cultsurvivor, do you actually believe that people who post in this forum have knowledge of cults limited only to websites?
You are baiting for more information with the kind of accusing tone, especially your characterization of Griffis, that suggests to me you have a dog in this fight. Are you a member of Brick's "cult survivor" club? Is that the kind of cult survival you are into?
What on earth does the existence of dues and membership have to do with identifying a cult? If anything, the absence of such can be suspicious because normal organizations openly post what it will cost to join and what the status of membership entails. Look over this forum, cultsurvivor, and tell me how many of the discussions involve websites that are cultic. 95% of what you see in this board has to do with direct contact, direct victimization, and often from groups that have very slick and acceptable websites. Just look at almost any Scientology website, for example. Perfectly acceptable appearance.
Griffis was exposed many times over for having fake credentials. One can certainly see a lot of bias from the satanic idiots in their criticisms of Griffis, but in fact he DID fake his credentials and he did interfere in active investigations in an extremely unprofessional manner.
QUOTE:Riordan contended that Carson’s false testimony on the stand helped set the stage for self-described “occult expert” Dale Griffis to introduce the idea that the murders contained elements of Satanic ritual, directly provoking waves of panic and hysteria in the public. Since his 1994 appearance at the trial, Griffis has been discovered to possess fraudulent credentials issued from a now-defunct mail order university that required no sort of classes to be taken.
Griffis brought the Neil Brick Show into town in his wake, seeking out frightened parents and other members of the community wherever a high-profile teen crime took place and he suckered them into the now-discredited forms of hysterical memory-recovery etc.
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