Monday, October 29, 2018

Parents Raise Serious Concerns About Grace Church Near CMU

We receive calls and emails daily asking for help and support in getting a loved one out of a cult or high control, high demand group.

This is a recent example of one of those pleas for help and how Central Michigan University is not taking any action to help protect students from such groups.

"Is Grace Church Mount Pleasant a tight-knit group of Christians, or is it a place of manipulation and spiritual abuse?

"Several alumni feel that this church is targeting your students. Is there anything this university can do to prevent that?” Catallo asked Heather Smith, CMU’s Director of Communications.

“At this point, there’s been no findings of criminal wrongdoing against this church,” said Smith.  “So, there’s really no means for us to be able to discriminate against this religious organization versus any other outside organization.”

“But parents and alumni have reached out to the university and asked you to not allow this student group on campus. What’s your response to that?” asked Catallo.

“Our student organization that’s affiliated with this church has had no complaints against it that would violate our student code of conduct,” said Smith.

Read the full story and watch the video interview.

Parents and Ex-members have put together a website to tell their stories of abuse and manipulation

Parents and alumni have reached out to FACT for support. We've mailed them preventative education handouts which they will be taking to the campus and giving out to students. These free educational handouts were created to empower young adults through education - to give them the knowledge to protect themselves from predatory groups.

If you would like handouts to give out to students at your school or campus or in your area please contact us at

If you would like to donate to help us get another round of handouts and brochures printed it is very needed and would be very appreciated. You can do so here:

Thank you,
The FACT Team

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