Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The House of Prayer Expose (HOPCC): Part 1

THE HOUSE OF PRAYER EXPOSE (HOPCC): PART1

Our organization, Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc. (FACT), received numerous complaints and signed affidavits about ‘House of Prayer Christian Church’ (HOPCC), a.k.a The Place of Help, located at 2540 Airport Rd, Hinesville, GA, 31313, headed by pastor Rony Denis. This report details our analysis of the complaints in an effort to educate and warn others about what appears to be, in our opinion, a destructive cultic church that is destroying lives and families, based on the highly documented allegations. Though the church claims to be non-denominational, ex-members of the church state that it is actually a Pentecostal and apocalyptic (end-of-times) church in belief and practice.
Note: Our intention at FACT is never to libel or damage anyone’s reputation. The purpose of our work is to educate the public and also for HOPCC leadership to understand the severity of the allegations against them. Moreover, please know that all statements made in this expose are according to our opinion at FACT, based upon signed affidavits, complaints and evidence we received from alleged victims of HOPCC, family members of those involved, etc. and through our analysis of this information according to the B.I.T.E. model (developed by cult expert Steven Hassan).
EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE CLAIMS
Ex-members and families affected by the House of Prayer Christian Church contacted our organization with complaints describing various kinds of alleged exploitation and abuse in detail. The allegations state that Pastor Denis is using members of his congregation to conduct real estate fraud and coercing members who are in the military to give up their financial benefits to the church (GI and VA income).
Moreover, the complaints state that Pastor Denis is allegedly ruining many lives and breaking apart marriages and families. Unfortunately some ex-members have stated the development of serious mental health issues as a result of their experiences with this Pastor and church, such as PTSD and depression.
Some of those who filed complaints with our office had this to say about HOPCC and its leadership:
1) “This church is abusive, the main one behind all of the wickedness is Rev. Denis, like all cult leaders he surrounds himself around fall men that will defend him in his wickedness. He holds people's spouses hostage, he abuses veterans by using their benefits to pay the church. He pronounces curses of Judgment on people if they do not obey his commands to control them through fear. He prevents people from talking to their families and even moving them away if he needs to…”
2) “I have been told my story needs to be heard but i have not posted anything on here because i have so many story’s to tell, and I just haven’t wanted to relive all of the years of sexual harassment. It's just too much.”
3) “No one in the church is not allowed to do anything without his [Rony Denis’] permission. We are trying to stop this guy before he ruins more people's lives.”
4) “Leader Pastor Rony Denis, has moved children to other church locations, is separating husbands and wives and remarrying them with others.”
5) “He takes people's money through real state fraud and GI benefits.”
6) “After I finally got the courage to leave the HOPCC organization Rony Denis would go on to defame my character by calling me gay across the pulpit… Leaving messages on my phone communicating threats that God would visit me soon. After I left I have been pursued and stalked i.e. Facebook and them hiring private investigators to find out where I live, causing my family to live in fear even though we had tried to go on and live the peaceable life. We are unsure of how safe we are. The trauma that we have been through is mentally unsettling and I will never be able to live without the horrid memories and scars that will forever be etched in my family's life.”
7) “He has gotten away with everything but murder (that we know of) right in front of our faces…It’s amazing to me how people sit around this guy and hear him airing out other people’s personal business and never think he will do the same to them.”
8) “He divorces spouses if one doesn't want to go to church anymore…I was told by ministers either to let my husband go (another divorce) or "be strong" and stay and my husband would stay because of me.”
9) “I was threaten… I was thrown out my home and everything was taken, my car, etc, mainly my husband whom I love and still love and miss, family was told I was evil and of the devil. I continue to suffer greatly emotional and financially being I was a house wife and forbidden from working. The church leaders continue to shun me and destroy my name…My husband at the time lost his mind and still has never recovery and still endures this evil practices because he no longer has a wright mind. My husband sign his business and houses over to the church and 2 cars.”
10) “During my time in HOPCC Rony Denis would set out to crush me and to bring me under subjection and in his words obedience and total submission to him. There was a time that I was so devastated and weakened by his abuse.”
11) “He began to separate us [family] by telling my daughter that she needed to keep him away from me because I taught him bad things, and went as far as to insinuate that I had inappropriate relations with him. He would also spew words of hatred and venom and tell me to my face in the company of several ministers that he (Rony Denis) was my daughter’s real father not me!”
12) “Since leaving the place, I have been harassed by several ministers that Rony Denis made call my phone…”
13) “[Denis] pronounces curses of Judgment on people if they do not obey his commands to control them through fear.”
14) “The departed are living in fear and in secret locations. Now if their address are known PI's are making deliveries and harassing them.”
Raymond Yorke Jr., a long time worker of the church, from 2004-2016, had this to say about his experience with the HOPCC:
“Each year of abuse from Rony Denis, the leader of the church, became worse and worse. Rony Denis verbally abused me by telling me I was wrong for getting my wife pregnant and that I was making his job harder… Rony Denis worked to try and destroy my marriage by trying to cause division between my wife and me. He told my wife that he could have blamed me for molesting my own son, which never happened. He also said the same thing concerning her father and our son. When my wife and I left the church Rony Denis sent a fake Superior Court of Liberty County, State of Georgia court document stating that he was taking us to court which I believe is against the law. He hired a private investigator to find our new address and deliver us this fraudulent document. My family lives in mental duress because of the anguish that Rony Denis and his church has caused us. We believe Rony Denis to be a very dangerous man. Since we have left we have heard that he has pronounced death upon us. He has called my cell phone and has left harassing and disturbing messages on.”
The Costal Courier, a local newspaper in Hinesville, GA published various articles about the HOPCC, including one about a town hall meeting that took place on June 21st, 2017. As stated in this article, Raymond Yorke claims that church leaders are manipulating members of the congregation, harassing former members with scare tactics and committing fraud.

