5. Cult Running an Anti-Cult Helpline
If you dial an anti-bullying helpline, you’d usually expect the person answering your call to help you with your crisis, right? But, as we said, fact is often stranger than fiction. At first, The US-based Cult Awareness Network (CAN) was famous for helping people who found themselves embroiled in a cult, or were being harassed by its members.
Guess who owns it now? The Church of Scientology! Imagine a new-age quasi-religious cult owning an anti-cult helpline. What a world, am I right?
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