Friday, February 16, 2018

A former Scientologist wanted us to Share her story!

A former Scientologist wanted us to share her story.


"Name of Cult Group or Church: Scientology

Where: Florida

Leader(s): L Ron Hubbard, David Miscavige

Recruitment: When I was 21, my fiance issued me an ultimatum that unless I joined Scientology, he could no longer even date me. Once I started buying their classes and counseling, I was under constant heavy pressure to become a staff member which means you work 90+ hours per week for about $40 per week. I did join staff and worked there for 14 years.

Damaging Aspects: They use force and control and work on getting inside your head until you become "dedicated". Then once you are fully dedicated, they control every inch of your life: who you can talk to or be friends with, what family members you can have a relationship with, all of your intimate relationships are usurped by them. They become your family. It is a heavy authoritarian, top down structure that issues commands that all who are truly dedicated must follow, or be kicked out and disconnected from all family and friends who are members of the organization. You are encouraged to report on your spouse, your children, your parents, if any of them violate the rules of the organization. You are discouraged from seeing doctors. If you have any serious mental issues you are forbidden from getting professional help, of any kind. All of your mental and physical problems are purported to be cured by Scientology practices. Through L Ron Hubbard's ideology, they completely change your personality, the way you think about people and the world, the way you act, what you do with your life, how you spend your money and all of your beliefs. If you are lucky enough to escape, it takes years to recover and get your own mind and your life back. I was in for over 24 years and it took me many years to become myself again after escaping. It ruined my life, I made huge mistakes and bad decisions while I was under the influence, that I am still paying for today, 12 years after getting away from them.

What would you like others to know?: They encouraged me to drop out of College at a young age, even though I was a gifted student. They discouraged me from having children by demanding I work 90 hrs a week. Worst of all, when I decided to no longer be a member, they tore apart my family. There are so many family members who used to be close, loving family members (over a dozen) who now are not allowed to speak to me. They all claimed to have "made their own decision", yet one for one, every single member chose to apply the Scientology Policy of "disconnection" even though I never spoke out about the organization to anyone. So now, 12 years later I am finally speaking out. One of the main ways they keep you in, is to convince you that if you leave Scientology, you will fail, suffer, get sick and die. They claim to be a "religion" yet they offer no public benefit to the world. Their social programs are nothing more than hype and public relations stunts. Its all about either getting money out of you or turning you into a slave for the organization. When you are under their influence it is easy to be convinced that you are saving the world, helping people, and becoming a better person. It happens slowly over time, like boiling a frog, you don't realize it until its too late. Only when you get out and look back, do you realize the control they had over the way you think and see the world. They turn you against science, they turn you against other religions, you stop reading, stop listening to the news, you stop looking at other perspectives altogether. You are only allowed the Scientology perspective, all others are considered inferior. You stop learning, you stop growing or evolving, your mind is no longer your own. You are incapable of thinking for yourself any longer. All the while they are convincing you that the opposite is true, and that you are an "advanced, super human being".

How do you feel now being out of the group? My life has turned around and I am happy and healthy but most of all free from that abusive organization. I believe that had I stayed there, I'd be dead. And indeed, I know SO MANY dedicated people in there who have died (usually of Cancer and heart attacks) way too young.

Additional: Please publish my story. I appreciate the work you are doing to expose dangerous groups."

The Church of Scientology for years has denied they have or enforce their disconnection policy. Time and again they have denied it on media interview. Another former Scientologist got on camera a Sea Org Member (a member of Scientology's clergy) admitting that they do in fact enforce disconnection. Watch the video here:

https://youtu.be/rdppW926NoA   

Thank you for sharing your story! We are Happy to hear she is doing well in life and hope one day she will reconnect with all the family that has disconnected from her!

If you or someone you know would like to Report a Cult, Need Help and or Support or want to Tell Your Story please feel free to fill out and submit one of the forms on our website:

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

The Fact Team

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What is Thought Control?

Thought Control based on Steve Hassan's BITE Model.

How can anyone control this part of another - How we think and analyze things, process information, our Thoughts? 

It happens more often than we'd like to admit or think. Commercials and advertising to a large degree control the thoughts and ideas we have about our purchases, what we think we need to have or buy.

If our belief system is so strong within a group, leader, church etc, we may fall vulnerable to other's manipulation of our opinions, ideas of what's right and wrong, what is truth and what is not etc.

Here is a basic list of what this Thought Control technique is made up of and what to look out for.

Please share this info graphic with others.




If you or someone you know would like to Report a Cult, Need Help and or Support or want to Tell Your Story please feel free to fill out and submit one of the forms on our website:

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

Thank you again for all your continued support in this fight of darkness.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team
Families Against Cult Teachings and Abuses

Friday, February 9, 2018

Father of 3 Attacks Nassar and Donates Go Fund Me Money to Non-Profits

The father of three of Larry Nassar's victims who tried to tackle the former USA Gymnastics doctor last week in court says he will donate more than $30,000 from an online fundraiser created in his name to Michigan groups that help survivors of sexual assault.

https://youtu.be/Bhplg8YCu-M

We can't imagine how this father feels!