If you believe you have been harmed by the HOPCC in any way, please contact our office at:https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/c…/contact.html

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

THE JERRY STOCKING EXPOSE (PART 2 - CONCLUSION):

Initially we would like to state the following: the purpose of this expose is not to slander, libel or harm Jerry Stocking in any way; it is to bring awareness, to educate the public and to potentially change his allegedly damaging practices so that no one might be hurt in the future. This published report details our opinion and belief based upon the highly documented allegations in our possession.
We of course encourage all opposing views and welcome all new information / evidence at any time. If you have any information about Jerry Stocking that you would like to share, either positive or negative, please contact us at:
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According to complaints and online research, Jerry Stocking has a substantial online presence, including an active blog published by the ‘Elephant Journal’, an independent online publication. His articles mainly focus on the subjects of love, romance and relationships, with an obvious focus on sex. Very recently, he wrote an article where he admits to having paid women for sex through an “arrangement” website.
Some excerpts from his article:
“…I signed up for the arrangement site with zeal. In the first 24 hours, I emailed 23 women, most of them less than half my age…”
“In that month, I had three meetings with women, the rest turned out to be various flavors of unavailable or disinteresting.”
“I paid her for one month but only used her services twice. We remain in contact via text and email, corresponding much as an older, perhaps wiser, man and a younger, enthusiastic woman.”
“I won’t be on the site again, though the idea of it still tickles me, as does the idea of paying a certain, set amount for sex with someone I like but don’t want a long-term romantic relationship with.”
In our opinion, we believe no self-help teacher should be promoting the idea of a sex for money arrangement website, which is basically a modern day platform for prostitution. In our opinion, his article shows his regard for women as mere sex objects for his own carnal gratifications.
Jerry Stocking also has numerous videos on Youtube, which you can view on his Youtube Channel located here: https://www.youtube.com/user/prcourse/videos
His company called ‘A Choice Experience’ is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of self-improvement education (as listed on his Guidestar.org profile). Through his 501c3, he is believed to be charging students for all of his self-improvement courses about $600 - $900 per course, and $95 per hour for private coaching / counseling. We question the validity of Jerry’s 501c3 since we believe it seems that he is using it for his own personal business gain and in our opinion not for helping the public. We will be forwarding all of our information to the IRS and Treasury Department for their analysis to verify the legitimacy of his 501c3 non-profit organization.
We contacted Mr. Stocking for his side of the story multiple times, and were able to speak with him on only one occasion. During our phone call, he denied the allegations, but also said that he has had thousands upon thousands of people take his courses, and the fact that several people have complained about him does not surprise him. He stated that he has “never crossed any boundaries with people.” Unfortunately people who have studied with Mr. Stocking allege otherwise, and claim to have been damaged by him. For example from a complaint we received, “Mr. Stocking’s behaviors have led to great personal pain and suffering, which I experience even presently.”
As per the allegations against Jerry Stocking, we believe his behavior is unethical to say the least. In our opinion according to the complaints, we believe he could be taking advantage of the inherent trust between student and teacher to manipulate and possibly exploit his followers in various ways. One victim has stated that in her experience and observation, Stocking’s behavior has led to “financial strain, the dissolution of friendships and intimate loving relationships, and has driven deep wedges between friends of mine and their families.” This victim goes on to state, “I believe the above described behaviors on the part of Jerry Stocking to be unethical, and dangerous...”
A final quote from an alleged victim of Stocking, posted as a comment on the Psychology Today article mentioned previously:
“Many of us ‘Woke Up’ and admitted we were blinded, fooled or just plain idiots to trust Jerry. Some of us are still too fearful or prefer to remain idiots who believe Jerry helped despite breaking up relationships, drugs, sending to ‘exile’ another delusional abnormal game, exploiting, leaving many with personal loneliness as never before, while all issues could be resolved by consulting a well reputed psychiatrists or a PhD psychologist who will not abuse hypnosis just for profit.”
(To restate: the purpose of this expose is to warn, educate, potentially save lives and to protect any potential future victims. It is absolutely not intended to slander, libel or harm anyone mentioned in the expose.)
If you believe you have been harmed by Jerry Stocking in any way and would like to file a complaint against him, use our online form. 
www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/cult-help/contact.html




Monday, December 4, 2017

THE JERRY STOCKING EXPOSE (PART 1)

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Jerry Stocking

Initially we would like to state the following: the purpose of this expose is not to slander, libel or harm Jerry Stocking in any way; it is to bring awareness, to educate the public and to potentially change his allegedly damaging practices so that no one might be hurt in the future. This published report details our opinion and belief based upon the highly documented allegations in our possession. We of course encourage all opposing views and welcome all new information / evidence at any time. If you have any information about Jerry Stocking that you would like to share, either positive or negative, please contact us at:

www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/cult-help/contact.html

FACT received complaints about self-improvement education teacher Jerry Stocking who lives in Clarksville, GA. According to his website, he offers courses to help people become more ‘present’ in life, which he states as the key to making more money, losing weight and more. The allegations against Mr. Stocking are very serious, including the misuse of hypnosis and NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) on his students. According to some of the allegations, Jerry Stocking seems to be using these hypnotic therapies we believe as a method for controlling people. For example, from a complaint we received, a quote from an alleged victim of Stocking:

“In my experience he is using Neuro-Linguistic-Programming, (NLP) to covertly implant suggestions, induced trances, and similar and allied techniques, in an unethical fashion, for his personal, sexual, and monetary benefit.”

Another quote from a family member who believes her relative is under Stocking’s control: “Jerry wants [name removed] under his hypnotic control. Same trick over and over. That’s how he lured [name removed]… Jerry needs to start some hypnotic coercion and make [name removed] believe he/Jerry did not abuse / molest or rape her, it was her [name removed] own wish.”
We also received complaints that allege the following about Stocking’s use of acquired personal information from his students:

“I have experienced his [Jerry Stocking] gathering of confidential personal information, and manipulating it, and the persons whom that information concerns, for his own personal, sexual, and monetary benefit.”

“I was listening to a group call run by Jerry when [name removed] expressed his anger. According to [name removed], Jerry had used personal information that [name removed] had confided to Jerry about [name removed] family, etc. in a public way. Jerry denied it, and tried to get [name removed] "in ine". Uncharacteristically, [name removed] persisted! ([name removed] is a tough little man, but Stocking has a talent for shutting people down and controlling the situation, using techniques derived from NLP pattern interruption, hypnosis, and peer/public pressure and embarrassment, etc.)”

A Psychology Today article published online called “Why do people join Cults?” has numerous negative comments about Jerry Stocking, including the ones below that seem to lend insight into what we believe are Jerry’s manipulation and indoctrination practices:

1) “Jerry Stocking spurious NPL /hypnosis ‘Transformation’ seminars are a poison cocktail for the gullible. Jerry applies NLP/Hypnosis overtly/covertly to induce trances altering state of awareness/consciousness. Once hypnotic trance took place any post hypnotic deceitful, false suggestion can be implanted in your mind and you will obey it as true. Suggestions are repeated –‘brainwash’ until submission, but you will appear normal. Induced trances generated delusions in Jerry’s cult to ‘Wake Up The World’, hypnotic illusion of closeness, trust in Jerry’s phony ‘Love Bombs’, coercive persuasion, trickery, deception, abuse and exploitation. Cults are money machines; the bottom line is cost/benefit ratio. Trance- formation induction modus operandi serves Jerry’s indoctrination mind-control for moneymaking.”

