• Cults are not religion, They are regulated abusive and human traffic organizations.

    ANY group, Religious or not should have to obey the same laws as individuals have to obey. Without abuse, Kidnapping, Etc. They can say that if rules are not followed they have to leave the religion, But should not be allowed to break the law in the name of god.

  • Ridiculous rule, Ritual and lifestyle

    There's many cult that operate with a ridiculous law and many have commit group suicide and murder and have avoided law for sometime
    they may seem good on the outside but we all know that each cult have dark secret that they hide such as human sacrifice for the devil and conspired against the very freedom of America. If they are not to be stopped sooner or later. . . There won't be any political debate as all power are in the hand of the cult leader

  • We would have less problems in the world

    Practicing cult it is dangerous, Dealing with the unseen world. Demons are being used to performed these Arts in cult, God is against this practice.
    Demons will enter you and possess you make you do things you would normally do, Drug dealer uses the cult associations to aid them in crime and theft.
    It is a lot but we don't need cult to be banned society would be a better tomorrow.

  • Threat to society

    They legally enslave people's minds by indoctrinating them from childbirth to act and behave in one certain way; replacing all natural critical thinking and reasoning skills with mindless obedience. Anyone raised in a cult and left has probably heard something along the lines of, "What would (deity or leader) think about that? ". They divide families through isolation, Enable abuse (often sexual and to minors). They control information by dismissing every news source critical of their organization as "Satanic lies" or some crap. They even harass people with propaganda at their front doors on a daily basis. Cults have no place in modern society, And they are a serious threat to the well being of children. They may sell nice fantasies about heaven, A post apocalyptic paradise but in the end, They do more harm than good. If you want to be spiritual, Just read the bible, Go to public meditation, But don't let some organization dictate everything about your life.

  • There is Historical Evidence to Back this up

    Cults are not considered to be an official religion and almost all major religions dismiss the legitimacy of these cults as actual religions seeing them for what they truly are. The goal of a cult is so that the leader has everyone in the cult under his or her control. This is no different than what happened in World War II with the Japan's military committing horrendous things to each other and other countries, Nazism in Germany which basically brainwashed German people into practically worshipping Hitler which is why German surrendered very quickly after Adolf Hitler committed suicide, And the Soviet Union causing the people of the country to live under horrendous conditions but could not rebel because they went too far down the rabbit whole. In addition, In more recent times, Mao of China (known as Supreme Leader Mao) essentially created a cult around him where people in China still see him under a good light even though those outside the country will see him at face value as a cult leader (who was also highly hypocritical, Which is fairly common amongst cult leaders). A cult is not a freedom of speech or religion. It is the manipulation of desperate people. Do you remember the mass suicide brought about by the cult of Jonestown? The cult leader knew that the U. S. Government was going to come for them after murdering someone from the federal government and had everyone commit a very painful form of suicide by ingestion of poison, Which he chose not to partake in). Cults masquerade preaching the word of God (or some other deity that does not exist in any religion) but are preaching the word of demons ready to slaughter their flock for selfish interests.

  • We MUST Restrict or Ban all Cults in America

    Freedom of religion is one thing, But cults are a bastardized version that takes advantage of that freedom, Then turns around and removes the same freedom to its followers. Cults cone under the guises of everything from health institutions, To bible-based organizations, And most that successfully run for years will never be blatantly obvious as some have portrayed themselves to be (like Jim Jones). I was born within the cult of Jehovahs Witnesses (currently my family has shunned me for not believing the same doctrines), And when I was in it, I never would have believed it was a cult. But all the signs were there all along! People commit suicides from the shunning, From rape or molestation (it’s a pedophiles paradise) and waste their lives with countless organizational activities, And forego pursuing higher education, All because of the harmful teachings and policies that they inculcate. Allegiance is mandatory! Awareness is not enough for some of these powerful organizations, As they fully indoctrinate their followers to believe that that any opposer is evil. I have become evil in the eyes of my entire family, And have been labeled an “apostate. ” There is no winning! The only hope I have is for government to step in and place restrictions on cults. We need laws that don’t allow harmful teachings, And penalize those that do not comply by 1) taking away tax exemption 2) fees for organizations that don’t comply to a set of minimal operational restrictions/standards 3) make their status publicly available. Cults should be given the reign to operate freely in our country! They infringe on our personal freedoms and create divisions within the family unit, And they enforce harmful policies that their members are forced to follow.

  • Yes ban cults in the U.S.A.

    What people don't understand about cults is that people don't have the freedom to believe whatever they want within them. Comparing a religion that gives a person the freedom to believe whatever they want, to leave without punishment, to a cult that holds control over the individuals beliefs, punishes them for leaving, breaks up families, and demands lifelong devotion is blatant ignorance. We should not allow cults the freedom to have that much control over an individual's life while that individual lives in a country that boasts on giving their citizens freedom. The lack of action on the part of the U.S. government is an admonition to religious abuse, that what these cults are doing is ok. The U.S. government is therefore giving freedom to abusers than to each individual citizen.

  • Forced to believe in one way, isolating if you don't.

    The Jehovah's Witnesses use adults and children as free labor, many that are handicapped or merely exist in poverty . . . Devote an exponential amount of hours every year accepting "donations" for literature they are panhandling.

    When members ask too many questions, express their dissatisfaction with the rules and teachings of this cult . . . They suffer greatly!!!

    Many lose their employment, they are forcibly cast out and shunned by their families and friends, and die from no blood transfusions.

    A GREAT unknown number of Pedophiles lurk among the Jehovah's Witnesses, as they do not pursue child sex offenders . . . Rather they hide and protect them. The sex abuse scandal among the hierarchy of Jehovah's Witnesses is being investigated in many countries as we speak. The current members are so brainwashed that they refuse to believe it, even if it's on the news channels.