The fundraiser brought in more than $31,000 in six days, according to a GoFundMe page.

Read More here:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/08/us/msu-father-donates-fundraiser-money/index.html


Please visit our website to educate yourselves and your loved ones about manipulation, predatory personalities, high control groups / cults and abuse.

https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/Cult-Education/

Thank you,

The FACT Team

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

What is Information Control?

Based on Steve Hassan's BITE Model.

In many groups, such as Scientology, Jehovah's Witnesses etc it has been reported that Information Control is a key component in their policies and practices. For instance, in Scientology it is quite common for family members and friends to write reports on each other in an attempt to get one "on the straight and narrow or on the program" again. A wife could write a report on her husband for drinking to much alcohol, or a friend may write a report on something their friend confided in them about, such as an affair or a personal issue they are having. Every Scientologist has an "Ethics" file where these reports would go. Scientologists are encouraged to not read or watch the news, they are discouraged from reading or studying anything that isn't Scientology doctrine. Sea Org members (the members who sign the billion year contract) can receive mail, but their personal mail is opened and read before they receive it and if anything negative regarding Scientology is written then the Sea Org member would be instructed to "handle" or disconnect. Meaning, handle the person who wrote the negative comments to the point where they are no longer negative on the subject or they would need to disconnect from them.

Steve Hassan says:

"Many people think of mind control as an ambiguous, mystical process that cannot be defined in concrete terms.  In reality, mind control refers to a specific set of methods and techniques, such as hypnosis or thought-stopping, that influence how a person thinks, feels, and acts. 



Destructive mind control can be determined when the overall effect of these four components: Behavior Control, Information Control, Thought Control and Emotional Control - promotes dependency and obedience to some leader or cause; it is not necessary for every single item on the list to be present.

Like many techniques, it is not inherently good or evil.  If mind control techniques are used to empower an individual to have more choice, and authority for their life remains within themselves, the effects can be beneficial. For example, benevolent mind control can be used to help people quit smoking without affecting any other behavior.  Mind control becomes destructive when it undermines a person’s ability to think and act independently."

If you or someone you know would like to Report a Cult, Need Help and or Support or want to Tell Your Story please feel free to fill out and submit one of the forms on our website:

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

Please share this info graphic, our blog and website with others.

Thank you again for all your continued support in this fight of darkness.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team
Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Complaint Filed Against an Entire County

Here is just one example of the Complaints, Pleas for Help & Reports/Allegations we receive on a daily basis.

Allegations we received about an entire County - Solano County, CA:

"Solano County abuses families, violates mothers rights and pit our children against us.  I still don't know where or what happened to my daughter.  Even though she is an adult the government and a 3rd party organization shouldn't be dictating my family members such as my daughter.  My daughter was fine at home and there wasn't anything wrong with my daughter living at home.  A family is a lifetime event and a relationship that lasts a lifetime.  However Solano County has way too many 3rd party family service programs staffed with people who hide behind titles like Youth Counselor, Social Worker, Case Worker that mislead the youth and families.  

Seneca Center misleads families and the youth everyday and have been misleading and violating the rights of family and the youth for years.  No one at Seneca Center is being held accountable for their malicious manipulative influences that have pitted and divided mothers from their children. The director of Seneca Center and the rest of the staff members with Seneca Center create this misleading YouTube videos like they are an organization that helps reunite mothers with their children.  But the truth is Seneca Center isn't really reunited mothers with their children.  Seneca Center does the opposite, they lure mothers and their children to their offices and gain their trust then they turn on the families and lure the youth away from their home, then don't tell the parents where they lured the youth to go.  Then the parents worry, panic and go livid.  Then parents call authorities and other county officials and then the parents realize these places abuse the situation even more.  Then as a parent or mother your left powerless and stripped of your rights to know where your child ended up.  Then years go by  and your child is lost in the mix, abused in a adult foster care system that abuses families.  

My daughter didn't need to be in adult foster care or in a group home ever. Seneca Center and the system use the system to build their careers off the backs of mothers and their children whether they are minor or an adult.  Doesn't matter what age they are, people operate non profit family service programs that are geared to abuse and violate the family unit.  

Solano County California in Vacaville, Fairfield and Vallejo surrounding region is systemically oppressed, because of the local government preying on our families and the excessive mismanaged youth organizations misleading the youth and influencing the youth to flee home with the web of lies and false promises the mismanaged youth organizations feed the youth.  That is why my daughter was taken and I haven't seen my daughter for 5 years.  The government and the mismanaged family service programs staffed with people are predators, liars and hoarders of people's family members such as the adult youth and minor children.  
My daughter was systemically kidnapped, manipulated and then lured to go with staff members from Seneca Center that lied, misled and push their undue influences by wrongly taking advantage of my daughter.  I tried to find out and stand up to them then I was left powerless because the system is corrupted by everyone working throughout Solano County.  They wouldn't leave me and my family alone.  Then they eventually got to my daughter and she was misled by these people.  No one listened to me they just judge, make up a web of lies, create false accusations about me and then go behind my back and pit my daughter against me.  Then take her and do what they want with her and push their radical agendas on her too. 

