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Defence Against Religious Extremists (DARE)
We are appealing for funds to defend Ian McKay, who is a victim of very aggressive litigation by members of an extreme fundamentalist religious organisation, the Hales branch of the Exclusive Brethren. Ian, a 74-year-old pensioner, has for years been researching the teachings and practices of this sect and observing their practical effects. He thinks many of their teachings are false, some of their practices immoral and their net effects harmful. It is clear that the Brethren bosses don’t like his conclusions. Acting through two of their organisations, UBT and BGT (the latter of which is supposed to be a charity!) they are taking him to the Court of Session in Edinburgh in an attempt to confiscate from him crucial parts of his research material, which would severely hinder his revealing work.
Why the Court of Session? They are alleging copyright infringement, which any local Sheriff Court would be competent to adjudicate on at a fraction of the cost. And the UKIPO mediation service is cheaper still. But the Court of Session is the highest and most expensive court in Scotland. The Brethren behind this campaign are going for the most costly option, perhaps because they hope to bankrupt him, or perhaps scare him into giving them information about the sources of his research material. They have even split the case into two separate summonses, which inflates the costs even more.
Seems to me, it makes a real mockery of charity status .Looks to me like, our governments help fund groups to cause harm?
The extremist groups can get away with it. Because citizen don’t bother much, to do anything about it
Governments don’t lose too much sleep over how Government tax funds are spent .
They (Governments) are like puppets in the hand, of the extremist groups, whom are well-organized enough to quickly kick up a big stink, should Government dare to question the charity status
What else can the governments do ?
1, Citizen are mostly all half asleep, and about as unorganized as can be
2, Extremist groups are highly organized
Meanwhile the citizen isn’t invited into the cult meetings. It’s an exclusive club, basically? . And is receiving benefit of citizen tax money ,through charity status and suchlike, to help fund the bigotry
They must laugh at the citizen gullibility ? (quietly/secretly)
I suspect they might
Members of this group, are now become so sure they will always continue to get away with stuff. They’ll even pay people , to have them help cover up sex abuses . See here https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/98220593/potential-witness-in-exclusive-brethren-sex-abuse-case-paid-to-remain-silent
I know from my own experience, how they have swept sex abuse under the carpet, and not bothered to advise the police
They did all kind of underhanded shit too ,within past elections. And still get to claim charity status
Imagine if World Vision charity, had been actively involved in doing even half the kind of stuff, like what these extremist religious groups are easily able to get away with doing ?
Many citizen would be utterly outraged ?
Generally speaking citizen have become so accustomed to believing religious groups are involved in righteousness . Are so completely convinced of it, they don’t even wake up ,no matter how much evidence is tabled ,to suggest that their faithful belief, might be way wrong