Sunday, May 30, 2010

Photoshopped Picture Attacks Against Sathya Sai Baba

Photoshopped Picture Attacks Against Sathya Sai Baba

ROBERT PRIDDY (a laughable critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba) had the audacity to criticize Gerald Joe Moreno for “manipulating” images of Ex-Devotees and creating images of a “pornographic kind”. Robert Priddy clearly contrasted himself as an ethical and moral individual who does not support or endorse “manipulated” images or other images of a “pornographic kind”. As a matter of fact, pseudo-moralist Robert Priddy said about Gerald Joe Moreno:
Robert Priddy: “The impostor Gerald Moreno, who actually writes under the name of sathyasaibaba on his wordpress blog, himself manipulates images (here is his most vulgar masterpiece where he hides behind the names Equalizer and Premaperme) and distorting people’s faces!”

Robert Priddy: “Last but far from least, he posts photos of critics of Sai Baba with distorted faces and added bodies of a pornographic kind!”

BARRY PITTARD (another laughable critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba) similarly criticized Gerald Joe Moreno for “photo attacks” and “diabolizing photo alterations” against Ex-Devotees. Barry Pittard clearly contrasted himself as an ethical and moral individual who does not support or endorse “photo attacks” and “diabolizing photo alterations” against others.

This article will conclusively prove that Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy are self-serving hypocrites who not only fully endorse other’s “photo attacks”, “diabolizing photo alterations”, “manipulated images” and “images of a pornographic kind” against Sathya Sai Baba, they themselves create, disperse and publish “photo attacks”, “diabolizing photo alterations” and “manipulated images” against Sathya Sai Baba and others as well.

Beginnings: Sanjay Dadlani’s Photo Attacks Against Sathya Sai Baba

The issue of “photo attacks” began in December 2005 when Sanjay Dadlani (an Ex-Devotee) published photoshopped images of Sathya Sai Baba on his “Sai Baba Exposed” blog taken from the India Corporate Watch Blog and from other internet sources (Refs: 01 - 02). As a result of Sanjay Dadlani’s photo-attacks against Sathya Sai Baba, an anonymous person using the pseudonym “PremaPerm” took offence and created the following photoshopped images of Sanjay Dadlani: 01 - 02 - 03 - 04 - 05 - 06 - 07 - 08. Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy continually foam-at-the-mouth over these images and repeatedly reference them against Gerald Moreno (a Pro-Sai Activist). Click thumbnail to enlarge:


Moreno created this composite image of Sanjay Dadlani and instead of being upset with Moreno, Sanjay Dadlani actually thought the image was funny and used the image as his profile picture for almost two years on his Sai Baba Exposed blog. See for youself: His Holiness Swami Saiexposedananda Blogger Profile. Although Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy act as proxy spokespersons for Sanjay Dadlani, they purposely suppress relevant information about him (which will be discussed in-depth later in this article). Additionally, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy continually foam-at-the-mouth over this picture of Reinier van der Sandt that Moreno published on his saisathyasai.com domain.

When Sanjay Dadlani decided to publish photoshopped images attacking Sathya Sai Baba, Ex-Devotees thought it was funny! As a matter of fact, Sanjay Dadlani said:
Comic Humour: Even in the midst of seriousness, there is always a place for a time-out to take a breather and have a snack. In this vein, a fellow blogger has informed me of his own blog where he has lampooned Sai Baba with glee with the aid of comical images. Hope these give you a good belly laugh as they did me!

Taking It With A Smile: Since we’re all in the mood for light-heartedness, a respondent has sent me more pictures, Enjoy.

The photoshopped images of Sanjay Dadlani were similarly meant to be “light-hearted” and intended for “good belly laughs” (many people thought they were funny!). Needless to say, once the tables were turned against Ex-Devotees, they did not think it was funny and they have been shrieking shrilly, stomping their feet, pounding their chests in baboon fashion and flaring their nostrils ever since.

Pervasive Photo Attacks Against Sathya Sai Baba

The following images (many taken directly from Barry Pittard, Robert Priddy and Reinier van der Sandt’s Anti-Baba Wordpress blogs) are an extensive collection of the pervasive photo attacks against Sathya Sai Baba on the internet (click thumbnails to enlarge):





Ex-Devotee’s Self-Serving Hypocrisy And Double Standards

It is an irrefutable fact that Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy have never expressed any concern, disgust or outrage at the “photo attacks”, “diabolizing photo alterations”, “manipulated images” and “images of a pornographic kind” created, published and disseminated by Critics & Ex-Devotees against Sathya Sai Baba. The reason why pseudo-moralists Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy have never (ever) objected to photo attacks against Sathya Sai Baba is because they themselves create, publish and disseminate “photo attacks”, “diabolizing photo alterations” and “manipulated images” against Sathya Sai Baba and others on the internet.

Apparently, a drawing of Sathya Sai Baba receiving oral sex from a child underneath his robe, Sathya Sai Baba made to look like a monkey and Sathya Sai Baba holding a barbell with his penis meet Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy wholesome standard of “morality”. The following images “of a pornograhic kind” were posted by Reinier Van Der Sandt (a known friend & associate of Pittard & Priddy) on the SSB2 Yahoo Group (which is currently deactivated).


Reinier Van Der Sandt is the same associate of Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy who openly boasted about viewing child pornography and who openly admitted to using numerous fake names (including Moreno’s name). RFJ Sandt is also the same person who libeled Gerald Moreno as being sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba and who stole Moreno’s entire saisathyasai.com domain. To Date: Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy have yet to say a single word against their friend and associate Reinier van der Sandt and his proven perversions and defamations.

A colorized version of RFJ Sandt’s oral sex image was posted on Sanjay Dadlani’s claimed blogs: saibabaexposed & saibabatribune. As a matter of fact, Sanjay Dadlani (the Ex-Devotee that Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy ceaselessly defend and endorse) posted this picture “of a pornographic kind” (black bar added by Moreno) under the name “Azra’iL” (among several other sexually suggestive pictures of women) on the Gaudiya-Repercussions website. Sanjay subsequently changed his “Azra’iL” nic to “Brainiac”, changed his featured blog from “SaiBabaExposed” to “NeuroWhoa!” and removed the picture but left the link (Ref: Post #6). Click thumbnail to enlarge:


Sanjay Dadlani is the same friend and associate of Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy who was caught photographing teenagers, women and female students at Middlesex University under tables and up their dresses and posting those pictures on his StreetBitches Blog. To Date: Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy adamantly refuse to say one word about Sanjay Dadlani’s sexually deviant and stalking behaviors and photographs of a “pornographic kind”. Instead, Robert Priddy publicly defends Sanjay Dadlani and Barry Pittard referred to Sanjay Dadlani as “very intelligent”, “hard-working” and “writing perceptive exposures of Sai Baba and his sect”.

Sanjay Dadlani posted on the QuickTopic Forum (using multiple fake names, including female names) and made disgusting posts under the name “Marquis de Sade” about a large penis for anal sex, a feces-covered anus, bestiality, people vomiting into each other’s mouths and a Priest ejaculating on the face of a little girl as related by her brother. Sanjay even posted under the name “kick his head in” and said that someone should murder Sathya Sai Baba (of course, this is the same guy who rejoiced when a Sai Baba temple was bombed). Nice friend you got there, Pittard & Priddy!

Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy adamantly refuse to say one word about the following images of a “pornographic kind” posted on the kheper.net domain belonging to Alan Kazlev (another known friend and associate of Pittard & Priddy):


Barry Pittad and Robert Priddy obviously drool over these images that they apparently consider “decent” and “appropriate” because they have never (ever) voiced a single complaint against these images despite their pseudo-moralistic blathering against images of a “pornographic kind”. It is apparent that cartoon-like pictures of prostitutes posing seductively meet Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy’s wholesome views on morality and decency.

Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy have yet to say one word about Alan Kazlev’s penchant to tell raunchy and pornographic stories about erect penises, wanton sex and obscene references to women as being “cunts” (Ref)! As a matter of fact, when Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy attempt to defend themselves against Joe Moreno (a Pro-Sai Activist) they direct their readers to Reincarnator, New Age Advocate and Grungy Integral Philosopher: Alan Kazlev's website (located at kheper.net). Don’t expect Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy to divulge these facts.

Psuedo-moralist Robert Priddy published this disgusting and malicious picture of Leo Rebello on his former angeltowns domain (click thumbnail to enlarge):


Robert Priddy’s angeltowns account was deleted in its entirety due to a $1,000,000 legal threat for defamation by Leo Rebello. Barry Pittard endorsed Robert Priddy’s malicious photo-attacks against Leo Rebello and continually vouches for Priddy’s so-called “honesty” and “integrity”.

Barry Pittard whined considerably about this Grinch “photo alteration” of Robert Priddy created by Moreno. About this picture, Barry Pittard said:
Barry Pittard: The following three Gerald Joe Moreno hand-crafted distortions of Robert Priddy are from Moreno’s questionably-named blogsite ‘Sathya Sai Baba – Life, Love and Spirituality’.

Needless to say, the manipulated picture of Robert Priddy has never been published on Moreno’s ‘Sathya Sai Baba – Life, Love and Spirituality’ WordPress blog. The composite image was published on Moreno’s Robert Priddy Exposed Blog. As a matter of fact, Barry Pittard’s screencap was taken from Moreno’s blogger page (not his Wordpress blog) as evidenced by the background. Apparently, Barry Pittard’s mental faculties are failing him as he is wholly unable to differentiate between two completely different blogs with two completely different backgrounds.

Robert Priddy published this image of Moreno (making him look like a masked terrorist) on his Anti-Baba Wordpress blogs (which Wordpress subsequently forced him to delete due to copyright infringement). Barry Pittard approved of Robert Priddy’s photo attack against Moreno and even linked to the article that contained that picture:



  • WHY did Robert Priddy “photo attack” Moreno when he publicly speaks out against this type of reprehensible behavior? Why did Robert Priddy think it is was entirely appropriate and correct for him to create and publish a “manipulated” image against Moreno but that it is was entirely inappropriate and incorrect when Moreno created and published a “manipulated” image against Robert Priddy?

  • WHY does Barry Pittard condemn Moreno for creating a “manipulated” image of Robert Priddy yet says absolutely nothing about Robert Priddy’s “manipulated” image of Moreno?


Furthermore, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy publicly approved Reinier Van Der Sandt’s manipulated image of Sathya Sai Baba holding hands with Idi Amin, posted the “manipulated” picture on their Anti-Baba Wordpress blogs and publicly defended Reinier Van Der Sandt for having created it (click thumbnail to enlarge)!


As a small example, Robert Priddy even posted the following pictures on his Anti-Sai Wordpress blog. The first picture calls Sathya Sai Baba “ugly, imperious and turkey-necked” and the second picture is a purposely distorted picture of Sathya Sai Baba (click thumbnail to enlarge):


What was that again about Robert Priddy’s complaints against people who “manipulate” and “distort” pictures of others? Robert Priddy is a yellow-bellied hypocrite with proof! Far be it for Robert Priddy to criticize others about their looks when he looks like he is turning into The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (See For Yourself). Far be it for bald-bird Barry Pittard to criticize others about their looks when he looks decades older than Sathya Sai Baba and when his “turkey throat” migrated north and sought refuge under his eyes as bulging eye bags (click thumbnail to enlarge):


Why doesn’t Barry Pittard express any outrage about Robert Priddy’s “photo attacks” and “diabolizing photo alterations” against Sathya Sai Baba? Perhaps because Barry Pittard himself engages in “photo attacks” and posts “diabolizing photo alterations” on his WordPress blog. A small sampling (click thumbnail to enlarge):


In the first picture above, Barry Pittard publicly approved Reinier Van Der Sandt’s manipulated image of Sathya Sai Baba holding hands with Idi Amin, posted the “manipulated” picture on his Anti-Sai Wordpress blog and publicly defended Reinier Van Der Sandt for having created it! In the second picture above, Barry Pittard posted a purposely distorted picture of Sathya Sai Baba on his WordPress blog (attempting to deceive readers into thinking the picture was an original photo published on the SaiBabaOfIndia domain). The third and fourth pictures are typical “photo attacks” published on Barry Pittard’s Anti-Baba WordPress blog. Barry Pittard even attacks and publishes pictures of people who are not involved in the Sai Controversy.

What was that again about Barry Pittard’s complaints about “photo attacks” and “diabolizing photo alterations”? Barry Pittard is also a yellow-bellied hypocrite with proof!

Robert Priddy purposely suppresses the fact that his own son, Kai Nicolai Priddy, played in a rock band that used dildos and transvestites as theatrics and also worked as an engineer for a music group whose CD cover depicts a nude man covering his penis with his hands (Ref). One will not find a single grunt of dissapproval coming from pseudo-moralist Robert Priddy about his own son's involvment with kink and “images of a pornographic kind”. So when Robert Priddy foams-at-the-mouth, gnashes his teeth and shrieks about “manipulated” & “distorted” images and images of a “pornographic kind”, one can't help but to laugh at loud at him and his self-righteous posturing.

Despite Barry Pittard’s amusing attempts to publicly present himself as a moralist and purist, he miserably failed to explain why he permitted his 12-year-old son Sai Isa to friend a 21 year-old nudist on Myspace named Sahra who posted a soft-porn image of her nude body (baring a breast that has a pierced nipple) as her MySpace background! Click thumbnail to enlarge:


Since Sai Isa is living with Barry Pittard and since Barry Pittard is well aware of his son’s MySpace account, one can only wonder why the moralist and purist Barry Pittard is not shielding his 12-year-old son from graphic, sexual and inappropriate content on MySpace. Perhaps Barry Pittard drools over his son’s MySpace friends in tune with his highly questionable past?

Even more disturbing is how Barry Pittard is dishonestly peddling himself as a “professor” in an upcoming documentary entitled Shadow of the Guru. Barry Pittard is openly allying himself with Joan Radha Bridges (the CEO & Executive Producer of the Shadow of the Guru documentary) who is openly into kinky, graphic, lesbian, goth and satanic imagery (mostly of a “pornographic kind”). To Date: Neither Barry Pittard or Robert Priddy have voiced a single complaint against Joan Radha Bridges and her kinky graphic, lesbian, goth and satanic imagery (mostly of a “pornographic kind”) on her MySpace page.

So when Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy complain about “photo attacks”, “diabolizing photo alterations”, “manipulated images” and “images of a pornographic kind” against Gerald Joe Moreno, they are putting on an unconvincing pseudo-moralistic performance in which hissy fits, finger pointing and pseudo-moral posturing are used to divert attention away from them and their gutter behaviors.

