Sathya Sai Baba Organization’s Betrayal of Love and Compassion


Date: 03-20-08

Publication date on 03-23-08

By: Ex Baba admin

At 'Call For Media and Government Investigation' of Sathya Sai Baba, see the article:

Sathya Sai Baba Organization’s Betrayal of Love and Compassion

Posted by Barry Pittard on March 20, 2009

Note:   This article notes some key factors that explain why most former former devotees stay well apart from the controversy. Two of these (family and business) are illustrated by the case of the former head of the Australian Sathya Sai Organization, Terry Gallagher, an agriculturalist and businessman of News South Wales, Australia.  Gallagher resigned on a matter of acute principle after he investigated among Sai Baba college boys, and later circumstances surrounding the police executions in Sai Baba's bedroom on June 6, 1993.

For those with limited time, I have excerpted, for the sake of a focus, some points from Terry Gallagher’s testimony, which was first published by David and Faye Bailey (very prominent leaders who also resigned) in The Quarterly, UK. Later it appeared in the September-October 1999 edition of the Australian magazine ‘Nexus’ when the editor, Duncan Roads, became, as he has accounted, disillusioned with Sathya Sai Baba, having heard from a number of other alternate and firm sources with similar accounts.

At length by telephone, Terry Gallagher told me that, against extraordinary unwillingness of devotees to look at the allegations,  he had done what he could to investigate and surface the terrible facts about Sai Baba’s serial sexual abuse of young males.

Factors bearing on the decision of many individuals include: