Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Psychologically and sexually abuse them until they recite the self-flagellating party line

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-supporters-women-christian-white-cult-brett-kavanaugh-straight-inc-mel-sembler-a8653881.html?fbclid=IwAR3r34nyGkyO9AI8oHi9QQ_qIL6u0rLweioiIVUX5F2hGjJomzlZEQiV4to The cult’s method was this: take a mildly rebellious teen and convince their parents that they are addicted to drugs and on the verge of destruction. Take the parents’ money, lock the kid up and physically, psychologically and sexually abuse them until they not only recite the programme’s self-flagellating party

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Cult or religion ?

https://aeon.co/essays/theres-no-sharp-distinction-between-cult-and-regular-religion The historian J Gordon Melton of Baylor University in Texas says that the word ‘cult’ is meaningless: it merely assumes a normative framework that legitimises some exertions of religious power – those associated with mainstream organisations – while condemning others. Groups that have approved, ‘orthodox’ beliefs are considered legitimate, while

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Cult leader ‘imprisoned daughter for 30 years’ – BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-34798822 Prosecutor Rosina Cottage QC told the court that, in his youth, Mr Balakrishnan was a charismatic man who brainwashed his followers. "This case concerns the brutal and calculated manipulation by one man, this defendant, to subjugate women under his control. "In order to bend them to his will, he used mental and

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