Archive for the ‘Sai Controversy’ Category
Vishal Arora & Tehmina Arora – Christian Bias Against Hindus
Vishal Arora (Picture Link) is an independent & freelance journalist and writer living in New Delhi, India. Vishal Arora’s articles have appeared in Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, The Deccan Herald, The Tribune, The Statesman, Mint, Indo-Asian News Service, Sify.com, Swagat, The Caravan, Compass Direct News, Religion News Service, World Politics Review, Lipido Media and Religious Watch. Vishal Arora has presented papers on the mixing of religion and politics in seminars organised by the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life in Washington DC (which focused on the dangers of “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right Wing Hindus”). Vishal Arora writes on socio-political affairs and human rights for national and foreign media with an almost exclusive focus on incidents of communal violence in India against the Christian minority. On the internet and on Vishal Arora’s official domain (vishalarora.co.in), his religious affiliation is not openly divulged (although some of his writings talk about God in a seemingly non-denominational way: 01 – 02 – 03 – 04 – 05). It is suspected that Vishal Arora’s religious affiliation is purposely suppressed and cleverly cloaked to avert accusations of Christian bias.
Vishal Arora Contacted Gerald Moreno About The Sai Controversy
On May 11th 2010, Gerald Moreno received the following email from Vishal Arora:
Vishal Arora: “Dear Mr. Gerald Moreno,
I am a journalist based in New Delhi, India. I am writing an article on Sathya Sai Baba, which includes the accusations by numerous ex-devotees. Most of those who made the allegations have told me that you have been the most active person to ‘spread hate’ against them. So, I wanted to give you a fair chance to respond to this. Can I also know how are you related to Sathya Sai Baba? Are you a devotee?
Also, I’d appreciate if you could say, in a few lines, why so many ex-devotees made the allegations?
Thanks and regards,
Vishal Arora ”
Gerald Moreno responded the same day (May 11th 2010) and his full response can be found on the Vishal Arora Correspondence Page. Vishal Arora adamantly refused to answer any and all questions posed to him by Gerald Moreno. This type of one-way and secretive behavior is not what one would expect from a credible journalist or writer. Apparently, Vishal Arora has much to hide and is not interested in maintaining an open, sincere and two-way dialogue with Gerald Moreno, whom he intends to write about. The reasons for Visha Arora’s secrecy have since come to light and may be disturbing to some.
Vishal Arora – Christian Bias Uncovered
Before Moreno received Vishal Arora’s email, Moreno contacted Lisa DeWitt about Robert Priddy’s 16-day absence from his blog (which was highly unusual considering Robert Priddy’s rabid blog postings on almost a daily basis). The very same day that Vishal Arora emailed Moreno (May 11th 2010) was the very same day that Robert Priddy resumed posting on his blog. Coincidence?
Moreno felt that since Vishal Arora implied he had talked extensively to ex-devotees and simply asked for a “few lines” from him, something did not feel “right”, so he decided to research Vishal Arora. It was quickly discovered that Vishal Arora’s official domain (vishalarora.co.in) was purchased and registered for him by NOBTS (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)
What is “NOBTS (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)”?
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Our Mission Statement
The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandments through the local church and its ministries.
Our Seminary Target
Our target as a Seminary is healthy churches. We measure the effectiveness of our Seminary by the health of the churches that our graduates lead.
Our Core Values
Doctrinal Integrity — Believing that the Bible is the Word of God, we believe it, teach it, proclaim it, and submit our lives to it. Our confessional commitments are outlined in the Articles of Religious Belief and the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
Spiritual Vitality — We are a worshiping community emphasizing both personal spirituality and gathering together as a Seminary family for the praise and adoration of God and instruction in His Word.<
Mission Focus — Our Seminary does not exist merely to get an education or to give an education. We are here to change the world by fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandments through the local church and its ministries.
Characteristic Excellence — We want everything we do to be characterized by offering the utmost of our abilities and resources as a testimony to the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Servant Leadership — We follow the model of Jesus to exert leadership through nurturing and encouraging those around us.
Our Denominational Affiliation
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. The Seminary would not be financially viable apart from significant funding by the SBC Cooperative Program. The Charter of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary assigns ownership of the Seminary assets to the Southern Baptist Convention, requires that all NOBTS Trustees be elected by the Southern Baptist Convention, and declares that the Charter “may not be altered, amended, or repealed without the expressed prior consent of the Southern Baptist Convention.”
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was founded in 1917 by an act of the Southern Baptist Convention at their annual meeting that year in New Orleans. Originally named “Baptist Bible Institute,” New Orleans Seminary was the first theological institution to be created by direct action of the Southern Baptist Convention. It was originally created as an undergraduate institution modeled after Moody Bible Institute. Gradually, the school began to move toward graduate level training, and in 1946 the Convention renamed the institution “New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.”
The school was the fulfillment of a century-old dream of Baptists to establish a missionary training school in New Orleans as a gateway to Latin America, and as a mission center in the ungodly city of New Orleans. In 1914, P. I. Lipsey, editor of the Mississippi Baptist Record, wrote an impassioned editorial favoring the creation of a theological school in New Orleans: “A seminary (in New Orleans) would plant the Baptist cause in this city in a way that would immediately command the attention and the respect of all. It would be planting the siege guns at the enemies’ gates.”
Baptist Bible Institute opened its first session in October 1918 under the leadership of Byron H. DeMent, who served as president of the BBI from 1917 to 1928. “The Baptist Bible Institute is preeminently a child of providence and prayer,” DeMent said at his inauguration. Since that day, New Orleans Seminary has been known as “The School of Providence and Prayer.”
Others who have served as president of the school are William W. Hamilton Sr. (1928-42); Duke K. McCall (1943-46); Roland Q. Leavell (1946-58); H. Leo Eddleman (1959-70); Grady C. Cothen (1970-74); and Landrum P. Leavell II, nephew of Roland Leavell, (1974-95). On February 23, 1996, Dr. Charles S. “Chuck” Kelley, Jr., of Beaumont, Texas, was elected unanimously as the seminary’s eighth president. Prior to his election he had served at the seminary for 13 years as the Roland Q. Leavell Professor of Evangelism and most recently as the director of the Seminary’s Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Health.
From its beginning until 1953, the school was located at 1220 Washington Avenue, in the heart of the Garden District of residential New Orleans. The current campus, at 3939 Gentilly Boulevard was purchased in 1947. The landmark entrance gates and fence from the Garden District mansion now are located on the front block of the Gentilly campus. The current property, once a 75-acre pecan orchard, has been transformed into a beautiful campus with more than 100 buildings. More than 20,000 men and women have prepared for ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Our Doctrinal Commitments
All the faculty members of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary subscribe to the school’ historic confession, the Articles of Religious Belief, and the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Our President has signed on behalf of the Seminary a pledge to doctrinal faithfulness entitled “One Faith, One Task, One Sacred Trust: A Covenant Between Our Churches and Seminaries.” And the faculty also recently joined the other Southern Baptist seminary faculties in endorsing “What God Has Joined Together: A Resolution in Defense of Marriage”.
Needless to say, a Baptist Theological Seminary would never purchase and register a domain for someone who was not strongly allied with them, their beliefs, their practices and their missionary objectives. The Southern Baptist Convention is one of the most conservative, evangelical and fundamentalist Christian Churches in the USA and also has the largest number of Christian missionaries (more so than all other USA Christian Churches combined). The Baptist Center for Theology & Ministry’s Faith & Message Statement and NOBTS Articles of Religious Belief are of particular interest. The Southern Baptist Convention believes:
“It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. The new birth of man’s spirit by God’s Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Missionary effort on the part of all rests thus upon a spiritual necessity of the regenerate life, and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.” (Reference)
Moreno emailed Vishal Arora on May 11th 2010 about this information and said:
Gerald Moreno: “Dear Vishal Arora,
It is my sincere hope that when you write your article about Sathya Sai Baba that you will divulge any association you may have with NOBTS (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary), which registered your official domain http://vishalarora.co.in/. The About NOBTS page is of particular interest.
When you are attempting to write about a spiritual teacher who has a large Hindu following in India, I think this information is highly relevant and necessary. Needless to say, I have written extensively about various Christian movements against Sathya Sai Baba and your Pro-Christian writings, your friendships with various Christians and your association with an evangelical Christian ministry raises several red flags.
I must also say I am very concerned about what appears to be an extensive communication between you and ex-devotees and how you wanted me to summarize my views in a ‘few lines’ (which is what prompted me to research your associations more closely).
Therefore, I kindly ask that you maintain transparency in your writings pertaining to Sathya Sai Baba so that you will not be accused of bias or having ulterior motives like Vir Sanghvi, Paul Lewis, Tanya Datta, Michelle Goldberg and NineMSN A Current Affair.
If you decide to withhold your association with NOBTS and if I feel that your article does not give due justice to both sides of the Sai Controversy, I will be forced to write about this issue and make it public.
I sincerely hope there is less to this finding than I think there is. You are free to enlighten me.
Vishal Arora responded on May 12th 2010 and said (in part):
Vishal Arora: “There is no need for me to hide that I am a convert to Christianity, but I respect all religions and their followers. My brother studied at the NOBTS a few years ago when I registered my domain…
Thank you and regards,
Vishal Arora’s brother is Vivek Arora (Profile Subsequently Deleted – See Screencap). Vivek Arora pursued his PhD at NOBTS (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) from 2004 – 2009 and is a Research Associate for the Center for New Testament Textual Studies (which is also associated with NOBTS). Furthermore, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) said the following about Vivek Arora (Picture Link):
NAMB: “As a young man living in India, Vivek Arora had a dream that he would someday find a book that would answer all his questions and that he would be instrumental in bringing people together in a way that would let them live in harmony. He discovered that book years later when he came to faith in Christ while reading a Hindi translation of the Bible. As for people living in harmony, he believes the Great Commission is God’s plan for that. Today, Vivek and his wife, Manisha, are church planting missionaries in Boston, reaching out to the international community that has gathered from around the world in one of America’s great cities. ‘We are reaching out to international students and professionals,’ Vivek says. ‘Many come here from their countries for two or three years. If we can reach them for Christ the impact will be greatly multiplied when they return to their home countries.’” (Reference)
However, it is irrelevant if Vivek Arora studied at NOBTS (the only relevance being a conservative, fundamentalist and evangelical Christian faith among members of the Arora family). NOBTS did not purchase and register a domain for Vivek Arora. NOBTS purchased and registered a domain for Vishal Arora. A Baptist Theological Seminary would never purchase and register a domain for someone who was not strongly allied with them, their beliefs, their practices and their missionary objectives. The fact that NOBTS purchased and registered Vishal Arora’s official domain strongly suggests he is allied with them and is possibly funded by them as well.
