U.S. State Department Named Sathya Sai Baba To BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’
Posted by Barry Pittard on January 31, 2010
"(The late) Glen Meloy and U.S. Citizens from an array of professions, and others including myself, made very carefully documented disclosures about allegations confronting Sathya Sai Baba. After former devotees, both in the U.S. and internationally, had spent a great deal of time and effort, the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Warning to U.S. citizens traveling in Sai Baba’s State, Andhra Pradesh, in South India. This was reflected in the ‘Travel warning page and Consular information sheet, November 23, 2000′.
(Note on Glen Meloy, loved and honored by many Sai devotees during his 26 years of service and devotion to Sai Baba, and by hundreds of former devotees whom he magnificently supported in the aftermath of Sathya Sai Baba’s profound betrayal of faith, see: Glen Meloy (“Standing up for truth and goodness”) – In Memoriam )"
"The first stumbling block was that the accounts of sexual abuse all stated that abuse occurred in India. Another was that the U.S., for legal reasons, was not ready (a fact late changed in response to BBC contact with the State Department) to name Sathya Sai Baba"
"These presentations, which were made to very senior State Department officials, were more than vindicated when the BBC checked with the U.S. Department of State confirmed that the “noted Godman who reportedly indulges in inappropriate sexual behaviour with young male devotees” was, in fact, Sathya Sai Baba. See Robert Priddy’s article ‘The Secret Swami’ & U.S. State Department Warning against Sai Baba , in which he exposes the flawed and hostile attempts of Sathya Sai Baba’s leading protagonist on the internet to misportray the facts".