Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Vulnerable Children Need Your Help Now!

I just donated to Families Against Cult Teachings; the only 501c3 non-profit of its kind rescuing cult and trafficking victims (especially children) and reuniting them with their families. 

It is also the only non-profit group fighting to stop cults from ruining lives and also generating awareness and educating the public about these dangerous groups, manipulation, coercion and trafficking. 

Please consider donating today to help Make a Difference in the Lives of Those Who Need it Most: 

"I just made a donation to Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc. (501c3), and I thought you would be interested in learning more about this great organization."

You can find out more about Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc. (501c3) by visiting www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org

You can join me in supporting them at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/fact/donate

Thanks,
Tibor Stern, the Staff and Board of Directors at F.A.C.T., Inc

Monday, December 30, 2019

2020 is Almost Here!

                                                                 Happy New Year!



We want to take a moment to wish you a Happy New Year and Thank You for your commitment and dedication to our mission of combating manipulation, abusive relationships (intimate relations and in group relations), human trafficking,restoring freedom to survivors and educating the most vulnerable to prevent abuse and ultimately Save Lives!

We are only able to grow the impact of our work because of Your support and generosity. From our staff and board, and on behalf of those whose lives we've impacted, we Thank You and wish you and yours a Very Happy New Year ahead, filled with peace, joy and prosperity!

There is so much darkness and corruption occurring and your help is very much needed. Today is the Last Day to give a tax deductible donation to your charity of choice and we hope you consider helping F.A.C.T. in this Life Saving mission.

Please Help Survivors and Prevent Future Victims - DONATE TODAY

Thank you for helping to enrich the lives of Survivors and Prevent Future Victims.

Sincerely,

The FACT Staff and Board of Directors

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Letter from Tibor Stern, President of F.A.C.T.


Tibor Stern with his beloved daughter Sharoni Stern.  Their family's happiness was cut short by her teacher Katsura Kan.

Dear followers of F.A.C.T and friends,

As you may know by now, the ex-Naropa University teacher Katsura Kan was found guilty by Florida courts earlier this year for the wrongful death of one of his students, Sharon Stern, who happened to be my daughter.

I believe this will send a strong message to all cult leaders and abusers as it is an Unprecedented Ruling. Unfortunately, many of them are sociopaths and psychopaths that need to be stopped and held accountable for their actions.

Not to my surprise, a very serious allegation came to our attention by a young
female ex-student of Katsura Kan. As per her allegations, Katsura Kan drugged and raped her. Is this a man that should be allowed to teach our young, aspiring, vulnerable youth in a classroom or theater like he did at Naropa University in Boulder, CO? I call upon all institutions, educators and theaters to stop providing a platform to this evil character which I believe is destroying our youth by teaching them destruction.  

We will publish all names and places that has or will continue to provide him with a platform to teach and/or perform. Hopefully we can prevent him from abusing anymore of his female students.

Sincerely,
Tibor Stern
President, F.A.C.T

Looking Ahead to 2020


Dear Friends and F.A.C.T. Readers,

We are fast approaching the end of the 2019 calendar year.  We at F.A.C.T. are very proud to report to you our major accomplishments with fighting cultic and human abuses. 

We have given much needed guidance in difficult recoveries that were inflicted on vulnerable abuse victims. We are giving support to families of various victims of organized abuse (be it from churches, schools, self-help groups etc). We’ve also been coordinating psychological and psychiatric care for the Survivors of such abuses.

We have coordinated with law enforcement and media in dealing with dangerous cult leaders.

You and We are Making a Difference! 

We have an enormous task ahead of us for 2020.  This year alone, we have received hundreds of major, documented complaints by victims or their families about undue influence, brainwashing, financial, physical, sexual, spiritual and mental abuses.  As you can see that’s what we have been dealing with and will continue to deal with in 2020. 

In addition to the above, we are also putting together a budget and partnering with a Dept of Justice Trained Anti-Trafficking Expert for teaching, lecturing and bringing awareness to students in High Schools, Universities and Entire Communities.  Early Prevention is the Only way to help innocent, vulnerable youth to arm themselves against high control groups and manipulative situations of any kind.  