2) “I saw first hand how, Jerry Stocking love bombed [name removed]. Flattery, all kinds of special attention, and later in their relationship, and no surprise to anyone who has observed Jerry's game before, a very very close "personal" relationship. Mind you there was more than a 30 year difference in their ages. She hardly made a move without his input or approval. She changed her hairstyle to suit him, chose new friends from his ‘students’ to please him, and dropped others at the mere hint that Jerry didn't approve of them. Indeed, she expressed pride that she was ‘in the inner circle’. And who wouldn't? Jerry Stocking is, to say the least, a powerfully persuasive person. An excellent hypnotist, and superb practitioner of NLP.”

3) “Jerry used his courses as a cover –up for evil, deceiving the heart (mind) of naïve women sexually exploiting almost every attractive woman. Smooth talk, flattery combined with hypnotic meditation made us all victims of deception for many, many years. Jerry’s courses were fabrications of ‘glowing words’. The outcome of the ‘glow’ course was, women heavily hypnotized appeared drugged, camouflaged as if discovered ‘new levels’ of themselves. (As in above posts Capital letters would emphasize DECEPTION) DECEPTION: Jerry’s ‘new levels’ were not meant to discover anything but hide “deeper and deeper levels” of a dangerous hypnosis ‘focused attention’ on Jerry’s voice to play with our lives, erase good memories with husband, wife, boyfriend, family and replace it with delusional, negative stories about others mixed with suggestions to trust, love him and spend more money on junk courses…Jerry Stocking is about separating families, relationships masking his hypnotic face with ‘love’.”

To read more of the complaints against Jerry Stocking posted under this Psychology Today article, please visit this web address, scroll down to the comments section and click on the comments bar to reveal them:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sideways-view/201402/why-do-people-join-cults

Follow the conclusion of our Jerry Stocking expose, posting tomorrow.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Donation Matching for F.A.C.T.

Dear Supporters,

We've received an extremely generous offer from an anonymous donor who has pledged to match all donations received on Giving Tuesday and who also asked us to extend our donation drive up until midnight tonight! Please help us to help those who are being abused by destructive cults, especially trapped children suffering from physical and/or sexual abuse and exploitation. Only with your help will these kids have a fighting chance to escape their controlling groups and the abusive horrors they experience on a daily basis.
You can help these suffering children trapped in cultic groups by supporting a case today. For as little as a $25, you can help rescue kids from exploitation and abuse, prevent suicide, shut down cult leaders, expose cults, help reunite separated families and much more. Please select from one of the categories below to make your donation or enter any donation amount you wish to give in the empty box. No amount is too small and every donation helps with our victim support efforts and in the fight against destructive groups.

To make your 100% tax-deductible donation, please click here:

Also, if you would, please like and share this post with others to spread the word.

One behalf of cult victims, we thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Your opportunity to save a child's life on Giving Tuesday

Dear Supporters,

Today is Giving Tuesday, a national movement created to encourage charitable giving across the country. It is a day of reflection and an opportunity to give to help those less fortunate in need.

On this day, please do what you can for those who have been abused by destructive cults and their wicked sociopathic leaders, especially innocent children born into these groups who are being exploited and physically and sexually absued. Only with your help will these kids have a fighting chance to escape their controlling groups and the abusive horrors they experience on a daily basis.

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Please read these quotes taken from recent complaints to better understand our important mission:

"Please describe the cult activity: Human trafficking of children from state to state. Arranged marriage of minors to adults. Free child labor, slavery. Physical and mental abuse. The leader had sex with his step daughter and produced 4 children with her. Another leader has currently married more than 4 teen girls, 1 of which is 14 years of age...I was trafficked from state to state, I worked 17 hours a day for over 16 years and never received a payment for my work. I was beaten in their school. I was placed in a arranged marriage…”

“We always had to do what he wanted or we were sinning and not pleasing God. A few months ago we found out the Pastor was having sex in front of a 14 year boy while the boy played with himself. I have been told this is sexual child abuse…"

"I was a part of this church. My mother and her family attend this organization. They are definitely a cult. They are very good at hiding rape and pedophilia…"

You can help these suffering children trapped in cultic groups by supporting a case today. For as little as a $10, you can help rescue kids from exploitation and abuse, prevent suicide, shut down cult leaders, expose cults, help reunite separated families and much more. Please select from one of the categories below to make your donation or enter any donation amount you wish to give in the empty box. No amount is too small and every donation helps with our victim support efforts and in the fight against destructive groups.

To donate, please click here: https://fact.networkforgood.com/projects/27300-fact-fundraising-for-2017

At our highest level of $5000, you may sponsor an entire case from start to finish, including any intervention work necessary, counseling for victims and families, investigation and followup, exposure efforts and more. Simply click the empty box above and fill in the amount.

Please know that since we are a 501c3 all donations are 100% tax-deductible and go entirely towards our mission. Also, F.A.C.T. has earned the highest platinum level rating from Guidestar.org for our honesty and transparency as an organization, meaning we are an organization you can trust.

Please help us to continue our important work by making your year-end 100% tax-deductible gift today on Giving Tuesday.

One behalf of cult children, victims and families all over the world, we cannot thank you enough for your generous support this Giving Tuesday.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team
Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc.
A 501c3 Non-profit organization


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from FACT

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Dear Supporters,

At FACT we have so much to be thankful for this holiday season. We've been able to help many victims this year.

We are so grateful for everyone who has supported us in our mission as a donor and/or volunteer. Truly, we cannot thank you enough.

From all of us at FACT, we wish you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team
Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc


Monday, November 20, 2017

UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY

TODAY IS UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY:

The United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year. This date is dedicated to raising awareness on issues affecting children, especially regarding their rights and well-being.

We at FACT are very proud to devote our mission and efforts to help rescue children from destructive groups to make them safe from cultic exploitation and abuse. The lives of thousands upon thousands of children around the U.S. and abroad are being destroyed through terrible physical, mental and sexual abuse, human trafficking, slave labor exploitation and more. As mothers and fathers ourselves, we love our children dearly and believe that every child deserves to have a normal, happy and healthy upbringing, and our goal at FACT is to help every child we can out of dangerous cultic situations and into loving, peaceful environments fostering their growth and development.

To all our supporters, we thank you for helping us with our mission to rescue and protect these suffering children. We cannot do it without you.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team

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Uma Inder Expose Follow-up

This comes as an important follow-up to our Uma Inder expose.

