Monthly Archives: March 2017

Is It Good Policy to Ban Religious Cults?

By |2017-04-24T16:45:24+00:00March 30th, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This week, there had been a lot in the news about Russia’s possible ban of the Jehovah’s Witnesses-- labeling them an extremist group. While I have personally worked with and become friends with many who have suffered as Witnesses under the policies of Watchtower, I do not agree that banning groups is a responsible policy. In [...]

The Heaven’s Gate Tragedy–The 20th Anniversary of an American Doomsday Cult Disaster

By |2017-03-24T11:43:44+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Media Reviews, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , |

On March 26, 1997, the bodies of 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult were discovered by police. Poisoned, and with plastic bags over their heads, these victims of cult mind control were forever lost to their friends and families. This story, which gained worldwide attention, illustrates just how dangerous undue influence can be and I [...]

Multi-Level Marketing Groups Defraud Consumers!

By |2017-03-21T09:53:47+00:00March 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There’s a new documentary coming out today Betting on Zero: The Ultimate Shakedown which exposes Herbalife, one of the largest MLM’s.  Check out http://bettingonzeromovie.com/ to watch the trailer and find a screening location.  I hope documentaries like this continue to raise public awareness of commercial cults.  Once you understand their tactics, you can protect yourself and help your loved [...]

Asperger’s/ Autism Spectrum Disorder and Undue Influence

By |2018-05-11T10:59:46+00:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Resources and Support, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Artwork (used with permission) by Benyamin Wurmfeld, a member of the AANE Artists Collaborative Over two decades ago, a family asked me for help with a young woman who was being recruited into Kip McKean's shepherding/discipleship group called the Boston Church of Christ*.  This case was particularly interesting because the young woman I was told [...]