Donald Trump

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 [...]

Kim Jong Un and North Korea: Can we learn from Jim Jones and David Koresh?

By |2017-08-09T17:32:16+00:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The cult leader of North Korea seems to be threatening Donald Trump and the United States. This week, Trump spoke to an audience in Poland stating he was considering, "some pretty severe things," when it comes to the threat of North Korea. This is something that concerns me deeply. As I have written before, I believe [...]

Undue Influence, The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, and Current Events

By |2018-01-11T20:25:14+00:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Media Reviews, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hulu has created a television series based on Margaret Atwood’s book, The Handmaid’s Tale, and it is highly recommended viewing*. Last year, Hulu produced The Path and I was interviewed by Vanity Fair for my perspective. This time, I am blogging about The Handmaid’s Tale as I believe this is a very upsetting but well made [...]

Mooniverse (My Former Cult) is Attempting a Reboot

By |2017-05-13T21:56:18+00:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Forty-one years ago today, I was deprogrammed from the cult of Sun Myung Moon. Many of you may not be familiar with the Unification Church, AKA the “Moonies.”  The church and its many front groups and related organizations have not been in the news as much recently.  They lost a lot of their American membership after [...]

North Korea: Hopefully Not a Potential Global Waco?

By |2017-04-20T17:54:21+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When it comes to North Korea, the Trump administration has been quick to rattle sabers regarding the threat of nuclear missile testing although it turned out the Naval Armada was traveling in another direction for maneuvers in the Indian Ocean. Fortunately, the last big North Korean missile launch was another flop–some news sources cite possible secret [...]

Confusion Techniques Can Control Minds

By |2017-04-06T23:08:17+00:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Ever since Trump became a serious contender for the White House, and especially in recent days since he was sworn into office, confusion reigns. How can he say these things? How can he lie like that? Isn’t he completely contradicting what he promised during his campaign? Then when confronted, Trump lambasts the critical press [...]

Muslim Ban Will Not Keep America Safe

By |2017-03-21T10:41:31+00:00February 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Earlier this month, federal judges in Seattle, WA suspended President Trump’s travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries, stating that it violated a Constitutional clause which prohibits religious discrimination.  American leaders and world leaders alike voiced their objections to the ban along with all those who protested online, at airports, in the streets, and with their [...]

Coping with Post-Election Stress

By |2017-03-21T10:46:05+00:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Resources and Support, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  It has been a little over a week since Donald Trump lost the popular vote but won the electoral college delegates needed for the 2016 Presidential election.  Civil rights groups have reported hundreds of hate crimes against women, racial minorities, and Muslims.  Trump supporters have also reported harassment and violence against them.  (I highly recommend [...]

A Call to Activism

By |2017-03-21T10:48:19+00:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , |

From Combating Cult Mind Control (2015) I am still recovering from shock and dismay over the results of the 2016 American presidential election.  I still stand by my appraisal of Donald Trump as a person who holds the stereotypical characteristics of a cult leader. Now that he is America’s President-elect, we have an even greater opportunity [...]

Does Trump Display the Stereotypical Profile of a Cult Leader?

By |2017-04-06T17:49:57+00:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  There are many reasons to be saddened, disgusted, confused, outraged, scared, and even traumatized by Trump’s presidential campaign. He has just declared a “scorched earth policy” and is saying there is an “international conspiracy that is persecuting him” and he is just a “martyr for the cause of America.” In studying cults and their leaders [...]