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Scripted Violence, Conspiracy Theories and Concerns

By |2018-12-06T13:21:16+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It has been several weeks since Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life synagogue in his hateful, rage-filled attack against Jews. This week, I had the opportunity to interview Chip Berlet, an investigative journalist, research analyst and scholar of right-wing movements. I had been wanting to interview him so he could explain the concept of scripted [...]

Highlights from my EXJW Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)

By |2018-11-29T13:06:12+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Top Ten Questions & Answers On Monday, November 19, 2018, I participated in my first ever AMA (Ask Me Anything) for r/exjw on Reddit to an overwhelming response. Reddit users interviewed me by posting questions which I then answered on the Reddit forum. I want to thank Kimmy O'Donnell who helped arrange it and everyone for [...]

What is a Cult? Whiteboard Animation Explaining the BITE Model

By |2018-11-22T12:39:37+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BITE Model Since my deprogramming from the Moon cult in 1976, I have come to learn of countless thousands of groups that I have never heard of before. Are they cults? Do they use mind control? Is it brainwashing? I have also been asked to comment on destructive family systems and controlling relationships. Over the decades [...]

A Call to Action for All Who Have Suffered from Mind Control!

By |2018-11-15T12:23:39+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Age of Influence I believe that we are no longer living merely in the "Age of Information" but the "Age of Influence." Information has long been collected, legally and illegally about billions of people, building very sophisticated profiles. With such a persona or profile, influence can be very efficiently used to manipulate people's minds and [...]

Questionable Legislation Sponsored to Make Pyramid Schemes Legal

By |2018-11-08T12:35:51+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Multi-Level Marketing Scams Have you ever been approached to learn about a great "business opportunity"? I have been. Over and over again. For more than forty years! The names of the groups change but they are all pretty much the same. I have also been asked to help a family member or friend caught up in [...]

Ideas for Combating Hate Speech and Violence

By |2018-10-29T14:45:01+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The massacre of 11 innocent Jews in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last Sabbath by a hateful, disturbed man is a wake-up call for everyone who loves freedom. I attended my own synagogue that morning and experienced a wonderful Bar Mitzvah where the dvar, taught by the thirteen-year-old, was about intelligent disobedience and [...]

The Attempt to Redefine Religious Freedom

By |2018-10-25T13:08:39+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This week's blog is an effort to make people aware of a concerted effort to move the United States away from the Founding Fathers' plan in the Constitution. They wanted a solid foundational commitment for a clear separation of Church and State. However, we are currently seeing a trend towards giving rights to religious corporations that [...]

Time to Abolish the Statutes of Limitation for Child Sexual Abuse!

By |2018-10-19T10:44:56+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Children's Rights are Human Rights" is the first thing you see when visiting the CHILD USA website. CHILD USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit think tank dedicated to protecting kids and preventing abuse. Its two founders are law professor and author Marci Hamilton and Dr. Rita Swan. Both are dedicated to ensuring children receive proper medical treatment (but do [...]

Malice Found by Jury in Montana Watchtower Society Sex Abuse Case

By |2018-10-11T13:50:27+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: News and Updates, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The huge decline in membership due to critical information on the Internet, as well as lawsuits, are forcing leadership of older established clergy organizations, like the Jehovah's Witnesses and the Mormons, to try to find ways to cope. In the case of Watchtower, documents listing predators have been leaked. Also, in the case of the LDS Church, documents are being leaked [...]

Trauma Trigger Alert for Sexual Abuse Survivors! Cosby Conviction, Kavanaugh Hearing and Trump

By |2018-10-04T11:39:11+00:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Donald Trump holds a “Make America Great Again” rally in Mississippi and mocks Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images On October 2nd, 2018, at a political rally, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, mocked Christine Blasey Ford's testimony of her sexual assault while in high school. As I [...]