I am not the only mother that had their rights violated by Solano County employees, Seneca Center and other 3rd party mismanaged family service programs that prey on families, mothers and the youth.  The group created, Justice for Mothers and Recall Judge Carrington in Solano County California.

Videos of families in front of Solano County court house protesting against judges and Solano County employees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA-xwGt_kpk

Where on the map is Solano County, CA ?

Solano County is operating like a communist regime.  The local government is kidnapping our children and taking them.  Then families are tied to a court system trying to get their children back but the judges, lawyers and the Solano County employees are all corrupt using our families to build a career off the back of children, the youth and mothers.  

Solano County and the people who work throughout the county do manipulative things to pit our families against each other.  Then force us to be tied to the system for years on end then they use the youth  and mothers where in most cases mothers and children are left powerless because of the overwhelming amount of corruption across the board. "

We became aware of this book recently and thought it is a Must for us to Share with all of you.
The Worst Interests of the Child: The Trafficking of Children and Parents Through U.S. Family Courts


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


Sincerely,
The FACT Team

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What is Behavior Control ?

In an effort to help those who are struggling with family or friends involved in high control groups, cults and abusive relationships and to help educate the general public, we're writing a series of articles that will give you very specific information to try and help you understand how and why people get involved in these types of situations, why they stay and some things you can do to be effective in your efforts to help them. 

A recap of the last few articles in this series, with links. 




Abuse in Group Settings - What Not To Do : http://familiesagainstcultteachings.blogspot.com/2017/12/abuse-in-group-settings-what-not-to-do.html


The most effective way to help someone who's involved in these type of high control groups, cults or abusive relations is to stimulate their Critical Thinking Skills.



Recruiting Techniques on College Campuses and Why young adults and college students can be a prime target for cults

http://familiesagainstcultteachings.blogspot.com/2017/12/how-cults-and-high-control-groups.html

What are the Components that make up a High Control Group or Cult? http://familiesagainstcultteachings.blogspot.com/2018/01/components-of-high-control-groups-and.html

Moving forward on the blog series today we're focusing on what Behavior Control is based on Steve Hassan's BITE Model. "Many people think of mind control as an ambiguous, mystical process that cannot be defined in concrete terms. In reality, mind control refers to a specific set of methods and techniques, such as hypnosis or thought-stopping, that influence how a person thinks, feels, and acts." Steve Hassan. 

If someone Believes in what a particular group, church, individual, cult is offering and they feel it is one of the most important parts of their life, these type of Behavior Control techniques are then easily imposed on them.

If someone is involved in a group or situation where these points are practiced it can easily be understood and seen as to how ones Behavior can / is Controlled and Manipulated.

This list is by no means inclusive, but will give you a good idea of what to be aware of.

The next few articles we'll continue to highlight the BITE Model with the next article focusing on Information Control. 

If you or someone you know would like to Report a Cult, Need Help and or Support or want to Tell Your Story please feel free to fill out and submit one of the forms on our website:

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

We receive e-mails and calls daily asking for help and support from victims.

 "Assembly of Yahweh in Bethal, PA is a cult. Please help me get my daughter back"

Although we'd like to help every single victim who reaches out to us, we are very limited in resources. We hope to double or triple the amount of help we can offer to victims this year. Any help you wish to gift will go a long way to reaching that goal and is extremely appreciated.

https://fact.networkforgood.com/projects/27300-fact-fundraising-for-2018


Please feel free to comment and share this with friends, family, on social media platforms etc.

Thank you again for all your continued support in this fight of darkness.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team
Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Business After Hours Fundraiser - Yes, there will be Wine!

Hope you can join us for our Business After Hours Fundraiser Thurs Feb 1st
 
New River Fine Art, American Fine Wine Competition and Belissima Fine Art Services will host a Business After Hours event at New River Fine Art on Las Olas Blvd. Tickets for the event are $45 per person. 

Thurs Feb 1st 6-8pm 

New River Fine Art
914 East Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Ticket sales will benefit AFWC and the funds raised from auction items benefits FACT, both of which are 501c3 registered charitable organizations.  

Tickets are available here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afwc-wine-biz-at-new-river-fine-art-tickets-42295717630



If you can not attend and would still like to support this important cause, your tax deductible donation can be gifted here:

https://fact.networkforgood.com/projects/27300-fact-fundraising-for-2017

We appreciate and value all of your support and look forward to seeing you at this event.

Sincerely,

The FACT Team