Considerable research was conducted into domains purchased by NOBTS and not even one other domain was found to be registered by NOBTS for any single individual besides Vishal Arora. Considering NOBTS Statement of Faith (that states there is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and that the unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, a place of everlasting punishment) and considering Vishal Arora’s ties with this conservative, fundamentalist and evangelical Christian organization, it is very difficult to accept Vishal Arora’s Christian faith along with his comments about respecting all religions and their followers. It is also very disturbing that Vishal Arora, as a Christian convert, would be writing about Sathya Sai Baba (a revered spiritual teacher who happens to have a large Hindu following in India and a large multi-faith following world-wide).
Although Vishal Arora does not write “Anti-Hindu” articles per se, he does write extensively about communal violence in India against the Christian minority that tends to demonize “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right-Wing Hindus” (which are subjective descriptions often used on the internet to formulate “Christian vs Hindu” arguments). Vishal Arora has argued extensively against “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists”, “Right-Wing Hindus” and anyone he believes may be associated with them (which happens to include various gurus and spiritual teachers in India with large Hindu followings). In an article entitled “Religion and Politics in India”, Vishal Arora wrote:
Vishal Arora: “Religious leaders have enormous followings and acceptability in India. Not only the people, but also the politicians seek their ‘blessings’. There are many Hindu gurus who are known for their overt support to the BJP’s Hindu nationalist agenda. These gurus include Sadhvi Ritambhara, Morari Bapu, Asaram Bapu, Vasudevanand Saraswati, and Swami Satyamitranand Giri.
In July 2008, high-profile spiritual gurus, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Swami Ramdev, were the special guests at the launch of the Hindi version of BJP leader Advani’s autobiography, ‘My Country My Life’, in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state. The gurus reportedly praised Advani in their address.” (Reference)
Consequently, it is not surprising that Vishal Arora, as a Christian convert, is taking aim at popular gurus and spiritual teachers in India (who have large Hindu followings) and is attempting to associate them with “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right Wing Hindus”. It is an irrefutable fact that Vishal Arora’s writings are published on numerous conservative, fundamentalist and evangelical Christian websites & blogs that are used to polarize Christians against Hindus. For example, Vishal Arora’s articles have been published on:
- All India Christian Council (aiccindia.org)
- All India Catholic Union, John Dayal (aicu.blogspot.com)
- ASSIST Ministries (assistnews.net)
- Ban The RSS (bantherss.blogspot.com)
- Baptist Courier (baptistcourier.com)
- Baptist Press (baptistpress.net)
- Baptist Press (baptistpress.org)
- Bos News Life – Christian News Agency (bosnewslife.com)
- Baptist Press (bpnews.net)
- Charisma Mag (charismamag.com)
- Christianity and the Christian Faith (christianity.com)
- Christianity Magazine (christianbreakingnews.com)
- Christian Examiner (christianexaminer.com)
- Christian Forums (christianforums.com)
- Christianity Today (christianitytoday.com)
- SOS Christian News India (christiannewsindia.in)
- Christian News Today (christiannewstoday.com)
- Christian Persecution India (christianpersecutionindia.blogspot.com)
- The Christian Post (christianpost.com)
- Religion Today (christiansunite.com)
- Christ My Righteousness (christmyrighteousness9587.wordpress.com)
- Compass Direct News (compassdirect.org)
- The Intersection of Faith and Life (crosswalk.com)
- Christian Persecution India Articles (cpiarticles.blogspot.com)
- Evangel Globe (evangelglobe.com)
- Mangalorean Catholics (groups.yahoo.com/group/MangaloreanCatholics)
- Indian Christian News (indianchristiannews.com)
- Indian Christians (indianchristians.in)
- Indian Christians (indianchristians.us)
- Le Journal Chretien (journalchretien.net)
- Open Doors – Serving persecuted Christians worldwide (opendoors.org.au)
- Oregon Faith Report (oregonreport.com)
- Persecution Update India (persecution.in)
- Christian Suffering & Church Persecution (persecution.org)
- Praise the Almighty (praisethealmighty.com)
- Prophecy News Daily (prophecynewsdaily.com)
- The Right Conservative News Sites (rightsidenews.com)
- Baptist Press (sbcbaptistpress.org)
- Secular India (secularindia.com)
- My Soul Pants For God Alone (soulpants.wordpress.com)
- Mission Chretienne Globale (spcm.org)
- The voice Of The Martyrs (thevoiceofthemartyrs.blogspot.com)
- Transfigurations (transfigurations.blogspot.com)
- Voice of the People – Called by Gods grace for his will and purpose (voptv.org)
- World Christian Ministries (worldchristianministries.org)
- Worthy Christian News (worthynews.com)
- Among numerous others (even more so in association with Tehmina Arora)
Vishal Arora only writes one-way articles about alleged Christian persecution in India that systematically demonizes “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right Wing Hindus”. Needless to say, there is another side to the Christian persecution stories. In India, one cannot travel anywhere without seeing Christian graffiti painted on boulders near main traffic routes and on the rocks on high mountains tops. The author has personally seen these things all over India. How would Christians feel if Muslims or Hindus painted their religious symbols on boulders near main traffic routes and on the rocks on high mountain tops in their predominantly Christian countries? If this happened, there would be undeniable hostility and anger against Muslims or Hindus. Yet, when Christians paint their graffiti in India (which is predominantly a Hindu country) they cry “persecution” and play “martyrs” when Hindus and Muslims get hostile and angry with them. Why should Hindus and Muslims have to endure this type of fanatic religious behavior from minority Christians in their homeland?
There have been stories of Christians throwing beef on Hindu idols (Ref), Christians killing Hindus (Refs: 01 – 02 – 03 – 04), a Catholic priest (who was criminally charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Minnesota) being protected by his home diocese in India (Ref) and even fellow Christians admitting to the aggressiveness of Christian missionaries in India (Refs: 01 – 02).
Sita Ram Goel, K. M. Panikkar, Arun Shourie, M.S. Srinivasan and Gauri Viswanathan have written extensively and intelligently about conversion tactics in India by Christian missionaries (Ref: 01 – 02 – 03) and have sounded refuted Vishal Arora’s claim that Christianity came to India with the arrival of Apostle Thomas in Kerala in 52 AD (Ref). Christians have created an Indian Bible using Hindu imagery & Hindu scriptures and have also adopted Hindu names and outfits to trick Hindus into accepting Jesus Christ (Refs: 01 – 02 – 03 – 04). For example, see the Christian Yogi Bede Griffith Trust Website. Other types of inculturation and assimilation ploys include the Hindu’ization of Jesus Christ and the Hindu’ization of Christian symbols (the cross in English letters reads “Om Namah Cristaya” meaning “Om Obeisance to Jesus Christ” and “Christa Sharanam” meaning “Jesus Christ is our Refuge”).
Vishal Arora And The Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life
As mentioned in the introduction, Vishal Arora has presented papers on the mixing of religion and politics in seminars organised by the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life in Washington DC (which focused on the dangers of “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right Wing Hindus”). Do not let the fancy name fool you, the Oxford Centre For Religion and Public Life is a USA-based Christian organization founded by the Reverend Dr. Arne Fjeldstad (who is also the “Head of Communications” for the Anglican group GAFCON). The Oxford Centre For Religion and Public Life created the “project” domain GetReligion.org, which is owned and registered by Terry Mattingly (an Eastern Orthodox Christian who directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities). All of the contributors for GetReligion.org are Christians (mostly Christian converts and/or Orthodox Christians). Videos of a very nervous Vishal Arora (notice the repeated blinking of his eyes and gulping movements in his throat) were created by the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life and published on YouTube:
Vishal Arora was filmed in Washington DC by a Christian organization where he talked against “Right Wing Hindus”. Since Vishal Arora is an independent writer from India with no known ties to any specific media organization, where exactly is Vishal Arora getting his paycheck from and who is sponsering and/or funding his expensive trips to the USA?
Vishal Arora Invokes The Swastika Against Hindu Nationalists
Vishal Arora wrote an article entitled Swastika Terrorism, which claimed “The Indian government is ignoring the surge of Hindutva terrorism at its own risk.” Why would Vishal Arora associate a known Hindu symbol with “Hindutvas” (movements advocating for Hindu nationalism)?
The word “swastika” is derived from the Sanskrit word “svastika”, meaning any lucky or auspicious object, and in particular a mark made on persons and things to denote good luck. It is composed of “su” meaning “good, well” and “asti” “to be”. Svasti thus means “well-being”.
As noted by Monier-Williams in his Sanskrit–English dictionary, according to Alexander Cunningham, the swastika represents a monogram formed by interlacing of the letters of the auspicious words su-asti (svasti) written in Ashokan characters. Archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates from the Neolithic period in Ancient India. The swastika occurs mainly in the modern day culture of India, sometimes as a geometrical motif and sometimes as a religious symbol. It remains widely used in Indian religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Though once commonly used all over much of the world without stigma, because of its iconic usage in Nazi Germany the symbol has become stigmatized in the Western world, notably even outlawed in Germany
In Christianity, the swastika was used as a hooked version of the Christian Cross, the symbol of Christ’s victory over death. Some Christian churches built in the Romanesque and Gothic eras are decorated with swastikas, carrying over earlier Roman designs. Swastikas are prominently displayed in a mosaic in the St. Sophia church of Kiev, Ukraine dating from the 12th century. Swastikas also appear as a repeating ornamental motif on a tomb in the Basilica of St. Ambrose in Milan (Reference).
Vishal Arora’s invocation of the swastika stimga is a direct attack against Hindus who have been using that religious symbol for thousands of years. Vishal Arora, as a Christian convert, would appear to be inciting hostility and hatred against Hindus to his mainly Christian readers who are not familiar with the Hindu religion and its history with the swastika. As a matter of fact, fanatic Christians often claim that Hindus are “Nazi inspired”, “Hitler inspired”, “swastika worshipping”, “Nazi terrorists” , “using Nazi tactics”, “idolators”, “satanists”, “swastika terrorists”, etc. Shame of Vishal Arora for using the Hindu swastika as a prop to stigmatize Hindu Nationalists.
