IPSO Rejects Complaint from Group Accused of Being a Korean Sex Cult

I received a nice surprise in my email box last night in the form of this link to an article about the rejection by the UK’s Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) of a complaint filed by the JMS cult about a recent article concerning them. The nice surprise was the inclusion of my name in the piece. The “alternative facts” put forward by the cult weren’t a surprise at all.

 

Video Interview for Hong Kong’s Passion Times

The full show was around 30 minutes long, but I’m having trouble accessing that present. For now, here’s a 2-minute teaser:

Game of Crones: Exploring the Choi-Gate Saga

Like pretty much everyone in Korea these days, I’ve become enthralled by the Choi-Gate saga. From its beginnings in the 70s with  the assassinations of Park Geun-hye’s parents and the introduction into her life of a cult leader to the million-strong protest rally held in Seoul the night of November 12, it’s a saga as worthy of eight seasons of TV as George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones.

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To prove the above, here is a growing and evolving collection of English language articles that explores the history of the saga through its many branches, heroes, horses, crazed earth moving equipment drivers, victims, and villains.

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My Cartoon Debut!

Well, this sure came as a surprise! I received an email from my good friend Professor Tark Ji-il on Saturday night which contained a most unexpected gift: a cartoon about my recent expeirences with Korea’s JMS cult and its Hitler-praising serial-raping leader. It appears in the November issue of his magazine which is devoted to the study of Bible-based cults. The whole thing is available here, and here’s a wee taste:

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My German News Debut!

In October 2016, I was interviewed by Der Standard about the murder of a Korean mother committed by five of her relatives, including her 16-year-old son, in Frankfurt during an attempted exorcism to rid her of demonic possession. The role of demons and Satan in the Korean cults I document on my site is certainly large, and there was initial suspicions that the family were members of a Korean cult. Continue reading “My German News Debut!”

My CBS Debut!

It was such a thrill to hear from CBS TV and have them ask to attend a recent presentation I gave about cults. CBS seems to be one of the few media companies that are not afraid of the numerous criminal organisations that I find endlessly fascinating. Reporter Jon Dunbar, who has also had a few run-ins with Shinchonji, was also interviewed:

 

My Korea Times Debut!

I made my Korea Times debut a few days ago thanks to reporter Jon Dunbar who was kind enough to attend a presentation I gave last Saturday on my favorite subject. He then sent me some questions regarding how cults here typically recruit. He then sent some follow-up questions based on my initial responses, and then he wrote his piece around selected quotes. Continue reading “My Korea Times Debut!”

Pirate Radio 90-Minute Podcast!

The good crew of Pirate Radio Podcast invited me on-board for a 90-minute chat about the usual suspects: North Korea; the JMS cult; Ahae, the alter-ego of the dead cult leader and owner of the Sewol ferry; British police officers endorsing Korean cults; and the recent rise of Shinchonji: