Questioning Sathya Sai Baba and His Global Cult Is Not A Smear Campaign
Posted byBarry Pittard on January 30, 2010.
NOTE: This article contains important links to various writers such as Brian Steel, Kevin R.D.Shepherd (the British author on philosophy and religion), Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard who have written about the concentrated, libelous, defaming and demeaning attacks on former devotees and other critics of Sathya Sai Baba of a man known to be linked with key personnel in the Sathya Sai Organization, Gerald Moreno.
I direct my readers’ attention to Robert Priddy’s latest post, which refers to Gerald ‘Joe’ Moreno, who, for several years, has been assisted by those notable in the Sathya Sai Organization and, in some cases, closely connected with Sathya Sai Baba:
Posted byrobertpriddy on January 29, 2010
Robert Priddy, former long-time leader of the Norwegian Sathya Sai Organization andretired academic from the University of Oslo, rightly says that there is:
“a massive smear campaign directed against me,Barry Pittard and every single critic of Sathya Sai Baba by the foremost Internet defender of Sathya Sai Baba, his organization and all persons positively connected with him. This is the work of the Las Cruces, New Mexico resident, Gerald Moreno, of no known profession or qualifications other than a huge propensity for denial of facts, obsessive attempts to insult and assassinate the characters of all against whom he takes exception. That we have not held him legally accountable is primarily due to the waste of time, energy and money it would involve to give such attention to this nonentity, whose campaign is easily seen by anyone of independent mind or common sense to be a self-defeating exercise. For example, he defends the convicted rapist and murderer, Swami Premanand, and defended Sai Baba for some years while actually believing him to be a sexual abuser (he had his own sexual molestation incident with Sai Baba, about which he is in deep denial). Moreno’s efforts only serve to increase the controversy about Sathya Sai Baba and make sure we are active in exposing Sathya Sai Baba further so as not to be swamped out by positive propaganda and smears. See A Formal Open Appeal to the ‘Prashanthi Council‘ ”