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Barry Pittard And ‘Shadow of the Guru’ Website

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Barry Pittard (Pic 01Pic 02) is an ex-devotee of the Indian Guru Sathya Sai Baba and followed the Guru from 1976 – 1999. During his devotee phase, Barry Pittard eulogized Sathya Sai Baba as God Incarnate and the Avatar of the Age.

Barry Pittard is:

  1. An extensively self-solicited & self-appointed critic of Sathya Sai Baba on the internet.
  2. A main spokesperson for the Anti-Sai Movement.
  3. An alleged “International Coordinator” for the Anti-Sai Movement.
  4. The head of “media relations” for the bogus F.D.S.S.B. (Former Devotees Of Sathya Sai Baba) “Global Coalition”.
  5. A free-press-release junkie who released his full contact details (including phone number, address and email address) on numerous free “press release” websites.
  6. An obsessive propagandist who has sent thousands of Anti-Baba emails to an entire spectrum of individuals all around the world.
  7. A smear-tactic-extraordinaire who obsessively accuses Sathya Sai Baba of being a raping, killing and homosexual serial pedophile who runs “elite pedophile rings” and people trafficking rings throughout the world (although no independent media or legal organizations have ever confirmed or implicated Sathya Sai Baba or the Sai Organisation in any illegal activities)!
  8. An inciter of violence against Sathya Sai Baba, Sai Devotees and Jews.
  9. An online & offline stalker of various Sai Devotees, making ridiculous “pedophile ring” accusations (yes, apparently a Sai Devotee is running a “pedophile ring” in a security-laden building in New York!) and outing people as homosexuals.

Is Barry Pittard A ‘Professor’?

Joan Radha Bridges released an official trailer for the Shadow of the Guru documentary on YouTube (Ref) that dishonestly and fraudulently described Barry Pittard as a “Professor”. Prior to the Shadow of the Guru website, Barry Pittard never referred to himself as a “Professor” and never divulged any alleged credentials he may possess that would entitle him the status of “Professor”.

Barry Pittard allegedly taught English at the Whitefield campus in India between 1978-79 (which Pittard cannot objectively substantiate with any kind of verifiable documentation). In 1978-79, the Whitefield campus belonged to the Bangalore University in Karnakata and only offered undergraduate classes. Barry Pittard taught (allegedly) at that campus before it became associated with Sathya Sai Baba’s name and before it became a prestigious University. Barry Pittard was not required to have academic credentials to teach at that Whitefield campus (the only qualification being that he could speak English) and he was unpaid and regarded as a volunteer.

On the Shadow of the Guru website, Barry Pittard’s profile states:

Barry Pittard: “Was deeply devoted to Sai Baba – who is arguably the most powerful Indian guru in history – for 25 years. At his behest, and as an unpaid service, taught all three years intake in the Humanities degree course at the Sathya Sai College at Whitefield, via Bangalore, South India for most of 1977-1978.”

Needless to say, from 1999 – 2010, Barry Pittard never claimed that he taught a “humanities degree course” at the Whitefield campus. This is new information. Barry Pittard repeatedly claimed that he taught English at the Whitefield campus for two years, not “three years” (as erroneously alleged on the Shadow of the Guru website). 1977 + 1978 = 2 years at the most. It is also significant to note that despite Barry Pittard’s claim of teaching a “humanities degree course”, the Whitefield campus only offered undergraduate classes at that time (Ref).

Barry Pittard & Sathya Sai Baba’s Powers:

Amusingly, Barry Pittard still believes (even after his defection from the Sai Movement) that Sathya Sai Baba possesses genuine paranormal powers:

Barry Pittard: “From November 1975, I began to experience many profound and beautiful phenomena. Wherever I travelled in the world, they manifested far away from, yet were often clearly related to, his physical presence on the planet. By November 26,1977, I first caught sight of him. I had mentally prayed, telling no one else, that on my arrival in Puttaparthy, he would come right up from wherever he was and personally greet me. I had just arrived when he mounted the stage, about to speak. I sat next to a well known Sai Baba devotee and friend Nanda Kishore of Arsenal, London and other men from the Russell Square Sai Baba centre to which we belonged. Sai Baba was about to speak into the microphone. He looked across a gap of two or more hundred yards, stopped what he was doing, crossed the broad stage, looking at me most of the time, then did something I have never in hundreds of public appearances seen him do. He abandoned security, and still maintaining – unmistakably – eye to eye contact with me, walked right into the crowds of seated men and made a track right to me and stood for a long time with his hand on my head in blessing. He certainly seemed to say, ‘Hullo Barry,’ exactly as he had done in a dream in London around June 1976, but I could have been mistaken because singing was taking place. I have had thousands of experiences that transcend scientific or intellectual explanation. Although he undoubtedly fakes miracles, plagiarizes the sayings of others, and makes many mistakes in his predictions and in his statements about history, my opinion differs from a few of my esteemed colleagues among his former followers. I have many times experienced supranormal phenomena related to him, which there is no explaining away. Unlike countless devotees and former devotees, I do not think that he DOES these phenomena as such. I think that some principle that we have not yet scientifically understood is at work, as it were THROUGH him, and, beyond, in connection with him. I also think that there needs to be unbiased enquiry into some of the implications of these powers (which relate to him whether the recipient is in or even far beyond his physical presence). Their sheer magnitude round the globe is bound to attract history’s final verdict that they are real, and do happen. (I have, by the way, found many rationalists and sceptics just as biased as many religionists). The world may have a degree of trouble on its hands. That powers of such profound beauty and outreach can mask and co-extend with deeds so heinous is surely of especial concern. That they markedly influence countless thousands of people in the highest echelons of power round the world is something worth questioning.” (Reference)
Barry Pittard: “A whole series of incidents which go far, far beyond the realm of coincidence. The first was in November 1975. I felt a powerful ‘inner knowing’ that I had to go into a book shop. A book in a vast bookstore popped off a shelf, Arnold Schulman’s ‘Baba.’ It was about Sai Baba. I decided to challenge the ‘power’ of its subject an hour or so later. From then on, I received vast and continuous experiences (physical miracles, ‘inner knowings’ that predicted with 100 percent accuracy), and more. It all defied all rational explanation. It also went far beyond traditional accounts of yogic siddhis (powers). Living around Sai Baba for three years, teaching at his Whitefield College for two years, I met many others from many countries who shared similar stories. There was something Cosmic pouring into an historic watershed. I then found Sai Baba doing what seemed to me the impossible. Getting hundreds of thousands of Indian people of all the trades and professions taking practical, far less selfish, social responsibility, instead of using karma as an excuse for lack of compassion.” (Reference)

Barry Pittard’s Smear Campaigns Exposed:

Barry Pittard never (ever) witnessed a single incident of alleged abuse by Sathya Sai Baba. Nor was Barry Pittard ever sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba. Therefore, why does Barry Pittard appoint himself as a proxy defender of alleged victims? Are alleged victims incompetent? Are alleged victim’s mothers and fathers incompetent as well? Not even one alleged victim and not even one alleged victim’s mother or father has even tried to file a basic police complaint or court case against Sathya Sai Baba in India (Ref).

The big question that Barry Pittard and other critics continually ignore is:

WHY should the Sai Organisation resort to the legalistic process of “mandated reporting” regarding internet rumors when all of the alleged victims (without exception) and all of their mothers, fathers and relatives (without exception) have all failed and refused to resort to the legalistic process of “mandated reporting” themselves against the Sai Organisation?

Barry Pittard’s argument is reverse logic. Instead of harping on the legal and moral duties of the Sai Organisation, he should be focusing on the legal and moral duties of alleged victims and their mothers and fathers (all of whom have never filed any sort of legalistic complaints in India against Sathya Sai Baba).

Needless to say, Barry Pittard has a long and established history of distortions, lies, defamations and libels.

Of course, none of these things are surprising considering that Barry Pittard is allied with Bisexual & Psychic Trance Medium Conny Larsson and Child Porn Purveyor RFJ Sandt, Pathological Liar Robert Priddy and Perverted Fetishist Sanjay Dadlani. Barry Pittard is also a staunch promoter of New Age Advocate & Reincarnator Alan Kazlev and Guru & UFO Promoter Timothy Conway (who actually believes that Sathya Sai Baba may have molested alleged victims like aliens are alleged to do through abductions!).

Barry Pittard’s Secrecy & Confidentiality Ploys:

Barry Pittard continually attempts to con the general public by making all sorts of criminal, unsubstantiated and unverifiable allegations against Sathya Sai Baba and then masks his attacks with “secrecy” and “confidentiality” ploys. For example, Barry Pittard can often be seen saying things like:

Barry Pittard: “Responsible and non-sensationalist Media, institutions and other bona fide investigators or enquirers can contact me…we are strongly safeguarding the details of the vast majority who wished their harrowing accounts not to be made public – or in some cases not unless there were bona fide court or governmental or institutional investigations.”

