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Cults: what they are… and are not

The Reverand Colin Clay

Rev. Colin Clay

The media talked about "cults" when Martensville and the Foster Parent Scandals first hit Saskatoon. The attack on day care and foster homes was a slick way for a more dangerous cult to gain easy access to children. What a scam! Create hysteria and then get official referrals to treat the results for the next ten years!

The Rev. Colin Clay has used the respect of his office to build a reputation on Satanic cults. As the millennium turns, he is still a working chaplain at the university. Twenty years ago he organized protests against Anita Bryant's anti-homosexual hysteria when she visited Moose Jaw. He was a courageous fighter for gay rights who has been given awards and recognition from the community.

How did it happen that a man who fought fearlessly against one kind of hysteria could transform (is the word morph?) into a promotor and advocate of hysteria of another kind?

That is what happened to Colin Clay | See 1992 FBI report on Satanic ritual abuse | Child taken to church to drink blood

Victims of Saskatchewan cult hysteria: Peter | Helen | The Klassen family | Travis Sterling | Evidence of innocence

Psychology and psychiatry, those bogus Victorian disciplines which now claim to be full-blown science, are full of cults. Freud and Jung are, of course, the most famous.

And then there is Alfred Adler. Carol Bunko is part of the Adlerian cult.

Read all about the Alfred Adler Graduate School and meet the same folks who developed the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), the test which is renowned for diagnosing diseases which don't even exist by mental health practitioners and hospitals. More recently they have been in the forefront of popularizing Attention Deficit Disorders and generating new work for their therapists by persuading teachers and parents that their normal, active children need therapy and Ritalin. The following form is from the Adler site. Very much like Scientology, they also have a huge supply of tapes, books and all manner of study tools, which anyone with a credit card can buy on the net. Here's how they work:


Earn 7 Hours of Continuing Education Credit!


(Please print this form, fill it out, and mail it with your course fee.) Name:________________________________________ Date:_______________________ Address:_____________________________ City:___________________State:___________ Zip:________ Country:__________ Course Tuition: $150.00 Postage/Handling: ___________ ($10.OO/United States; $20.00/Foreign) Total Enclosed: ___________ (Payable to "Henry T. Stein, Ph.D.") Mail to: Alfred Adler Institute of Northwestern Washington 2565 Mayflower Lane Bellingham, WA 98226 Information: Call Henry T. Stein, Ph.D. (360) 647-5670

The Adlerian Societies are similar to Scientology in another respect: there is a lot of common sense behind much of their teachings. They rely for their popularity on recruiting both followers and leaders. Those who become leaders see past the ethics of confidence games to the money tree on the other side. Followers have a combination of integrity and the phenonemon which has now become a meaningless catchphrase: "low self-esteem."

In January, 2000 when this page was made, the Internet carried a page from the The Saskatoon Adlerian Society advertising a goup called QUILT, which is, to quote from their website, "a group of organizations, who are involved in parenting education":

  • Saskatchewan Child Care Association (SCCA)
  • Saskatchewan Foster Families Association,
  • Preschool Information Registry and Service (PIRS),
  • Kise-Wa-To-Ta-To-Win (an Aboriginal Parenting Education Program),
  • Parenting Education Saskatchewan.
  • Saskatchewan Adoptive Parents Association (SAPA),
  • Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP), and
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Parents' Support

Program.Subject: Adoptive Parents Reference
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 15:31:47 -0600
From: Executive Director<> Organization: Saskatchewan Adoptive Parents Association

I am writing on behalf of the the Saskatchewan Adoptive Parents Association and would like to clear up a few misconceptions appearing on your website:

1. There is no such "outfit" as QUILT. I had never heard of it before and had no idea we belonged!

2. There are 30 organizations, clubs and groups with offices in the Remai Building. Some mentioned on the Injustice Busters website, copied below, do not even have offices here. None are cults. Nor are they affiliated with each other.

3. Our organization is not a cult; at least it doesn't seem to match the definition of a cult included beside our name.

I have to point out the irony of having our organization defamed by Injustice Busters, whose mandate seems to be exposing defamation!

I would be pleased to answer any questions Injustice Busters has about Saskatchewan Adoptive Parents Association.

Diana Dereski, Co-Executive Director Saskatchewan Adoptive Parents Association 510 Cynthia St. Saskatoon SK S7L 7K7 (306) 665-7272

Saskatchewan people should be particularly wary of the above organizations. Adlerians also have influence in many women's shelters and other groups where the word "parenting" occurs. Do not turn your common sense and good judgment over to slick shopworn-idea saleswomen and men who want to collect hefty hourly rates for giving yourself or your kids treatment you/they don't need, or worse, still, steal your children outright as Cape Breton CAS did with Emma! The fact that the government is paying for therapy doesn't make it good. It just means the con-artists have found another way to steal from the public purse!

Adlerians are not the only social thieves out there and there may well be some relatively honest Adlerians. We just want to point this lot out because they have gained an inordinate amount of power in Saskatchewan.

If these sites aren't run by Adlerians, they are the next worst thing.

Sex Addiction | Sex Addicts Anonymous | Doctor who makes a living writing and talking about sex addiction According to Amazon.Com, people who bought her book Back from Betrayal: Recovering from His Affairs also bought Women Who Love Sex Addicts: Help for Healing from the Effects of a Relationship With a Sex Addict; Don't Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction; Answer in the Heart: Daily Meditations; and Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) | See also Dismantling the Victim Machine

Witness describes occult-influenced sexual encounters

A former Prince Albert junior high teacher exploited a young student's interest in witchcraft and then sexually assaulted the Grade 8 girl in the tunnels beneath the school, court heard Monday.

The youth believed the teacher had demonic powers, and testified: "I felt he had power over me."

Dennis Winston Foster, 59, pleaded not guilty in Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench to a single count of sexual assault. The incident is alleged to have taken place between Sept. 1, 1988 and June 30, 1991 at Riverside School in Prince Albert. The junior high school is for students in grades 7 to 9.

"He told us things about witchcraft and said he was in a coven and had participated in orgies," the woman, now 22, said under questioning by Crown prosecutor Elizabeth Hilts.

The woman cannot be named because of a court-ordered publication ban.

She testified how she and another male student became fascinated with the occult and witchcraft in Grade 8. They read books on the subject and played with an Ouija board, a device some users claim connects them with the spirit world.

The male student had Foster as a teacher in Grade 7. The young girl met Foster through her friend and in time the three developed a relationship.

"We would go to his classroom at lunch to feed the turtles and talk. We thought he was cool because he treated us different, not like students," she said.

It was during these lunch-hour sessions that Foster revealed his own interest in witchcraft. He showed them a book he kept in his desk - Witches, Pagans and Magic in the New Age - and at one point encircled them with a pentagram made from five pieces of chalk.

They were told they could not lie when they were in the circle.

"Then he asked if me and (the boy) screwed," she said. "We were just like, no - I was 13 years old, in Grade 8."

The woman testified that, over a several week period in the spring of 1990, Foster took her into a secluded photocopier room during the noon hour, unbuttoned her blouse and fondled her breasts.

"I just went with him," she said.

"It made me feel different than anybody else, confused and scared. I'd never been with a man before. I didn't tell anybody because I knew it was wrong and I was scared."

Another time, she said Foster took her and the male student to the school's woodworking room and made them stand back to back. He then turned off the lights and ran his finger up and down her body, making the sign of the cross.

"He said the cross would cover me. It kind of freaked me out."

She said the sexual assault occurred on a weekend. She said she and the male student met Foster at the closed school and then he took them to the basement resource room, supposedly to feed the turtles. The resource room door connected with the network of service tunnels beneath the two-storey school.

The woman said Foster told them they had to enter the school this way to avoid setting off alarms.

"He took me into the tunnels and then locked the door so (the boy) could not follow. About 25 feet down the tunnel there was a six-foot-square space. He laid me down on the cement floor, took off my pants and had sex with me," she said.

She said she did not scream or call out because she was afraid. She never confided the incident to anyone until almost 10 years later.

Under cross-examination by defence lawyer Edward Stephens, the woman said Foster never threatened her at any point.

"He didn't force me. He would suggest things and I would follow," she said. The relationship lasted for a few months at most.

The woman said although interested in witchcraft, "I wanted to read about it, not participate."

The woman's male friend said under cross-examination he never saw Foster touch the girl in an inappropriate manner.