This panel examines what a cult is and what distinguishes a cult from a religion. Also the tactics and behaviors cults and their members display.
*Dr. Jim Kopp, Director of the Aubrey Watzek Library and Professor of History at Lewis & Clark College.
*Graham Kislingbury is the online editor for the Democrat-Herald and Corvallis Gazette-Times. Graham’s sister Sharon died at age 22 in the murder-suicide on Nov. 18, 1978, at Jonestown, Guyana.
*Dr. Jack Crabtree is the Director of the McKenzie Study Center, a biblical studies institute of Gutenberg College.
*Dr. T. Wayne Husaker had directed the Eugene LDS Institute since 1999.
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