For the record, for all those who claim that FACT never responded to Uma’s lawyer, attached please find the prompt responses that we sent for each communication received from her lawyer Erwin Siregar.
We at FACT would like to see a truce and a fact-finding discussion between the alleged victims and Uma Inder. We would also recommend for Yoga Barn (who employed Uma Inder for years), to be involved in this process. We believe the alleged victims deserve at least this much from Uma and Yoga Barn in an effort to bring some closure to their lives and to help with their healing process.

- The FACT Team

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FACT Website Issue Resolved

Recently our website was experiencing an issue which caused Google to warn visitors that our website might not be secure, which has now been fixed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we thank everyone who brought this issue to our attention.

- The FACT Team

ABUSE BY YOGA INSTRUCTORS

Apparently many yoga teachers can abuse their influential position and power.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

THE UMA INDER EXPOSE – CONCLUSION - PART 3

In the final part of our expose conclusion, we would like to address a few important points and what we are requesting from Uma Inder:

First and foremost, we are expecting Ms. Inder to make a public apology to all the alleged victims who have come forward with their allegations and evidence, and to permanently change her teachings and practices that have damaged the lives of her alleged victims. We cannot remain silent knowing that people are being harmed by what we believe are Uma Inder’s destructive teachings, and we feel it is necessary for us to warn the public.

It is interesting to note how Uma’s supporters have gone silent during the conclusion of our expose. It is typical for cult defenders to be silenced once their leader is exposed, and we believe our expose has succeeded in bringing the truth to light.

In response to Uma’s claim that we took down our expose previously because of a cease and desist order from a Yoga Barn lawyer against us, she is grossly incorrect. We never received an actual court ordered cease and desist, it was merely an email threat from Yoga Barn’s lawyer, which did not influence our casework nor our expose. Moreover, this threat was merely to remove any mention of Yoga Barn from our expose, which we refused to abide by since there was no denying the connection between Uma Inder and Yoga Barn who employed her for many years and then terminated her, we believe due to the complaints filed against her from her alleged victims. Yoga Barn claimed no further involvement with Uma Inder after her termination, yet in February of 2017 we found a calendar advertisement online that mentioned Uma Inder teaching Ayurveda at Yoga Barn for 2017-2018. When we informed Yoga Barn’s lawyer about this, they blamed it on a “clerical error on the part of our webmaster” and removed Uma’s name from the calendar ad.

Lastly, in response to Uma’s claim of defamation, we believe that truth speaks for itself and is of course defendable. The fact that there are multiple complaints filed against her with corroborating allegations, not to mention the overwhelming amount of supporting evidence behind these allegations, made the truth evident in this case.

We are still waiting for Uma to come forward to openly and honestly discuss all the allegations against her, and not hide behind her defenders and lawyers. If she does, we will update our expose and posts accordingly.

This concludes our Uma Inder expose. The purpose of this expose is not to slander, libel or harm anyone in any way; it is to bring awareness, to educate the public and to potentially change Umaa’s allegedly damaging practices so that no one might be hurt in the future. We of course encourage all opposing views and welcome all new information / evidence at any time. If you have any information about Uma Inder that you would like to share, either positive or negative, please contact us at:

www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/cult-help/contact.html

Friday, November 10, 2017

THE UMA INDER EXPOSE – CONCLUSION – PART 2

Please Note: The purpose of this expose is not to slander, libel or harm Uma Inder in any way; it is to bring awareness, to educate the public and to potentially change her allegedly damaging practices so that no one might be hurt in the future. We of course encourage all opposing views and welcome all new information / evidence at any time. If you have any information about Uma Inder that you would like to share, either positive or negative, please contact us at:

www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/cult-help/contact.html

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According to the complaints and evidence received against Uma Inder from multiple parties, we believe Umaa may be acting as a cult leader that seems to severely damage her followers in many ways. In our opinion, Umaa Inder’s recruitment, indoctrination, and control techniques are typical to that of destructive high-control/demand groups (as per our analysis using the B.I.T.E. model). We believe her goal is to psychologically break down students in the name of “transparency” and “enlightenment” for control and exploitation purposes. According to the complaints, in our opinion it seems Umaa Inder has no regard for the physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being of her followers. In our estimation, we believe Umaa Inder may be very dangerous and advise potential students to think twice before becoming a student of this yogi guru.

We commend all of the brave ex-students for finding the courage to come together and speak out in an effort to warn potential students and stop the alleged manipulation and abuse, as stated in this quote from an alleged victim:

“…it is due to these systematic threats and intimidation that Uma Inder has been able to operate for so long without being exposed. These threats require that we protect our identities for the time being. However, we are so concerned about the well-being of current, inactive, former, and possible future cult members that we choose to begin exposing the abuses carried out by Uma Inder.”

In our opinion, Uma Inder’s teachings are not those of healing, peace or enlightenment since they have allegedly caused tremendous harm to some of her student followers (positive, healthy and harmonious teachings do not cause such a negative reaction).

Though Uma’s supporters have every right to try and defend her, we are asking Uma Inder to step out from behind them and from behind her lawyers, to speak for herself and discuss with us each and every allegation made against her, which we believe is the only way to achieve a resolution on this matter and start the healing / recovery process for the alleged victims.

Again, this expose was the result of allegations and evidence received against Uma Inder by ex-students. The purpose of this expose is to warn, educate, potentially save lives and to protect any potential victims. It is absolutely not intended to slander, libel or harm anyone mentioned in the expose.

Check back for Part 3 of our conclusion posting tomorrow…

Thursday, November 9, 2017

THE UMA INDER EXPOSE – CONCLUSION - PART 1

As the first part of our Uma Inder expose conclusion, we post this statement written to Uma by her alleged victims:

"Uma, we implore you and your followers to deeply question if what you achieved is actually an enlightened state, or a protected, walled-off state of isolation where the basic laws of human decency and empathy no longer apply to you because you are above, beyond, under, and/or over them—and kicking, tackling, pulling hair, throwing people back by the neck, punching in the stomach, slapping, hitting with objects, name-calling, shaming, publicly humiliating, mocking suicidal cries for help, and sexually grinding against a student in an altered state are all seen as "blessings" and completely normalized because…because why, Uma? Because you are truly so "special"? Because you did it "all for love"? We want you to deeply consider and reconsider these actions and see the possibility that they are abuses of human decency and gross violations of the position of power you have put yourself in and demand from your followers...NOT blessings that are destroying a false sense of self (which you claim the authority and knowledge to be able to do). We pray you will see them as your own unowned shadow, begging to see the light.

