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Let's Talk About Sects

Sarah Steel

Let's Talk About Sects
56 min2019 NOV 12
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Followers of The Move rejected mainstream society and headed into the wilderness in the 1970s, building isolated communities that were to set them up for the coming Apocalypse. Many ex-members would later tell stories of physical hardship, beatings, and worse, experienced in these communities. Move leader Sam Fife told devotees that should he ever die, they could consider it proof that he was a false prophet.

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With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects.

If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsahome.com).

Written, Researched and Hosted by Sarah Steel
Music by Joe Gould

- Swindled by Faith: A Time For Reconciliation — by Richard A Kiers, Tellwell Talent, 2019
- Practices of Cults Receiving New Scrutiny — The New York Times, 21 January 1979
- From Survivor to Thriver — by Angela “Vennie” Kocsis, ICSA Today, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2014
- Cult Child — by Vennie Kocsis, Amazon, 2014
- Vennie Kocsis’ website — includes various collected materials about The Move
- Brother Sam Prepares His Flock For The ‘End Days’ — by Adon Taft, Charleston Daily, 10 April 1975
- God’s School of Divine Government — by Sam Fife, 1974
- Awaiting apocalypse in the Peace River Valley — by Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun, 27 October 2016
- Peace River commune awaits imminent apocalypse: Christian community of 250 shuns TV and requires year-long courtship void of physical contact — by Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun, 22 September 2003
- Divine Order Teaching #22: Divine Order for Raising Children — by Sam Fife, 1970
- Jane Miller exorcism recording
- Open Letter to the Ministry of the Move — by Julie Leland Biggerstaff, Ross W. Bracewell, Michael Martella & Greg Sitteg
- The Move Terminology — Vennie Kocsis
- Buddy Cobb — video taken by his granddaughter Ang Cobb, 2 April 2017
- Vince Vaughn's stepfather liable in goat blood drug case, jury finds — by Kim Janssen, Chicago Tribune, 2 May 2016
- 15 years for man who defrauded execs — by Jonathan Horn, The San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 September 2013
- Christian cult leader worked Tampa “BLACK ICE” Operation — by Daniel Hopsicker, 6 March 2014
- Tampa ‘Black Ice” drug operation tied to organized crime — by Daniel Hopsicker, 1 April 2014
- Doctor pays for helping friend — by John Tedesco, My San Antonio, 25 August 2012
- People Magazine Investigates: Cults — Investigation Discovery, 2 July 2019
- My Story — by Glori Williams, 29 March 2014
- One Survivor Among Many — video by ex-member Suzanne McConnell, 21 January 2014
- IMA (the Move) Religious Cult Disguised as Christian Church – Hub page by ex-member Jacqueline Jarvis, updated 15 July 2018
- No Place Like Home: My life in an all american religious cult – ex-member Lisa Kendall’s website
- Part I – How a Religious Cult Ruined My Life – blog post by ex-member by Lisa Kendall, 20 January 2018
- Man Recounts Desperation to Leave Cult as Young Boy: 'The Only Escape Was ... to Choose Hell' – by Jeff Truesdell, People, 1 July 2019
- Survivor of Religious Cult Known as The Move: 'I Was Fighting Against Becoming One of Them' – by Jeff Truesdell, People, 28 June 2019

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