100% of every dollar that we receive in donations go directly to supporting families, survivors and the prevention of further victims.  As you know, that’s why we receive year after year the Guide Star Platinum Award for transparency. 

Thank you in advance for considering donating to this upmost important cause in our society. With your help and our efforts, Together we will be able to save more of our vulnerable youth and help reunite more loving families in the upcoming years.   

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Holiday Season.

Sincerely,
Tibor Stern
President of F.A.C.T
and The Entire F.A.C.T Team

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Mormon Church Mislead Members on 100 Billion Tax Exempt Investment Fund, Whistleblower alleges


Washington Post: "A former investment manager alleges in a whistleblower complaint to the Internal Revenue Service that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has amassed about $100 billion in accounts intended for charitable purposes, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by The Washington Post.
The confidential document, received by the IRS on Nov. 21, accuses church leaders of misleading members — and possibly breaching federal tax rules — by stockpiling their surplus donations instead of using them for charitable works. It also accuses church leaders of using the tax-exempt donations to prop up a pair of businesses.
A spokesman for the church did not respond to detailed questions from The Post about the complaint. “The Church does not provide information about specific transactions or financial decisions,” spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement."

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Devastating Loss of Son at the Hands of Campus Crusade for Christ aka CRU


Devastating Loss of Son at the Hands of Campus Crusade for Christ aka CRU



Dec 2, 2019

"I’ve made a lot of new friends in the past 8 years and many of you may not know the story of how we lost our firstborn child. I am also going to share some information that many of my longtime friends may not have even heard yet.

On the morning of December 2, 2011, we received the most unfathomable phone call... that our 23 year old son had “passed away”. He was serving as a missionary in Kazakhstan, a country that is less than 1% Christian and did not even allow missionaries to enter much less live there. (We did not know this!) It wasn’t until the next day when our home was filled with people that we found out he had been murdered. He was found unresponsive on his bed, with a plastic bag over his head, a sheet tied around his neck and a pillow over his head. (The horror).

The organization he was with was called Campus Crusade for Christ and now goes by CRU (they can’t use the name of Christ anymore because it’s too dangerous). They assured us that they would get to the bottom of it and find out who did this and why. The regional office (Raleigh) of this organization called a private meeting with us right away (little did we know, they were trying to begin their damage control). At first they were loving and kind, but after the memorial service, things began to go down hill. They wanted no memorial fund, and absolutely no memorial of any kind. (They really just wanted this story to go away).

We went to Orlando, Florida to their headquarters. It was a beautiful sprawling campus, hundreds of acres with a huge gate and meticulous landscaping. (Hmmmm) The guard would not allow us entry! Not even a drive around! (What were they hiding?) Prior to our visit, we requested a meeting with the President of this $800,000,000 a year organization and were told he was too busy. Our son had just died on his watch and he was “too busy”. His name is Steve Douglass. Later on, this organization even tried to imply that Travis may have done this to himself! Really!? That’s how badly they wanted this story to go away.

Over the past 8 years, we have received countless messages from all over the country from parents wanting to know more about “this organization”. Virtually all of these folks were reaching out in desperation because of their own horror stories with their impressionable young adult children. Mind you, these kids are ALL college graduates (only the best...) It’s always the same theme too. Could this be a cult? Are they being brainwashed? Why can’t we get answers? Why is there so much secrecy?

My brother is a lawyer and he did some digging of his own. He found pages and pages of information on “what to do if your parents object”.

We reached out to our Senator, Lindsay Graham and he was able to assist us in opening an FBI investigation. This went on for several years, but left us empty. Our agent retired and our case was closed.

We have never gone public with our concerns, but we have many. We were naive and didn’t ask enough hard questions. Maybe someone reading this will learn something or think differently or ask harder questions. Feel free to share. We don’t know who might need to see this.

We were proud of Travis and we wanted him to spread his wings, but Gosh Darn! The devil is out there, be aware! Life without Travis has been hard. He would be 31 if he were still with us. It didn’t have to end this way.

