Elgen speaks to sisters Aurl Jin and Sun Ae about their early experience in church nurseries and New Hope Academy. 1. Elgen update on Qanon interview and Frank Koffman’s funeral 9. Origin of names Elgen and Aurl Jin. 15. Jacob House. Aurl Jin nearly died at 9 months old. 24. Ancestors and restoration. 27. ‘Don’t be theContinue reading “No Hope Academy and ‘Jesus isn’t Black. He’s Korean’: Aurl Jin Vornbrock and Sun Ae Davis on Falling Out Podcast”
Miriam speaks to Kacey on the Cult Vault about growing up in a church nursery in England, the pressure to be a good ‘blessed child’, and example for the younger ones, her arranged marriage and eventual journey out of the church. Summary of content: 1. Intro to church and parents joining. 9. Offering children andContinue reading “The Unification Church – An English Perspective: Miriam on the Cult Vault Podcast”
In part one of this interview Yousei describes his turbulent early years in the church – moving home eleven times in eleven years and dealing with a string of challenges along the way. Summary of contents: 1. Qanon connections. 3. Intro Yousei. 5. Origin of Yousei’s name. Early years. 14. New York and moving houseContinue reading “‘Cha Cha the True Dog’ and ‘Survive, Any Way You Can’: Yousei Sama on Falling Out Podcast (Parts 1 & 2)”
Faith speaks to Franc about the process of leaving and the importance of re-education, patience and understanding mental health. Summary of content:2. Parents joined as students. Looking for a place to belong. They fundraised to buy Washington Times and other companies. 5. Moon backstory – came to finish Jesus’s mission. He joined a sex cult,Continue reading “What it’s like Leaving a Cult: Faith Y3n on Franc Analysis”
The international Cultic Studies Association are hosting a series of talks on Sundays in October and November 2021 for second and multi-generational adult former cult members. Sign up here: https://icsahome.networkforgood.com/events/34419-second-and-multigenerational-adult-former-cult-member-recovery-series
Jen Kiaba’s stunning and powerful self portraits illustrate the journey of leaving the church behind. ‘In this project I wanted to explore themes of religious conviction as it crumbles into an eventual failure of faith and the loss of identity that occurs.’ https://www.jenkiaba.com/burdens
Enryka talks about being an ‘Offering Child’ and her early life in the Church, in USA and Korea. 1. Feedback on previous episodes on six Mary’s and ‘Mother’s course’. 4. Moon as sexual predator. 6. Intro to Enryka. 7.Offering child background and Ryka’s story. 21.named by Moon’s child. Making up names. 13.Jefferson House. 24. Avoiding ‘pledge’. 26. MoonContinue reading “A Ticket to Heaven and This is Trafficking: Enryka Christopher on Falling Out Podcast with Elgen Strait (Parts 1 & 2)”
In this short story Limi writes beautifully about her ‘three fathers’ : ‘I will never know the woman I might have been. Then again, I would not have existed had my biological parents not fallen completely for this “True Father.” ‘ Limi Marie Bauer, “Fathers”
Lisa speaks about her childhood in the church on Talk Beliefs.
In this lighthearted conversation, Elgen and Donna explore the sexual origins of the Unification Church and the sexual undertones and messages within the church Holy Songs.