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The 'great nation' that supports cults

Posted by long on April 22, 2005 at 22:28:59

In Reply to: I haven't kept up with the law posted by Jim LaMattery on April 22, 2005 at 21:50:18:

Well the following links should provide some very useful information.
The USA not only exported these groups through sloppy legislation but continued to support them. The US goverment has frequently accused countries (including, for example, France and Germany) that protect their citizens throug legislation against destructive and/or fraudulent cults of violating 'human rights.' In addition, the USA has even threathened those countries with economic penalties if they did not accept their views on these issues.
Powerful lobbies at work here including the Scientologists.

France chides USA for cult support -

June 14, 2000:

France is to defy President Bill Clinton's appeal to be more tolerant of religious sects and introduce draconian laws, including an offence of ''mental manipulation'' - brainwashing - which will carry a two-year prison sentence.

President Jacques Chirac has told Mr Clinton that religious freedom will no longer be a subject for bilateral presidential talks, in the light of what has been officially described as ''shocking'' White House' support for Scientologists and Moonies.