If you have questions, please feel free to ask. If you have ideas, please share them. If you have input, please give it. We are wide open. God Bless y’all."

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We receive many support calls and emails from parents who's children are off to college and have joined up with church groups of some kind or another and are planning on going to other countries on missionary work. It sounds all great and exciting for the students, traveling, having a purpose, feeling like they are making a difference etc. This is an area of great concern from our perspective. 

We are trying to help support the family in their fight to expose this group and get some much needed answers, if you have any information or specific experiences with this particular group CRU feel free to reach out and file a complaint with any supporting evidence you may have. Any information is appreciated. Here is the link to do that: File a Complaint  

Our deepest condolences to the family!  

Sincerely, 
The F.A.C.T. Inc Team

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Dec 2019 Newsletter - Giving Tuesday


What is F.A.C.T. Giving ? 

 Transparency is Important and we proudly hold Guidestars Platinum Seal of Transparency .

How are we actually assisting survivors of predatory groups, trafficking and abusive situations? How are we assisting in Preventing vulnerable, unsuspecting people from being victimized in the first place?

Here are a few ways F.A.C.T. is Giving.

Legal - Earlier this year, President of F.A.C.T., Tibor Stern on Behalf of Sharon Stern Estate, in his personal case, has accomplished an Unprecedented Ruling in the wrongful death lawsuit against cult leader Katsura Kan.

This will forever impact future cases of similar circumstances!


An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!
Our Preventative Education & Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives are well under way and 2020 holds more effective Education, Awareness and Prevention for many young adults, families and communities. Our work has, is and will continue to save lives and save families!
Support for Survivors and Families
Our efforts are resulting in families receiving much needed, specific information and support to better evaluate their unique circumstances and better educate themselves moving forward - which is crucial and ultimately can result in saving family relationships and lives!

Our collaborative relationships and programs are resulting in Survivors receiving valuable resources to actually Recover and Rebuild their lives such as therapeutic counseling, books, materials and real peer to peer support.

Here's what Survivors of the NXIVM Trafficking cult recently wrote in to us and said:

"Naomi and Deb chose F.A.C.T for the event Deprogrammed - A Night of Comedy after working to expose a cult they were both in called NXIVM. We think F.A.C.T. and the organizations resources are extremely beneficial for ex-members, families of members, or people looking to educate themselves on what destructive organizations can do. F.A.C.T. has supported in our healing and the work they are doing needs to be celebrated.
All my best,
Naomi"

If you are in the Los Angeles area Dec 19th, here are the details of their event.

We are a team centered in creating programs and collaborative relationships that result in Real Prevention and Support and we can not do what we do without the public's help.

If you would like to help us Organize Preventative Education & Anti-Trafficking workshop for your community please contact us at 877-360-FACT (3228) or email us at Support@FamiliesAgainstCultTeachings.org

If you would like to contribute and support our initiatives and collaborative efforts your tax deductible donation is needed and very appreciated. Here is the link to our online donation center

If you're a regular shopper on Amazon and would like to support us at the same time, please click the link below to select F.A.C.T. as your charity of choice. It's easy and no cost to you. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-5207116

We have much to share with you in the coming weeks, please be on the look out for our next newsletter and email.

Thank you for your continued interest and support in this very important cause. Your support is resulting in Real Prevention and Real Support for Survivors and those Advocating for victims.

Warmest Regards,
The F.A.C.T. Team



Monday, December 2, 2019

People Share the Moment They Realized Their Friend was a Sociopath

These stories are very eye opening!

"The “Aha” Moment Involved Brownies
I was making some brownies. My sister was visiting for some reason…maybe it was Christmas. Anyway, I like my brownies gooey and hot, so I’m cutting into them a little earlier than I should. Sister flips all the way out and starts beating on me, grabbing heavier and more dangerous weapons from whatever she can reach (pans, rolling pins, etc.). It becomes a scuffle where she keeps screaming “Stop hitting me!” while all I’m doing is grabbing her wrists to avoid taking one to the head."
Educate Yourself and your loved ones about Predatory Personalities

The F.A.C.T. Team