One thing about posting these types of stories is it can give an inaccurate description of Providence. In some ways, a very accurate one, but the members will probably think they are being terribly misrepresented by stories like this.
Yeah, that's the paradox of such a terribly destructive cult being full of good people.
Cults do attract idealistic people looking to make a difference in this world, and cult's exploit such people as much as they can.
Being a cult member is really nothing to be ashamed of, you believed some well-told lies and hoped to make a better world, but in doing so you may have inadvertently helped a raper rape.
Like Aum Shinrikyo, most members had no idea about the sarin gas attacks, but it doesn't change the fact that a member of Aum is a member of a cult that put sarin gas on subways hoping to kill as many people as possible.
A member of Providence, however "good" they are, is still a person that wakes up everyday hoping to evangelize someone into a cult led by a fugitive suspected of being a serial rapist. That's not something I'd like on my resume.
I'm sure one of the best conversation stoppers in Japan is, "I was a member of Aum once."
Same in Korea, the letters JMS and the name Jeong Myung Seok are generally met with shock, horror, and disgust.
As they should be