These are the types of hypocrites, moral degenerates, flip-floppers, pseudo-intellectuals and so-called “exposers” of Sathya Sai Baba. They are extremely adept in wagging their tongues but wholly inept in keeping their arguments and stories straight and consistent.

Related Articles:
- Pseudo Moralist Robert Priddy
- Pseudo Moralist Barry Pittard
- Ex-Devotees Are Liars And Deceivers
- Robert Priddy Praised Sathya Sai Baba As Vishvarupa As An Ex-Devotee
- Barry Pittard - We Do Not Slur

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Thomas Wiehe And David Bailey Phone Conversation

Thomas Wiehe And David Bailey Phone Conversation

In 1999 / 2000 a phone conversation between David Bailey and Thomas Wiehe was released as an MP3 on SaiGuru.net. Only half of the phone conversation was transcribed and cited by Ex-Devotees and Robert Priddy.

Gerald Joe Moreno stated that is was unknown who recorded the phone conversation between David Bailey and Thomas Wiehe (as the original article did not divulge that information). The dates for the phone call were given as “1999” and “around 2000”. The phone call appeared to be staged and planned because David Bailey was not only prepared for the phone call but the recording started with the phone ringing in his home.

Gerald Joe Moreno transcribed the full phone conversation and discovered why the full transcript was withheld by Ex-Devotees. As it turns out, David Bailey admitted to maintaining absolute silence for 18 months regarding the sexual abuse allegations against Sathya Sai Baba he claimed to have verified himself! What kind of person purposely withholds “evidence” of alleged sexual molestation and remains silent about it for 18 months (all the while allowing his stepson to be alone with the very same guru he alleged to be a sexual abuser!)?

During his 18 months of silence, David Bailey peddled himself as a Sai Devotee, gave talks praising Sathya Sai Baba as God Incarnate, sold his piano music to Sai Devotees and promoted his books eulogizing Sathya Sai Baba as the Avatar of the Age!

In his phone conversation with Thomas Wiehe, David Bailey claimed he lost his job and was only allowed to teach children in a classroom, was prohibited to work in the evenings with children and was prohibited from attending rehearsals with children! Needless to say, David Bailey’s employers obviously had sufficient reason to suspect David Bailey of questionable and inappropriate behavior with little children. David Bailey even admitted he had a “record” but attributed his “record” to Sathya Sai Baba (which David Bailey could not substaniate with any credible or verifiable references, documents or sources). Needless to say, it is illegal for employers to penalize someone for the alleged behavior of an association (how many Catholics would be penalized based on the Catholic Priest sex scandal?). Sathya Sai Baba has never (ever) been charged with any crime and no one has filed a basic police complaint against him in India. Prior to David Bailey’s “The Findings”, there were no known public allegations of “pedophilia” against Sathya Sai Baba. David Bailey even published a fraudulent and anonymous story of pedophilia against Sathya Sai Baba in “The Findings” (Ref).

To Date: David Baily has never (ever) filed a basic police complaint, public grievance or court case against Sathya Sai Baba in India for the alleged “evidence” of sexual abuse he claimed to have discovered. Why not? Why would David Bailey ignore the mandated reporting rules for allegations of sexual abuse when he claimed to have “evidence” and “documentation”? Perhaps because David Bailey’s so-called “evidence” and “documentation” have since been shown to be nothing more than unverifiable and unsubstantiated gossips and rumors.

BAILEY / WIEHE PHONE CONVERSATION TRANSCRIPT
(Phone Rings)

(Lady) Hello

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Hello my name is Thomas…um I…

(Lady) Totally cofused…

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Yes

(Lady) Yes, okay Thomas, I will put you through to David.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Okay, alright thanks.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Meditation groups…(unclear: something about running a meditation group for the Sai Organization in Sweden)…one in August and have come to great doubt whether to have it or not. There’s possibility to have it outside the sai organization but I don’t feel like (unclear: words with laughter) So Irene, she was not quite sure, you mention something about Internet, do you have exact address?

David Bailey: If you look up under sai baba skeptics thats spelled with s-k…e-p-t-i-c-s, there is about 130 different aricles put together by a man called premanand. Now Premanand was very close to Swami before Terry Gallagher. Terry Gallagher was an Australian who spent five, six, seven years - and a (whole) day - with Swami. He was closer than I was with Swami. Then when he left, through having found out the truth of what is going on, I somehow became so close to Swami that for three years I was blind to what was going on... because I had been told what everybody else had been told. And then after our marriage we became even closer and became part of what it termed the inner circle. And when we saw for ourselves what was going on and realised what other people who’d been close also had experienced and why they had left, then when we did our world tour last year, it was disasterous... um..with so many things that we found.

We went back at Christmas to discover that everything that we had found was totally true; as soon as we got back to England, we had the fraud squad from Scotland Yard, the British Government's Foreign Office and the Charity Commissioners waiting for us with major investigations, um with proven fraud in some cases.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: What is that?

David Bailey: Fraud is mishandling of money - and the other thing which we had discovered was this homosexual activity. You know, to start off with we believed was only ..ah.. - shall we say - raising the kundalini within the student. This is what we were told, but then when we realised that it was not... and it was definitely not just Swami - well I have to be open and honest - playing with the students... but asking the student to actually make sexual acts on Swami, including oral sex. It was just ridiculous. And then the students at the college turned to me for help, because this has been going on for years, it is why the assassination attempts occurred... because the students were absolutely sick of him making them do things they didn't want to do. And I am grown up in my attitudes and realistic to realise that around the world many things happen between consenting adults, but when you are in a position of power as headmaster or teacher or guru or whatever you like... to make your students do things they do not wish to do, is not acceptable, and also in England - as I believe it is true in Sweden - it is illegal. And if Swami were in England he would been put in prison for twenty years.

Now that is my problem because at one of England's top preparatory schools for children from five to thirteen years old, the Royal family sent their children to this school... and I was suddenly made redundant. I lost my job and they asked me to continue with my job part time only to teach in the classroom - no work in the evenings... even we had performed one musical and they said you may not attend the rehearsals, you can only attend the performances.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: (unclear)

David Bailey: Sorry...

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Because of your connections with Baba?

David Bailey: This I did not understand...

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: But now you...?

David Bailey: But now I do. Because he is listed as a paedophile and around the world, um I was seen - with Faye - to be going round speaking for Swami. From the police, from the authorities from many countries... they saw David and Faye - and other people too - going to speak for Swami. As a result families would go out to Swami... sons, the young men would be sexually approached and come back, there is even one person in England that has committed suicide and we have stopped another one, we pray, from doing so. But we were seen as agents... you know, that we would be very charming, very nice, persuade people to go - because of my involvement with the college boys so closely, they thought that I was just a provider of his sex toys.

That has now ruined my career in England because I now have a record of being connected with him. Then of course there is the money side of things – that as we spoke, people of course wanted to give money. When they investigated the truth of the hospital, the truth of the water project, the truth of where the money goes - and I have personally have investigated first hand - that the water project is not finished, there are many villages without water - not even connected. The hospital is very badly run and it is just not what we are told at all. Now people do not want to hear this, but this is the truth. This is why Faye and I have moved away. He knows that he will be caught out.

The rings are all bought from Hyderabad and locally in the village, the vibuthi he carries between his fingers in tablets... I've seen it, he dropped a tablet in front of me. It is all an illusion, it is all a hoax, it is all one big trick, and so many of us very innocent people have been hoodwinked. Faye and I, with our books, we have removed them from sale wherever we can, because we cannot allow anybody else to go and get involved because of us.

