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I think any celebrity that adopts a child from a third world country is a fool. Joan Rivers
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. Carl Jung, Vom Werden der Personlichkeit, 1932
I’m not going to lie: I despise children. House of Cards US s1e9: Chapter 9, Frank, Netflix 2013
There was rampant homosexuality among the older boys. I fixed the problem. I thought if I’d play around with a child once per week, they would have their needs met. Father Lawrence Murphy
It is wrong to bear children out of need, wrong to use a child to alleviate loneliness, wrong to provide purpose in life by reproducing another copy of oneself. It is wrong also to seek immortality by spewing one’s germ into the future as though sperm contains your consciousness! Irvin D Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept
The most out-there thing I’m saying is, ‘Don’t have babies. Don’t get married and have kids. Have a larger life than that.’ Roseanne Barr
To bring a child into existence without a fair prospect of being able, not only to provide food for its body, but instruction and training for its mind is a moral crime, both against the unfortunate offspring and against society. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
Women are nothing but machines for producing children. Napoleon Bonaparte
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them. Sigmund Freud
I do not beat children. Yes, I spank children. I spank my children when they do wrong. David Koresh
Sex Cult Leader Caged: The evil ruler of a sex cult he was told yesterday he might never leave prison.
Colin Batley created ‘a sick little kingdom’ to have sex with women and children in the village of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire. The Sun article March 2011
In 1990 10 members of the Children of God are arrested in Spain under charges of child abuse. Noah Thomson, Children of God: Lost & Found, HBO 2007
In 1992 120 children are taken into protective custody in Australia. ibid.
May 2006: Cult leader Warren Jeffs is named as one of America’s ten most wanted. His crime as leader of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, a polygamous cult – Warren Jeffs stands of the rape and imprisonment of children. But even with their leader on the run from the law, the members of Jeffs’ cult see themselves as faithful followers of God, not a band of criminals. One man’s cult is another man’s religion. Decoding the Past: Cults: Dangerous Devotion, History 2006
Hundreds of Spanish babies ‘stolen from clinics and sold for adoption’.
Hundreds of Spanish babies were stolen from their parents by a secret network of doctors and nurses and sold for adoption, according to a petition filed in Madrid.
The families of 261 babies who disappeared in Spanish hospitals over five decades called on the attorney general to open an investigation into the scandal, after presenting evidence from former employees at maternity clinics and parents who admitted illegally adopting babies.
What started as a system for taking children away from families deemed to be politically dangerous to the regime of General Francisco Franco became an illicit business that continued at least until the 1980s, a campaign group has claimed. The Guardian online news headline 27th January 2011
A former security guard who led a cult from a cul-de-sac in a Welsh seaside town was told he might spend life in jail for committing a series of sex attacks on boys and girls.
Colin Batley of Kidwelly, west Wales, presided over a quasi-religious sex cult that preyed on vulnerable youngsters, forced women into prostitution and indulged in occult rites.
Batley was given an indeterminate sentence for public protection with a recommendation that he spend at least 11 years in jail. Sentencing him at Swansea crown court, Judge Paul Thomas QC told him: ‘You may never be released.’ The Guardian online article 11th March 2011 Steven Morris, ‘Colin Batley, leader of sex cult preying on children, could spend life in jail’
A former Nazi who founded a secretive German colony in South America where opponents of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship were tortured has been arrested after more than a decade on the run.
Detectives in Argentina captured Paul Schäfer, an 84-year-old German, on Thursday on the outskirts of the capital, Buenos Aires. Schäfer has been wanted in Chile in connection with child abuse charges since 1996, when he disappeared. Last year a Chilean court convicted him in his absence of child abuse, together with 26 other cult members.
Smiling and handcuffed, he refused to comment as police officers took him to a cell in a wheelchair.
Schäfer, one of South America’s most enigmatic fugitives, was the leader of a notorious German cult in southern Chile known as Colonia Dignidad.
A former corporal and medic in the German army during the Second World War, he moved to Chile in the early 1960s. He established a self-sufficient colony in the mountains near the city of Parral, 218 miles south of Santiago. Surrounded by barbed wire and electric fences, and largely populated by Germans, the cult remained cut off from the rest of Chile. Guardian online article 12th March 2005 ‘Fugitive Nazi Cult Leader Arrested’
In Spring 2008 US officials and armed guards removed over four hundred children from their homes and families. But what compelled the authorities to take such a course of action? The children in question are members of one of the most controversial religions in the United States. A religion that some have called a cult. Raid on Texas Cult
On 3rd April 2008 the state of Texas stormed the El Dorado compound of the FLDS – the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – with armoured tanks and guns drawn, and began removing children. ibid.
This is about children who are at imminent risk of harm. Children that we believe have been abused or neglected. Marleigh Meisner, Texas Child Protective Services, re raid of FLDS Texas range