Response Series, Part Four
Pittard, Australia, August 4, 2003
Note: A long letter from an SSB
devotee named Seema is the basis for this series of excerpts, in which
the one devotee's letter is readily seen to reflect many points
scattered throughout many devotee letters received by SSB Exposé
Seema's remarks are in red.
You spoke about Jesus. I can tell you
that if he was alive there would be a rumour on the internet that he
just absolutely loves prostitutes. Then all the little prostitutes
would come out and say where and when they touched him.
It was the Pharisees (the religious authorities at that time and
place) who were at the centre of the mischief - full of
self-righteousness, sanctimoniousness and hatred.
Seema, you do great injustice to many hundreds of good and
decent former devotee women, men and young people when you make this
analogy. Those who know them well do not call them liars, or say that
they are in pain and misery for offending against God, as you
do. Clearly, you do not know the people of whom you speak such harsh
Without speaking to a
reasonable cross-section of those who accuse SSB of sexually molesting
them, you liken them to prostitutes. Former devotees distinguished in
the law, sexual abuse counseling, teachers (primary, secondary and
tertiary), and a range of other professions who have spoken to them,
and taken documentation, from them, do not agree with you.
Together, we have amassed voluminous evidence, and presented it to
UNESCO, UNICEF, national governments, and Interpol, FBI, CBI New Delhi
and other national law enforcement agencies, as well as the best
quality media. What have you done, except try to slander a great many
former devotees? People who - at great personal cost, and feeling an
anguished sense of betrayal by the one they had so loved - have
carefully and responsibly investigated and produced solid evidence?
... Eventually they would hang him and all
the little internet bad mouthers would go to the hanging and they
would claim victory.
Please forgive a
momentary divergence from your point. Even though Robert Priddy has
corrected you, as millions of people would be able to do, you persist
in the notion of Jesus having been hanged. He was crucified.
They would say see we have been telling you
bastards all along. If he was the son of God then he would have saved
himself or better yet his father should have saved him.
Nothing will save
SSB. Be sure of it, and it is best not to expect that he will travel
abroad as he has so long promised to. The badmouthers did try to have
a field day with Jesus. However, it was without evidence. We do not
badmouth. We do our utmost - at cost of great effort - to expose the
facts, and are not afraid of any properly reputable court of law.
Did all of the little homos who went to the
Ashram and claimed that Sai Baba buggered them take proper lie
homos"? Will you name them specifically, and present your evidence?
If you do not, how can anyone attempt to check the validity of what
Do you accept that a
homosexual minor can be seduced by an adult, and that this is a crime
on the part of the adult? The tawdry attempt by some defense counsel
in sexual abuse trials that the minor 'led' the adult on is now
forbidden in thousands of law courts around the world.
Have you considered
that it is your own prejudice that prevents your seeing the stark
truthfulness in former devotee accounts? How jaundiced must a person
be not to see the facts. Simply, that the allegations are not slander
from "little homos" but properly presented evidence, including that of
many parents and former officials in the Sathya Sai Organisation who
were never, either as devotees or citizens in their own communities,
regarded as other than truthful.
Seema, when you
wrote the phrases "little homos," and “little prostitutes,” were you
coming out of love?
Did you know that (so
called) lie detector tests are not accepted as compelling evidence in
courts of law in democratic countries? Do you know why? It may be that
you are naive and really not the 'very educated' person you have
claimed, or that you entertain some very anti-democratic tendencies
regarding quintessential points about justice. Jesus said, "By their
fruits ye shall know them." Our standing as law abiding citizens
has has a weight that lie detector tests cannot remotely equal.
Actually, some former
devotees (a public example was Dennis Hanisch) have suggested that
former devotees gladly take up the challenge from Sai devotees to
undergo lie detector tests. I have advised against it, not only
pointing out the known pitfalls of lie detector tests but emphasizing
that our essential job is to unmask Sathya Sai Baba and those leaders
who cover up his transgressions, and to submit them to forces of the