Saturday, June 27, 2009

Gerald "Joe" Moreno

It has recently been brought to our attention that one of the webmasters to the Cult Of The Hugging Saint Exposed (an attack website against ex-devotees and critics of the hugging saint) is the notorious Gerald "Joe" Moreno of New Mexico. Moreno is also the creator of the website, a website aimed at defaming anyone who has been critical of the guru Sathya Sai Baba. Gerland Moreno appears to have had too much time on his hands for many years, and has been embroiled in controversy for quite some time due to his online libel campaigns, cyberstalking, and harassment of those who have been critical of Sai Baba. It seems that Joe Moreno wasn't getting enough of a high through the harassment of Sai Baba critics, so he decided to launch a new attack on Ammachi critics.

See the following references:

Serious Defamation Attempt By Gerald Moreno Defeated

Sathya Sai Baba Man Gerald Moreno Banned By Eight Wikipedia Editors

Sai Baba Apologist Joe Moreno's Personal Attack Style

Moreno Dares Not Show His Face. Why?

Joe Moreno: Internet Terrorist (click on #22)

Reflections On The Character Of Cyberstalker Joe Moreno

Gerald Joe Moreno's InfoVandalism

Gerald Joe Moreno: A Case Study

The question on everyones minds should be: Why are Ammachi devotees teaming up with an Internet terrorist in order to intimidate those who leave the group?

Wouldn't a group so keen on protecting their reputation tell Joe Moreno to close up shop before he brings a hailstorm of negative attention upon the guru he is trying to defend?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Why Does "The Hugging Saint" Attack Her Critics?

A group of people connected to the religious group which follows Mata Amritanandamayi, also known as "Amma", or "the hugging saint" recently began a website that exists to attack those who are critical of Amma and her organization. This website may be a reminder of the inconsistencies between what the group claims to stand for and the way that they actually behave. This website focuses on individuals who have been critical of Ammachi as well as ex-devotees and those who have left the Amma group, which has been referred to as a "cult" by various critics. The website compiles information on the businesses, websites, and personal lives of the critics and ex-devotees, all of which have painstakingly collected from various sources on the Internet.

This website, called "Cult Of The Hugging Saint Exposed" appears to be run by representatives or devotees of Ammachi the Hugging Saint. The site is made up of character assassinations on those who have been critical of Ammachi as well as those who have left the group. Couldn't the time spent creating such a website have been better served in volunteering or feeding the poor?

The creation of this website which attacks the critics of Ammachi does nothing more than prove what many have been starting to realize: The "hugging saint" and those who follow her are not as peaceful and loving as they would have you believe.

Also, see this new article critical of Ammachi:
New Article Critical Of Ammachi