We also respect that many people do good, but it is now time, in my view for people to do good because of good, not because of his name. It is a terrible situation – well Magnus was in tears yesterday. When I started to find this out eighteen months ago I had nobody to share this with and I certainly cried myself to sleep for several weeks. When I spoke to the very close people - I have some very good friends there who know exactly what's going on - when you get to the inner circle it is a business, that's all they're interested in really, but people like Phyllis Krystal, people like Mike Hollander, who have been there for many years, they just turn around and they say 'If you consider he is God, he can do anything. He can have fraud, sex, drugs... anything. If you do not consider he is God, then of course you have a problem, because of the laws of your land, your morality, your own upbringing and your own standards. And they say David this is your problem to sort out, you must decide that he is God. I said this is crazy, the one that creates this beautiful world that we live in, does not come to this earth and do these ridiculous things. There is NO record in Prashanthi of him doing any healing at all. Any healing that has happened within people has been an internal personal thing, but there are very, very few serious records of this anyway. The problem with the incidents that have been reported before is that either the young men have been so threatened that they have said 'I'm sorry, I made a mistake'

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Who has threatened them?

David Bailey: Indulal Shah, for example, the Organization, the coordinators. The pressure from people who have been 'besotted', people who are so sincere devotees of Sai Baba. They will not accept that he could do anything like this, and they have pressurised the young men to say 'Oh I'm sorry... I made this up.'

There is a video that Magnus has got, which has been done a year ago, but is now just being broadcast two weeks ago on Irish television done by the television companies from Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Ireland, who got together because they are so horrified with what’s going on, that they have produced this documentary for about nearly one hour, not being unkind, but just to say these are the facts this is what you will find. And it has been very, very well put together and what is on that video I have first hand experience of and it is true. It’s very sad…

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Very sad…

David Bailey: But we have to be serious detectives. Wanting the truth...I think the first thing that made me question was when there was a question of Prince Charles going there. And because I have played for the Royal Family, several times, I know that what happens with the detectives that goes, you know, to check everything out first. And Prince Charles had written to me about the possibility of going one day. And I suddenly thought what questions will they ask me? What answers can I give them? And I suddenly realized that I was living in a dream world, not in the real world and thats when I started to want the real answers. Like you know what actually happens at the hospital. Not just "oh this is a beautiful hospital". What happens? How many operations are done. What are the operations? Are all the wards open? There are 750 villages. How many villages have now water. Not just "this is a lovely project, isn’t it good and feel good for being involved", but what is the truth? And when you start finding the truth, you start thinking, “oh no! oh no!”.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: What did you find about (unclear)?

David Bailey: There is a ward that is still not open. They have not done any renal operations for a year. The money is questionable. With Isaac Tigrett, when the hospital was built, he gave $49 million dollars, well only $34 million went to the hospital. The rest well...it is just corrupt. Australian television did a program on him last year on the hospital. They had found that they were selling organs, etc. The hygiene of the hospital is disgusting. Now I know (name unclear) who is the top anesthetist from Australia who is there all time and he said to me, David you never, ever, ever, ever let anybody come to this hospital because they do not understand hygiene. It is just so sad. We’ve had several incidences where people have been refused entrance to the hospital and who need attention. They say they don’t have the money, but this does not make sense because of the money that I have seen being handed into the office every day.

The problem that we have is that the coordinators will say "this did not happen", or "this is an illusion", "this is a test". It is something that must be addressed. I know that (name unclear) the coordinator for the Russian speaking countries, he is going to speak to Indulal shah and to Swami about this in a weeks time because he has also had many problems. But still believes that Swami is God and God can do anything.

But this is not something that is in the real world. Before I found Swami, I had many, many experiences of people who could heal, people who are psychic who could see the future. And I have experiences of roses, the flowers, just appearing on the table in front of me. So these things were not something that were new to me. I accepted all this. And this is not something to base somebodys divinity on. So what do you base it on? Because over the centuries, the stories have never been like this. And it is only because we want it to be good. We make an excuse for why he does this.

(topic abruptly changes) But This boy is one of hundreds that we know of. Not just one of ten or twenty.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Are you talking about Tom?

David Bailey: I don’t know the boys name, I’ve not been given it.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Ah ha. But it must be him?

David Bailey: Right.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Yeah. I was in puttaparthi in January with him. And now in June with him and we talked very openly. It’s him you mean?

David Bailey: Right.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: He is a very sincere spiritual seeker and very easy to believe. He’s..he...Did you meet him, or…?

David Bailey: Well, I may have…

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: he, I mean, I trust him, I trust as a human being. I trust him. We talked a lot and you know you get a feeling. Is he talking truth or is there something behind.

David Bailey: Exactly…

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: I got the feeling he's very trustworthy yeah...I...I really think so. And he’s uh...He has morality. Which is sound and fine and sublte yet strong. It took him, well he probably told you, it took him some time to decide what to do with his experiences, but when he had made his decision, he goes out in a very fine way, I think, talking to others and hes fine to talk with.

David Bailey: Yes.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: He’s really balanced.

David Bailey: Yes This is very good because if this was somebody who is not balanced it makes the whole thing…well there is a question there. I can tell you that I know many, many, many examples of this. So the students because I was so close to them, just turned to me for help, they pleaded with me for help.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Did you teach in Sai School?

David Bailey: Yeah, I taught in the College in Prashanti ah for 3, 3 and half years. Not all year, but for periods of 6 weeks, 2, 3, 4 times a year.

Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: In music?

David Bailey: In Music. And I prepared the music for Christmas, and for Gurupurnima and sometimes at Birthday. And so it makes being with the boys perhaps up to 6 or 7 hours every day and I have a very close relationship with them. And with one or two member of staff too. I know exactly what goes on there. When Faye and I discovered what we knew, we decided that we felt it was better to be silent because there are so many people there who rely on him. And thats why we continued with the magazine. Not to stop the magazine but to continue it. To give people things to move on to. Not to change from….(abruptly ends).

About this phone conversation transcript, Robert Priddy said:


Robert Priddy: Comment: It is perfectly evident that the recording was made by Thomas Wiehe, who rang up and who Faye Bailey did not recognise at first. But Moreno chooses to pretend this is a mystery... it helps suggest that this was some kind of set-up... but it was Wiehe collecting information to forward to other devotees who wished to know why Sai Baba's great favourites - the Baileys, had become disaffected.

However the obsessively pernickety Moreno cannot even understand what he hears, or else he tries to distort by making a clear statement figures “confused”. He was not to know that the lady was Faye Bailey, who knew Thomas from Puttaparthi.
Moreno continues with his puerile attempt to cast doubt on the evidence.

First and foremost: Yet another falsified and fraudulent “screencap” was published on Robert Priddy website against Moreno. See for yourself (click thumbnail to enlarge):


In truth, Robert Priddy’s bogus “screencap” was not taken from Moreno’s official website but was falsified by the con-man Robert Priddy. Moreno’s webpage is set to exact specifications in regards to width and Robert Priddy’s screencap is half the size of Moreno’s webpage (proving it is a fraud)! View Moreno’s Official Webpage Here and compare it to the “screencap” provided by Robert Priddy HERE.

