Secrecy Needs In Exposing A Top Global Cult


Date: August 20th, 2007

Author: Barry Pittard

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Secrecy Needs In Exposing A Top Global Cult


"Curiously, here were we - noting how the core leadership of the Sathya Sai Baba cult was so extremely secret. To the less analytic, our privacy position can but appear to be a blatant contradiction. But it is an irony, not an hypocrisy".

"We found ourselves cast in the role of activists and crusaders. What does the layperson know of dealing with sexual abuse - much less, dealing with its survivors with sensitivity and clarity? The exceptions in our midst were those such as Shirley Pike and (the late) Elena Hartgering, Dave Brandt and others who were mental health professionals of various kinds".