All of the negative media against Sathya Sai Baba was the result of critic’s behind-the-scenes subterfuge, unremitting propaganda and “e-bombing campaigns”. Critics (including Barry Pittard) even boasted on Anti-Sai websites how they were responsible for and involved with various negative media exposures against Sathya Sai Baba. This holds true for The Secret Swami, The Divine Downfall Interview, The Seduced Program, The Unesco Withdrawal, The U.S. State Dept. Warning, The Guardian Article By Paul Lewis, Michelle Goldberg’s Article, India Today, NineMSN Channel 9, etc., etc., etc.

Consequently, Barry Pittard had every opportunity to provide his alleged “secret” and “confidential” evidence and/or testimonies to various media and independent journalists sympathetic with his cause. Despite this irrefutable fact, no media and no journalist has ever documented or confirmed a single case of alleged pedophilia, murder or human trafficking against Sathya Sai Baba or the Sai Organization. Nor have any legitimate court cases been filed against the Guru first-hand by any alleged victim in India.

Because alleged victims (and their mothers and fathers) have all (without exception) refused to file basic police complaints, court cases or public grievances in India against Sathya Sai Baba (strongly suggesting that no children were ever abused), Barry Pittard is now resorting to “confidentiality” and “secrecy” ploys so he will not be held publicly accountable for his disinformation, defamations and libels against Sathya Sai Baba and others.

The only people guilty of running “massive disinformation and cover-up campaigns” are Barry Pittard and Ex-Devotees who have attacked hundreds of Sai Devotees & Non-Devotees alike and who have created hundreds of webpages to defame, libel and smear Gerald Joe Moreno and hundreds of webpages to defame, libel and smear Sathya Sai Baba.

The Shadow of the Guru film apparently needs to resort to deceit in order to bolster the perceived credibility of Barry Pittard, a man who has proven himself (time and again) to be thoroughly obsessed with Sathya Sai baba and a pathological prevaricator.

It is also unknown who interviewed and filmed Barry Pittard in Australia and who footed the bill.

Barry Pittard, Joan R. Bridges & Shadow of the Guru

Barry Pittard is directly associated with the Shadow of the Guru website and related “anti-cult” documentary. See for yourself:

Shadow of the Guru is the name for an “anti-cult” website and “anti-cult” documentary owned by “CEO” Joan Radha Bridges (a self-professed psychic, reiki master, Goddess and tantra practitioner who is into kinky, sexual, provocative, fetish, lesbian, Goth and Shiva Shakti imagery).

Joan Radha Bridges is also strongly partnered with Jade Sol Luna, a man who is closely allied with satanists, occultists, witches, psychics, tarot card readers and Goth priests. For example, on Jade Sol Luna’s “Masters Of Invocation” CD (View MySpace Page), the tracks are:

  1. BBTN – Intro 3:47
  2. Raven Digitalis – Hades Invocation 4:38
  3. Matthew James – Temple of Sokar 6:43
  4. Helene Delcroix – Call to Lucifer (Latin)2:15
  5. Jade Sol Luna – New Moon Invocation 4:35
  6. Venus Satanas – Invocation to the Infernal Ones 4:37
  7. Kindra RavenMoon – Call to Lilith 3:46
  8. Raven Digitalis – Set Invocation 3:29
  9. Jana – Queen of the Crossroads 3:51
  10. Matthew James – Sokar Invocation 4:06
  11. Helene Delcroix – Call to Lucifer (French)4:06
  12. Kindra RavenMoon – Dark God Invocation 2:06
  13. Jade Sol Luna – The Goat of Passion 3:42
  14. Raven Digitalis – Hades Invocation- Club Mix 4:36
  15. Kindra RavenMoon – Call to Lillith- Club Mix 3:42

On the “Masters Of Invocation” CD, Jade Sol Luna worked with Raven Digitalis, Helene Delcroix, Venus Satanas and Kindra Ravenmoon. Who are these people?

  • Helene Delcroix (View MySpace Page) is a self-professed wiccan, satanist, clairvoyant, psychic, astrologer, tarot card reader, black magician, fortune teller and parapsychologist.
  • Raven Digitalis (View WebSite) is a self-professed witch, pagan priest, wiccan, Goth, author, DJ, artisan, empath, tarot card reader and spiritual counselor who offers divination services, public rituals, handfasting, blessings, guided meditations, healing work, chakra alignment, exorcisms and herbal crafts.
  • Venus Satanas (View WebSiteView Psychic WebSiteView Blog) is a self-professed satanist, wiccan, tarot card reader, seller of satanic ritual items and psychic who claims she can pronounce curses and summon infernal deities.
  • Kindra Ravenmoon (View MySpaceView WebSite) is a satanist, demoness, dark arts alternative model, independent horror film actress, music journalist, musician, writer, Goth and witch.

Joan Radha Bridges is so devoted to Jade Sol Luna’s dark philosophy, she actually hosted a seminar for him in her house in Atlanta and allowed him to worship her Goddess statue there. On Joan Radha Bridges’ MySpace page (which is now set to private), she referred to Jade Sol Luna as her “teacher” and claims to follow the dark path of “La Sera”, which means “The Left Hand of Wicca”. Jade Sol Luna made a CD entitled “La Sera” and his visual depiction for that path is clearly Satanic: (Picture Reference).

La Sera is based on what Jade Sol Luna calls “Nirrtibhava Tantra” (Nirrti being the Hindu Goddess of death and corruption) that is associated with the fierce Goddess Kalika Devi. Even more disturbing are pictures of Joan Radha Bridges engaged in tantric meditation while holding a human skull in her hands (Pic Link)! Jade Sol Luna also figures prominently on Joan Radha Bridges’ Shadow of the Guru website and associated YouTube trailer. See for yourself:

These are the type of people that “Professor” Barry Pittard endorses, promotes and associates himself with! Barry Pittard would have us believe that it is wrong to believe in Gurus, but that it is OKAY to believe in and trust “anti-cult” activists like Joan Radha Bridges and Jade Sol Luna who advocate for Satan, Lucifer, Goth, Wicca, tarot, psychics, reiki, astrology, dark magic, left-hand paths, Goddess statues and Goddess cults. Shocking!

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Neal Ungerleider And Parikshit Luthra – Sleazy & Shabby Writers In The Shiv Murat Dwivedi Sex Scandal

Shiv Murat Dwivedi (alias “Ichchadhari Sant Swami Bhimanandji Maharaj Chitrakootwale” alias “Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi” alias “Karan Kumar Dwivedi”) received world-wide attention for a sex scandal racket in India that has been widely broadcast through international television, newspapers, magazines, online news sites and YouTube. The “fraud Godman” Dwivedi was accused of being a prostitution ring leader who used the name, form and fame of Shirdi Sai Baba to bolster his pseudo-guru reputation.

Although numerous media broadcasts correctly stated that Shiv Murat Dwivedi claimed to be a devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba, some unscrupulous journalists and writers have erroneously and falsely published that Shiv Murat Dwivedi was a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba. Shiv Murat Dwivedi was NOT a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, nor did Shiv Murat Dwivedi ever claim to be a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba.

The following two articles are sleazy media publications that falsely claimed that Shiva Murat Dwivedi was a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba:

Parikshit Luthra – CNN-IBN Sleaze Journalist Falsely Claimed Shiv Murat Dwivedi Was A Devotee Of Sathya Sai Baba

Sleazy godman under police net worth Rs 500 cr
Parikshit Luthra / CNN-IBN

Delhi: The latest godman in the Delhi police net, Swami Bhimanand, is worth almost Rs 500 crore and used to cater to high end clients.

The long, divine sounding name Ichchadhari Sant Bhimanand Ji Maharaj could not even save the godman from the long arm of the law.

Swami Bhimanand professed to be a devotee of Satya Sai Baba and among his thousands of followers boasted prominent politicians and bureaucrats. But on the side, he was running a sex racket for 10 years which the Delhi police busted last week.

“We will be booking him under MCOCA as his past has all the necessary ingredients,” said Delhi Police Commissioner HGS Dhaliwal.

The 39-year-old Swamin Bhimanand, whose real name is Shreemurath Dwivedi, started work in Delhi as a security guard in 1988. In 1997 he was arrested for managing a prostitution ring. When he got out of jail, he took up religion simply as a front to his sleazy dealings.

