Out of interest,check the video out above , and perhaps read more through the two links also posted below.
ENEMIES ON THE LEFT FALSE FRIENDS ON THE RIGHT
By Kelleigh Nelson
July 29, 2014
The eminent leaders of the American New Right, Paul Weyrich (left) and Morton Blackwell (center) together with the president of the USA TFP, John Spann.
CESNUR is especially virulent, (Link) particularly against the testimony of former members of “cults,” where, in certain cases Cesnur even deliberately lied in order to discredit them. Co-founded by Massimo Introvigne (Managing Director), J. Gordon Melton, and Eileen Barker, among others, CESNUR is seen by many as an organization of cult apologists. At the very least, it has ananti-anticult stance, meaning it opposes the doctrines, methods and goals ofanti-cult and counter-cult organizations.
Massimo Introvigne is still today the head of CESNUR and practices as a lawyer with Jacobacci & Perani. Introvigne established CESNUR, launching an unceasing campaign, and quickly becoming, together with J. Gordon Melton and Eileen Barker, one of the most important cult apologists in the world. TFP, in the meantime, continues to uphold the same views as CESNUR, views which share several features with the visionary propaganda of groups like the Church of Scientology, “that there is a worldwide ‘anti-cult conspiracy’ manipulated by psychiatrists and Communists.” Unluckily for them, TFP was recently named in a list of destructive cults drawn up by the French Parliament.
So,seems to me, its more or less claiming,that Cesnur is particularly against testimony of former members of cults,so much so, they may even lie so as to discredit them ?
Hmmmmm , so can we really rely on academic ?. Just simply because they are academic. Who knows for sure.Pays to question and try and be aware
Note for further interest
Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group.