The University of Memphis banned a Korean mind control cult from campus after police said they were “aggressively discussing religion” and handing out literature.
The university announced via their emergency alert message system that authorities placed several members of the cult on criminal trespass following their attempts to aggressively proselytize students, according to WREG. The individuals belong to the Southaven cell of a cult known as the World Mission Society of God, which began in South Korea, professes belief in God the Mother as necessary for salvation.
“I just think it was a little awkward because I didn’t know them and they were, like, shoving their beliefs down my throat,” university student Jailyn Washington told WREG.
“They believe in some entity called God the Mother, and they tell you that in order to reach salvation you have to believe in God the Mother,” Washington added.
The cult asserts that God the Mother is incarnate in their elderly South Korean leader, Zang Gil-Jah, and that their founder, Ahnsahnghong, is an incarnation of the Holy Spirit that fulfilled the prophecy of Jesus’ second coming. Members of the cult, therefore, use their preach in their founder’s name and consider it one of the personal names of God.
Several ex-members of the cult alleged in 2015 that the organization was more nefarious than its public face belied. They claimed that the church is, in reality, a money making scheme and that the leaders isolate followers from their friends and family members, brainwash them, and use “a number of psychological control tactics…to prevent its members from exposing its criminal and tortious behavior.”
Former congregants alleged that the cult leadership would expect followers to spend all of their free time at one of the cult’s churches, deprive them of sleep, and actively work to dissolve marriages so that new members could then create marriages between Americans and South Koreans. They also alleged that leaders would shame women into getting abortions since birthing a child was, in their view, “pointless and selfish” given their belief that the world will soon end.
The Southaven cell of the cult is also connected with an official student club on campus called Elohist, named for the title by which they refer to the joined God the Father and God the Mother – the Hebrew name Elohim. The university administration instructed students to call the police in the event that they see members of the cult on campus.
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