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Recently a woman emailed me from Greece UBF. She claimed UBF has changed. She wanted to know if I would ever recommend anyone to join UBF. Suffice it to say, my answer was "no"-- UBF has not changed and no I will not recommend anyone to join UBF. My life is a stop sign. To demonstrate change, the UBF organization must stop doing three harmful actions: 1) stop lifelong individual shepherding 2) stop arranging marriages 3) stop covering up many kinds of abuse that have been confirmed to have happened (Several UBF Koreans have met with me and admitted the decades of abuse) [...]
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A Korean based group, Shincheonji “New Heaven and New Earth”, is a cult that is infiltrating churches. Their leader is called God's advocate, the Promised Pastor. Shinchonji teaching documents seen by The Telegraph instructs these “maintainers” to “arouse curiosity” of newcomers and “try to be close to each other until the student relies on you fully”. [...]
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This latest survey question was about what people want from an online support community. Here are the results. [...]