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JMS News / New Zealand Herald Article on JMS
« Last post by Peter on May 20, 2017, 06:15:55 AM »
The New Zealand Herald just published a piece on JMS, and there's an accompanying video. I wouldn't call JMS a religious group!

May 20: Kiwi Women Targeted by Religious Group Hunting Brides for Convicted Rapist

Brahma Kumaris / Re: Arson Attack on Essex Brahma Kumaris Center
« Last post by Peter on May 05, 2017, 10:41:45 PM »
In March of 2016, Stephen failed in his bid to have his sentence reduced.
AN EX-MEMBER of a religious group jailed for a revenge campaign of arson attacks against them because he later considered them a 'cult' deserved every day of his sentence, judges ruled.

Stephen Finch, 53, had been a follower of the Brahma Kumaris movement, but came to believe the group had ruined his life.

After leaving the group in 1997, it was 17 years later he decided to take revenge on two members, targeting the Inner Space meditation centre in Gloucester Avenue, Chelmsford, a hub for the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University, and a house in Brentwood. He pleaded guilty to two reckless arsons and two counts of religiously aggravated criminal damage and was jailed for five years at Chelmsford Crown Court last July.

Two months later, he committed suicide. The report into his death by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman is attached below.
Another article, this one with a brief quote from me. We actually spoke for about 25 minutes and we started at 7:30 am when I'm never at my best:
It's great to see a student magazine cover the continual threat posed by Korean cults on campuses. And it seems like every Korean cult in existence has a presence in New Zealand.
Church of God/Heavenly Mother / Re: Church of God / Heavenly Mother: Brief Into
« Last post by Peter on April 27, 2017, 11:51:52 PM »
i know this one. My wife is in it.
Breaking lots of families.

some information about this world mission church of god ahnsahnghong

Ten years later and most of those are now dead links. The last one is still online and these comments just caught my eye:
Boohoo, What I said is pure fact. I have 2 family members in this cult. I don’t make this crap up, I don’t have a reason to. The cog has destroyed my family, turned my family members away from everyone they loved, friends & family alike. They have, without a doubt, been brainwashed. Their personalities have changed immensely since joining. They have given up their education and and the prospect of looking to the future and “bettering themselves” since they believe that the “end” is at hand. Claiming “it doesn’t matter anymore.”
How long was your friend involved, a few months at best? Did she make a trip to Korea to meet “mother"? Mine did, and they lied about it to boot. Not to mentioned they lied about joining the cog in the first place. They lied to get another family member to show up at the cog (got him there under false pretenses). I am grateful that he didn’t fall for it. Did your friend threaten you - that you’d never see her again if you didn’t listen to her preaching? Did she hold a lit lighter to you and tell you it would be thousands times worse because you would be going to hell for not joining them at cog? Yes, these things all happened to us as a result of cog.
Yes, there is a certain line of respect when discussing religion, but I draw the line when mine is not respected, especially in my own home and people try to coerse or harass me and mine. I’m glad that your friend woke up and got out of there quickly, you are more fortunate than I am. I have no reason to exaggerate…I’m fighting for my family.

I have just spent the last couple of hours reading all of the posts on this site, and I’m hoping some ex-COG members can help me. My daughter has recently joined this church and it is tearing our family apart. She is in the process of a divorce and moved in with us, so she could go back to school and have help with the kids. Her boyfriend became involved in this church and she was originally concerned that it was a cult. Her father and I went on vacation and in the span of two weeks, she had gone to the church and become a member. She has now dropped out of college and spends almost all of her time at the church. She is spending less and less time with her kids. She is also going to move out of our house. We have been doing as much research on this church and mind control that we can. We have visited Ted’s site and it has been very helpful. We are looking for ex members of the church in the San Diego Area. She is not going to listen to us. We have considered trying an intervention, however, we don’t think she’ll cooperate. Any advice on how to approach her would be greatly appreciated. Her children are both under the age of four
JMS in South Africa / Angelita Models: South African JMS Front Group
« Last post by Peter on April 20, 2017, 10:26:48 AM »
Angelita Models was, and perhaps still is, a typical front group for the JMS cult. I'm unsure if it is still in use because the website and Facebook page it used a few years ago are both no longer online. Front groups are naturally of little use when they are exposed, so JMS and most of the cults I try to track regularly change names and tactics. Hence, fronts are quite transitory in nature.