You have said so many times that "everything has a place," and that the "whole picture" or "whole truth" must be seen by the myriad perspectives that see it. It is easy to find heavy praise about you on the internet. We have felt it incredibly important to also make available the shadow side. We note how hard you have tried to prevent our experience from being shared publicly.

We want your followers to consider this all very deeply. Please remember: we have written and audio evidence for all of these actions, as well as the testimony of far more people than you or your followers want to acknowledge. We are not making any of this up: it would be a horrendous waste of time and precious life energy for us to start a fictitious smear campaign. We do this out of sincere concern for your current and future followers, and desire to prevent harm.

Our genuine hope is that this public exposure of your behavior will inspire deep and searing self-reflection on your actions; on where you may be mistaken; on where you may have done wrong; on the ways you may be deluded--and that you will then profoundly and authentically apologize for the deceptions and abuses you have committed against so many people. We wish for these apologies to come with extensive and detailed specifics--not the evasive, grandiose generalities that are your norm.

Sadly, we recognize that you may not have the psychological capacity for this self-reflection, self-responsibility, or personal growth. We recall you saying in so many ways that you were 'beyond' personal growth. But if you integrate our reflections to you, it would indicate to us a possibility of you changing your ways, and therefore reduce the likelihood of future students of yours undergoing the deception, exploitation, and abuse at your hands that we experienced. Sadly, we expect you to continue your ways, and we consider you profoundly unfit to present yourself or act as a teacher in any capacity. We hope you will prove us wrong.

In the meantime we consider any future employer of yours duly warned and liable for enabling your access to students. Yoga Barn ignored red flags around you for years--we pray others do not do the same.”

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For those of you that wish to comment on this post, please remember that we will not tolerate any personal attacks on either side. We will also not tolerate any accusations or revealing of any personal information about either the accusers or the followers / defenders of Uma Inder.

If you have any relevant information to share, either positive or negative, about Uma Inder please contact us at: https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/

Check back for Part 2 of our conclusion posting tomorrow...

Monday, November 6, 2017

FACT will conclude the Uma Inder expose this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov 9, 10th and 11th.

Dear F.A.C.T. Followers,

Just to inform you, this platform will be devoted to the Uma Inder expose for the time being.

We will not tolerate any personal attacks from either side. We will not tolerate any accusations or revealing of any personal information about either the accusers or the followers / defenders of Uma Inder. The expose is about Uma, who was a trusted teacher for many of her followers. Some of those followers woke up and decided that harm was done to their existence and daily life by Uma’s teachings. Some of her defenders are still defending Uma, which they have a right to do so. As such, we are interested to see how Uma would change her alleged misconduct as a teacher and we will address that in our conclusion. We will re-open our Facebook site to everyone, to those who alleged Uma abused them, and to those who feel they need to defend Uma’s practices.
No-one will be allowed to personally attack anyone. No attacking the victims who allege abuse and no attacking the defenders of Uma.

Additionally, Uma as a teacher, has the responsibility to ensure that her students are well, and to address any and all complaints. Her defenders should not be her mouthpiece. Uma Inder should speak for herself.

F.A.C.T. has more than enough evidence to defend the truth and to stand behind the victims. We are discussing the alleged improper teachings of Uma Inder and we will give a platform for Uma’s defenders to express their views. Uma Inder is a teacher and as such has high control and influence over her followers critical thinking. We do not wish to see any post by anyone up until our conclusion at the end of this week, at which time everyone will have a platform to speak up. No organization can be more unbiased and as fair as we are.

Best to you all,

The F.A.C.T. Team
Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

To all those following and commenting on our Uma Inder expose...

To all those following and commenting on our Uma Inder expose, please be informed, our expose is solely about Inder’s teachings and practices. We will not tolerate any accusations or revealing any personal information about either the accusers or the followers / defenders of Uma Inder.

Any personally identifying accusations and/or posted material will be subject to privacy and will be taken down immediately. We will absolutely not allow people to use this platform for personal attacks. Our expose is not about the personal life of the victims nor the followers of Uma Inder. This is not a courtroom and this platform should not be used reveal such things. This is the reason why we never publish details regarding allegations containing such personal information.

In our opinion, the fact that Uma Inder managed through her teachings to make such a controversial division between people speaks for itself. Based upon this result, we believe she is not truly teaching about healing, peace, enlightenment, and harmony.
Regarding the repeated claims being made by Uma supporters that there are only two people who have complained to FACT, we have received more than just two complaints, including a complaint that Uma managed to bring an alleged victim to the brink of attempted suicide.

Moreover, all allegations from Uma Inder’s main defender Mateo Mateo (that we are an organization that lies) and from Uma’s lawyers will be addressed at the conclusion of our expose. For now, please know that FACT has received the highest rating possible from Guidestar (platinum level rating) for our transparency and honesty as an organization. Our organization is merely trying to save lives and make changes for the better.

Lastly, please know that the FACT Team is out on assignment Monday and Tuesday. As such, we request that no comments be made up until Wednesday so that we may be available to respond promptly.

Thank you,

The FACT Team

THE UMA INDER EXPOSE – PART 4: KNOWN AFFILIATIONS

According to the alleged victims and from our online research, Umaa Inder is known to teach around the world at festivals, events, yoga retreats and businesses. Here is a partial list of past and current affiliations:

● Yoga Barn - Ubud, Bali
There is no denying the connection between Yoga Barn and Uma Inder since they employed her for years, allowing her to teach classes regularly to Yoga Barn clients. According to alleged victims of Uma Inder, the owner of Yoga Barn, Meg Pappenheim, received many complaints about Umaa, and it seemed that Ms. Pappenheim had responded accordingly and properly, in our opinion, by firing Uma from Yoga Barn.

● Byron Spirit Festival - Mullumbimby, AU
From their website: “360 degrees of African horizon, the Masai, the wild beasts, the Great Rift Valley, a forest-edged home, all fostered in Umā Inder, a spirited quest for ultimate purpose. Mentored by a grandfather honored as a "Freedom Fighter Extraordinary" and cherished by a Hindu family of Indian descent who embraced life worth living, Umā acknowledges her early years in Kenya as a golden age of education in human-being.”

● Red Tent Yoga – Byron Bay, AU
From their website: “In this workshop Uma delivers an immersive introduction that develops within the participants a grounded, working knowledge of key philosophical and therapeutic fundamentals of Ayurvedic self-care principles and practices. The aim of this workshop is to define and contextualize essential teachings of this all-encompassing system in such a way that the attendants of this course may experience – within hours – the physical, mental, emotional and energetic nurturing effects of the greatest gift on earth – Nature’s infinite wisdom.”

