You said it yourself:
But the historical facts support the conclusion that ISKCON [b:8c4f6c0ec8]was [/b:8c4f6c0ec8]a deeply destructive organization..... You seem to be here as an ISKCON apologist.
I am not an ISKCON apologist. As I said, I am very much aware of the origanization's problems. But that's no reason to ignore its profound ontological and theological contributions. Because you seem to make your living from cult scaremongering, perhaps you have an interest in highlighting only the dark side of ISKCON.
There is a much more moderate and mature tone in ISKCON these days, both among the leadership and the membership. I happen to be a member of the only ISKCON temple with a boarding school where there were no cases of child abuse. I also fought tooth and nail for years against the heavy book-distrution and fund collection techniques.
You seem to think that all ISKCON members somehow condone what happened, or that there are no good people in ISKCON. Do you also think that we should all leave or boycott the organization because of a few leaders' mistakes? The jailed former leader, Kirtanandana Swami, was expelled from ISKCON years ago, and is not allowed to attend ISKCON services. Please get your facts straight.
You also completely ignore the main point in my message, namely that Gaudiya Vaisnavism's philosophical value far outweighs the inevitable social problems connected with its introduction into a foreign culture.