Many of the Sai Slurs that appear in this series are culled from sentiments expressed
by SSB devotees - written in a flood of Prema (spiritual love)?! -
addressed to the author and are typical of other emails addressed to
other former devotees active in the ExposÚ. In the case of this author,
no devotee has ever received, nor will ever receive, other than a
courteous reply in those cases where the writer is clearly a sincere
person, and nasty emails get no response at all. My position is typical
of former devotee activists, who refuse such paths as hatred and slander,
the exceptions being two or three individuals whose activities the rest
of us will have nothing to do with.
You’re a homosexual/suppressed homosexual yourself and you are bent
on pointing at someone else instead of yourself.
Destiny has not decreed that experience for me. However, in my reading
and observation most homosexuals, just as heterosexuals, deplore
paedophilia, and care deeply for the safety of children. The question
will always be: are Sathya Sai Baba and his accomplices answerable to
the laws that govern the rest of us or not? Homophobia is not the prema
or spiritual love of which they so much speak, but discriminatory hatred.
They assume that homosexuals in general are dishonest and slanderous.
Some, with profound ignorance, conflate homosexuality with pederasty. In
fact, were homosexuals to accuse anyone of such paedophile abuse, they
(of any group) would know all too well that they would necessarily
attract, even worse, the voices of hatred and prejudice. Hence, we
should all the more applaud anyone from any such persecuted minority
group who speaks up.
are liars and slanderers
world Sathya Sai Organisation lifts not a finger to curb the devotees
who so constantly attack and slander former devotees who simply ask that
this organisation respects conventional civil standards of openness,
duty of care, cooperation with lawful investigation, and the need for
complaints mechanisms. One thinks immediately of the aspersions cast by,
and dishonest evasions of, top Sai Slurers such as Indulal Shah, M.
Goldstein, Thorbj÷rn Meyer, S. Piculell, Ashok Bhagani, T. Ramanathan,
Jegathesan, Leonardo Gutter, Al Drucker, … One thinks of how many
accounts we have of young men or their supportive families or friends
who have tried to raise with these or other top leaders their shocking
accusations (many of which are now affidavited with national law
enforcement authorities). Why would we go to such efforts if we could
not stand as reputable citizens before the foremost civil authorities in
our various countries?
devotees think they can get away with a plethora of vicious and nasty
Sai Slurs on many discussion boards on the Internet, epitomised
by contributions of those such as Lisa de Witt, Annica, Bon Giovanni,
Chris Parnell, Sathyastra, Achuthan Choi …, to name notorious cases ...
The question will always be: are Sai Baba and his accomplices answerable
to the laws that govern the rest of us or not?
Slurrers attempt to take the focus away from the issue at hand and
turn it against anyone who dares to raise concerns. However,
exposure of their in-denial psychology is vital - especially by
experienced ex-participants who are successfully coming out of it - and
is almost the only reliable means of understanding the how’s and why's
of the willful blindness to facts, the self-imposed censorship, and the
doctrinal confusions and delusions of persons in such a trance-state. In
groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, it has long been found that frequently
the most effective support comes from those who had formerly succumbed
Almost invariably, Sathya Sai Baba's apologists commit the shabby
logical fallacy of argumentum ad hominem - directing their attention to
a person rather than carefully examining the arguments the person is
presenting. This is demonstrated constantly on message boards and in
emails sent to his critics, etc. In fact, although many persons from
many countries and walks of life present the ExposÚ case, suddenly we
are considered to be slanderers and liars – even though for years Sathya
Sai devotees did not assail our character as they now do after we have
disaffiliated ourselves from Sathya Sai Baba and all his works. They are
blind to this massive inconsistency.