Why Robert Priddy would shamelessly and recklessly publish falsified and fraudulent screencaps against Moreno is a complete mystery. Moreno already wrote about this issue before in his article entitled: Screencap Fraud Against Gerald Joe Moreno

Secondly: It is not “perfectly evident that the recording was made by Thomas Wiehe” as erroneously alleged by Robert Priddy. What is “perfectly evident” is that the ExBaba website updated their page and now claims that the recording was provided by Psychic Medium Conny Larsson. See for yourself:


The relevant text states: “recording provided by Conny Larsson, Sweden”. Consequently, the only thing that is “perfectly evident” is Robert Priddy’s “puerile” guesses and “puerile” research, which he apparently failed to conduct although he wrote about this issue just one day ago! Now there's something to laugh about.

Robert Priddy continually claims that Gerald Joe Moreno defended Sathya Sai Baba when he believed the guru had sexually abused men. Moreno’s original arguments (all documented on his website) were not “defenses” of Sathya Sai Baba, but rather were objections against Ex-Devotee’s obvious smear tactics and crude behaviors. Moreno repeatedly encouraged Ex-Devotee’s to pursue their criminal allegations against Sathya Sai Baba along legal venues.

Although Robert Priddy ceaselessly blathers about Moreno’s transitional research between 2004-2005 regarding the Sai Controversy (and his former belief that Alaya Rahm was credible), Robert Priddy cited David Bailey as a reliable source even though hypocrite David Bailey feigned devotion and pretended to be a Sai Devotee & VIP for 18 months after allegedly confirming the sexual abuse allegations himself! Nice double standards there, Mr Priddles!

Robert Priddy Is A Con Man:

Needless to say, LSD advocate Robert Priddy has a long and established history of distortions, lies, defamations and libels.

Of course, none of these things are surprising considering that Robert Priddy is an LSD Advocate who is thoroughly obsessed with genital oilings and who relishes projecting his homoerotic fantasies onto Moreno. Robert Priddy is allied with Bisexual & Psychic Trance Medium Conny Larsson and Child Porn Purveyor RFJ Sandt and Perverted Fetishist Sanjay Dadlani. Robert Priddy is also a staunch promoter of New Age Advocate & Reincarnator Alan Kazlev and Guru & UFO Promoter Timothy Conway (who actually believes that Sathya Sai Baba may have molested alleged victims like aliens are alleged to do through abductions!).

The only people guilty of running “massive disinformation and cover-up campaigns” are Robert Priddy and Ex-Devotees who have attacked hundreds of Sai Devotees & Non-Devotees alike and who have created hundreds of webpages to defame, libel and smear Gerald Joe Moreno. What more can one do but laugh at loud at Robert Priddy and his hypocritical finger-pointing?

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Vishal Arora Takes Aim At Sathya Sai Baba

Vishal Arora Takes Aim At Sathya Sai Baba

Vishal Arora
Vishal Arora - Arora Vishal
Vishal Arora is an independent & freelance journalist and writer living in New Delhi, India. Vishal Arora’s articles have appeared in Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, The Deccan Herald, The Tribune, The Statesman, Mint, Indo-Asian News Service, Sify.com, Swagat, The Caravan, Compass Direct News, Religion News Service, World Politics Review, Lipido Media and Religious Watch. Vishal Arora has presented papers on the mixing of religion and politics in seminars organised by the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life in Washington DC (which focused on the dangers of “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right Wing Hindus”). Vishal Arora writes on socio-political affairs and human rights for national and foreign media with an almost exclusive focus on incidents of communal violence in India against the Christian minority. On the internet and on Vishal Arora’s official domain (vishalarora.co.in), his religious affiliation is not openly divulged (although some of his writings talk about God in a seemingly non-denominational way: 01 - 02 - 03 - 04 - 05). It is suspected that Vishal Arora’s religious affiliation is purposely suppressed and cleverly cloaked to avert accusations of Christian bias.

Vishal Arora Contacted Gerald Moreno About The Sai Controversy

On May 11th 2010, Gerald Moreno received the following email from Vishal Arora:
Vishal Arora: “Dear Mr. Gerald Moreno,

I am a journalist based in New Delhi, India. I am writing an article on Sathya Sai Baba, which includes the accusations by numerous ex-devotees. Most of those who made the allegations have told me that you have been the most active person to ‘spread hate’ against them. So, I wanted to give you a fair chance to respond to this. Can I also know how are you related to Sathya Sai Baba? Are you a devotee?

Also, I’d appreciate if you could say, in a few lines, why so many ex-devotees made the allegations?

Thanks and regards,
Vishal Arora ”

Gerald Moreno responded the same day (May 11th 2010) and his full response can be found on the Vishal Arora Correspondence Page. Vishal Arora adamantly refused to answer any and all questions posed to him by Gerald Moreno. This type of one-way and secretive behavior is not what one would expect from a credible journalist or writer. Apparently, Vishal Arora has much to hide and is not interested in maintaining an open, sincere and two-way dialogue with Gerald Moreno, whom he intends to write about. The reasons for Visha Arora’s secrecy have since come to light and may be disturbing to some.

Vishal Arora - Christian Bias Uncovered

Before Moreno received Vishal Arora’s email, Moreno contacted Lisa DeWitt about Robert Priddy’s 16-day absence from his blog (which was highly unusual considering Robert Priddy’s rabid blog postings on almost a daily basis). The very same day that Vishal Arora emailed Moreno (May 11th 2010) was the very same day that Robert Priddy resumed posting on his blog. Coincidence?

Moreno felt that since Vishal Arora implied he had talked extensively to ex-devotees and simply asked for a “few lines” from him, something did not feel “right”, so he decided to research Vishal Arora. It was quickly discovered that Vishal Arora’s official domain (vishalarora.co.in) was purchased and registered for him by NOBTS (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary):


What is “NOBTS (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)”?
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Our Mission Statement
The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandments through the local church and its ministries.

Our Seminary Target
Our target as a Seminary is healthy churches. We measure the effectiveness of our Seminary by the health of the churches that our graduates lead.

Our Core Values
Doctrinal Integrity -- Believing that the Bible is the Word of God, we believe it, teach it, proclaim it, and submit our lives to it. Our confessional commitments are outlined in the Articles of Religious Belief and the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

Spiritual Vitality -- We are a worshiping community emphasizing both personal spirituality and gathering together as a Seminary family for the praise and adoration of God and instruction in His Word.<

Mission Focus -- Our Seminary does not exist merely to get an education or to give an education. We are here to change the world by fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandments through the local church and its ministries.

Characteristic Excellence -- We want everything we do to be characterized by offering the utmost of our abilities and resources as a testimony to the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Servant Leadership -- We follow the model of Jesus to exert leadership through nurturing and encouraging those around us.

Our Denominational Affiliation
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. The Seminary would not be financially viable apart from significant funding by the SBC Cooperative Program. The Charter of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary assigns ownership of the Seminary assets to the Southern Baptist Convention, requires that all NOBTS Trustees be elected by the Southern Baptist Convention, and declares that the Charter “may not be altered, amended, or repealed without the expressed prior consent of the Southern Baptist Convention.”

Our Heritage
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was founded in 1917 by an act of the Southern Baptist Convention at their annual meeting that year in New Orleans. Originally named “Baptist Bible Institute,” New Orleans Seminary was the first theological institution to be created by direct action of the Southern Baptist Convention. It was originally created as an undergraduate institution modeled after Moody Bible Institute. Gradually, the school began to move toward graduate level training, and in 1946 the Convention renamed the institution “New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.”

