrounds. “Once they feel like they have the child’s trust, love and affection and loyalty, that’s when the exploitation begins..." "Kids with low self-esteem, kids who are looking for family, love, looking for affection, looking for friends...these master manipulators prey upon the most vulnerable." http://ow.ly/lhUn301YPU0

Monday, July 4, 2016

For those wishing to understand the concept of 'Radicalisation'

For those wishing to understand the concept of 'Radicalisation', this website is an excellent resource. The site "gathers high-quality academic research on radicalisation and makes it easily accessible for policymakers, journalists and anyone else..." http://www.radicalisationresearch.org/

Friday, July 1, 2016

Know the warning signs of brainwashing and mind control (undue influence)

"Undue Influence can occur between individuals and / or within groups, and in many cases the person being influenced does not have or need direct contact with the influencer, although direct contact usually creates greater susceptibility. Each situation in which undue influence occurs is unique and the outcome will be the result of a number of combining factors.

There are however common features of undue influence, which usually co-exist. These include:

Unwavering commitment
Elitism
Changes in Character
Loss of critical thinking / inability to assess information
Black & White Thinking
Shunning, in any scenario
Attack of the critic, not of the argument
Dismissal of external authority"
Many more..."

Click here for more information: http://ow.ly/krbX301R2lo