Vishal Arora’s Wife – Tehmina Arora
Tehmina Arora is the wife of Vishal Arora and she is the general secretary for the Christian Legal Association (CLA). What is the “Christian Legal Association”?
Christian Legal Association (CLA) aims on inspiring Christians in the legal profession to answer God’s call found in Micah 6:8 to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly before God”, by living wholeheartedly for God in their place of study or work, thinking about legal issues from a Biblical perspective.
CLA links approximately 600 Christian legal professionals across India and had established local networks in Bangalore, Chennai, Cuttack, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi.
The CLA team holds annual conferences and organizes regional and national seminars for Christian legal professionals. Fellowship and spiritual retreats provide CLA members encouragement and support in the exciting challenge of being a Christian lawyer.
Faith in Practise, CLA’s monthly newsletter and prayer calendar, and Persecution Report, a weekly persecution report, help lawyers and civil society to keep updated on issues that confront the church in India.
CLA’s involvement in law and policy change ensures that the collective voice of the Christian legal fraternity is heard.
By engaging with the churches and christian workers in providing legal trainings and legal aid, CLA provides its members the opportunity to participate in equipping the Body of Christ to prepared to meet the legal challenges that face the Church.
Membership is open to retired judges, lawyers, law professors and students, social workers and journalists and NGOs at a nominal membership fee. All members are required to affirm and uphold the Statement of Faith as a condition of membership.
What is the Christian Legal Association’s “Statement of Faith”?
All CLA members adhere to the following Statement of Faith
Trusting in Jesus Christ as my Saviour, I believe in:
– One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
– God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
– The Deity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; His vicarious death for our sins through which we receive eternal life; His bodily resurrection and personal return.
– The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.
– The Bible as the inspired Word of God.
Tehmina Arora also belong to Micah Challenge, which is described as:
“Micah Challenge is a global coalition between the World Evangelical Alliance and the Micah Network. The Micah Network brings together 330 Christian organizations providing relief, development and justice ministries throughout the world. The WEA embraces 420 million evangelical Christians in 127 countries.” (Reference)
The Micah Challenge website provided the following information about Tehmina Arora:
“Tehmina is the General Secretary of the Christian Legal Association, India. She has written over 30 articles on human rights issues, published in leading national dailies and magazines. Tehmina is frequently called upon to address groups at seminars across the country on the rights of religious minorities in India. She worked briefly at the Supreme Court of India as an advocate before joining the Christian Legal Association.” (Reference)
Micah Challenge is facilitated by the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Micah Network. The Council for Micah Challenge has ten members drawn from the leadership of Evangelical Alliances and Christian relief and development agencies from around the world. The chair is Rev Joel Edwards, General Director of Evangelical Alliance UK. The other Board Members are: Tehmina Arora (India), Andy Atkins (UK), Steve Bradbury (Australia), Loida Cariel (Peru), Jane Furniss (Micah Network), Paul Mususu (Zambia), Geoff Tunnicliffe (WEA) and Peter Vander Meulen (USA). Ken Morgan serves as the ex-officio treasurer of the Board.
Tehmina Arora also has a long-time family history involvement with the Lalbagh Methodist Church in India. According to Kuruvilla Chandy (an Indian Pastor), Tehmina Arora and her Grand-Parents worshipped at the Lalbagh Methodist Church:
“Dr B Jeyaraj and I were room mates at seminary. He was my junior then. Today he is a professor in Old Testament studies. Tehmina Arora is the grand daughter of a couple who worshipped at the Lalbagh Methodist Church when I was pastor there. She has visited and worshipped at Lalbagh during my time. She is now in charge of the legal department of the Evangelical Fellowship of India. Both Jeyaraj and Tehmina were at the conference in Bangalore” (Text Reference – Picture Reference)
This might explain why Vishal Arora made no mention to Tehmina Arora on his official domain. To Date: Neither Vishal Arora or Tehmina Arora have publicly divulged their husband/wife relationship (the FaceBook association where their relationship was discovered is private and can only be seen by members: See: Vishal Arora on FaceBook – Tehmina Arora on FaceBook).
Vishal Arora – In Conclusion
Vishal Arora has gone to great extents to package and present himself and his writings as unbiased and neutral. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Vishal Arora is a Christian convert, his wife and brother are conservative, fundamentalist and evangelical Christians and his official domain (vishalarora.co.in) was purchased and registered for him by the USA conservative, fundamentalist and evangelical Christian group NOBTS (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary), which believes:
“It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations.”…“The heathen, then, are under condemnation just as well as those who hear and reject the gospel, for they are sinners by both nature and practice.”…“We believe that the Christian life begins with conversion.” (Refs: 01 – 02)
Vishal Arora is also affiliated with the Christian organization “Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life” and the Christian news agency “Compass Direct News”. Therefore, Vishal Arora’s writings and views about “Hindu Nationalists”, “Hindu Extremists” and “Right Wing Hindus” are biased, self-serving and written with ulterior motives. Vishal Arora and Tehmina Arora have a Christian agenda that specifically targets “Right-Wing Hindus” (which can actually refer to any Hindu who does not denounce Hinduism and accept Christianity) and anyone they perceive as having affiliations with “Right-Wing Hindus”.
Vishal Arora, Tehmina Arora, Vivek Arora and NOBTS are “Right-Wing Christians” who feel it is their religious duty and moral imperative to convert Hindus to their Christian faith. So when Vishal Arora “innocently” takes aim at popular gurus and spiritual teachers in India (who have large Hindu followings) and attempts to associate them with “Right-Wing Hindus”, make no mistake about it: Vishal Arora is on a Christian crusade for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Bogus ‘Sai Petition’ On SaiPetition.net Against Sathya Sai Baba:
The SaiPetition.net website is an alleged online ‘petition’ that allows anyone with a negative opinion about Sathya Sai Baba to submit multiple signatures under multiple fake names.
The fraudulent Sai Petition calls for an official investigation of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai International Organization. The SaiPetition.net administrators falsely claimed that Sathya Sai Baba has been “charged” (when no legal charges have ever been filed against him) and made references to:
- The Unesco Withdrawal (whose media release was removed from the Unesco website along with an official apology from Unesco expressing regret).
- Alleged ‘Witnesses’.
- The Alleged Hislop Letters.
- A solicitation for Barry Pittard’s Anti-Sai conspiracy blog.
- References to various media investigations (which Anti-Sai Activists boasted on accomplishing themselves).
- Reference to British MP Tony Colman’s question in Parliament (from which nothing ever resulted).
- A letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair, which he responded to and said (in part): ‘However, as I understand, FCO Ministers explained to you last year, there is little the Government can do. Those who have complaints against Sai Baba will have to take them to the Indian police. No formal charges have been brought against him.’
- Reference to the U.S. State Department Warning, which was purposely altered, leaving out the pivotal word ‘unconfirmed’ in reference to ‘reports of inappropriate sexual behavior by a prominent local religious leader at an ashram or religious retreat located in Andhra Pradesh’. The US State Department warning was officially removed on July 17th 2007.
- Reference to the June 6th 1993 Police Shootings. The petition administrators shamelessly lied and claimed that the four assailants (who viciously stabbed to death Sathya Sai Baba’s 2 aides and seriously injured two others) were ‘executed’ by the police while Sathya Sai Baba ‘passively stood by’. There is no proof, documentation or verifiable testimonies to support these absurd claims and bold-faced untruths.
SaiPetition.net, created by JuST and written by Arthur Klein, hosting an Online Petition against Sathya Sai Baba has pointed fingers at unnamed officials in the Sai Organization and complained that they have “failed in their moral and compassionate duty” regarding allegations of sexual impropriety leveled against Sathya Sai Baba. After boldly making this claim, SaiPetition.net miserably failed in their “moral and compassionate duty” by allowing anyone to submit multiple signatures (using multiple fake names) against Sathya Sai Baba without any sort of verification process whatsoever
What would you think if someone made sexual abuse allegations against you and created an online petition that allowed anyone to submit multiple signatures under multiple fake names? The negative and criminal allegations against you may never be traced to a real person and you must bear the stain of accusation without recourse. You would protest this outright. But SaiPetition.net thinks there is absolutely nothing wrong with this type of behavior despite their “moral” obligations and dedication to the “truth”. This is reprehensible by all standards and should be remedied immediately.
Legality, Flawed Submission Policies & Unverifiable Signatures:
On October 9th 2004, SaiPetition.net changed its flawed submission policy and finally acknowledged the issues of abuse and not using full names. In the two years the petition was online, no one had the conscience or integrity to screen submissions for abuse or failure to use full names. Although the full-name policy was started on October 9th 2004, the SaiPetition.net website is still keeping the invalid signatures (using one name, initials or a partial name) and is still accepting partial name entries.
Prior to October 9th, 2004, submissions were instantly accepted with no verification process whatsoever (very much akin to signing an online guestbook or posting a comment on a public forum). See For Yourself. After Moreno pointed out the Sai Petition’s dishonest and easily exploitable submission method, they resorted to the equally flawed method of “screening” submissions before accepting them (a process Moreno has conclusively shown does not work). Click Here to view a screen-capture with multiple, fake submissions (names: Joe Apodaca, Isaac Nivek and Kevin Iassa) that Moreno made, which were screened and accepted into the petition.
SaiPetition.net erroneously claimed that the petition signatures are "100% Legal" (a bold-faced untruth). In order for any legal petition to be legitimate, it must record verifiable information, such as:
- A verifiable full name.
- A verifiable address.
- A verifiable signature.
SaiPetition.net has no way of verifying signatures as legal and valid because they do not request an address or phone number and submissions can be made using fake e-mail addresses. Moreno was able to submit multiple fake signatures using multiple fake e-mail addresses to the petition (which were screened and accepted!). How legal and valid is that? Click here to view a screen-capture with the fake names Joe Apodaca, Joe M, JM and Isaac Nivek. Moreno has challenged SaiPetition.net to verify three recently “screened” submissions by: Ronnie Bartlett, UK; Sara Friedmann, France and Henry Sanders, USA. Apparently, the Sai Petition is not able to verify these 3 signatures that they screened and approved. This is highly indicative of deceit and dishonesty.