Other online connections that mention, promote and/or support Umaa Inder (check back for updates):

Bali Spirit Festival
Yoga Heart Corner
No Mind Festival
Sacred Radiance Yoga
Casa Shakti Yoga
Suntime Yoga
Yoga Sessions TV
Yoga Alliance
Sport Skool
Higher Self Center
Yoga Trail
Book Yoga Retreats
Bhinneka Yoga Festival - Maribaya Resort
Embodied Intimacy

Please visit our website for more information and links:

https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/…/Umaa-Inder-…/

Please note: these are merely affiliations and we are not making any statements other than the apparent connection between Uma Inder and these organizations / groups. However, we believe that it is important to inform the public about these affiliations since, in our opinion, we believe Uma Inder may potentially use these venues as a platform to recruit and indoctrinate vulnerable students.

If you have any relevant information to share, either positive or negative, about Uma Inder please contact us at: https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/c…/contact.html

Stay tuned for the conclusion of our Uma Inder expose, to be posted next week, Thursday Nov. 9th.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

THE UMA INDER EXPOSE – PART 3: ANALYSIS OF THE ALLEGATIONS

In our opinion, after our analysis of the complaints and evidence received utilizing cult expert Steven Hassan's B.I.T.E. model, we believe Uma Inder appears to be acting as a destructive cult leader. The B.I.T.E. model is comprised of four different categories of control:

I. Behavior Control

II. Information Control

III. Thought Control

IV. Emotional Control

This analysis model is based upon the work of Robert J. Lifton, Margaret Singer and other psychologists and cult experts, and is used by many professionals in the field to distinguish between destructive and benign cultic group characteristics.

According to this model of analysis, the documented allegations against Uma Inder appear to raise numerous red flags in all four categories across the board.

To see the full breakdown of our B.I.T.E. model analysis, please visit our website at: https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/Cult-Education/Exposes/Umaa-Inder-Expose/

As an example, some relevant quotes from a complaint we received:

“At this point Uma Inder and the group dogma she has created implicitly and explicitly dictates:

• What to wear
• What to eat
• Who to have conversations with
• Acceptable topics of conversation
• Who to have sex with and when
• What music, movies and internet media are acceptable for consumption
• And work routines, largely in service of Uma Inder and her personal projects

As Umaa Inder represents no tradition, these relations are entirely dependent upon Uma Inder’s discretion and subject to change at any time, heightening the anxiety of the members and their dependence on Umaa Inder to make increasingly basic decisions.”

"...members were strongly discouraged from speaking of these experiences to others, and increasingly pushed to signing non-disclosure agreements and waivers to shield Uma Inder from personal liability as her abuses continued and expanded. In addition, Umaa Inder’s chief follower, “protector” (per Umaa Inder), and self-proclaimed bodyguard has made frequent death threats to those he or Umaa Inder deems could ‘harm’ Umaa, such as by speaking out against her abuses. For example, one escaping cult member was threatened with decapitation for studying with another spiritual teacher. Another escaping cult member was threatened with “danger” should he return to Bali, for calling the group a cult.”

"Umaa Inder threatened that those who broke off the ‘process’ halfway would suffer spiritual death (as a leaving cult member was choosing to be away from God), sexual dysfunction, emotional displacement, and an inability to find community. Umaa Inder has also implicitly threatened to publicize highly personal and painful confessional material that she extracted from her followers in the group internet message board should anyone speak out against her.”

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If you have any relevant information to share, either positive or negative, about Uma Inder please contact us at:

https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/cult-help/contact.html

‘Part Four’ of our Uma Inder expose coming soon...

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

THE UMA INDER EXPOSE – PART 2: Recruitment, Indoctrination and Practices

Please Note: The purpose of this expose is not to slander, libel or harm Uma Inder in any way; it is to bring awareness, to educate the public and to potentially change her allegedly damaging practices so that no one might be hurt in the future. We of course encourage all opposing views and welcome all new information / evidence at any time. We only wish that Uma Inder would speak with us directly instead of having us communicate with her lawyers.

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As per the documented allegations received, we believe Uma Inder may have abused her position of employment at Yoga Barn (one of the most famous Yoga studios in the world), and at other locations as well to manipulate and exploit vulnerable students.

An ex-student stated the following to give a brief overview of Umaa’s alleged methodology:

“Uma Inder first establishes herself as a spiritual authority through her purported mastery of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra.” As per the allegations, “Through the Yoga Barn in Bali, Uma gave consultations, which give her insight into the psychological weaknesses of her ‘patients.’ Patients then become students at Uma’s yoga classes, and are simultaneously encouraged to and ‘warned’ about joining Uma’s ‘inner circle’ by long-term members. Members of this circle communicate on closed online forums—often eight or more hours a day—their inner thoughts, feelings, and ‘impurities’ to be ‘cleared’ or ‘emptied.’ Once in the group, as Uma said, ‘there is no separate world of thinking or feeling’ - everything was the property of the group, and hence, of Uma.”

Other alleged victims add to this summary the following allegations:

1) “As cult members become more deeply committed, she systematically increases the implicit and explicit requirements to ‘being with her’ to her direct benefit, including free labor, monthly dakshina, implicitly compulsory attendance of her classes at Yoga Barn, and hundreds of hours on her internet forum—all leading toward the possibility of “lockdown” in “inner sanctum.”

2) “Uma Inder systematically broke apart couples, calling relationships outside the cult “based on FalseID,” or other forms of untruth. The less-committed member of the couple would typically be driven out of the cult.”

3) “Uma Inder demands that students ‘quote the Source,’ referring to herself, yet rarely discusses the authorities she pulls from unless it justifies her position of authority. In our view she is wholesale plagiarizing the teachings of others for spiritual fraud and manipulation.”

4) “As followers became more embedded in the group, Umaa Inder’s supposedly finite “process” of 12 years became 24 years, then 48 years, and finally an eternity of “absolute love and devotion” to Umaa Inder. This systematic changing of her sales pitch is hidden from new recruits.”

5) “Uma Inder demands that her followers take “self responsibility” for all consequences in order to avoid personal responsibility or liability for her actions, even as she has admitted to manipulating followers’ minds.”

6) “Cult members are required to divulge every thought, including dreams. Failure to do so is punished. Thus exposed, cult members are more easily controlled.”

7) “Uma Inder demands that her followers sign a waiver and an NDA that fundamentally and extensively misrepresent her activities, for example, by claiming an association with the ‘kundalini awakening process,’ when she is actually practicing classic mind control.”