    The Jehovah's Witnesses "love bomb" newcomers, enticing them in order to gain new recruits. Easy targets are the mentally ill, elderly that are lonesome, single mothers, and young teenagers that feel lost in life. They slowly but surely, become a permanent fixture in these peoples lives. Convincing them that the congregation is their new family, especially if their family is not keen on their associating themselves with JWs. Telling them that Satan is trying to keep them from learning "the Truth." Before too long, these new recruits are subjugated to social isolation and become dependent upon this "new family."

    Multitudes of innocent men, women and children have committed suicide as a result of being shunned by their families if they decide to leave Jehovah's Witnesses. For many the mind conditioning has irrevocably altered their thinking, to the extent that most develop PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

    In an attempt to rescue family and friends from this cult, many
    Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses have become activists. The Governing Body of JWs use fear tactics among their flock, and teach their members that the ones that leave are "Apostates" and are to be considered "Dangerous" and "Diseased Minds."

    Please do NOT join this religious cult, and if you're a current member please do your homework! Research this religion just like they tell you that the Boreans did in the Bible. It will save you a lot of heartache and quite possibly your life!
    - Jw Survivors Original

  • They should 100% ban it!

    I've seen many horrors of what cults have done to the United States. I mean, have any of you ever heard of Charles Manson? The sick, self-righteous bastard who claims to be Jesus himself, predicting that there'll be a racial war (even though nothing happened later on) and killed an innocent actress because of his own agenda? How about Heaven's Gate? They deprived their members of social status and asked them to end their short-lived lives over nothing but some bullsh*t stories about space! And especially, that f*cking hypocrite Jim Jones! He's a f*cking idiot for letting one guy to kill a person who went journalizing and investigating the place due to suspicions. And then he leads over 900 people. 900 PEOPLE to ingest cyanide so that his contradicting guilt will be untarnished with justice.

    To be perfectly honest, the person/people behind those cults are insensitive fools. Such scoundrels think they can console others of their beliefs. They better go to the opposite of their own 'Heaven' to their own 'Hell'.

  • Any set of humans who close themselves off from the outside world ends up with a seriously warped sense of humanity.

    Too much of anything is a bad thing, being true for morals & religions as well. Any closed off community exists by enforcing rules that end up enslaving and abusing its weaker members. Hence all the abuse, especially of females, that run rampant in all cult-societies. Its strange but true that the more "moral" people get, the less "human" they become. That only gets multiplied within a cult, just as a pool of water stagnates and goes bad after being left alone for too long. They eventually end up so warped that they begin to believe inhuman things as being "good", such as child marriage, forced marriage, slavery, ostracism and many others. And end up being societies that benefit a few while exploiting the majority. They must be banned.

  • No thank u

    People can do what they want. Banning marijuana doesnt mean there wont be any marijuana so banning cults doesnt mean there wont be any cults. Free speech and all that other stuff. Some cults are like good some are funky and some are just plain bad. Banning good cults is unfair to the good people. :-)

  • Cults should not be illegal

    Cults should not be illegal because it is peoples beliefs and should be able to follow through with their beliefs. The only thing that shouldn't be allowed is human sacrifice. That is when the cults go over the top. When the cults do go over the top the people should go to jail. But that doesn't mean all cults should be illegal.

  • Our Rights.(First Amendment)

    America can not ban cults because that is violating the first amendment. The right to have any religion and also practice it, but if it harms people and there rights something obviously has to be done, but overall all we have the right to have any religion even cults .

  • Cults are not very different from religions

    The term 'cult' is just a euphemism for ' less popular religion'. The dictionary actually says a 'cult' is a 'system of religious beliefs and rituals with a great devotion to a person, idea, or thing'. If we ban cults, that way we will have to also ban other religions more and more, which will eventually ruin so many people's reliance on religion. That's really too risky for numerous people.

  • One would have to better define cults to make any sort of headway on this idea, and we all know that wouldn't work anyway.

    The definition of a cult, according to most sociologists, doesn't sound nearly as frightening as the popular concept it. More often than not, the word "cult" is used to describe any religion one does not happen to like. Banning cults would create a huge, huge problem in which religions are "good" and which are "bad". There would be no satisfactory result. Should the government step in when religious groups are truly dangerous? Sure. But otherwise let's allow freedom of religion.

  • Religious Freedom For All

    Religious freedom doesn't not only extend to the big three; Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It protects all, even the one small sect that wants to believe in a spaghetti monster set to rain down terror the day after tomorrow. Banning cults is slippery slope that threatens to compromise the whole countries guaranteed religious freedom.

  • No, banning cults will not make them dissappear.

    No, banning is not a fool-proof way to stop anything from happening. As you know, many states have banned the use and distribution of marijuana but that obviously hasn't stopped people from using. America can try as they might to ban cults, but the truth is that will not accomplish anything.

  • No, cults can't be banned.

    Cults can't be banned in the United States, because freedom of religion is one of the basic rights in the U.S. This would also infringe on freedom of speech. That being said, if a cult appears to be dangerous or is otherwise abusing the law, such as forcing young girls into marriage, it definitely should be investigated. So while a cult itself can't be illegal, aspects that it teaches possibly are.

  • That isn't freedom

    Americans are supposed to have the freedom to believe what they want, they are supposed to have the freedom to group together as long as it's peacefully, this includes cults. If a cult is getting out of hand or causing problems within the area, then the authorities should get involved and look into shutting it down.

  • It's free speech.

    No, American should not ban cults, because people have the right to believe the things that they want to believe. That is true even if the things they believe are strange, and even if people end up being taken advantage of. Of course, we should always monitor abuse of children and step in if that happens.

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