He used to supply women, including air hostesses, to high end clients all across Delhi and used to earn approximately Rs 2.5 lakh everyday.

When produced in court on Wednestday, the godman of course denied all these charges.

“I have been framed. All allegations against me are false,” the swami said.

But police have recovered five diaries from him which have the names, phone numbers and even rates of certain prostitutes.

Sources say Swami Bhimanand had a very wide network of pimps and prostitutes and was worth more than Rs 300 crore. The police now wants to take him on remand to know more about his dealings and also about the politicians whose patronage he always enjoyed.


Neal Ungerleider – Shabby Researcher Who Cannot Get His Facts Right About Shiv Murat Dwivedi & Sathya Sai Baba

Hindu ‘God-Man’ in British Airways prostitution scandal
Neal Ungerleider

A Hindu clergyman and self-styled “god-man” with over 100,000 reputed followers in India has been caught running a US$10 million high-end prostitution racket involving British Airways hostesses.

Shiv Myra Dwivedi, aka Ichchadhari Sant Swami Bhimanand Ji Maharaj Chitrakoot Wale, 39, claims to be a follower of the legendary Sathya Sai Baba. Dwivedi was allgedly using his Sai Baba Temple in Khanpur, South Delhi as a front for an operation that employed somewhere between 60 and 200 prostitutes across India. Also found inside Dwivedi’s temple were drug and pornography caches on an epic scale. Adding to the fun, it appears that phone records found inside the temple link the prostitution operation to prominent Delhi cops, Indian television stars and politicians.

The Indian press is already calling Dwivedi the “pimp guru.”

The operation of the “pimp guru” employed mainly students and air hostesses, including British Airways and Jagson employees. Dwivedi was arrested over the weekend by Delhi police while conducting a deal with another (alleged) pimp behind a cinema in the city’s Saket neighborhood. A police team sent to raid Dwivedi’s temple subsequently found a labyrinth of hidden tunnels and rooms that contained personal diaries, cash, financial records for the operation and healthy supplies of pornography and undisclosed illegal drugs. According to Delhi authorities, the Swami hid the entrance to the secret tunnels in a meditation room.

The “pimp guru” also runs a 200-bed hospital and has several power political patrons in the Samajwadi Party and reportedly has several well-known politicians among his clients.

But for all of Dwivedi’s religious trappings, his pimp skills seem defiantly old-school:

“He used the guise of spirituality to run an organised prostitution racket since 1999 and has made billions of rupees by supplying women to his high-profile clients,” said a police officer, refusing to be named.

“He would force young women to join the sex racket, offered them money, expensive gifts and had even provided them with cars.”

Apart from the Delhi temple, the prostitution operation also rented out of several rented houses in Delhi and in the state of Uttar Pradesh. According to Indian sources, his non-Indian prostitutes would dress only in saffron clothes in public to avoid suspicion.

Dwivedi, a native of Uttar Pradesh, worked his way up from a security guard at a massage parlor in the 1990s to become a prominent guru. But he had trouble along the way: Dwivedi was previously arrested in 2000 for running a prostitution ring centered around yoga and meditation workshops.Strangest of all, reports indicate that Dwivedi’s father and brother were previously arrested on unrelated murder allegations in his hometown of Chitrakoot.

British Airways is investigating the allegations.


YouTube Videos With Actual Footage Of Shiv Murat Dwivedi Posing In Front Of Pictures And Idols Of Shirdi Sai Baba

Needless to say, there are several YouTube videos that provide actual footage of Shiv Murat Dwivedi posing in front of pictures of Shirdi Sai Baba, NOT Sathya Sai Baba. See for yourself:

In the following YouTube video, one can see Shiva Murat Dwivedi performing his “snake dance” in front of a Shirdi Sai Baba picture. The news broadcast also stated that the fraud Godman Shiv Murat Dwivedi pretended to be a devotee of the Sai Baba of Shirdi. Dwivedi also sold CDs and DVDs of himself in direct association with Shirdi Sai Baba.

The following YouTube video shows the sex-scandal-imbroiled Shiva Murat Dwivedi doing his “snake dance” in front of a picture of Shirdi Sai Baba. The YouTube video exposes the Fraud Godman’s sex racket & sex scandal.

When news broadcasts stated that Shiva Murat Dwivedi claimed to be a devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba, people dismissed Dwivedi as a fraud with no suspicions of impropriety against Shirdi Sai Baba. However, when news broadcasts incorrectly and falsely stated that Shiva Murat Dwivedi claimed to be a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, people suggested and implied impropriety against Sathya Sai Baba!

Anonymous Sai Student Claiming Sexual Abuse Exposed As An Outright Fraud

Since mid-May of 2006, an anonymous person using the name “usedbybaba” surfaced on a Sathya Sai Baba-related Yahoo Group and two QuickTopic forums making numerous defamatory and criminal allegations of sexual abuse against Sathya Sai Baba. “Usedbybaba” claimed he was a former Sai Student who attended the Guru’s prestigious University and that he had sex with the Guru for 15 years because he thought he was being “purified”. Or so the story goes…

Unfolding Of A Fraud: UsedByBaba’s Numerous Fake Names

It was soon discovered that “usedbybaba” (a faceless individual with a distinct writing style) was posting very disturbing defamations and libels under multiple fake names on the internet. A partial list of fake names:

  1. abhin
  2. another ex student
  3. abusedbybaba
  4. abusedfor15years
  5. Anand krishnamurhti
  6. Angel
  7. Angelic
  8. Angeilc
  9. Anonymus
  10. baba
  11. baba mylove
  12. balarama
  13. bandbox3
  14. Barbara Dent (reposted one of her posts under her name)
  15. blldexter
  16. Chics /Sexual Victims of Divaker Mutthu Krishnan
  17. CO2000* (attempted to impersonate a real person named Lisa)
  18. CO2000 (attempted to impersonate a real person named Lisa)
  19. CO2OOO (attempted to impersonate a real person named Lisa)
  20. Divaker Mutthu Krishnan
  21. Dr.M.S.Ramakrishnan
  22. exsaistudent (posting since 2001)
  23. exsaistudents
  24. From CNN IBN
  25. GSM Prasad
  26. hariharan
  27. Jedgar
  28. Joe (attempted to impersonate Moreno)
  29. Joe 108 (attempted to impersonate Moreno)
  30. joe 108 (attempted to impersonate Moreno)
  31. Joe Moreno (attempted to impersonate Moreno)
  32. Juan
  33. ksk
  34. lalu_panju (usedbybaba)
  35. lalupanju
  37. Lisa
  38. Lisa,,with joe108 (attempted to impersonate Lisa and Moreno)
  39. Meera
  40. Meera Powar
  41. passerby
  42. piyush srivastav victims
  43. pradeep
  44. raghav
  45. ramesh
  46. ravi saluja
  47. Rumourmonger
  48. saibabagod
  49. sai baba
  50. sai kink
  51. sai observer
  52. sai ram chandrasekhar
  53. sathya
  54. Sathya Sai Baba
  55. sathyasaibaba
  56. saurabh
  57. sebastian
  58. Sexual Victims of Piyush Kumar Srivastava
  59. shaday
  60. Simon
  61. Simonbrace
  62. Simon Brace
  63. Someonenew
  64. sriram
  65. Susan Olorenshaw (a real person not involved in the Sai Controversy)
  66. The Real Truth Seeker
  67. Truth Seeker
  68. unknownstudent
  69. USB
  71. usedbylallupanju
  72. usedbylalupanju
  73. V.Prahaladh
  74. victimofsaileela
  75. victims of sai baba
  76. Victims of Sai Baba & his Pedo Gang
  77. Victimsofsaibaba,Diwaker,Devsen,Sai Giridhar,EK,
  78. X-S
  79. xstudents
  80. yugesh giri

“UsedByBaba” Exposes Himself On A Yahoo Group

After “usedbybaba” was questioned on a former Sai-related Yahoo Group, “usedbybaba” self-imploded and fully exposed himself (which Ex-Devotees tend to do when mildly provoked). The following posts reveal what kind of person “usedbybaba” truly is (“linga”, in the following posts, means “penis”):

usedbybaba: who is premanand? by the way watch your language u fu***king third rate ar88hole. you must have slept with all the guys and maybe forgot who among these is premanand. u must have molested your brother or father and blamed them for this Don’t try to tell me i am a pervert Maybe you got fu”d by BaBA. I can write worse than this and i am capable of doing more, u shit pot.Nothing except shit comes out of your mouth. Maybe you eat through your bottom. You can”t keep calling me names and expect me to take it lying. You bi”**h Who the f*ck are you to forgive me you lingam sucking swine. tell me where you are or when you come to india i will pesonally meet you if you have the guts.bitch.Did ur boy friend fu**k u in thr mouth. If i come to know who you are belive me i will get you. I remember people for life and don’t take me for granted. BAS****D” (Reference).

usedbybaba: sob sob sob sob sob. If you like the taste of linga how can you object to some one “molesting ” you. Go and taste baba’s linga . or rathnakar is free. They told me he is divorced. Is it true? if it is true you can get married to him. try him he is only in his thirties unlike BaBa the Avatar who broke his leg who is in his seventies uh eighties oh no nineties. umm i dont know .maybe he will adjust it when he knows he is going to die to suit the stories that he told. by the way baba keeps telling the boys sbout the third leg. we know of Siva’s third eye what is the third leg.ofcourse it is cock u dumm (Reference).


usedbybaba: Go hang yourself you holy shit pot.Go with your boy friend baba.Oh, i forgot you are gay. ok, go find your partner, a female one from the nearest zoo


usedbybaba: Why can”t you sleep with me. maybe you have a pole insted of a hole. wow baba will enjoy it. By the way what are you professionaly , oh i forgot that you belong to the oldest profession. Hooker (Reference).