8) “Language is heavily loaded with insider phrases and terminology, and Uma Inder is a master of the thought-terminating cliché - key parts of mind control.”

9) “Umaa Inder limits the information cult members are exposed to, controlling their consumption of media and requiring that members spend virtually all their free time on her internet forum.”

10) “Private conversations are not allowed. To do so is called “sidelining”, and discovery of private conversations is also met with punishment. Even eye contact with members or non-members outside of the presence of Umaa is also shamed as ‘sidelining,’ and ‘playing with Umaa’s fire.’”

11) “Uma Inder encourages cult members to verbally and sometimes physically abuse each other in the name of spiritual practice, calling it ‘transparency,’ ‘dissection,’ or ‘breaking it all down.’ The goal and result is classic cult mind control—breaking down the psyches of her followers with various forms of abuse, generating a sense of self-loathing in followers before creating traumatic attachments to Uma Inder, the group and its teachings.”

12) “Followers were instructed to “serve their [ego] deaths by serving Uma Inder,” and “die into truth,” through service to Umaa. The reward, which Uma Inder kept continually just beyond reach (because she can’t actually offer it), would be acceptance as a disciple, mastery over the kundalini, union with the forces of nature, and implied enlightenment.”

To read more, please visit our website to read our expose:

https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/Cult-Education/Exposes/Umaa-Inder-Expose/

According to these statements, in our opinion, it appears that by slowly bringing vulnerable students into her group in a way that gradually increases the thought reform, commitment, responsibilities and demands placed upon followers, we believe Umaa Inder may be able to eventually transform students into devoted followers. Her methodical indoctrination process seems to incorporate many classic cult thought reform techniques according to the B.I.T.E. model, including ‘group think’, ‘thought stopping’, deception, psychological and identity breakdown, phobia indoctrination and more.

If you have any relevant information to share, either positive or negative, about Uma Inder please contact us at:

https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/c…/contact.html

‘Part Three’ of our Uma Inder expose coming tomorrow...

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Monday, October 30, 2017

THE UMA INDER EXPOSE: Part 1

Our non-profit organization received numerous complaints about the yogi guru known as Uma Inder (a.k.a Umaa) located in Ubud, Bali. Ex-students of Inder’s contacted our office with very serious allegations, claiming that she manipulates, exploits and abuses students in various ways.

We would like to state that the purpose of this expose is not to slander, libel or harm Uma Inder in any way; it is to bring awareness, to educate and to potentially change her allegedly damaging practices. (Please note: our efforts to communicate with Uma Inder to verify the allegations against her were rejected by her and her legal team. Moreover, FACT was threatened by her lawyers with legal action if we decided to run this expose.)

The expose sections are as follows:

1) Exploitation and Abuse Claims
2) Recruitment, Indoctrination, and Practices
3) Analysis Of The Allegations According To The B.I.T.E. Model
4) Known Affiliations
5) Conclusion

Today we begin with Part One of our expose, concerning the claims made by students against Uma Inder for exploitation and abuse. According to our opinion and belief upon analyzing the complaints, we believe Umaa Inder’s traumatic teachings and influence may have led to the exploitation and abuse of her students. 

The allegations against Uma also claim that she caused various physical, mental and emotional issues in her students, such as PTSD, depression, chronic anxiety, self-loathing, severe weight loss, speech impediments, loss of critical thinking skills, severe mental breakdowns and even suicidal tendencies.

Some quotes from the complaints we received:

1) “I had frequent anxiety attacks and suicidal impulses, with frequent horrific, vivid visions of self-harming that felt like the better alternative to continuing ‘the process’ with Uma Inder.”
2) “Like many who have suffered under Uma’s physically and emotionally violent ‘teachings,’ I have experienced symptoms of PTSD for years after exposure to Uma and her abusive cult followers. I too physically and emotionally abused others while I was in the cult, and afterwards, bore sufficient stress in my body that I suffered severe physical, mental, and emotional consequences.”

Moreover, ex-students claim to have been victims of, and/or witnessed, physical attacks and emotional abuse by Uma Inder and by her devoted long-time followers, sanctioned, as one ex-student put it, under the guise of “transparency” to foster intellectual and spiritual development. Below are some of those allegations:

1) “Uma Inder at least twice physically assaulted students on her private SATYA retreat immersion, kicking one girl for failing to address her and tackling and clawing another to the floor.”
2) “Emotional and physical outbursts are sanctioned because they are ‘real,’ and this creates aggression and tension which stifle students’ capacity for critical thinking, while instilling Uma as the center of students’ worlds.”
3) “Inder has spat at students and watched and encouraged as students assaulted one another in retreat immersion settings, systematically encouraging violent and abusive behavior among cult members.”
4) “Uma has assaulted her students who failed to submit fully to her will, both in closed retreat sessions and in numerous personal encounters.” As per the allegations, “She implicitly outsources most of the threat of violence to devoted, long-term students, one of whom has threatened physical violence and murder against students who would ‘harm Uma in any way.”

As stated in the above quote, ex-students also claim to have been threatened for their lives by her ‘bodyguard’ at the behest of Umaa, in an attempt to control and silence potentially outspoken followers and past group members. Some of the supporting allegations are as follows:

1) “We have received death threats for opposing Uma Inder, and we believe we are risking our lives by speaking out.”
2) “I desperately want more information out there about Uma and the group dynamic around her but am very scared for my identity being revealed, especially as I had death threats.”
3) “We have emails by her most brainwashed follower, agent, slave, and sexual abusee in which he makes the death threats…”
4) “Uma Inder described him as a ‘trained killer.’ He threatened to kill me once, and I also saw him threaten to “disintegrate the human form” of another woman, “chop off [the] head” of another, and numerous other threats to kill people in our group.”

In addition, ex-students claim to have been exploited by Uma Inder, compelled to devote their time and money strictly for Umaa’s benefit, under the guise of it being “all for [them].” These ex-members state, for example, that they worked to organize yoga retreats, take care of her property, and run her herbal company called ‘Aranya’, all for no compensation of any kind in return except for “spending time with [Umaa Inder]” and under the threat of mental and emotional violence if they did not comply in order to stay connected to the group.

To read more about these allegations, please visit our website: http://ow.ly/zIi030gg3ng

If you have any relevant information to share, either positive or negative, please contact us at: http://ow.ly/ZwEC30gg3rQ

‘Part Two’ of our Uma Inder expose is posting tomorrow, so stay tuned...