The school was the fulfillment of a century-old dream of Baptists to establish a missionary training school in New Orleans as a gateway to Latin America, and as a mission center in the ungodly city of New Orleans. In 1914, P. I. Lipsey, editor of the Mississippi Baptist Record, wrote an impassioned editorial favoring the creation of a theological school in New Orleans: “A seminary (in New Orleans) would plant the Baptist cause in this city in a way that would immediately command the attention and the respect of all. It would be planting the siege guns at the enemies’ gates.”

Baptist Bible Institute opened its first session in October 1918 under the leadership of Byron H. DeMent, who served as president of the BBI from 1917 to 1928. “The Baptist Bible Institute is preeminently a child of providence and prayer,” DeMent said at his inauguration. Since that day, New Orleans Seminary has been known as “The School of Providence and Prayer.”

Others who have served as president of the school are William W. Hamilton Sr. (1928-42); Duke K. McCall (1943-46); Roland Q. Leavell (1946-58); H. Leo Eddleman (1959-70); Grady C. Cothen (1970-74); and Landrum P. Leavell II, nephew of Roland Leavell, (1974-95). On February 23, 1996, Dr. Charles S. “Chuck” Kelley, Jr., of Beaumont, Texas, was elected unanimously as the seminary’s eighth president. Prior to his election he had served at the seminary for 13 years as the Roland Q. Leavell Professor of Evangelism and most recently as the director of the Seminary’s Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Health.

From its beginning until 1953, the school was located at 1220 Washington Avenue, in the heart of the Garden District of residential New Orleans. The current campus, at 3939 Gentilly Boulevard was purchased in 1947. The landmark entrance gates and fence from the Garden District mansion now are located on the front block of the Gentilly campus. The current property, once a 75-acre pecan orchard, has been transformed into a beautiful campus with more than 100 buildings. More than 20,000 men and women have prepared for ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Our Doctrinal Commitments
All the faculty members of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary subscribe to the school’ historic confession, the Articles of Religious Belief, and the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Our President has signed on behalf of the Seminary a pledge to doctrinal faithfulness entitled “One Faith, One Task, One Sacred Trust: A Covenant Between Our Churches and Seminaries.” And the faculty also recently joined the other Southern Baptist seminary faculties in endorsing “What God Has Joined Together: A Resolution in Defense of Marriage”.

(Reference

Needless to say, a Baptist Theological Seminary would never purchase and register a domain for someone who was not strongly allied with them, their beliefs, their practices and their missionary objectives. The Southern Baptist Convention is one of the most conservative, evangelical and fundamentalist Christian Churches in the USA and also has the largest number of Christian missionaries (more so than all other USA Christian Churches combined). The Baptist Center for Theology & Ministry’s Faith & Message Statement and NOBTS Articles of Religious Belief are of particular interest. The Southern Baptist Convention believes:
“It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. The new birth of man’s spirit by God's Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Missionary effort on the part of all rests thus upon a spiritual necessity of the regenerate life, and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.” (Reference)

Moreno emailed Vishal Arora on May 11th 2010 about this information and said:
Gerald Moreno: “Dear Vishal Arora,

It is my sincere hope that when you write your article about Sathya Sai Baba that you will divulge any association you may have with NOBTS (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary), which registered your official domain http://vishalarora.co.in/. The About NOBTS page is of particular interest.

When you are attempting to write about a spiritual teacher who has a large Hindu following in India, I think this information is highly relevant and necessary. Needless to say, I have written extensively about various Christian movements against Sathya Sai Baba and your Pro-Christian writings, your friendships with various Christians and your association with an evangelical Christian ministry raises several red flags.

I must also say I am very concerned about what appears to be an extensive communication between you and ex-devotees and how you wanted me to summarize my views in a ‘few lines’ (which is what prompted me to research your associations more closely).

Therefore, I kindly ask that you maintain transparency in your writings pertaining to Sathya Sai Baba so that you will not be accused of bias or having ulterior motives like Vir Sanghvi, Paul Lewis, Tanya Datta, Michelle Goldberg and NineMSN A Current Affair.

If you decide to withhold your association with NOBTS and if I feel that your article does not give due justice to both sides of the Sai Controversy, I will be forced to write about this issue and make it public.

I sincerely hope there is less to this finding than I think there is. You are free to enlighten me.

Sincerely,

Gerald Moreno”

Vishal Arora responded on May 12th 2010 and said (in part):
Vishal Arora: “There is no need for me to hide that I am a convert to Christianity, but I respect all religions and their followers. My brother studied at the NOBTS a few years ago when I registered my domain...

Thank you and regards,

Vishal Arora”

Vishal Arora’s brother is Vivek Arora (Profile Subsequently Deleted - See Screencap):


Vivek Arora pursued his PhD at NOBTS (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) from 2004 - 2009 and is a Research Associate for the Center for New Testament Textual Studies (which is also associated with NOBTS). Furthermore, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) said the following about Vivek Arora:
NAMB: “As a young man living in India, Vivek Arora had a dream that he would someday find a book that would answer all his questions and that he would be instrumental in bringing people together in a way that would let them live in harmony. He discovered that book years later when he came to faith in Christ while reading a Hindi translation of the Bible. As for people living in harmony, he believes the Great Commission is God’s plan for that. Today, Vivek and his wife, Manisha, are church planting missionaries in Boston, reaching out to the international community that has gathered from around the world in one of America’s great cities. ‘We are reaching out to international students and professionals,’ Vivek says. ‘Many come here from their countries for two or three years. If we can reach them for Christ the impact will be greatly multiplied when they return to their home countries.’” (Reference)

NAMB’s statement of faith can be found HERE. NAMB’s views on Biblical Inerrancy can be found HERE.


However, it is irrelevant if Vivek Arora studied at NOBTS (the only relevance being a conservative, fundamentalist and evangelical Christian faith among members of the Arora family). NOBTS did not purchase and register a domain for Vivek Arora. NOBTS purchased and registered a domain for Vishal Arora. A Baptist Theological Seminary would never purchase and register a domain for someone who was not strongly allied with them, their beliefs, their practices and their missionary objectives. The fact that NOBTS purchased and registered Vishal Arora’s official domain strongly suggests he is allied with them and is possibly funded by them as well.

Considerable research was conducted into domains purchased by NOBTS and not even one other domain was found to be registered by NOBTS for any single individual besides Vishal Arora. Considering NOBTS Statement of Faith (that states there is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and that the unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, a place of everlasting punishment) and considering Vishal Arora’s ties with this conservative, fundamentalist and evangelical Christian organization, it is very difficult to accept Vishal Arora’s Christian faith along with his comments about respecting all religions and their followers. It is also very disturbing that Vishal Arora, as a Christian convert, would be writing about Sathya Sai Baba (a revered spiritual teacher who happens to have a large Hindu following in India and a large multi-faith following world-wide).

Although Vishal Arora does not write “Anti-Hindu” articles per se, he does write extensively about communal violence in India against the Christian minority that tends to demonize “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right-Wing Hindus” (which are subjective descriptions often used on the internet to formulate “Christian vs Hindu” arguments). Vishal Arora has argued extensively against “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists”, “Right-Wing Hindus” and anyone he believes may be associated with them (which happens to include various gurus and spiritual teachers in India with large Hindu followings). In an article entitled “Religion and Politics in India”, Vishal Arora wrote:
Vishal Arora: “Religious leaders have enormous followings and acceptability in India. Not only the people, but also the politicians seek their ‘blessings’. There are many Hindu gurus who are known for their overt support to the BJP’s Hindu nationalist agenda. These gurus include Sadhvi Ritambhara, Morari Bapu, Asaram Bapu, Vasudevanand Saraswati, and Swami Satyamitranand Giri.