This is the type of whacko that Barry Pittard, Robert Priddy and other Ex-Devotee’s continually cite as a credible “Sai Student” with a “compelling testimony” against Sathya Sai Baba! Since “usedbybaba” has used EIGHTY fake names, who is to say he is not fabricating other Sai Student “testimonies” incognito?

UsedByBaba Didn’t Know Sathya Sai Baba’s Age

“Usedbybaba” said about Sathya Sai Baba’s age, “BaBa the Avatar who broke his leg who is in his seventies uh eighties oh no nineties. umm i dont know”. If “usedbybaba” was really a Sai Student for 15 years, why didn’t he know Sathya Sai Baba’s age? “Usedbybaba” had no clue if Sathya Sai Baba was in his 70’s, 80’s or 90’s! On January 2nd 2007, on another Yahoo Group, “usedbybaba” said that Sathya Sai Baba was “a 75 year old man”. At the time of that posting, Sathya Sai Baba was 81 years old. Sathya Sai Baba’s 80th birthday celebration was a huge event and it was reported that over a million people attended (Ref). Just more proof that “usedbybaba” is an imposter, a fraud and a liar.

“UsedByBaba” Exposes Himself On Two QuickTopic Forums

On QuickTopic, “usedbybaba” said (using fake names): you think the so called devotees will allow anyone to invetigate. NO, THEY WILL KILL HIM. Osama must be jelous of baba for having such wonderful (killers) devotees

Hariharan: IT WAS BIT DIFFICULT PIERCING HIM SO HE WOULD JUST SUCK FOR ME I also loved inserting my penis behind baba as he liked it and though he could not take it in fully. But i am also hiv positive

Anand Krishnamurhti: Angel you f*cking ass hole can park yourself in London or wherever you live.pattinda mounay. nyan malyalai yanum. all the three of you are phedophiles.angel,joe, lisa are all 3 dogs..Behan chooth Angel,baath math kar. You Idiot, cheddi, you don’t know cheddi. The thing that you were inside you pant is cheddi -under wear.ullu ka patte, nyan bangalorilindu smarikinnu.patti,patti


Again, this is the type of whacko that Barry Pittard, Robert Priddy and other Ex-Devotee’s continually cite as a credible “Sai Student” with a “compelling testimony” against Sathya Sai Baba! Since “usedbybaba” has used EIGHTY fake names, who is to say he is not fabricating other Sai Student “testimonies” incognito?

Funny enough “usedbybaba” pretended to be another Sai Student using the name “blldexter”. Usedbybaba accidentally posted under “blldexter” and tried to delete that post but it had already been sent to email subscribers, of which Moreno was one.

Major QuickTopic Update

“UsedByBaba” Was Never Sexually Abused

Apparently, “usedbybaba” can’t make up his mind if he was really abused by Sathya Sai Baba or if he simply “shuddered” at the thought of being abused by Sathya Sai Baba. “UsedByBaba” said on the Quicktopic forum:

“Some students seem to have suffered a lot.I shudder the thought of being molested by senior students and also by baba. I would have gone bonkers.”

This post conclusively proves that “UsedByBaba” was not sexually abused although he claimed he was.

“UsedByBaba” Lied About His Age

On his Yahoo profile, “usedbybaba” claimed he was 54 years old (Ref). This means that usedbybaba would have been 18 in 1972. The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning was founded on November 22, 1981, by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba (Ref). Therefore, usedbybaba could not have attended Baba’s college at that time (as he claimed) because it had not yet been founded. To complicate matters, usedbybaba also claimed that he was around 40 years of age on the SSB2 Yahoo Group (Ref). The lies and contradictions never end by confused-by-baba.

“UsedByBaba” Never Attended Sathya Sai Baba’s University

It is significant to point out that the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in Prashanti Nilayam is the only college in India to have received an “A++” rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission: Reference). For further proof, one can also read the Draft Report of the Peer Team on Institutional Accreditation of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University) Vidyagiri, Prashanthi Nilayam – 515 134 (A.P) Visit Dates: December 2 – 4, 2002 (Reference: DOC File).

This is the esteemed University that “usedbybaba” claimed he attended. Those who have visited Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram know full well that his students speak flawless English and are reputed as some of the brightest in all of India (even receiving national awards from the President of India). All it takes is one look at the atrocious English grammar and spelling used by “usedbybaba” to know that he never attended Sathya Sai Baba’s prestigious University.

“UsedByBaba” And “Ex-Sai Student”

It is clear that “usedbybaba” is a past poster by the name “Ex-Sai Student“. When Moreno asked “usedbybaba” if he was “Ex-Sai Student”, UsedByBaba refused to respond (even though Moreno asked him four times). “Ex-Sai Student” was an anonymous and vicious Anti-Sai Activist since 2001 who publicly posted a list of 155 names of Sai Students who were allegedly abused by Sathya Sai Baba.

Since 2001 – to date, not even one student on that list has come forward with any testimony, affidavit or public grievance against Sathya Sai Baba. Not even one!

Furthermore, not even one Anti-Sai Activist, Anti-Sai Media or Anti-Sai Rationalist has been able to confirm that any of those students were abused. If the list was genuine, it could literally bring down the entire Sathya Sai Organization. Strange enough, nothing has been done about the list and nothing has come from the list since 2001. Absolutely nothing! It is clear that “Ex-Sai Student” obtained a list of Sai Student names and publicly posted it anonymously because he feared being sued and imprisoned for defamation and libel. UsedByBaba continues with his vicious tactics and defamations to this day under his new fake name “usedbybaba”. These are the types of ridiculous “Sai Student” testimonies spread on the internet against Sathya Sai Baba.

The “UsedByBaba” Fraud : In Conclusion

“Usedbybaba” unapologetically called others “whores”, “pedophiles” and “hookers”. He repeatedly claimed that Moreno was making money off his websites and that Moreno was being paid to protect Sathya Sai Baba. If “usedbybaba” made all these defamations with no proof, what does this say about his defamations against Sathya Sai Baba? “Usedbybaba’s” defamations and libels against Sathya Sai Baba are just as unreliable as his defamations against others.

“UsedByBaba” is one of many anonymous, faceless and mentally unstable defamers who spread their lies on the internet against Sathya Sai Baba. UsedByBaba is even a staunch defender of the mentally unstable Christian, Barbara Dent. The tide has turned and the only people who are being “exposed” are Anti-Sai Activists themselves. UsedByBaba has been fully exposed as a fraud, defamer and bold-faced liar with proof.

Ex-Devotees carefully packaged “usedbybaba’s” words to make him appear credible. As one can see, “usedbybaba” is NOT credible whatsoever.

Ex-Devotees purposely suppress the truth because the truth does not argue in their favor. Ex-Devotees are bitterly upset that Moreno has caught them in their blatant acts of dishonesty and deceit.

“Ut sementem feceris, ita metes.”

Robert Priddy’s Unconscionable Lie About Joy Thomas

Robert Priddy (a caustic critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba and others) blatantly lied about Joy Thomas (a Sai Devotee to her death) and viciously and erroneously claimed that Joy Thomas was “left to bleed to death in a Sai Hospital by a prominent Sai doctor”. See the following screen-cap taken from Priddy’s Anti-Sai website (click to enlarge):

Robert Priddy Bold Faced Lie About Joy Thomas

Robert Priddy Bold Faced Lie About Joy Thomas

Needless to say, this is a malicious lie, one of many spread by Robert “The Con Artist” Priddy. Notice how Robert Priddy did not divulge the alleged name of the “prominent Sai doctor”? As a matter of fact, a common tactic prevalent in Robert Priddy’s writings is his referencing of unnamed people. Robert Priddy does not know their names because the stories he attributes to the unnamed people he cites are fraudulent, just as in this case with Joy Thomas.