UPDATE: July 24th 2005: Even though Moreno very clearly stated that he made a fake submission using the name “Joe Apodaca”, Robert Priddy took Moreno’s fake submission and put it on his “Ex Office Bearers” page, using it as a first-hand account against Sathya Sai Baba. Needless to say, there was no way for Priddy to contact “Joe Apodaca” (as a fake email was used) but the signature was regarded as authentic without any sort of verification and put up on his page as a legitimate signature. I think this speaks volumes for the so-called “integrity” of the petition’s “signatures”. Click Here to see a screencapture to Robert Priddy’s site and his use of an openly faked signature to promote his Anti-Sai Agenda. Click Here to view the google cache. Click Here to read an in depth article.
Information Purposely Suppressed On The Sai Petition:
The SaiPetition.net webmaster (out of his own mouth) admitted to purposely suppressing information on the bogus Sai Petition and said:
“The JuST petition working group, in consultation with a dozen of the other original signatories in the JuST group, seriously considered the status of exposé dealings with the FBI and the CBI and found that the initiatives taken towards these bodies by various exposé activists have not so far proven effective. No documentation of replies, nor any public statement concerning Sathya Sai Baba or the accusations against him, have been made available anywhere by either the FBI in the USA or the CBI in India. Mentioning this in the international petition would therefore have been counter-productively unconvincing to any serious actors and agencies in the legal and human rights field. The same applies to the High Court judgement in India, where the charges were rejected as invalid, on the grounds that they were made by a person other than any of the injured parties. Documentation of all this only proves unadvised and incorrect procedure on behalf of the injured parties, which the JuST group considered a bad advertisment for the credibility of the petition to authorities around the world.” (Ref)
Here we have a clear admission that the Sai Petition purposely withheld information from the general public due to concerns that the information would have been “counter-productively unconvincing to any serious actors and agencies in the legal and human rights field” and “documentation of all this only proves unadvised and incorrect procedure on behalf of the injured parties, which the JuST group considered a bad advertisment for the credibility of the petition to authorities around the world”. How deceptive, dishonest and crooked is that?
SaiPetition.net: Does Anyone Believe and Support Them?
JuST (Just Seekers of Truth) addressed the Sai Petition to:
“All governments, human rights institutions, all religious and spiritual leaders, NGOs, politicians and official functionaries, and the media organizations of all countries.”
Nevertheless, despite the Sai Petition being online since 2002 (and being posted on every single Anti-Sai website on the internet) no one belonging to Governments, Human Rights Institutions, Media Organizations or NGO’s have verified the signatures on the bogus Sai Petition. Despite the Sai Petition being addressed to all of these official organizations and people, there is not even one verifiable signature from any person claiming to be a Politician, an Official Functionary, a Religious Leader or a Spiritual Leader. No one is willing to back up the bogus Sai Petition by signing it.
SaiPetition.net: Altering Submissions: Dishonesty in Action:
JuST’s Sai Petition signatures are not legal despite their misleading claims that the petition signatures are legal. On SaiPetition.net, they stated:
“…and who wish the responsible persons be made accountable through proper legal process, to please sign this petition…This Petition is for the benefit of the general public and will be sent to any relevant authority that may forward the Petition…”
Online Petitions are not legal for several reasons:
- Signature verification is next to impossible.
- A single person can submit numerous signatures under numerous names and email addresses.
- There are no international Initiative and Referendum laws that govern online petitions.
Randi Godager and the SaiPetition.net Administrator asserted that the petition signatures are “fully and 100% legal”. This is dishonest and a lie. The fact that Moreno was able to make multiple submissions proves that signatures can easily be faked. How valid and legal is that?
However, for arguments sake, let us assume that the petition signatures are legal. If any signature was altered, such an action would be illegal, in violation of the Initiative and Referendum laws and punishable by law. SaiPetition.net alters the signatures! If you go SaiPetition.net, and look for the name “Laim Ekaf” (which spells “Fake Mail” backwards), you will see that there is only a name with no comment. However, if you click here to view the altered submission, you will see that on the original submission there was a comment in Dutch attached to it that was removed by SaiPetition.net! Not only is this inappropriate and dishonest, if this Sai Petition was legal, this would be illegal activity! This from people who demand legal recourse against Sathya Sai Baba.
Furthermore, the following signatures were altered:
- “Jorge, Mexico signed the petition” was changed to “Jorge Reyesvera, Mexico signed the petition”.
- “raaid, Pakistan signed the petition” was changed to “raaid iqbal, Pakistan signed the petition”.
- “Rajkumar Subramnaian from UK” was changed to “Rajkumar Subramnaian from India”.
- “christophe bouity” was changed to “christophe boity”.
Why are the signatures being altered? Why aren’t we told that submissions are being altered? Who is altering them? What else are we not being told about the petition signatures?
If you go saipetition.net (click “View Signatures” then click on “Show First 700 Signatures”, scroll to the bottom of the page and look for the 23rd signature up) you will see that Robert Priddy claimed he was devoted to Sathya Sai Baba from 1983 to 2002. Or, you can click here to view a screen capture. His wife, Reidun Priddy, was devoted to Sathya Sai Baba from 1983 to 2000 (in other words, Reidun Priddy left Sai Baba 2 years prior to Robert Priddy).
If we are to believe Robert Priddy’s signature information on SaiPetition.net (after all, Robert Priddy made the submission himself), he claimed that he was still devoted to Sathya Sai Baba in 2002. However, if you go to http://home.hetnet.nl/~ex-baba/engels/witnesses/robert.html, you will see that this article is dated March 10th, 2001. At that time Robert Priddy was no longer a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba. However, according to SaiPetition.net, Robert Priddy claimed he was a devotee in 2002. Did Robert Priddy make that submission? Or did someone else make it for him?
It is also significant to note that Alexandra Nagel (an Anti-Sai Activist) told Moreno that she had “no clue as to how it happened that on the petition it is said that I was a devotee in 2000. That simply is not true” (Ref). On SaiPeitition.net, Alexanda Nagel’s signature stated she was devoted to Sathya Sai Baba “briefly in 2000”. Where did this comment come from when Alexandra Nagel claimed she did not make it?
Signature 145 was allegedly made by “Sekharji”, who was the webmaster for the website sekharji.org. On the Sai Petition, Sekharji allegedly claimed that he visited Sathya Sai Baba in 1946 & 1949. The only problem with this claim is that Sekharji was born in 1959 (Refs: 01 – 02). Since Sekharji disappeared from the guru scene many years ago, it appears someone submitted a fake signature using his name.
SaiPetition.net: Where Did The Signatures Come From?
On the newer petition at SaiPetition.net created in June of 2004 (the Original Petition was created in 2002), if you scroll to the bottom of the petition and work your way up, you will notice the first 758 submissions do not have dates attached to them. Only the most recent 51 posts have a date. When Moreno wrote this article, there were only 809 submissions on SaiPetition.net. Where did the 758 posts (with no dates) come from? The answer is that most of the submissions were duplicated from the Original Petition page (which has subsequently been deleted). SaiPetition.net (in an act of desperation) removed the Original Petition page in a deceitful attempt to prevent people from verifying the errors Moreno pointed out on it. Click Here to see the exact duplicate (text version) of the Original Petition, along with it’s numerous inconsistencies. Seeing is believing.
The Grim Reality: Anyone Can Submit a Fake Signature:
The grim reality is that anyone can submit multiple fake signatures to the Sai Petition. Don’t believe it? Go to the Online Sai Petition Page, use a believable fake e-mail address, a believeable fake name and a fake profile. Say anything you want to say and click “submit”. Wait a few days and see what happens (Please Note: Your comments must be negative or they will be not be accepted!).
Consequently, anyone that is Anti-Sai Baba, can submit as many fake submissions as they choose (using as many fake email addresses they can think up). As a matter of fact, Moreno did it himself. The names used were: “Joe M, JM, Joe Apodaca” for Sept. 27 and “Kevin Iassa, Isaac Nivek” for Sept. 28. As expected, SaiPetition.net deleted “Joe M” and “JM” from the petition. Click here to view these submissions that were deleted. Any group that strives for “honesty, sincerity, decency, truthfulness and accountability”, should know better than putting up a bogus Online Petition, claiming it is 100% legal, accepting signatures that cannot be verified and providing a forum that can be used and abused by dishonest people (which come a dime-a-dozen in the Anti-Sai Movement).
On the very same day Moreno contacted the Sai Petition webmaster about his concerns about the bogus Sai Petition, they closed down the Original Petition page. Their closing comment can be viewed here. The Original Petition was removed so no one could verify Moreno’s claims firsthand. However, Moreno made a full catalog of screen captures to the Original Petition. Click Here to see the exact duplicate (text version) to the Original Petition, along with it’s numerous inconsistencies.
It is baffling that these Just Seekers of Truth tell so many lies. If you view Moreno’s page about the inherent dishonesty of the Original Petition page, he enumerates five bold-faced lies told by the unnamed “Sub-Administrator” (whomever that is, as no real and verifiable name is given).
SaiPetition.net: Duplicate Posts:
To conclusively show that something suspicious and fraudulent is going on at SaiPetition.net, find the submission by “Babu Sharma”. It reads:
“Need for huge people movement or revolution against Sai Baba. A person or people can’t able to stand up and blow the whistle against Sai Baba, because Sai Baba has too much religious, social and political power. Indian state police, government, religious organization and million stupid devotees are Sai Baba’s protectors and defenders. To put Sai Baba in justice or jail, People’s movement and revolution must require. Indeed it is reality and true. People scare and keep shot their mouth rather than get kill by some stupid.”
There was another post at SaiPetition.net by “sanjeev biradar” (dated Sept. 27th, which was subsequently deleted) that read:
“Need for huge people movement or revolution against Sai Baba. A person or people can’t able to stand up and blow the whistle against Sai Baba, because Sai Baba has too much religious, social and political power. Indian state police, government, religious organization and million stupid devotees are Sai Baba’s protectors and defenders. To put Sai Baba in justice or jail, People’s movement and revolution must require. Indeed it is reality and true. People scared and keep shut their mouths rather than get killed.” (Ref)
As you can see, the posts are identical except for a few words in the last sentence. The person who made these submissions used completely different names (Babu Sharma and Sanjeev Biradar). This fully supports Moreno’s claim that people are making multiple submissions under multiple fake names on the Sai Petition.
Click Here to view multiple posts made by Reinier van de Sandt.