In July 2008, high-profile spiritual gurus, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Swami Ramdev, were the special guests at the launch of the Hindi version of BJP leader Advani’s autobiography, ‘My Country My Life’, in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state. The gurus reportedly praised Advani in their address.” (Reference)

Consequently, it is not surprising that Vishal Arora, as a Christian convert, is taking aim at popular gurus and spiritual teachers in India (who have large Hindu followings) and is attempting to associate them with “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right Wing Hindus”. It is an irrefutable fact that Vishal Arora’s writings are published on numerous conservative, fundamentalist and evangelical Christian websites & blogs that are used to polarize Christians against Hindus. For example, Vishal Arora’s articles have been published on:

  • All India Christian Council (aiccindia.org)

  • All India Catholic Union, John Dayal (aicu.blogspot.com)

  • ASSIST Ministries (assistnews.net)

  • Ban The RSS (bantherss.blogspot.com)

  • Baptist Courier (baptistcourier.com)

  • Baptist Press (baptistpress.net)

  • Baptist Press (baptistpress.org)

  • Bos News Life - Christian News Agency (bosnewslife.com)

  • Baptist Press (bpnews.net)

  • Charisma Mag (charismamag.com)

  • Christianity and the Christian Faith (christianity.com)

  • Christianity Magazine (christianbreakingnews.com)

  • Christian Examiner (christianexaminer.com)

  • Christian Forums (christianforums.com)

  • Christianity Today (christianitytoday.com)

  • SOS Christian News India (christiannewsindia.in)

  • Christian News Today (christiannewstoday.com)

  • Christian Persecution India (christianpersecutionindia.blogspot.com)

  • The Christian Post (christianpost.com)

  • Religion Today (christiansunite.com)

  • Christ My Righteousness (christmyrighteousness9587.wordpress.com)

  • Compass Direct News (compassdirect.org)

  • The Intersection of Faith and Life (crosswalk.com)

  • Christian Persecution India Articles (cpiarticles.blogspot.com)

  • Evangel Globe (evangelglobe.com)

  • Mangalorean Catholics (groups.yahoo.com/group/MangaloreanCatholics)

  • Indian Christian News (indianchristiannews.com)

  • Indian Christians (indianchristians.in)

  • Indian Christians (indianchristians.us)

  • Le Journal Chretien (journalchretien.net)

  • Open Doors - Serving persecuted Christians worldwide (opendoors.org.au)

  • Oregon Faith Report (oregonreport.com)

  • Persecution Update India (persecution.in)

  • Christian Suffering & Church Persecution (persecution.org)

  • Praise the Almighty (praisethealmighty.com)

  • Prophecy News Daily (prophecynewsdaily.com)

  • The Right Conservative News Sites (rightsidenews.com)

  • Baptist Press (sbcbaptistpress.org)

  • Secular India (secularindia.com)

  • My Soul Pants For God Alone (soulpants.wordpress.com)

  • Mission Chretienne Globale (spcm.org)

  • The voice Of The Martyrs (thevoiceofthemartyrs.blogspot.com)

  • Transfigurations (transfigurations.blogspot.com)

  • Voice of the People - Called by Gods grace for his will and purpose (voptv.org)

  • World Christian Ministries (worldchristianministries.org)
  • Worthy Christian News (worthynews.com)

  • Among numerous others (even more so in association with Tehmina Arora)


Vishal Arora only writes one-way articles about alleged Christian persecution in India that systematically demonizes “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right Wing Hindus”. Needless to say, there is another side to the Christian persecution stories. In India, one cannot travel anywhere without seeing Christian graffiti painted on boulders near main traffic routes and on the rocks on high mountains tops. The author has personally seen these things all over India. How would Christians feel if Muslims or Hindus painted their religious symbols on boulders near main traffic routes and on the rocks on high mountain tops in their predominantly Christian countries? If this happened, there would be undeniable hostility and anger against Muslims or Hindus. Yet, when Christians paint their graffiti in India (which is predominantly a Hindu country) they cry “persecution” and play “martyrs” when Hindus and Muslims get hostile and angry with them. Why should Hindus and Muslims have to endure this type of fanatic religious behavior from minority Christians in their homeland?

There have been stories of Christians throwing beef on Hindu idols (Ref), Christians killing Hindus (Refs: 01 - 02 - 03 - 04), a Catholic priest (who was criminally charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Minnesota) being protected by his home diocese in India (Ref) and even fellow Christians admitting to the aggressiveness of Christian missionaries in India (Refs: 01 - 02).

Sita Ram Goel, K. M. Panikkar, Arun Shourie, M.S. Srinivasan and Gauri Viswanathan have written extensively and intelligently about conversion tactics in India by Christian missionaries (Ref: 01 - 02 - 03) and have sounded refuted Vishal Arora’s claim that Christianity came to India with the arrival of Apostle Thomas in Kerala in 52 AD (Ref). Christians have created an Indian Bible using Hindu imagery & Hindu scriptures and have also adopted Hindu names and outfits to trick Hindus into accepting Jesus Christ (Refs: 01 - 02 - 03 - 04). For example, see the Christian Yogi Bede Griffith Trust Website. Other types of inculturation and assimilation ploys include the Hindu’ization of Jesus Christ and Christian symbols (the cross in English letters reads “Om Namah Cristaya” meaning “Om Obeisance to Jesus Christ” and “Christa Sharanam” meaning “Jesus Christ is our Refuge”):
Hindu Jesus
Hindu Cross

Vishal Arora And The Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life

As mentioned in the introduction, Vishal Arora has presented papers on the mixing of religion and politics in seminars organised by the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life in Washington DC (which focused on the dangers of “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right Wing Hindus”). Do not let the fancy name fool you, the Oxford Centre For Religion and Public Life is a USA-based Christian organization founded by the Reverend Dr. Arne Fjeldstad (who is also the “Head of Communications” for the Anglican group GAFCON). The Oxford Centre For Religion and Public Life created the “project” domain GetReligion.org, which is owned and registered by Terry Mattingly (an Eastern Orthodox Christian who directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities). All of the contributors for GetReligion.org are Christians (mostly Christian converts and/or Orthodox Christians). Videos of a very nervous Vishal Arora (notice the repeated blinking of his eyes and gulping movements in his throat) were created by the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life and published on YouTube:



Vishal Arora was filmed in Washington DC by a Christian organization where he talked against “Right Wing Hindus”. Since Vishal Arora is an independent writer from India with no known ties to any specific media organization, where exactly is Vishal Arora getting his paycheck from and who is sponsering and/or funding his expensive trips to the USA?

Vishal Arora Invokes The Swastika Against Hindu Nationalists

Vishal Arora wrote an article entitled Swastika Terrorism, which claimed “The Indian government is ignoring the surge of Hindutva terrorism at its own risk.” Why would Vishal Arora associate a known Hindu symbol with “Hindutvas” (movements advocating for Hindu nationalism)?