Gerald Joe Moreno personally knew Joy Thomas and was at Sathya Sai Baba’s Ashram when she moved out of her round-house flat to return to the USA. The following comment was posted on Joy Thomas’ former official website (click to enlarge):

Joy Thomas Died Peacefully At Her Home In California USA

Joy Thomas Died Peacefully At Her Home In California USA

“In Loving Memory: Our beloved Joy peacefully merged with Baba at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, April 17th, 1999 at Hemet, California.”

Joy Thomas died in her home in the USA. She was not “left to bleed to death in a Sai Hospital” as Robert Priddy maliciously and erroneously contended. Robert Priddy adamantly refuses to correct this bold-faced and shameless lie on his defamatory and error-filled Anti-Sai websites and Anti-Sai blog.

Nov 23rd 2007 Update: Robert Priddy Repeats His Joy Thomas Lie

Even though the article above was originally written on May 25th 2006, Robert Priddy wrote a blogged article on September 18th 2007 (sixteen months later) still repeating his bold-faced lie about Joy Thomas being left to die in a Sai Hospital by a prominent Sai Doctor. The only difference is that Robert Priddy claimed the prominent Sai Doctor was reportedly some Dr. Singh”.

Why doesn’t Robert Priddy divulge his sources and tell us where he is getting his so-called “facts”?

Even though the irrefutable facts are staring Robert Priddy in the face, he purposely ignores them because he is a tabloid-like bottom-feeder who thrives off of sleaze, slime and disinformation.

Robert Priddy and Ex-Devotees adamantly refuse to correct their errors because they wish to inflict emotional trauma on unsuspecting Sai Devotees by deceiving them with fraudulent information obtained through rumors, gossip, prevarication and unnamed sources.

Concluding Statement: Robert Priddy The Con Artist

Needless to say, LSD advocate Robert Priddy has a long and established history of distortions, lies, defamations and libels.

Of course, none of these things are surprising considering that Robert Priddy is an LSD Advocate who is thoroughly obsessed with genital oilings and who relishes projecting his homoerotic fantasies onto Moreno. Robert Priddy is allied with Bisexual & Psychic Trance Medium Conny Larsson and Child Porn Purveyor RFJ Sandt and Perverted Fetishist Sanjay Dadlani. Robert Priddy is also a staunch promoter of New Age Advocate & Reincarnator Alan Kazlev and Guru & UFO Promoter Timothy Conway (who actually believes that Sathya Sai Baba may have molested alleged victims like aliens are alleged to do through abductions!).

The only people guilty of running “massive disinformation and cover-up campaigns” are Robert Priddy and Ex-Devotees who have attacked hundreds of Sai Devotees & Non-Devotees alike and who have created hundreds of webpages to defame, libel and smear Gerald Joe Moreno. What more can one do but laugh at loud at Robert Priddy and his hypocritical finger-pointing?

Brian Steel – Internet Propagandist Extraordinaire

Brian Steel published the following information on his official domain against Gerald Joe Moreno (a Pro-Sai Activist):

Brian Steel:
2. A list of Gerald ‘Joe’Moreno’s 16 known activist sites vigorously dedicated to discrediting and disparaging all critics of Sathya Sai Baba (2003-2008).

The beginning of the campaign (c2003) (pre-2004)
(Miscellaneous pro-SSB blogs from ?2003 or 2004)

A marked increase in activity and ferocity followed (?2006-) His major network of denunciations and disparagement of at least 16 writers and critics Also a major site, with links to main official and unofficial Sathya Sai Organisation sites.

His growing labyrinth of denunciatory (free) blogs against individual critics
(Those four sites are directed at a single critic)

The other major targets so far have been: (Especially about Dr Timothy Conway)
and yet another general all-purpose blog at

(Screencap Reference)

Brian Steel - Typical Propaganda Trash

Brian Steel - Typical Propaganda Trash

Exposing Brian Steel’s Shabby Research
About Brian Steel’s shabbily researched claims about Moreno’s websites and blogs, the following is to be noted:

  1. & & are the exact same domain and are not different domains that were created at different times. Since Brian Steel is a deficient researcher (who even attacked Moreno’s webpage about him without having read it), he is unaware of these basic facts. Read about the WWW extension on Wikipedia. Brian Steel attempted to deceive readers into believing that Moreno’s one domain was somehow three different websites / blogs. The “sathyasaibaba” extension on Moreno’s vishvarupa domain is simply a folder that contains a blog script. The “sathyasaibaba” folder was created in 2008, not “?2003 or 2004” as falsely presumed by Brian Steel. Moreno’s first webpage pertaining to the Sai Controversy was first created in October 2004, not “c 2003, pre-2004, ?2003” as imagined by Brian Steel.
  2. Brian Steel implied something sinister because Moreno provided links to official & non-official Sai-related websites on his domain. Since Moreno’s websites are specific to Sathya Sai Baba and the Sai Controversy, of course they are going to provide links to official & non-official Sai-related websites.
  3. About Moreno’s alleged “four” blogs attacking Sanjay Dadlani, it is to be noted that Brian Steel duplicated the link twice. Consequently, there are three blogs about Sanjay Dadlani, not “four” as falsely alleged by Brian Steel (who apparently can’s proof-read his sloppy “research”). Despite Brian Steel’s cry-baby whining about Moreno’s three blogs about Sanjay Dadlani, Brian Steel purposely suppressed the fact that Sanjay Dadlani created three blogs attacking Moreno:

    Sanjay Dadlani also attacked Moreno on two of his other blogs and on two Yahoo groups (one of which Sanjay took over):

    • sathyasaibabadiscussionclub (Yahoo Group)
    • sathyasaibaba2 (Yahoo Group)

    Why doesn’s Brian Steel complaint about Sanjay Dadlani’s attack blogs against Moreno? If multiple blogs are indicative of “discrediting and disparaging” others, then Ex-Devotee’s are just as guilty as Moreno.

  4. Brian Steel left out the following blogs by Moreno:
  5. Gerald Joe Moreno was forced to defend himself against Ex-Devotee’s hundreds of attack webpages against him. Ex-Devotees have similarly attacked hundreds of Sai Devotees & Non-Devotees alike. Therefore, it is easy to see why Moreno created multiple blogs defending himself. Afterall, Ex-Devotees are many whereas Moreno is one. Brian Steel failed to mention how Ex-Devotees attacked Sathya Sai Baba on hundreds of websites, domains and blogs (in multiple languages). Despite these facts, Brian Steel rather snivel about Moreno’s websites and blogs while omitting all relevant details about Ex-Devotee’s pervasive smear & gutter campaigns against Sathya Sai Baba and others. What more to expect from the Australian Spanish translator and internet propagandist Brian Steel?

Terry Lee Scott & Diana Scott : Are They Credible?

Terry Lee Scott and Diana Scott’s names figure prominiently in the Sai Controversy, especially in relation to the alleged Hislop Letters (which Ex-Devotees have widely propagandized through the internet).

The questions naturally arise:

  1. Who are Terry Lee Scott and Diana Scott and what role do they have in the Sai Controversy?
  2. What makes Terry Lee Scott and Diana Scott’s claims credible?

Terry Lee Scott

Terry Lee Scott is an American who studied at Sathya Sai Baba’s educational center in South India when his parents (Terrence Payne and Diana Scott Payne) were Sai Baba devotees.

For reasons unknown and yet to be explained, Terry Lee Scott was “expelled in disgrace” from Sathya Sai Baba’s educational center. Shortly thereafter, Terry Lee Scott made allegations against the Guru (the specifics of which have never been revealed). It has yet to be established whether Terry Lee Scott was actually sexually molested or whether he vindicitively repeated gossipy rumors against the Guru (which can be traced to fundamentalist Christian Tal Brooke).

The fact that Terry Lee Scott made his dubious allegations just after being “expelled in disgrace” from the hostel, strongly suggests an agenda of vindictiveness and retaliation.

Terry Lee Scott has never himself spoke out against Sai Baba. Rather, Terry Lee Scott’s allegations are propagandized by Ex-Devotee’s who never met or spoke to him. It is also peculiar that Terrence Payne (the father) did not believe Terry Lee’s allegations against Sathya Sai Baba, which resulted in a divorce between him and Diane. Terrence Payne would have known intimate details about Terry Lee Scott’s allegations and Terrence Payne was not convinced!

Diana Scott – Diane Scott

Diana Scott (formerly “Diana Payne” who officially spells her name as Diane Scott) is an Art Historian and Certified Ecstatic Trance teacher who is partnered with Jack Satkoski in Idaho (Ref). Diane Scott earned degrees from the University of California in both Art History and Art Studio. Diane Scott is involved with various New Age practices and has taught classes on “shamanic trance postures” as a certified instructor at the Cuyamungue Institute, just north of Santa Fe in New Mexico.

Although Ex-Devotees have strongly implied that Terry Lee Scott was sexually molested in some manner, Diana Scott never attempted to file a basic police complaint, court case or public grievance against Sathya Sai Baba in India for any alleged impropriety. Rather, Diana Scott simply wrote complaint letters to various people in the Sai Organisation. What kind of mother would simply write complaint letters regarding her son’s alleged abuse?

Another very disturbing fact about Diana Scott is that she allowed Ex-Devotees to use her former name of “Diane Payne” to promote their dishonest and factually inaccurate response pertaining to Alaya Rahm’s failed and self-dismissed lawsuit against the Sathya Sai Baba Society Of America.

Although Gerald Joe Moreno personally emailed Diane Scott regarding her alleged involvement in Alaya Rahm’s lawsuit, she adamantly refused to respond.

About Diane Scott (aka “Diane Payne”) Ex-Devotees said:

Among others ready to testify to the court was the former Mrs Diane Payne – USA. Hislop mentioned her in the letters he wanted kept secret that describe her having written to him alleging Sai Baba’s sexual abuse of her then teenage son in the 1970’s. Her child was then a student at Sai Baba’s College at Whitefield, near Bangalore.

Needless to say, Diane Scott (aka “Diane Payne”) was never mentioned in official court records and no deposition was taken from her.

Ex-Devotees similarly claimed that Timothy Conway was “another strong witness standing by” to testify in Alaya Rahm’s case. When Gerald Joe Moreno directly questioned Timothy Conway about Ex-Devotee’s dubious claim, Conway replied:

Timothy Conway: NO, i was never called as a witness, and was never asked to submit a deposition on his behalf…In any case, Al never asked me for any help in this matter. (Ref)

Since Diane Scott’s name was never mentioned in official court records, Ex-Devotee’s use of her name is dishonest and fraudulent. Diane Scott has indirectly allowed and supported Ex-Devotee’s dishonesty and fraudulence by refusing to disassociate herself from their propaganda.

Terry Lee Scott & Diane Scott – In Conclusion

Therefore, it is Moreno’s personal opinion that Terry Lee Scott & Diane Scott’s allegations against Sathya Sai Baba are heavily mottled with dishonesty, vindictiveness and deceit. Since Ex-Devotee’s have widely and pervasively used the names of Terry Lee Scott and Diane Scott to support their smear campaigns against Sathya Sai Baba, Moreno believes it is only fair that the former and current names of Diana Scott (aka Diane Scott aka Diana Payne aka Diane Payne) be revealed. After all, Ex-Devotee’s can often be seen gnashing their teeth about using real names (although many of them used anonymous intenet nics).

Moiya O’Brien, Kelli Vallis, SWARA And NineMSN A Current Affair

On February 2nd 2009, a 4½ minute segment aired on NineMSN – A Current Affair in Australia accusing the well respected and esteemed Moiya O’Brien and SWARA (i.e., “Sunshine Welfare And Remedial Association”) of being cover-ups for a Sai Baba “underground cult movement”. The following is a complete transcript to the NineMSN program with additional responses by Joe Moreno:

Infiltrating a Cult
February 2, 2009: Exclusive footage behind the scenes of an underground cult movement.
Channel: ACA (A Current Affair) NineMSN

Tracy Grimshaw: Well it was founded as a Government run center for disabled people to learn life skills, now it’s accused of being a front for a bizarre religious cult that started in India.

RESPONSE: Dorothy and Moiya O’Brien (aka “The Pink Twins”) started SWARA in 1975 and have received national recognition, honors and awards in Australia for their dedicated and selfless service to individuals with developmental disabilities (Refs: 0102). Despite vast publicity and SWARA’s open-door policy, the only person in the past 33 years who has accused SWARA of being a “front for a bizarre religious cult” is Kelli Vallis, a disgruntled former employee of SWARA who was also a devotee of the Indian Guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba! In the 8+ years that Kelli Vallis was affiliated with SWARA, she never once voiced any concerns about Moiya O’Brien, SWARA, “cults” or Sathya Sai Baba. Kelli Vallis’ complaints surfaced only after she was dismissed from her position at SWARA.

Kelli Vallis Of SWARA

Kelli Vallis Of SWARA

ACA – NineMSN – A Current Affair: (Confrontation scene with Kelli Vallis shouting “hurry up…hurry up…we have physical violence towards people with a disability”.)

Kelli Vallis Used Disabled Individuals As Ploys For SWARA Publicity Stunt

Kelli Vallis Used Disabled Individuals As Ploys For SWARA Publicity Stunt

RESPONSE: Kelli Vallis actually initiated this confrontation by recklessly instructing disabled individuals to disobey the warnings of security officers. Kelli Vallis also recklessly encouraged disabled individuals to raid the SWARA compound. After these disabled individuals disobeyed the security officer’s warnings and raided the SWARA compound, Kelly Vallis raised a huge wail when the security officers were forced to maintain order.

Instead of addressing Kelli Vallis’ reckless endangerment and exploitation of disabled individuals for cheap publicity, A Current Affair had the audacity to blame the SWARA committee for hiring security guards to protect the premise from an obviously disgruntled and aggressive ex-employee.

It is also significant to note that NineMSN – A Current Affair purposely withheld the fact that the SWARA clients were on their summer holiday (they observe the same holidays as the schools) and had no reason to be at the SWARA compound at the time of their protest (as the compound was closed to them due to the summer holiday).

If Kelli Vallis truly believed that SWARA was a “front for a bizarre religious cult”, why did she return to the “cult compound” and complain about not being allowed back in? Why did Kelli Vallis purposely suppress the fact that she was a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba?

Chris Allen: Is this a cult?

Kelli Vallis: Absolutely. If you look up the definition of a cult, you will find that they fit almost all the criteria of a cult and their behavior, more importantly their behavior, is very cult-like.

RESPONSE: At no time did Chris Allen question Kelli Vallis’ involvement with the alleged “cult”. Kelli Vallis was an ardent devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, visited the guru in India and even sang in the choir at the guru’s ashram. The ACA program made it appear as if Kelli Vallis was a non-cult member who innocently uncovered secret information about “cult” activities at SWARA and attempted to bring public recognition to these secretive “cult” activities. However, Kelli Vallis belonged to the very same “cult” she criticized and thereby possessed and promoted all the alleged “cult” behaviors she erroneously attributed to SWARA and Moiya.

ACA – NineMSN – A Current Affair: (Confrontation scene with Kelli Vallis shouting “Security guards are manhandling our clients and they are physically abusing them”.)

Chris Allen: Ugly scenes as disable people are locked out of a center built for them by the Queensland Government.

Kelli Vallis: They are disgraceful people. They’ve taken away their rights and now they’ve actually physically abused them.

Chris Allen: Kelli Vallis is the manger of the center, or was, until the committee which runs it sacked her after she led this protest.

Kelli Vallis: They have been taken over by a cult.

Chris Allen: This is government funded?

Kelli Vallis: It absolutely is.

Kelli Vallis Used Disabled Individuals As Ploys For SWARA Publicity Stunt

Kelli Vallis Used Disabled Individuals As Ploys For SWARA Publicity Stunt

RESPONSE: Chris Allen is being disingenuous when he claimed that disabled people were “locked out” of SWARA. The SWARA clients were on their summer holiday (they observe the same holidays as the schools) and had no reason to be at the SWARA compound at the time of their protest (as the compound was closed to them due to the summer holiday).

Once again, Kelli Vallis initiated this confrontation by recklessly instructing disabled individuals to disobey the warnings of security officers and by recklessly encouraging disabled individuals to raid the SWARA compound.

After instigating this confrontation, Kelli Vallis went around screaming in the camera mikes that the security officers were physically abusing the disabled individuals.