The front was mentioned in this tweet from one of the cult's New Zealand fronts on July 9, 2013.

Here are some screenshots from the now defunct Angelita Models website. It very much a typical JMS fromt which are designed to appeal to young beautiful women above a certain height. Since the leader is a convicted serial rapist, it isn't hard to imagine why.

Strange Events & Scandals / Re: Exorcism Murders
« Last post by Peter on April 15, 2017, 11:46:37 AM »
JMS News / Re: Jeong Expected to Finish Serving his 10-Year Sentence on Feb. 23, 2018
« Last post by Peter on April 12, 2017, 08:22:26 AM »
The article ends with a timeline of key events. I've added links from the timeline I have on my site here.

Major News about Leader Jung Myung-Seok:

March 20, 1999: SBS broadcasts concerns about a JMS sex scandal in an episode of The Unanswered entitled “Door to Redemption or Trap of Depravity”. Jung Myung-seok later fled the country.

July 9, 2003: Jung discovered in Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong; imprisoned for illegal stay, but released on bail. (He subsequently fled again - That's mentioned in this article)

October, 2003: JMS attack on anti-JMS members, Father Kim Do-Hyon, leader of the anti-JMS movement, assaulted by unidentified assailant, anti-JMS member Kim Hyeong-jin beaten.

April 18, 2006: 4 women sexually assaulted by Jung Myung-seok, as well as Exodus, responsible for the anti-JMS movement, hold press interviews and demand judicial action against Jung.

July 28, 2006: Japanese Asahi Shinbun speculates on sexual assault of female Japanese believers by Jung Myung-seok.

May 1, 2007: Jung Myung-seok arrested by authorities in Beijing, China.

January 11, 2008: Supreme Court makes a final ruling ordering compensation of 60 million won to female victims of molestation and sexual assault by Jung Myung-seok in their lawsuit requesting compensation for damages. (November, 2008 article - related?)

February 20, 2008: Jung Myung-seok transferred to Korea (Imprisoned Feb. 23)

August 12, 2008: Seoul District Court sentences Jung Myung-seok to 6 years in prison on charges of rape of female followers.

2008: JMS ruled “anti-Christian” at 93rd Assembly of Presbyterian Church in Korea
October, 2008: Samsung special prosecutor Jo Jun-ung joins the JMS defense counsel

January 12, 2009: Counterargument that Jung is not taught to be the “Second Coming” or “Messiah” but only as proof of Jesus in Seoul High Court trial.

February 10, 2009: Seoul High Court sentences Jung Myung-seok to 10 years in prison.

April 23, 2009: Supreme Court makes final ruling sentencing Jung to 10 years in prison.   
March 28, 2012: JMS Damage Countermeasures Association (Jeong Dae-hyeop, chairman Kim Jin-ho) and Korean Christian Cult Counseling Association  (led by Pastor Jin Yong-sik) expose problems including sexual abuse by Providence (AKA JMS) leader Jung Myung-seok, military field-grade officers coming to JMS’ side, and Jung’s orders to commit acts of terror.

July 10, 2013: Jung Myung-seok, while in prison, publishes Woman of Poetry and Conversations through Poetry.

April 9, 2014: Australian SBS TV broadcasts critical report entitled “Inside Providence: The Secretive Korean Church Led by a Convicted Rapist”.

May 20, 2016: British publication The Daily Mail reports that the Korean cult JMS brought young women from Australia to meet JMS leader Jung Myung-seok.

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