I’d like to know what the deal is with FactNet. ‘CAN’ (the old Cult Awareness Network) was infiltrated and taken over by the Cult. I believe the Cult still answers the phone over there (CAN)?
WHEN SCHOLARS KNOW SIN By Dr. Stephen Kent
http://www.whyaretheydead.net/krasel/bo ... t/sin.html
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In 1995, as a Scientology lawyer approached the most important court case thus far in his organization's relentless war against CAN (Goodstein, 1996), he acquired Shupe as his expert academic witness. The case was an unusual one, arising from the failed deprogramming of a young man from a Christian Pentecostal group, the Life Tabernacle Church (LTC), in Washington state. A relative of the young man's mother called a local crisis line in late 1990, seeking advice about the mother's desire to remove her two underage children from the group because "she believed a church pastor ha[d] acted inappropriately toward one of her younger sons" (Bjorhus, 1995, A6; Goldsmith, 1995, A6; Cult Awareness Network, 1995, 2). The crisis line gave her the name and telephone number of Shirley Landa, who had been a CAN board member in the early 1980s but who (as best as we can determine) was not identified as a CAN contact person in the crisis line's listing. When the mother called, Landa gave her the names of two people whom she felt might be able to help her--one was deprogrammer and exit counselor Rick Ross. Ross was one of a handful of people in the United States who .............
and read the rest of the COS battle to destroy CAN.
The "infiltration" story, (some may believe it, other didn't) had nothing to do with the COS "taking over" the Cult Awareness Network. A mother who had three sons in a quasi Christian group called a CAN member,
who gave her the name of Rick Ross to get her two minor sons out of the control of the "church". It was successful and the mother then hired Ross to deprogram her then 18 year old son, unbeknown to CAN.
COS heard about it and persuaded the 18 year old, Jason Scott, to sue Ross AND the
Cult Awareness Network, which had been weakened financially by over 50 previous lawsuits by Scientologists, who were refused admittance to cult awareness meetings.
CAN had to declare Bankrupcy. A Scientologist ended up with the CAN name,
logo, phone no. etc. COS OWNS the NEW Cult Awareness Network which has NO connection with the OLD CULT AWAARNESS NETWORK.
Tigger, V.Pres, Pres. and contact person for OKC CAN (OLD CULT AWARENESS NETWORK)
P. S. I saw Wollersheim at a National (OLD) CAN meeting. Even back then, some thought Bob Penney (also with FACNET) was great, but were leary of Wollersheim's quirks.