Kelli Vallis organized a protest outside the Sunshine Welfare & Remedial Association (SWARA) compound and instructed a group of disabled individuals to chant various slogans and wave posters and banners that read:

  • “Hear us. Help Us. Free Us.”
  • “Freedom + Our Rights”
  • “Current Law Does Not Protect Disables”
  • “Only 1 Outcome – Sai Baba Cult Out – New Committee In”

The repetitive chants and the large posters and banners (which obviously required a great deal of preparation) strongly suggest that the disabled individuals were instructed, indoctrinated, prepped and influenced with Anti-Sai-Baba messages and Anti-Sai-Baba information. The protest was a planned publicity stunt and Kelli Vallis even had NineMSN – A Current Affair film the event.

If the Sai Baba movement was truly a dangerous “cult”, why did Kelli Vallis belong to it in the first place? Why did Kelli Vallis withhold this relevant information from Chris Allen? Did Kelli Vallis attempt to convert SWARA clients to the Sai Movement when she worked there as a Sai devotee? Why did Kelli Vallis make her “cult” accusations only after she was dismissed from her position at SWARA?

Moyia O’Brien: That is completely ridiculous. That is not true. The Sai Baba Organisation is not a cult, it is not even a religion. It is a service group.

RESPONSE: Moiya O’Brien’s statement about the Sathya Sai Seva Organisation is accurate.

The Satya Sai Organisation is a multi-faith spiritual Organisation that focuses on selfless service and volunteer work for the poor, needy and/or disadvantaged in society. All major religions are acknowledged and respected within the Organisation (as evidenced by their logo). Members strive to uphold five basic human values: Truth, Love, Peace, Right Action and Non-Violence. Their motto is: “Love All – Serve All”. The Organisation’s activities are not meant or intended for conversion, publicity or fund-raising.

The Sathya Sai Seva Organisation has championed various charitable and humanitarian causes in different parts of the world.

Putting into practice the tenets of the Seva Organisation, Sathya Sai Baba built two Super Specialty Hospitals that provide major operations and medical care free of cost to India’s poor and those in need. Sathya Sai Baba’s Super Specialty Hospitals have received national and international recognition (Refs: 010203030405).

Putting into practice the tenets of the Seva Organisation, Sathya Sai Baba funded several major drinking water projects in India. The first drinking water project (completed in 1996) supplies water to 1.2 million people in 730 villages in the drought-prone Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. The second drinking water project, completed in 2004, supplies water to Chennai (formerly known as Madras) through a rebuilt waterway named “Sathya Sai Ganga Canal”. The Chennai water drinking project was praised by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M Karunanidhi. Karunanidhi said that although he is an atheist, he differentiated between good spiritual leaders like Sathya Sai Baba and fake godmen. The third drinking water project, expected to be completed in April 2006, would supply water from the Godavari River to half a million people living in five hundred villages in East and West Godavari Districts. Other completed water projects include the Medak District Project benefiting 450,000 people in 179 villages and the Mahbubnagar District Project benefiting 350,000 people in 141 villages. In January 2007, the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust revealed that it would undertake another drinking water project in Latur, Maharashtra (Refs: 01020304).

The Sathya Sai University (which provides free education up to the PhD level) is a prestigious educational facility that has twice received the highest grade by the NAAC – National Assessment and Accreditation Council (Ref). Sathya Sai Baba’s educational facilities have been praised for their excellence by:

  • Sri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (Former Vice President of India)
  • Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam (Former President of India)
  • Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Former Prime Minister of India)
  • Rt. Hon. Anerood Jugnauth (Prime Minister of Mauritius)
  • Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma (Former President of India)
  • Sri P V Narasimha Rao (Former Prime Minister of India)
  • Sri R Venkatraman (Former President of India)

Sathya Sai Baba has also been praised by numerous other well educated and well respected individuals (Ref) and even the GuruBusters Documentary (which was highly critical of the guru) conceded that Sathya Sai Baba’s followers comprise much of India’s intellectual elite. Consequently, Sathya Sai Baba and his movement cannot be casually dismissed as a “bizarre religious cult”.

Chris Allen: Moiya O’Brien is Chairman of the committee which runs the center. She’s also a devotee of Sai Baba, the Indian mystic who claims to be a god.

Moyia O’Brien: I am convinced he is part of God. He’s part of who we are. But he is perhaps a bigger part than what we are.

RESPONSE: This section is accurate.

Chris Allen: Skeptics say Sai Baba is also a big fraud. He claims to produce magic dust and jewels from thin air. But look closely and you can see the ash comes from pellets he crushes between his fingers. And the jewels he conjures up are just sleight of hand. Here he produces a necklace. Look again and you’ll see the fumble under the box. While never convicted of a criminal offence, there have been allegations of murder, fraud and sexual abuse of children. At one stage, the US Government issued a warning about visiting his ashram in Southern India. But that hasn’t stopped millions from believing in Sai Baba, including Moiya O’Brien.

RESPONSE: A Current Affair made several inaccurate and misleading claims about Sathya Sai Baba and full responses are required:

Any materialization associated with Sathya Sai Baba’s physical form will be inextricably tied to doubt as magicians are able to duplicate them. However, what magicians have not been able to duplicate are the world-wide cures, healings, visions, dreams, manifestations and materializations typically associated with the name and form of Sathya Sai Baba.

There are literally thousands of international stories and first-hand accounts attesting to paranormal experiences with Sathya Sai Baba.

As a matter of fact, even Barry Pittard (an Australian critic and ex-follower of the guru) still believes to this day (after his defection) that Sathya Sai Baba possesses genuine paranormal powers (Ref).

The following links provide pictures to these international manifestations and materializations that occur in the privacy of devotee’s homes all around the world (thousands of miles away from Sathya Sai Baba’s physical form):

  1. Manifestations At Sai Sruti Temple in Harrow, Middlesex, UK
  2. Vibhuti Manifestation in a Devotee’s House in London
  3. World-Wide Manifestations On Sathya Sai Baba’s Pictures
  4. Vibuthi Manfestations In Bali, Indonesia
  5. Manifestations In Colusa, California
  6. Manifestations At Sri Ragnapatnam, Mysore, India
  7. Amazing Vibuthi & Rudraksha Manifestations From Baba’s Picture

Sathya Sai Baba often trivializes these manifestations, referring to them as his “calling cards”. The guru claims that his real power and real miracle can be found in his love, which has the power to transform, illumine, unite and heal.

Video Alleging Sleight Of Hand:
PhD Erlendur Haraldsson stated in his book “Modern Miracles” that he and his associates carried out a careful analysis of the video shown on NineMSN – A Current Affair (which was originally released by the Deccan Chronicle) alleging trickery, sleight of hand and fraud against Sathya Sai Baba:

  • Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson: “The quality and resolution of the tape leaves much to be desired and limits the inferences that can be drawn from it. Dr. Wiseman took the videotape to a company which specialises in investigating corporate fraud. This company possesses some of the world’s best equipment designed to enhance poor quality videotape. The technician kindly offered to enhance the videotape in question. The videotape was run through a real time Snell & Wilcox Kudos Noise Reducer. The machine carries out three operations. First, it removes via recursive filters the random noise on the tape caused by repeated copying. Second, it improves the graininess of the video by median filters and finally enhances any edges on the video through edge enhancement filters. After all this the video is certainly easier to watch, and did not contain much of the random noise present on the copy provided by the Deccan Chronicle. However, the resulting tape still did not reveal further information about the incident. In short, the reason for Sai Baba’s hand movements still appears unclear and is open for various interpretations, but the tape contained no firm evidence of fraud. The company also analysed several still frames taken from the video. These were scanned into a computer and run through an Improve image processing system (developed by the Home Office in Britain). Again, the images were enhanced via median filters and certain areas of the frames were enlarged. The resulting photographs show the crucial moment as Sai Baba’s hands touch under the memento, but do not reveal any further information.”
    (Modern Miracles; Chapter 31: Public Reaction; pp 295 – 301)

Therefore, despite the subjective conclusions drawn by A Current Affair, they simply cannot argue with the objective results obtained by the analysis. The allegation of trickery, sleight of hand and fraud in the fuzzy video provided by ACA is completely unfounded. Needless to say, had ACA actually done some remedial research, they would have discovered this widely available and easily obtainable information.

Accusations Of Murder, Fraud & Child Molestation:
A thorough, detailed and full response has been provided in an article entitled: The Sathya Sai Baba “Sex Scandal” Myth. The accusations of “murder”, “fraud” and “child molestation” are made exclusively by critics, skeptics and ex-devotees. There are no credible, verifiable or legal documents, sources or references to substantiate the absurd, erroneous and false accusations of “murder”, “fraud” and “child molestation”. These accusations are based entirely on conspiracies, speculations, gossips and rumors. Sathya Sai Baba has never (ever) been charged with any crime and no one has ever filed a basic police complaint or court case against him in India for any alleged improprieties.