If this type of activity happened on a Pro-Sai Site, one can be certain that Anti-Sai Activists would be gnashing their teeth and raising a huge cry. JuST has some explaining to do. SaiPetition.net removed the post from Sanjeev Biradar only after Moreno pointed it out. They don’t even care to review the submissions before accepting them.
Furthermore, there are two posts (one from a person claiming to be “George Miles from New Zealand” and another post from a person claiming to be “Arati Rai from Nepal”) that refer to Sathya Sai Baba as the “SARS virus”. How many people do you know who refer to Sathya Sai Baba as the “SARS virus”? Is this just coincidence? Moreno doesn’t think so.
SaiPetition.net: Anti-Sathya Sai Baba Spammers?
How about Anti-Sai spammers? On Moreno’s page about the Original Petition, he discussed how many posts are, in his opinion, from the same person. As a matter of fact, there are recent posts on SaiPetition.net that have startling similarities to the posts Moreno did an analysis on. Click Here to read Moreno’s analysis of the petition signatures. This proves that something very suspicious is happening on SaiPetition.net.
Reinier Van Der Sandt admitted using multiple, fake names on a Yahoo Group (he even had imaginary conversations with himself between his fake Yahoo identities). If the webmaster for the largest Ex-Baba domains on the internet used incognito, fake identities on a Yahoo Group, who is to say that he is not doing the same on SaiPetition.net? Click Here to read about Reinier Van Der Sandt’s admission to using fake names.
Moreno was spammed with hate mail from a person using anonymous, proxy IP’s. Again, if a person will resort to such drastic steps to cover-ip his/her identity, who is to say they are not doing the same on the bogus Sai Petition? Click Here to visit my hate e-mails page.
On April 3rd 2007, Freestone Wilson agreed to hand over the QuickTopic board FE68KidtskS (on which Ex-Devotees often posted) to Gerald Joe Moreno. Moreno promptly upgraded the board to the Pro-Version (giving him access to all the IPs). Between Sanjay Dadlani, UsedByBaba and Tony O’Clery, they used no less than seventy nine (79) fake names, even attempting to pass themselves off as females, Sai devotees, Sai proponents and people from other countries! See Moreno’s article: Shocking Behavior From Ex-Devotees Of Sathya Sai Baba On The QuickTopic Forum. If Ex-Devotees engage in this type of deceptive and secretive behavior on public forums, who is to say they are not doing the same on the bogus Sai Petition?
SaiPetition.net: Added Submissions:
Perhaps the most disturbing fact about the bogus Sai Petition are the added signatures that were supposedly taken from the Original Petition page, but were NOT listed on the Original Petition page. Where did these added signatures come from?
The first 700 submissions on SaiPetition.net are almost identical to the first 700 submissions on the Original JuST Petition. However, while comparing them, Moreno found some startling dissimilarities. Some posts (mostly pro-Sai Baba) were discarded on SaiPetition.net and twenty four new submissions were mysteriously added. None of the 24 added signatures came from the Original Petition. Since these added signatures are shown as originating within the sequence of the Original Petition, one can’t help to wonder where they came from. The submissions not found on the Original Petition, but listed on SaiPetition.net, are:
- Abdallah from Australia
- Albutiu Anda from Romania
- Alejandro from Argentina
- Anish Rathod from the UK
- Babu Surati from India
- Dan Dumitrescu from Roumania
- Debora Lewis Montserrat from France
- Diyanat from India
- Edwin Reu Rings from Netherlands
- Erika Brioschi from the UK
- Evgeni from Russia
- Fekre from Egypt
- Jeannot from Belgium
- Jenny Knol from Netherlands
- Lello from Italy
- Licia from Italy
- Livio from Italy
- Nirav from USA
- Praveen from India
- Ratikant from India
- Srimathi from India
- Suresh from Australia
- Samira from Iran
- Xortay from USA
SaiPetition.net: Plagiarizing Moreno’s Web-Page Meta-Data:
Click Here to view a Google screen capture that shows a partial section where SaiPetition.net plagiarized Gerald Moreno’s page meta-data verbatim (in a desperate attempt to outrank his website). Click Here to view Moreno’s Petition Analysis page, from which SaiPetition.net plagiarized Moreno’s meta-data. On SaiPetition.net’s main index page, their meta-data description is:
“Critical Analysis of both online petitions against Sathya Sai Baba, of Puttaparthi India, and Guru to millions. Analysis is of merged petitions from the Original Petition and the newer petition at SaiPetition.net by Just, Just Seekers of Truth, and Arthur Klein.”
Compare this to Moreno’s meta-data description, which states:
“Critical Analysis of both online petitions against Sathya Sai Baba, of Puttaparthi India, and Guru to millions. Analysis is of merged petitions from the Original Petition and the newer petition at SaiPetition.net and shows the inherent dishonest, unjust and propagandizing methods employed by Just, Just Seekers of Truth, and Arthur Klein.”
This highlights SaiPetition.net’s desperation. They plagiarize Moreno’s web-page meta-data in a desperate attempt to outrank his site. The meta-tags they used are in the exact same order as the ones listed on Moreno’s page. Shameless thieves! Click here to view a screen capture to SaiPetition’s source code to see their desperation in action.
SaiPetition.net: Suspicions Confirmed: Pro-Sai Posts Deleted:
While making this page, the following post appeared on SaiPetition.net:
“Priya Reddy, India signed the petition on October 1. 2004. Period as a follower: 1988-Present: Sai is a God. He has healed me and my father of cancer. We owe him our lives. You all see only bad. You do not see his power and glory. Vibuthi and amruth manifest from our aunty’s house. This power does not belong to ordinary human. It is divine. No one else can do these things.”
Moreno wondered if SaiPetition.net would allow this post to stay on their petition website. As Moreno suspected, the post was removed the very next day. Why is it that SaiPetition.net removes honest and positive submissions and keeps vile and defamatory submissions? SaiPetition.net may argue that it goes against the premise of their “petition” purposes (and we know what these “purposes” are), but Moreno has already shown how this so-called “petition” is not a petition at all. It is an Anti-Sai “guestbook”. This type of “soviet style” control and behavior contradicts JuST’s claim to furthering a “two way and sincere interface with the public”. As one can see, this is unequivocally insincere, dishonest and one way!
Furthermore, why didn’t Arthur Klein (the alleged author of the petition) submit an official signature to the petition? If you view the signature that is attributed to him on SaiPetition.net, it corresponds to post number 83 on the Original Petition. If you go to the Original Petition, you will see that post 83 is not a signature but a post about spamming (this post comes after 12 voided lines). There are only two posts by Arthur Klein on the Original Petition (796 and 83) and both are not signatures. One is a comment to 2 people about using their full names, and the other is comment that talked about the petition: “…Even though the spamming has caused us undue problems it has helped to further expose our view.” If Arthur Klein wrote the Petition, why didn’t he officially sign it? His comment about spamming is not seen until the 83rd post. There is a strong suspicion that “Arthur Klein” may be a pseudonym for Dave Lyons (who happens to share the exact same email address, as confirmed by WhoIs).
Click Here to see the exact duplicate (text version) of the Original Petition along with it’s numerous inconsistencies.
Do Terrorist Organizations Support The Sai Petition?
On May 27th 2007, the SaiPetition.net administrators published the following submission and comments on the Sai Petition (click here for the screencap):
Osama Binladen, Afganistan signed the petition on May 27. 2007.
Period as a follower: – Position in S.S.Org: –
NOTE FROM SAI PETITION ADMINISTRATION – THE ABOVE SUBMISSION FROM AN ALLEGING AL QUEDA PAKISTANSI TERROR ORGANISATION IN U.K. – FROM IP 126.96.36.199 (WITH A BOGUS E-MAIL ADDRESS) – HAS BEEN REPORTED TO THE LONDON METROPOLITAN POLICE FOR THEM TO INVESTIGATE. THE SENDER USING THE NAME OF OSAMA BIN LADEN ALSO ADDED THE FOLLOWING COMMENT:
“i am like all of u here who have commented i also do not like the man. all of u have inspired me.thanks, people like u help people like me!xxxx”
FINAL NOTE, OF COURSE THE THE SAI PETITION ADMINISTRATION AND THE JuST GROUP MOST CERTAINLY DO NOT IN ANY WAY SUPPORT OSAMA BIN LADEN OR ANY SUCH ACTIVITIES WHATEVER. – :
Are “Al Queda Pakistani Terror Organisations in the UK” supporting Anti-Sai Activists and their bogus Sai Petition? Apparently, the Sai Petition Administrator’s seem to think so.
To those possessing sober intellects, it is apparent that this post is one of the more obviously faked posts that plague the bogus ‘Sai Petition’. My thanks to the Sai Petition administrators for making this post public and showing how easy it is for people to submit fake submissions, under fake names and with fake emails.
Sai Petition – In Conclusion:
In conclusion, it seems that SaiPetition.net has fallen into a very sad state with their fraudulent ‘Sai Petition’. Consequently, it is recommended that SaiPetition.net find a more legitimate, legal and honest way of obtaining verifiable signatures for their petition purposes. Although SaiPetition.net stated that many Anti-Sai Activists do not resort to “propaganda” (Moreno is assuming that SaiPetition.net is also referring to itself) the Sai Petition speaks for them to the contrary of their claims.
In order to do some damage control and prevent the valid perception that a majority of the petition signatures are fake, SaiPetition.net needs to come forward with clean hands and have the petition signatures independently verified. Various members of the general public have expressed increasing suspicion over SaiPetition.net’s adamant refusal to have their petition signatures verified. Furthermore, concerned citizens feel that independent media organizations (who have never been affiliated with the Anti-Sai movement) should be utilized to verify the signatures. There is now proof that Anti-Sai Activists do not verify the names or claims made on their deceptive Sai Petition. Rather, they accept negative submissions made under faked names and disperse this information as the truth. This is reprehensible by all means and must be investigated and remedied.
The Dubious History Of The So-Called ‘Sai Petition’ Against Sathya Sai Baba
Ex-Devotee’s original ‘Sai Petition’ was first created in 2002 on the PetitionOnline.com website at http://www.petitiononline.com/saibaba/petition.html (which has subsequently been deleted). The first 799 signature submissions were obtained through the PetitionOnline.com website. Just how valid are the petitions on PetitionOnline.com? Take a look at the following absurd ‘petitions’ and judge for yourself:
- An Open Letter to God Petition
- Decriminalize My Good Friend Mary Jane
- 1,000 signatures and I get my tongue pierced!
- Abolish Christianity
- Bono For Pope
- Choose to worship Yoda as your new God
- All Play And No More Work (A Plea To God)
- Petition to God for Longer Orgasms
- Ban Low Flow Toilets Petition
- Prayers to Satan in School Petition
- Eat More Cheese Petition
That’s right, the original Sai Petition was created on a website where anyone can create any petition he/she chooses. These so-called ‘petitions’ can easily be spammed with fake entries and do not have any way of verifying the identities of the people who sign them. Choose any petition you want and submit your name multiple times using fake email addresses.
In a letter entitled, “Towards Public Accountability and Due Investigation: A Formal Open Appeal to ‘The Prashanti Council’”, JuST invited the Prashanti Council to an “…honest and decent, but basically uncensored, public discussion…” Well, if JuST’s Online Petition is any example of the “honesty and decency” that they claim to exemplify, it is of little wonder that no one has agreed to speak to them.
JuST also distinguished itself from the Sai Organization by accusing the Sai Organization of “soviet-style control of all information”. Nevertheless, JuST does the very same thing with their Sai Petition. They screened submissions (Soviet-style) and accepted only vile and unsubstantiated submissions without verifying them.
Some of the “approved” submissions to JuST’s Original Sai Petition:
- “He tried to murder my childhood friend”
- “This mentally-deranged paedophile must be investigated and jailed for his crimes.”
- “act fast and throw that idiot behind the bars”
- “Must punish Sai Baba cult groups. It is a cancer or HIV-AID or sars dangerous transmitter diseases.”
- “Sai Baba is the devil. He sums up what hinduism is all about. Hindusism is a racist methodology which discriminates on the basis of a caste system and is steeped in sexual deviancy.”
- “People should beware of him and his death will be a blessing for all humanity. Compare Sai baba and hinduism to the purity and justice that Islam represents.”
- “Baba is no God; he’s the opposite of GOD – DOG!”
- “It is very sad that the small & poor countries have to adopt the laws of homosexuality, prostiuates and so on to be accept in international organizations”
- “I have also heard a lot of things abt this guy, who so shamelessly calls himself an incarnation of God. He is infact an incarnation of ‘Satan’. He is so ugly looking that I wonder how can one ever think God could look like him.”
- “behead this and all other false gurus”
- “STOP THIS DEMON!!!!” (which happens to be repeated ver batim in other posts)
- “There is a (homosexual) spammer in this forum who not surprisingly might be one of SB’s little morons who run around annoying others by trying to get them to react to his stupid little remarks. When he is caught, this filthy garbage of an Indian will not get any more pleasure from his childish nonsense. I think he may have had sexual relations with SB.”
Is this the “moral and decent” example that JuST seeks to provide?
Update: October 3rd 2004: Original Petition Page Closed Down:
On the very same day ex-devotees received Gerald Joe Moreno’s e-mail exposing their bogus ‘Sai Petition’, they closed down the original Sai Petition on the PetitionOnline.com website and fully acknowleded that the original Sai Petition could be (and was) spammed! This refutes the “legal” status that Randi Godager and the SaiPetition.net Administrator attributed to the petition. Despite closing down their original petition, JuST is keeping their newer petition at SaiPetition.net, which allows them to have more “soviet style” control over the submissions; allowing them to delete, modify and alter the submissions according to their whims and fancies.
The original petition was closed down with the following message:
“NO FURTHER SIGNATURES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THIS PETITION SINCE IT WAS SPAMMED BY UNCONSCIONABLE SAI DEVOTEES IN SABOTAGE ATTEMPTS WHICH THEN GAVE AN INACCURATE NUMBER OF GENUINE SIGNERS. BESIDES, IT DOES NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRE A VERIFIABLE E-MAIL ADDRESS, AS DOES THE NEW VERSION AT http://www.saipetition.net. FURTHER, THE LINKS ON THE MAIN PAGE HERE ARE OUTDATED OR HAVE CHANGED. CRITICS OF THIS PETITION ARE PERSONS WHO BELIEVE SAI BABA IS GOD ALMIGHTY INCARNATE IN INDIA, EVEN THOUGH HE IS CREDIBLY ACCUSED BY PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD AS HAVING SEXUALLY ABUSED THEM. THIS HAS BEEN MADE INTERNATIONALLY KNOW IN THE BBC DOCUMENTARY ‘THE SECRET SWAMI’ (search web for info.)” (Reference)
JuST and Arthur Klein lied no less than five times:
- JuST and Arthur Klein lied about Sai Devotees “sabotaging” their site. A quick check with PetitionOnline.net verified that NO act of sabotage was perpetrated on JuST’s Original Petition page.
- JuST and Arthur Klein lied when they said the Original Petition page was “spammed”. All the entries submitted to the Original Petition page were screened and approved by the petition Administrators. How can someone spam the Original Petition if submissions were screened and approved by them first?
- JuST and Arthur Klein lied about Gerald Moreno, saying he gave an: “…inaccurate number of genuine signers.”. As Joe Moreno pointed out before, anyone can compare the signatures on both Petition Sites and see the additions, deletions and alterations for him/her self.
- Furthermore (as if this could not be even more embarassing for JuST and Arthur Klein) they lied when they said that the newer petition at SaiPetition.net verifies emails. It most certainly does not. Joe Moreno made another false submission at SaiPetition.net using a fake email. Look for the name, “Laim Ekaf”. Read that name backwards and you have “Fake Mial” or “fake mail” (Update: SaiPetition.net is now screening submissions as of October 9th 2004 due to this lie that could be verified firsthand).
- JuST and Arthur Klein lied about Moreno, saying: “…CRITICS OF THIS PETITION ARE PERSONS WHO BELIEVE SAI BABA IS GOD ALMIGHTY INCARNATE IN INDIA…”. Gerald Joe Moreno never said he believes that Sathya Sai Baba is God almighty. Where did they get this information from? Who told them this? Certainly, not Moreno. Moreno sees Sathya Sai Baba as a Spiritual Personality, not God.
If JuST and Arthur Klein publicly lie about (and on) the petition, what else are they lying about? The closing comment reveals how bitter and vitriolic these people truly are.
Update: October 14th 2004: Original Petition Page Completely Removed:
The petition administrators completely removed the original petition off the PetitionOnline.com website in a deceitful attempt to hide the truth about their bogus Sai Petition. Nevertheless, Moreno made and maintains a complete catalog of screen captures from the Original Petition page, including all 799 signatures, multiple signatures, deletions and forum-like postings.
‘Beatles, Maharishi och jag’ – Book By Psychic Trance Medium Conny Larsson
Conny Larsson (a caustic critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba who once hailed the guru as God Incarnate) published a book on March 29th 2010 entitled ‘Beatles, Maharishi och jag’ (English: “Beatles, Maharishi and I”) ISBN: 978-91-1-302160-7.
Purposely withheld from all of Conny Larsson’s “Anti Cult” talks is the irrefutable fact that Bi-Sexual Conny Larsson is peddling himself as a self-proclaimed Prophet and trance channeler for Maharishi Vyasa. Conny Larsson’s “trance medium” claims were even published in a national Swedish newspaper (Norrland Social Democrat aka Norrlandska Socialdemokraten) under the title Medium drog full hus – Medium draws full house (which documented a couple of trance channeling demonstrations by Conny Larsson).
Robert Priddy and Kevin R. D. Shepherd attempted to defend Conny Larsson and ending up eating their words when Gerald Joe Moreno published his scathing responses entitled “Kevin Shepherd & Psychic Medium Conny Larsson” and “Conny Larsson Admits To Psychic Fraud”.
Conny Larsson claims he is a Psychic Healer and Spirit-Medium who uses crystal pendulums to diagnose disorders, blockages and ills in other’s auras (Ref). Conny Larsson also sells himself as a Meditation Guru, Spirituality & Yoga Master, Bhajan Leader, Mantra Guru, Vedic Master, etc.. Conny Larsson is the founder of vedicmasterclass.org and heartandsoulexpo.com, which solicits the services of numerous psychics, mediums, channelers and New Age healers (many who have gurus and alleged “angel” contacts).
Even more disturbing is the fact that Conny Larsson self-disclosed his psychiatric diagnosis (made by a psychiatrist) of him being “psychoinfantile”, which is also known as Histrionic Personality Disorder.
Apparently, if you hear voices in your head, channel Vyasa, perform trance healings, converse with dead people, channel the spirits of dead animals, hold negative views about Sathya Sai Baba, perform séances and have been officially diagnosed with a psychiatric personality disorder, give Ex-Devotees a call because you might be their next credible reference against Sathya Sai Baba.
Under mer än trettio år var Conny Larsson fullständigt uppslukad av två österländska sekter. Till sist lyckades han bryta sig ur den tillvaron och har nu fattat pennan för att skriva av sig det euforiska helvete som han under alla dessa år byggt in sig i. Ett försök att förstå de mekanismer och mönster han följt för att hamna i det som blev hans liv. En film av Pierre Stahre.
– Avslöjande av anti-Sai Baba Clownen: Conny Larsson
– Conny Larssons Oärlighet Och Bedrägeri
– är Conny Larsson på väg att bli en sektledare? Guru – Mästarinstruktör – Initierare av Vediska Mantras – Meditationslärare – Synsk Healer
– Conny Larssons tveksamma associering med Shankaracharya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, Guru till Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
– Conny Larssons ändrade historier om Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
This is the type of lunatic fringe individual that Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy endorse, promote and associate themselves with although they trash and bash psychics and mediums as “absurd charlatans” and blather about people who are “megalomaniacs” and “narcissists”! What a cadre of laughable FOOLS!
Corrupt ExBaba Webmaster Defends Said Khorramshahgol
Reinier van der Sandt (real name “RFJ Sandt”) is the webmaster to the largest Anti-Baba domains on the world-wide-web. A lengthy article was written by Gerald Joe Moreno exposing Reinier van der Sandt for his Christian agenda against Sathya Sai Baba.
Reinier van der Sandt – The Child Porn Purveyor
Although Reinier van der Sandt has publicly defended Said Khorramshahgol, it is an irrefutable fact that R.F.J. Sandt openly admitted to looking at child porn websites to see how easy they were to find on the internet. Reinier van der Sandt said (yes, this is an actual quote):
“I found lots of kiddy porno-sites with very much child porn pics, but…, but… it was impossible for me to watch it for very long, because when I was clicking on an image to enlarge, other pages were popping up so fast on my computer screen, that I could not open such a site, in fact, all kiddy porno sites – as what I have seen of it – have multi pop up techniques, which makes it difficult for the kiddy porno watcher to watch easily…” (Ref)
Why would Reinier van der Sandt want to peruse any porn site and enlarge thumbnail pictures of children being sexually abused? As if this isn’t disgusting enough, Reinier said:
“Only in the opening pages I saw some kiddy porn, when I wanted to continue and see more, I had to suscribe and/or pay.” (Ref)
Reinier then tried to justify viewing illegal child pornography websites by saying:
“Internet kiddy porno can be obtained, I have to correct myself on what I was previously writing on this board, I have been looking for kiddy porn on the internet – NOT AS A CUSTOMER, BUT BECAUSE I WANTED TO FIND OUT WHETHER ONE CAN OBTAIN EASILY FILTHY KIDDIE PORNO!!!” (Ref)
Apparently Reinier found the “filthy kiddie porno” he searched for. But that was not enough! Reinier found “lots of kiddie porno sites”, “wanted to continue and see more” and even tried to enlarge pictures of children being sexually abused. Reinier Van Der Sandt justified his behavior by saying what he did was alright because he was “not a customer”. Reinier Van Der Sandt (a caustic Sai Critic and the primary webmaster for the ExBaba domains) believes it is OKAY to view child pornography as long as you are not a “customer”.
Of course, none of this is surprising considering that Reinier van der Sandt openly revealed that the Christian website settingcaptivesfree.com helped him (allegedly) overcome his addiction to pornography (particularly, child pornography)!
Reinier Van Der Sandt Endorses Sanjay Dadlani
Reinier van der Sandt sees absolutely nothing wrong with Sanjay Dadlani’s homosexual-fantasizing slurs, perverted Jesus-sex fetish and deviant boot-sex fetish. Sanjay Dadlani secretly stalked innocent women at Middlesex University (calling them “bitches” and “sluts”, saying “they want it”, calling Mothers “MILFs”, photographing females and teenagers up their dresses and under tables and published these photos on his streetbitches blog).
Sanjay Dadlani even posted on the QuickTopic Forum (using multiple fake names, including female names) and made disgusting posts under the name “Marquis de Sade” about a large penis for anal sex, a feces-covered anus, bestiality, people vomiting into each other’s mouths and a Priest ejaculating on the face of a little girl as related by her brother. Sanjay even posted under the name “kick his head in” and said that someone should murder Sathya Sai Baba (of course, this is the same guy who rejoiced when a Sai Baba temple was bombed). This is the type of sleazy and slimy character that Reinier van der Sandt associates himself with and whose blog (saibabaexposed) he shamelessly promotes and advertises.
Reinier van der Sandt was caught using multiple fake names (including Moreno’s name) on the SSB2 Yahoo Group. After Moreno exposed RFJ Sandt for his blatant deceit and dishonesty, RFJ Sandt came clean and admitted he used 11 known pseudonyms (even having imaginary conversations with himself)!
And to top it all off, RFJ Sandt openly libeled Joe Moreno as being sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba and who illegally pirated the entire saisathyasai.com website (duplicating and publishing it on his exbaba domain).
This is the same con-man who wants everyone to believe him when he claims that Said Khorramshahgol is credible. Ridiculous! Reinier van der Sandt even listed his laughable article under the tag “underage sexual abuse” although Said Afshin Khorramshahgol was an adult when he had his alleged experiences with Sathya Sai Baba.
Said Khorramshahgol – Relevant Links
– Unconvincing First-Hand ‘Sex Abuse’ Testimony By Said Khorramshahgol From Los Angeles
– Said Khorramshahgol Deception
– Moreno’s First Reply To Said Khorramshahgol
– Moreno’s Second Reply To Said Khorramshahgol
– Said’s Questionable Involvement In Porn Submissions Against Moreno
– Spamming By Said Afshin Khorramshahgol
– Interesting Viewpoints Held By Afshin Said Khorramshahgol
– Suppression On Said Khorramshahgol’s Yahoo Group
Moreno’s Definitive Guide To Photo Attacks Against Sathya Sai Baba
ROBERT PRIDDY (a laughable critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba) had the audacity to criticize Gerald Joe Moreno for “manipulating” images of Ex-Devotees and creating images of a “pornographic kind”. Robert Priddy clearly contrasted himself as an ethical and moral individual who does not support or endorse “manipulated” images or other images of a “pornographic kind”. As a matter of fact, pseudo-moralist Robert Priddy said about Gerald Joe Moreno:
Robert Priddy: “The impostor Gerald Moreno, who actually writes under the name of sathyasaibaba on his wordpress blog, himself manipulates images (here is his most vulgar masterpiece where he hides behind the names Equalizer and Premaperme) and distorting people’s faces!”
Robert Priddy: “Last but far from least, he posts photos of critics of Sai Baba with distorted faces and added bodies of a pornographic kind!”
BARRY PITTARD (another laughable critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba) similarly criticized Gerald Joe Moreno for “photo attacks” and “diabolizing photo alterations” against Ex-Devotees. Barry Pittard clearly contrasted himself as an ethical and moral individual who does not support or endorse “photo attacks” and “diabolizing photo alterations” against others.
This article will conclusively prove that Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy are self-serving hypocrites who not only fully endorse other’s “photo attacks”, “diabolizing photo alterations”, “manipulated images” and “images of a pornographic kind” against Sathya Sai Baba, they themselves create, disperse and publish “photo attacks”, “diabolizing photo alterations” and “manipulated images” against Sathya Sai Baba and others as well.
Beginnings: Sanjay Dadlani’s Photo Attacks Against Sathya Sai Baba
The issue of “photo attacks” began in December 2005 when Sanjay Dadlani (an Ex-Devotee) published photoshopped images of Sathya Sai Baba on his “Sai Baba Exposed” blog taken from the India Corporate Watch Blog and from other internet sources (Refs: 01 – 02). As a result of Sanjay Dadlani’s photo-attacks against Sathya Sai Baba, an anonymous person using the pseudonym “PremaPerm” took offence and created the following photoshopped images of Sanjay Dadlani: 01 – 02 – 03 – 04 – 05 – 06 – 07 – 08. Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy continually foam-at-the-mouth over these images and repeatedly reference them against Gerald Moreno (a Pro-Sai Activist).
Moreno created this composite image of Sanjay Dadlani and instead of being upset with Moreno, Sanjay Dadlani actually thought the image was funny and used the image as his profile picture for almost two years on his Sai Baba Exposed blog. See for youself: His Holiness Swami Saiexposedananda Blogger Profile. Although Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy act as proxy spokespersons for Sanjay Dadlani, they purposely suppress relevant information about him (which will be discussed in-depth later in this article). Additionally, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy continually foam-at-the-mouth over this picture of Reinier van der Sandt that Moreno published on his saisathyasai.com domain.
When Sanjay Dadlani decided to publish photoshopped images attacking Sathya Sai Baba, Ex-Devotees thought it was funny! As a matter of fact, Sanjay Dadlani said:
Comic Humour: Even in the midst of seriousness, there is always a place for a time-out to take a breather and have a snack. In this vein, a fellow blogger has informed me of his own blog where he has lampooned Sai Baba with glee with the aid of comical images. Hope these give you a good belly laugh as they did me!
Taking It With A Smile: Since we’re all in the mood for light-heartedness, a respondent has sent me more pictures, Enjoy.
The photoshopped images of Sanjay Dadlani were similarly meant to be “light-hearted” and intended for “good belly laughs” (many people thought they were funny!). Needless to say, once the tables were turned against Ex-Devotees, they did not think it was funny and they have been shrieking shrilly, stomping their feet, pounding their chests in baboon fashion and flaring their nostrils ever since.
Pervasive Photo Attacks Against Sathya Sai Baba
The following images (many taken directly from Barry Pittard, Robert Priddy and Reinier van der Sandt’s Anti-Baba WordPress blogs) are an extensive collection of the pervasive photo attacks against Sathya Sai Baba on the internet (click thumbnails to enlarge):
Ex-Devotee’s Self-Serving Hypocrisy And Double Standards
It is an irrefutable fact that Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy have never expressed any concern, disgust or outrage at the “photo attacks”, “diabolizing photo alterations”, “manipulated images” and “images of a pornographic kind” created, published and disseminated by Critics & Ex-Devotees against Sathya Sai Baba. The reason why pseudo-moralists Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy have never (ever) objected to photo attacks against Sathya Sai Baba is because they themselves create, publish and disseminate “photo attacks”, “diabolizing photo alterations” and “manipulated images” against Sathya Sai Baba and others on the internet.
Apparently, a drawing of Sathya Sai Baba receiving oral sex from a child underneath his robe, Sathya Sai Baba made to look like a monkey and Sathya Sai Baba holding a barbell with his penis meet Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy wholesome standard of “morality”. The following images “of a pornograhic kind” were posted by Reinier Van Der Sandt (a known friend & associate of Pittard & Priddy) on the SSB2 Yahoo Group (which is currently deactivated).
Reinier Van Der Sandt is the same associate of Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy who openly boasted about viewing child pornography and who openly admitted to using numerous fake names (including Moreno’s name). RFJ Sandt is also the same person who libeled Gerald Moreno as being sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba and who stole Moreno’s entire saisathyasai.com domain. To Date: Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy have yet to say a single word against their friend and associate Reinier van der Sandt and his proven perversions and defamations.
A colorized version of RFJ Sandt’s oral sex image was posted on Sanjay Dadlani’s claimed blogs: saibabaexposed & saibabatribune. As a matter of fact, Sanjay Dadlani (the Ex-Devotee that Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy ceaselessly defend and endorse) posted this picture “of a pornographic kind” (black bar added by Moreno) under the name “Azra’iL” (among several other sexually suggestive pictures of women) on the Gaudiya-Repercussions website. Sanjay subsequently changed his “Azra’iL” nic to “Brainiac”, changed his featured blog from “SaiBabaExposed” to “NeuroWhoa!” and removed the picture but left the link (Ref: Post #6).
Sanjay Dadlani is the same friend and associate of Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy who was caught photographing teenagers, women and female students at Middlesex University under tables and up their dresses and posting those pictures on his StreetBitches Blog. To Date: Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy adamantly refuse to say one word about Sanjay Dadlani’s sexually deviant and stalking behaviors and photographs of a “pornographic kind”. Instead, Robert Priddy publicly defends Sanjay Dadlani and Barry Pittard referred to Sanjay Dadlani as “very intelligent”, “hard-working” and “writing perceptive exposures of Sai Baba and his sect”.
Sanjay Dadlani posted on the QuickTopic Forum (using multiple fake names, including female names) and made disgusting posts under the name “Marquis de Sade” about a large penis for anal sex, a feces-covered anus, bestiality, people vomiting into each other’s mouths and a Priest ejaculating on the face of a little girl as related by her brother. Sanjay even posted under the name “kick his head in” and said that someone should murder Sathya Sai Baba (of course, this is the same guy who rejoiced when a Sai Baba temple was bombed). Nice friend you got there, Pittard & Priddy!
Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy adamantly refuse to say one word about the following images of a “pornographic kind” posted on the kheper.net domain belonging to Alan Kazlev (another known friend and associate of Pittard & Priddy):
Barry Pittad and Robert Priddy obviously drool over these images that they apparently consider “decent” and “appropriate” because they have never (ever) voiced a single complaint against these images despite their pseudo-moralistic blathering against images of a “pornographic kind”. It is apparent that cartoon-like pictures of prostitutes posing seductively meet Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy’s wholesome views on morality and decency.
Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy have yet to say one word about Alan Kazlev’s penchant to tell raunchy and pornographic stories about erect penises, wanton sex and obscene references to women as being “cunts” (Ref)! As a matter of fact, when Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy attempt to defend themselves against Joe Moreno (a Pro-Sai Activist) they direct their readers to Reincarnator, New Age Advocate and Grungy Integral Philosopher: Alan Kazlev’s website (located at kheper.net). Don’t expect Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy to divulge these facts.
Psuedo-moralist Robert Priddy published this disgusting and malicious picture of Leo Rebello on his former angeltowns domain. Robert Priddy’s angeltowns account was deleted in its entirety due to a $1,000,000 legal threat for defamation by Leo Rebello. Barry Pittard endorsed Robert Priddy’s malicious photo-attacks against Leo Rebello and continually vouches for Priddy’s so-called “honesty” and “integrity”.
Barry Pittard whined considerably about this Grinch “photo alteration” of Robert Priddy created by Moreno. About this picture, Barry Pittard said:
The following three Gerald Joe Moreno hand-crafted distortions of Robert Priddy are from Moreno’s questionably-named blogsite ‘Sathya Sai Baba – Life, Love and Spirituality’.
Needless to say, the manipulated picture of Robert Priddy has never been published on Moreno’s ‘Sathya Sai Baba – Life, Love and Spirituality’ WordPress blog. The composite image was published on Moreno’s Robert Priddy Exposed Blog. As a matter of fact, Barry Pittard’s screencap was taken from Moreno’s blogger page (not his WordPress blog) as evidenced by the background. Apparently, Barry Pittard’s mental faculties are failing him as he is wholly unable to differentiate between two completely different blogs with two completely different backgrounds.
Robert Priddy published this image of Moreno (making him look like a masked terrorist) on his Anti-Baba WordPress blogs (which WordPress subsequently forced him to delete due to copyright infringement). Barry Pittard approved of Robert Priddy’s photo attack against Moreno and even linked to the article that contained that picture.
- WHY did Robert Priddy “photo attack” Moreno when he publicly speaks out against this type of reprehensible behavior? Why did Robert Priddy think it is was entirely appropriate and correct for him to create and publish a “manipulated” image against Moreno but that it is was entirely inappropriate and incorrect when Moreno created and published a “manipulated” image against Robert Priddy?
- WHY does Barry Pittard condemn Moreno for creating a “manipulated” image of Robert Priddy yet says absolutely nothing about Robert Priddy’s “manipulated” image of Moreno?
Furthermore, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy publicly approved Reinier Van Der Sandt’s manipulated image of Sathya Sai Baba holding hands with Idi Amin, posted the “manipulated” picture on their Anti-Baba WordPress blogs and publicly defended Reinier Van Der Sandt for having created it (click thumbnail to enlarge)!
As a small example, Robert Priddy even posted the following pictures on his Anti-Sai WordPress blog. The first picture calls Sathya Sai Baba “ugly, imperious and turkey-necked” and the second picture is a purposely distorted picture of Sathya Sai Baba (click thumbnail to enlarge):
What was that again about Robert Priddy’s complaints against people who “manipulate” and “distort” pictures of others? Robert Priddy is a yellow-bellied hypocrite with proof! Far be it for Robert Priddy to criticize others about their looks when he looks like he is turning into The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (See For Yourself). Far be it for bald-bird Barry Pittard to criticize others about their looks when he looks decades older than Sathya Sai Baba and when his “turkey throat” migrated north and sought refuge under his eyes as bulging eye bags.
Why doesn’t Barry Pittard express any outrage about Robert Priddy’s “photo attacks” and “diabolizing photo alterations” against Sathya Sai Baba? Perhaps because Barry Pittard himself engages in “photo attacks” and posts “diabolizing photo alterations” on his WordPress blog. A small sampling (click thumbnail to enlarge):
In the first picture above, Barry Pittard publicly approved Reinier Van Der Sandt’s manipulated image of Sathya Sai Baba holding hands with Idi Amin, posted the “manipulated” picture on his Anti-Sai WordPress blog and publicly defended Reinier Van Der Sandt for having created it! In the second picture above, Barry Pittard posted a purposely distorted picture of Sathya Sai Baba on his WordPress blog (attempting to deceive readers into thinking the picture was an original photo published on the SaiBabaOfIndia domain). The third and fourth pictures are typical “photo attacks” published on Barry Pittard’s Anti-Baba WordPress blog. Barry Pittard even attacks and publishes pictures of people who are not involved in the Sai Controversy.
What was that again about Barry Pittard’s complaints about “photo attacks” and “diabolizing photo alterations”? Barry Pittard is also a yellow-bellied hypocrite with proof!
Robert Priddy purposely suppresses the fact that his own son, Kai Nicolai Priddy, played in a rock band that used dildos and transvestites as theatrics and also worked as an engineer for a music group whose CD cover depicts a nude man covering his penis with his hands (Ref). One will not find a single grunt of dissapproval coming from pseudo-moralist Robert Priddy about his own son’s involvment with kink and “images of a pornographic kind”. So when Robert Priddy foams-at-the-mouth, gnashes his teeth and shrieks about “manipulated” & “distorted” images and images of a “pornographic kind”, one can’t help but to laugh at loud at him and his self-righteous posturing.
Despite Barry Pittard’s amusing attempts to publicly present himself as a moralist and purist, he miserably failed to explain why he permitted his 12-year-old son Sai Isa to friend a 21 year-old nudist on Myspace named Sahra who posted a soft-porn image of her nude body (baring a breast that has a pierced nipple) as her MySpace background!
Since Sai Isa is living with Barry Pittard and since Barry Pittard is well aware of his son’s MySpace account, one can only wonder why the moralist and purist Barry Pittard is not shielding his 12-year-old son from graphic, sexual and inappropriate content on MySpace. Perhaps Barry Pittard drools over his son’s MySpace friends in tune with his highly questionable past?
Even more disturbing is how Barry Pittard is dishonestly peddling himself as a “professor” in an upcoming documentary entitled Shadow of the Guru. Barry Pittard is openly allying himself with Joan Radha Bridges (the CEO & Executive Producer of the Shadow of the Guru documentary) who is openly into kinky, graphic, lesbian, goth and satanic imagery (mostly of a “pornographic kind”). To Date: Neither Barry Pittard or Robert Priddy have voiced a single complaint against Joan Radha Bridges and her kinky graphic, lesbian, goth and satanic imagery (mostly of a “pornographic kind”) on her MySpace page.
So when Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy complain about “photo attacks”, “diabolizing photo alterations”, “manipulated images” and “images of a pornographic kind” against Gerald Joe Moreno, they are putting on an unconvincing pseudo-moralistic performance in which hissy fits, finger pointing and pseudo-moral posturing are used to divert attention away from them and their gutter behaviors.
These are the types of hypocrites, moral degenerates, flip-floppers, pseudo-intellectuals and so-called “exposers” of Sathya Sai Baba. They are extremely adept in wagging their tongues but wholly inept in keeping their arguments and stories straight and consistent.
– Pseudo Moralist Robert Priddy
– Pseudo Moralist Barry Pittard
– Ex-Devotees Are Liars And Deceivers
– Robert Priddy Praised Sathya Sai Baba As Vishvarupa As An Ex-Devotee
– Barry Pittard – We Do Not Slur
Sathya Sai Baba Updates & News For May 2010
Sathya Sai Baba news and updates about the online controversy relating to Satya SaiBaba. The following articles by Gerald Joe Moreno are all about the unremitting smear-campaigns waged against Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba by critics, skeptics and ex-devotees (particularly Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard).
- Sekharji, Kaleshwar And The Bogus $1 Million Picture Extortion Gossips Against Sathya Sai Baba
- LSD Advocate Robert Priddy Defending Drug User From The Secret Swami Documentary
- Robert Priddy Admits To Screencap Fraud But Says Text Has Not Been Altered!
- Robert Priddy’s Wilful Deceptions About His DMCA Copyright Complaints
- Robert Priddy’s Wilful Deceptions About His LSD Advocacy
- Yuvarani Nithyananda Sex Scandal Proves Indian Courts Take Action Against CREDIBLE Allegations
- Leo Rebello Threatened Robert Priddy With A Million Dollar Legal Threat For Defamation
- Ex-Devotee Robert Priddy Resorting To Open Acts Of Screencap Fraud
- Sathya Sai Baba And Alaya Rahm – The Failed & Self-Dismissed Lawsuit
- Dismissal Records For Alaya Rahm’s Failed Lawsuits
- Proof Of Service Motions In Limine In Alaya Rahm’s Failed Lawsuits
- Lewis Kreydick Deposition In Limine In Alaya Rahm’s Failed Lawsuits
- Lewis Kreydick Deposition In Alaya Rahm’s Failed Lawsuits
- David Bailey’s Phone Conversation Transcript From 1999 / 2000
- Largest Anti-Sai-Baba Website Blocked By Hosting Company Again!
- Yaani Drucker And How Ex-Devotees Attack, Humiliate And Defame Sai Devotees
- VKN – V.K. Narasimhan – A Life Of Devotion To BHAGAVAN Sri Sathya Sai Baba
- VKN – V. K. Narasimhan – Journalist & Devotee