The word “swastika” is derived from the Sanskrit word “svastika”, meaning any lucky or auspicious object, and in particular a mark made on persons and things to denote good luck. It is composed of “su” meaning “good, well” and “asti” “to be”. Svasti thus means “well-being”.

As noted by Monier-Williams in his Sanskrit–English dictionary, according to Alexander Cunningham, the swastika represents a monogram formed by interlacing of the letters of the auspicious words su-asti (svasti) written in Ashokan characters. Archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates from the Neolithic period in Ancient India. The swastika occurs mainly in the modern day culture of India, sometimes as a geometrical motif and sometimes as a religious symbol. It remains widely used in Indian religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Though once commonly used all over much of the world without stigma, because of its iconic usage in Nazi Germany the symbol has become stigmatized in the Western world, notably even outlawed in Germany

In Christianity, the swastika was used as a hooked version of the Christian Cross, the symbol of Christ’s victory over death. Some Christian churches built in the Romanesque and Gothic eras are decorated with swastikas, carrying over earlier Roman designs. Swastikas are prominently displayed in a mosaic in the St. Sophia church of Kiev, Ukraine dating from the 12th century. Swastikas also appear as a repeating ornamental motif on a tomb in the Basilica of St. Ambrose in Milan (Reference).

Vishal Arora’s invocation of the swastika stimga is a direct attack against Hindus who have been using that religious symbol for thousands of years. Vishal Arora, as a Christian convert, would appear to be inciting hostility and hatred against Hindus to his mainly Christian readers who are not familiar with the Hindu religion and its history with the swastika. As a matter of fact, fanatic Christians often claim that Hindus are “Nazi inspired”, “Hitler inspired”, “swastika worshipping”, “Nazi terrorists” , “using Nazi tactics”, “idolators”, “satanists”, “swastika terrorists”, etc. Shame of Vishal Arora for using the Hindu swastika as a prop to stigmatize Hindu Nationalists.

Vishal Arora’s Wife - Tehmina Arora


Tehmina Arora is the wife of Vishal Arora and she is the general secretary for the Christian Legal Association (CLA). What is the “Christian Legal Association”?
About Us
Christian Legal Association (CLA) aims on inspiring Christians in the legal profession to answer God’s call found in Micah 6:8 to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly before God”, by living wholeheartedly for God in their place of study or work, thinking about legal issues from a Biblical perspective.

CLA links approximately 600 Christian legal professionals across India and had established local networks in Bangalore, Chennai, Cuttack, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi.

Activities
The CLA team holds annual conferences and organizes regional and national seminars for Christian legal professionals. Fellowship and spiritual retreats provide CLA members encouragement and support in the exciting challenge of being a Christian lawyer.

Faith in Practise, CLA’s monthly newsletter and prayer calendar, and Persecution Report, a weekly persecution report, help lawyers and civil society to keep updated on issues that confront the church in India.

CLA’s involvement in law and policy change ensures that the collective voice of the Christian legal fraternity is heard.

By engaging with the churches and christian workers in providing legal trainings and legal aid, CLA provides its members the opportunity to participate in equipping the Body of Christ to prepared to meet the legal challenges that face the Church.

Membership
Membership is open to retired judges, lawyers, law professors and students, social workers and journalists and NGOs at a nominal membership fee. All members are required to affirm and uphold the Statement of Faith as a condition of membership.

(Reference)

What is the Christian Legal Association’s “Statement of Faith”?
All CLA members adhere to the following Statement of Faith

Trusting in Jesus Christ as my Saviour, I believe in:

- One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
- The Deity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; His vicarious death for our sins through which we receive eternal life; His bodily resurrection and personal return.
- The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.
- The Bible as the inspired Word of God.

(Reference)

Tehmina Arora also belong to Micah Challenge, which is described as:
“Micah Challenge is a global coalition between the World Evangelical Alliance and the Micah Network. The Micah Network brings together 330 Christian organizations providing relief, development and justice ministries throughout the world. The WEA embraces 420 million evangelical Christians in 127 countries.” (Reference)

The Micah Challenge website provided the following information about Tehmina Arora:
“Tehmina is the General Secretary of the Christian Legal Association, India. She has written over 30 articles on human rights issues, published in leading national dailies and magazines. Tehmina is frequently called upon to address groups at seminars across the country on the rights of religious minorities in India. She worked briefly at the Supreme Court of India as an advocate before joining the Christian Legal Association.” (Reference)

Micah Challenge is facilitated by the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Micah Network. The Council for Micah Challenge has ten members drawn from the leadership of Evangelical Alliances and Christian relief and development agencies from around the world. The chair is Rev Joel Edwards, General Director of Evangelical Alliance UK. The other Board Members are: Tehmina Arora (India), Andy Atkins (UK), Steve Bradbury (Australia), Loida Cariel (Peru), Jane Furniss (Micah Network), Paul Mususu (Zambia), Geoff Tunnicliffe (WEA) and Peter Vander Meulen (USA). Ken Morgan serves as the ex-officio treasurer of the Board.

Tehmina Arora also has a long-time family history involvement with the Lalbagh Methodist Church in India. According to Kuruvilla Chandy (an Indian Pastor), Tehmina Arora and her Grand-Parents worshipped at the Lalbagh Methodist Church:


“Dr B Jeyaraj and I were room mates at seminary. He was my junior then. Today he is a professor in Old Testament studies. Tehmina Arora is the grand daughter of a couple who worshipped at the Lalbagh Methodist Church when I was pastor there. She has visited and worshipped at Lalbagh during my time. She is now in charge of the legal department of the Evangelical Fellowship of India. Both Jeyaraj and Tehmina were at the conference in Bangalore” (Reference)

This might explain why Vishal Arora made no mention to Tehmina Arora on his official domain. To Date: Neither Vishal Arora or Tehmina Arora have publicly divulged their husband/wife relationship (the FaceBook association where their relationship was discovered is private and can only be seen by members: See: Vishal Arora on FaceBook - Tehmina Arora on FaceBook).

Vishal Arora - In Conclusion

Vishal Arora has gone to great extents to package and present himself and his writings as unbiased and neutral. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Vishal Arora is a Christian convert, his wife and brother are conservative, fundamentalist and evangelical Christians and his official domain (vishalarora.co.in) was purchased and registered for him by the USA conservative, fundamentalist and evangelical Christian group NOBTS (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary), which believes:
“It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations.”...“The heathen, then, are under condemnation just as well as those who hear and reject the gospel, for they are sinners by both nature and practice.”...“We believe that the Christian life begins with conversion.” (Refs: 01 - 02)

Vishal Arora is also affiliated with the Christian organization “Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life” and the Christian news agency “Compass Direct News”. Therefore, Vishal Arora’s writings and views about “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right Wing Hindus” are biased, self-serving and written with ulterior motives. Vishal Arora and Tehmina Arora have a Christian agenda that specifically targets “Right-Wing Hindus” (which can actually refer to any Hindu who does not denounce Hinduism and accept Christianity) and anyone they perceive as having affiliations with “Right-Wing Hindus”.

Vishal Arora, Tehmina Arora, Vivek Arora and NOBTS are “Right-Wing Christians” who feel it is their religious duty and moral imperative to convert Hindus to their Christian faith. So when Vishal Arora “innocently” takes aim at popular gurus and spiritual teachers in India (who have large Hindu followings) and attempts to associate them with “Right-Wing Hindus”, make no mistake about it: Vishal Arora is on a Christian crusade for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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