Spiritual / Religious / Cult Abuse2019-04-24T10:28:21-05:00

Our sister organization F.A.C.T. – Families Against Cult Teachings.org has received thousands of complaints over the last 6 years regarding Religious / Spiritual / Cult Abuse. Receiving complaints from victims and survivors of a wide variety of religious and 501C3 non-profit charitable organizations.

We are not anti religion – we are against predators and manipulators injecting themselves into these particular group settings so as to prey upon vulnerable, unsuspecting, innocent children, adults and entire families and hiding behind in the name of religion – in the name of spiritual salvation.

The statistics are staggering! It’s an Epidemic and is Absolutely Unacceptable !! We hope you will familiarize yourself with the information we have provided here and share it with your loved ones and communities.

It Can, Has and Will Save Lives!

FACT Resource Sheet – Why Predators are Attracted to Careers in the Clergy

Religious Spiritual and Cult Abuse|

A Safe Group, Church or Leader Will answer your questions Will disclose information Is often democratic Will not vilify, or excommunicate former members Will not have a negative paper trail (court cases, news articles) Will encourage communication & existing friendships Will recognize reasonable boundaries & limitations Will encourage critical thinking, individual autonomy & self esteem Will admit mistakes & accept [...]

A Safe Group, Church or Leader

Religious Spiritual and Cult Abuse|

Will answer your questions Will disclose information Is often democratic Will not vilify or ex-communicate former members Will not have a negative paper trail (court cases, news articles) Will encourage communication with existing friendships Will recognize reasonable boundaries and limitations Will encourage Critical Thinking, individual autonomy and self esteem Will admit mistakes & accept constructive criticism Will not be the [...]

Characteristics Associated with Cult Groups

Religious Spiritual and Cult Abuse|

Revised Janja Lalich, Ph.D. & Michael D. Langone, Ph.D. Concerted efforts at influence and control lie at the core of cultic groups, programs, and relationships. Many members, former members, and supporters of cults are not fully aware of the extent to which members may have been manipulated, exploited, even abused. The following list of social-structural, social-psychological, and interpersonal behavioral patterns [...]

Protect your Freedom and Autonomy

Religious Spiritual and Cult Abuse, Verbal & Emotional Abuse|

Always be wary of anyone who tries to prevent you from questioning. Protect your freedom and autonomy. Learn to recognize common recruitment tactics and situations, beware of:  People who are excessively or inappropriately friendly; there are few genuine instant friendships. People who are very persistent in trying to get you to join, and won’t take no for answer. People with [...]

Ten warning signs of a potentially unsafe group/leader.

cults on campus, Religious Spiritual and Cult Abuse|

1. Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability. 2. No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry. 3. No meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget, expenses such as an independently audited financial statement. 4. Unreasonable fear about the outside world, such as impending catastrophe, evil conspiracies and persecutions. 5. There is no legitimate reason to leave, former followers are always wrong in leaving, negative [...]

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