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Reply Sun 9 Dec, 2007 09:10 am
Comparing cult child protection policies
This past week, CNN reported that the The Family International claims that it adopted a "policy for the protection of minors" in 1986. While the cult has yet to produce any evidence that it has an adequate and effective child protection policy or that it adopted one in 1986 (or 1985) as it claims, some may find it interesting to find out what a real cult child protection policy looks like. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (also known as the Hare Krishna movement) is one of the world's most well known cults. Like The Family, they also had a serious problem with child abuse in their organization. However, unlike The Family, pedophilia and other forms of child abuse were never part of their theology or promoted by their leaders. Another key difference is that eventually they began taking the problem seriously. It is certainly interesting to compare what they have done to what The Family has never done.

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ISKCON Central Office of Child Protection: Child Protection Policy and Procedures Handbook (Microsoft Word document, 27 pages, 250KB)
 
Cookie 2
 
Reply Sun 9 Dec, 2007 03:20 pm
has the family ever turned someone into the police for child abuse?
 
JASONLANIK
 
Reply Sun 9 Dec, 2007 04:11 pm
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Cookie wrote:
has the family ever turned someone into the police for child abuse?

hell no! That would be like Judas turning Jesus over to the romans.
 
tyciol 2
 
Reply Mon 25 Feb, 2008 02:15 am
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Peter Frouman wrote:
However, unlike The Family, pedophilia and other forms of child abuse were never part of their theology or promoted by their leaders.
I was not aware that the Family's theology or their leaders promoted pedophilia. They seemed to fully embrace attractions to and between adults at least as much as they promoted sexuality for minors. While extreme compared to modern society, it is not enough so to warrant that word, which is defined in psychology as something more extreme.
 
Peter Frouman
 
Reply Mon 25 Feb, 2008 05:47 pm
Re: Comparing cult child protection policies
tyciol wrote:
Peter Frouman wrote:
However, unlike The Family, pedophilia and other forms of child abuse were never part of their theology or promoted by their leaders.
I was not aware that the Family's theology or their leaders promoted pedophilia. They seemed to fully embrace attractions to and between adults at least as much as they promoted sexuality for minors. While extreme compared to modern society, it is not enough so to warrant that word, which is defined in psychology as something more extreme.


If you are unaware that pedophilia was part of The Family's theology and that it was promoted and practiced by its leaders, then you have not been paying attention.
The following links may be a useful starting point:
    [url=http://xfamily.org/index.php/Categoryia]Category:Pedophilia - XFamily - Children of God[/url] [url=http://xfamily.org/index.php/Glorify_God_in_the_Dance]Glorify God in the Dance - XFamily - Children of God[/url]


It seems you are also unaware that the term pedophilia is commonly used to describe the behavior of adults who have engaged in child molestation or child sexual abuse. Similarly, adults who have sexually abused children are often called pedophiles. When used in this way (and this is the most common usage), the reference is to the behavior of the child molester and not to a psychological or psychiatric diagnosis of pedophilia according to the DSM-IV or some other widely accepted standard.
 
 

 
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