Religion: Open Season on Sects

Ted Patrick is a compact, modishly dressed black man of 43 with an abiding hatred for the new religious movements now proliferating across the U.S. A zealot who despises zealots, he has a list of scores of sects and cults—Christian, Oriental and syncretist. He accuses them of being part of a vast Communist conspiracy to seduce young minds through a kind of spiritual brainwashing. Patrick's remedy is as drastic as his charges: he assists families in abducting the young believers, many of them over 21, from the religious groups they have joined, and...

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