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Richard A. Kiers

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SEVEN BARS OF RELIGIOUSLY ABUSIVE PRISONS

  • Absolute obedience to the elite - submission to all dictates of leaders at any price
  • Extreme group conformity - undue compulsion to adopting a community code of conduct
  • Suspension of critical thinking - group rejection of independent thought as sinful, demonic
  • Twisting of Scripture - misinterpretation of Biblical passages/teachings to magnify authority
  • Phobic manipulation - using fear of punishment to intentionally control and dominate another
  • Coerced confession of faults - forced pressure on the self and others to confess to "sins"  
  • Abusive excommunication - brutal expulsion of members and harsh treatment afterwards

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