The US State Department Travel Advisory:
ACA incorrectly stated that the “US Government” issued a warning about visiting Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram in Southern India. This amounts to nothing more than a total embellishment of known fact. Apparently NineMSN – A Current Affair cannot differentiate between the U.S. Government and a Consular Information Travel Sheet For India webpage. Ex-Devotees have openly boasted:

  1. That they were responsible for an indirect warning that appeared on the USA Consular Information Travel Sheet For India webpage (which did not mention Sathya Sai Baba by name).
  2. That Barry Pittard was responsible for an indirect warning that appeared on the Australian Consular Information Travel Sheet For India webpage (which made wide-ranging statements about cults in India).
  3. Failed to get Britain to issue a similar warning and encouraged Ex-Devotees to e-bomb the embassy with complaints.

See For Yourself.

As of July 17th 2007, the US State Department Bureau Of Consular Affairs REMOVED all indirect references to Sathya Sai Baba from their official website (Reference).

The truth is finally prevailing and the gutter tactics and smear campaigns waged by Ex-Devotees are finally reaching the ears of high ranking individuals and relevant organizations all around the world. For example, Barry Pittard (an Australian ex-devotee and main spokesperson for the Anti-Sai Movement) wholly distorted the former indirect warning and claimed it confirmed “pedophile accusations” against Sathya Sai Baba (Ref), a gutter, total and malicious untruth.

These types of bold-faced lies and dishonest behaviors should raise serious questions about the integrity and credibility of critics and skeptics of Sai Baba. Instead of focusing on these verifiable facts, NineMSN – A Current Affair chose to focus on rumors, gossips and propaganda from Ex-Devotees.

Moyia O’Brien (taken from a video at a Sai Center): Sai Ram. Life is beautiful with Baba. We are all beautiful because he is changing us.

Chris Allen: Moiya is so devoted, she’s become a sort of Sai Baba elder in Australia.

Moyia O’Brien (taken from a video at a Sai Center): How could you not love him? Baba I love you, love and adore you.

RESPONSE: It is true that Moiya O’Brien’s decades-long selfless service to people with developmental disabilities has made her an icon among Sai devotees and non-devotees alike. It is no secret that Moiya O’Brien has been inspired and uplifted by the love, teachings and example of Sathya Sai Baba. Unlike Kelli Vallis, Moiya O’Brien has never made any attempt to withhold or suppress information about her involvement with Sathya Sai Baba.

Kelli Vallis: People who come here don’t make the choice to be involved in a belief system about an Indian guru who they believe is God incarnate.

Chris Allen: Kelli says five of the seven member committee which runs the center are Sai Baba and that Moiya O’Brien has allowed the group to use the center for prayer meetings.

Kelli Vallis: They have complete control over our service.

RESPONSE: Once again, Kelli Vallis is portrayed as a non-cult member who was shocked, concerned and outraged when she discovered that SWARA and Moiya were allegedly engaging in secretive “cult” activities. Nevertheless, Kelli Vallis was fully aware that Moiya was a Sai devotee because she was one herself! Kelli Valis thereby implicates herself as engaging in secretive “cult” activities because she was a devotee of Sai Baba during the time she worked at SWARA.

Chris Allen: (speaking to developmentally challenged man) Do they try and recruit you, ask you to join up?

Steve (developmentally challenged man): Yeah they did but I said no way.

Chris Allen: Disabled kinds like Steve and Michelle say they’ve been pressured to join up.

Michelle (developmentally challenged woman): Yes they have tried but I’ve just stood my ground and said no it’s not for me.

Moyia O’Brien: That is completely untrue. We have never discussed Sai Baba.

RESPONSE: Why is that in 33 years no one (including clients, parents, guardians, therapists, case managers, visitors, media agencies, etc.) has ever come forward alleging that SWARA was secretly recruiting disabled individuals into a “cult” or feeding them questionable information about a religious teacher in India? These allegations surfaced only after Kelli Vallis was dismissed from her job at SWARA and only after she instructed, indoctrinated, prepped and influenced disabled individuals with Anti-Sai-Baba messages and Anti-Sai-Baba information (as evidenced in the protest). Therefore, the claims made by Steve and Michelle are highly suspect.

NineMSN – A Current Affair did not devote even one minute to the accomplishments and successes of SWARA over the course of three decades. Rather, NineMSN – A Current Affair opted for sleaze and attempted to destroy the reputation, trivialize the hard work and tarnish the selfless service of SWARA and Moiya O’Brien with their biased broadcast. This type of sub-standard and sensationalistic journalism is reprehensible.

Chris Allen: There is evidence that the cult wants to take over this center. This email was found by staff here last week. It’s from Sai Baba members saying they’d like to turn this place into an Ashram like their place of worship in India. It even suggests that they were pink and white to add to the atmosphere.

RESPONSE: What NineMSN – A Current Affair failed to mention is that the Sunshine Welfare and Remedial Association Inc. (SWARA) moved from their old location in Spring Hill to a new location in Dutton Park. As a result, the old SWARA building would no longer be used for SWARA activities. The old building was the one referred to in the email. Of course, NineMSN – A Current Affair did not reveal this relevant information and apparently chose to mislead their viewers with incomplete information.

Moiya O’Brien (switching back to the cult accusation): I completely deny it.

Chris Allen: But you must appreciate that people are going to say this looks like a cult, smells like a cult, it must be a cult.

Moiya O’Brien: Yeah, but it is not necessarily said.

RESPONSE: The word “cult” has many meanings (mostly pejorative) and can be used to describe any group devoted to art, music, writing, fiction, fashion, religion, politics, business, hobbies, places, objects, etc. Anthropologists and sociologists generally agree that there is no unambiguous definition for the word “cult”. In a religious sense, the word “cult” usually refers to exploitive religious or spiritual groups distinguished by excessive member control and that are illegally abusive or destructive. There is simply no proof that SWARA or Moiya O’Brien exploited, controlled, abused or recruited any clients on behalf of the Sathya Sai Organisation.

Chris Allen: Even sadder the sight of disabled clients being manhandled by security guards hired by the committee to keep them out.

Kelli Vallis: These people are not to be left in charge or responsible of this organization or the welfare of these people. It’s just disgraceful.

Kelli Vallis Used Disabled Individuals As Ploys For SWARA Publicity Stunt

Kelli Vallis Used Disabled Individuals As Ploys For SWARA Publicity Stunt

RESPONSE: NineMSN – A Current Affair returned to the very same footage they showed at the beginning of their broadcast. Chris Allen is being disingenuous when he claimed that the security guards were “hired by the committee to keep them (disable individuals) out”. Once again, the SWARA clients were on their summer holiday (they observe the same holidays as the schools) and had no reason to be at the SWARA compound at the time of their protest (as the compound was closed to them due to the summer holiday).

The clients would not have been “manhandled” had they not disobeyed the warnings of security officers and had they not been encouraged to raid the SWARA compound.

It is disgraceful that Chris Allen and Kelli Vallis exploited disabled individuals by using them as ploys to incite the security guards into action. After inciting the security guards, the footage was used to evoke sympathy from viewers and cast a negative light on SWARA.

Tracy Grimshaw: And in a statement sent to A Current Affair, the Department of Communities and Disability Services Queensland said it’s now investigating complaints made against that center. We will let you know the outcome.

Needless to say, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy (both vocal defamers and caustic critics of Sathya Sai Baba) knew about the NineMSN – A Current Affair programme before it aired and knew additional details about the protest that were not shown in the broadcast, thus proving their involvement with the program. Therefore, it most certainly appears that Barry Pittard (an ex-devotee well known for his highly questionable past and incitement of Islamic terrorists) was directly involved in behind-the-scenes collaboration with NineMSN – A Current Affair and Kelli Vallis.

Needless to say, all of the negative media against Sai Baba was the result of critic’s behind-the-scenes subterfuge, unremitting propaganda and “e-bombing campaigns”. Critics even boasted on Anti-Sai websites how they were responsible for and involved with various negative media exposures against Sathya Sai Baba. This holds true for The Secret Swami, The Divine Downfall Interview, The Seduced Program, The Unesco Withdrawal, The U.S. State Dept. Warning, The Guardian Article By Paul Lewis, Michelle Goldberg’s Article, India Today and now holds true for the 4½ minute NineMSN – A Current Affair broadcast that aired in Australia.


DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this article belong solely to Joe Moreno (a Pro-Sai Activist) who is: 1) Not affiliated with SWARA; 2) Not affiliated with Moyia O’Brien; 3) Not affiliated with the Sathya Sai Organisation; 4) Not affiliated with any Sathya Sai Baba center; and 5) Not affiliated with any Sathya Sai Baba group.

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