Monday, September 11, 2017

COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST Calvary Temple Church

Location: 50214 Triple Seven Road; Sterling, VA 20165
Leader(s): Star Robert Scott, Ronnie Zarou, Jeff Heglund, Les Stone
Website: www.calvarytempleva.org

We are looking into numerous complaints which allege the following:

"...many current & former members are being investigated for various aspects of child abuse, including beatings & sexual abuse, the lead pastor sexually molested members of his own family, his wife of 30+ years wasn't buried two weeks and he was married again to a 19 year old virgin, there are members of the church that are convicted pedophiles..."

"I witnessed families pitted against one another, putting under aged children out of the homes and into the streets. The child sexual abuse allegations came out after I left."

"This is a highly abusive, controlling, authoritarian church. It is bible based but manipulates and deceives using scripture."

"Emotional abuse, threatenings of losing your family, isolation abuse, manipulation and mind games, allegations of molestation of children both girls and boys, mandatory breakups of families. Coverup of pastoral misdeeds and allegations of hidden illegal activity by the pastors."

"We are pretty traumatized, and only just are starting to get more public about what happened. Thanks mainly to all the other brave people who are speaking up, sharing what they know, and validating our experience."

Please remember at this point these are only allegations. If you have any information and/or experience with this church, either positive or negative, please contact us.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

FACT Closed for Hurricane Irma

Dear Supporters,

We will be closed starting tomorrow in preparation for Hurricane Irma and will notify everyone as soon as we reopen. We hope all those affected by the storm make it through safely and without issue.

Thank you,

The FACT Team

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

GIRL KEPT CAPTIVE BY HER CULT LEADER FATHER

Born into the Workers’ Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought — a strange, secretive “collective” that sprang up in south London in the Seventies — Katy was a human experiment, a model citizen being prepared by her cult-leader father for the moment he took over the world.

Katy told me she was made to keep diaries. Sian would dictate what she had to say. They are chilling documents, recording in detail her daily existence: every bowl of Rice Krispies she ate is written down, as is every beating, which she was forced to explain...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/29/maoist-cult-leader-jailed-for-23-years-as-slave-daughter-goes-public

Thursday, August 31, 2017

FACT Newsletter

Dear Supporters,

We recently sent out our quarterly newsletter with the latest FACT news and case updates. If you haven't signed up to our mailing list yet and would like to receive a copy of our latest newsletter, please visit our website to sign up (top left of the page): https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org

We will then send you the newsletter posthaste. Thank you for your support with FACT.

- The FACT Team

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

HOW ONE WOMAN ESCAPED HER DESTRUCTIVE CULT

"After her childhood in a secretive cult founded by her grandfather, New Zealand woman Lilia Tarawa risked hellfire and damnation to escape.

On the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, a religious cult named Gloriavale Christian Community closed itself off from the rest of the world in 1969. Founded by the self-styled and self-named Australian religious leader Hopeful Christian – who was convicted and jailed on three charges of indecent sexual assault of a young woman in 1995 – the 500-strong community was run according to a strict and oppressive interpretation of fundamental Christianity.

Eight years ago, Lilia Tarawa – granddaughter of Hopeful Christian – escaped with her family into what she had always believed to be the evil, wicked world. This is an extract from her memoir about her life in the cult."

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/30/my-life-in-a-religious-cult-the-most-dangerous-place-in-the-world-is-the-womb-of-an-ungodly-woman

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SATANIC CULT INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

FACT is currently investigating a terribly heartbreaking and disturbing case where a mother believes that her ex-husband is involved in a satanic cult that is abusing her children physically and sexually.
The children live on their father’s compound, where he is believed to have impregnated one of his young daughters, more than once, according to evidence collected by a private investigator. Horrific as it seems, it is believed that the babies are then sacrificed as part of the ex-husband’s satanic rituals.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

LATEST NEWSLETTER GOING OUT

Dear FACT Supporters,

We're planning to send out our latest e-newsletter next week. If you have not yet subscribed to our mailing list and would like to, please click here to sign up:
http://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org

Then click the tab in the top left corner where is says: "Newsletter Sign-up"

We thank you for all your continued support.

- The FACT Team

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST Church of Almighty God

LOCATION: China | New York City | Worldwide

We received a complaint which alleges that this church is breaking a family apart using various online tactics. At this point these are only allegations. If you have any information or experience with this church, either positive or negative, please contact us at: http://ow.ly/Nfgz308jSEz

An article published about this group alleges that they have committed numerous robberies, assaults and even murder.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-06/25/content_17615554.htm

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST 'Faith Assembly Church'

LOCATION: 1715 Old Potters Ln, Clarksville, IN 47129

We are looking into an alleged complaint filed against this church, which claims that it is a doomsday (end-of-times) cult. According to the allegations, the church is using phobia indoctrination and other means to manipulate and control its members.

To restate, these are only allegations at this point. If you have any information or experience with this church, either positive or negative, please contact us at: http://ow.ly/Nfgz308jSEz

Monday, August 21, 2017

CULT LEADER ARRESTED FOR HORRIFIC CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN

This is one of the thousands of cases occurring in the U.S. each year that FACT receives complaints about, that seldom come to light unfortunately. It is something that we are trying our best to change, especially when it comes to terrible cases like this where innocent children are suffering from terrible abuses.

In this particular case, the leader and three members of a religious group based in Cibola County, NM were arrested for what investigators called horrific crimes against children. Charges included over 100 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and child abuse.

These kinds of abuses must stop, and we will never give up the fight.

- The FACT Team

ABC NEWS VIDEO AND STORY: https://youtu.be/yYIeXIP5yeE

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Enthralled: The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism

Christine Chandler, ex-cult victim and friend of FACT, has written and published a new book entitled 'Enthralled: The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism'.

Book Description:

When author, Christine Chandler, signed up for a simple meditation retreat, she had no idea she would be severing emotional ties with her ordinary life, in order to obey the intense practices of Tibetan Lamas; becoming one of their many western devotees and 'change agents' to help the lamas overwhelm western values and ethics in order to replace them with a Buddhist-disguised Tantric spirituality.
After nearly thirty years as a Tibetan 'Buddhist,' Chandler finally realized that she had been part of a thousand-year old, guru-worshiping cult, that uses mindfulness and other contemplative practices, along with ancient and sophisticated cult techniques, to recruit, commit and entrap westerners into the Tibetan Lama's medieval, misogynistic world. A world where the Tibetan lamas secretly keep harems of young women, cuckold the men, and financially, physically and spiritually exploit all their students.
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To purchase a copy of her book, please visit our FACT store