RE: Your article
Dear PADA: These communities are getting much tougher for the devotees. They are using "snitches" to report to the GBC leaders anyone who disagrees with GBC policy, and then the culprit is given stark choices of either cooperating or losing their place in the community, and maybe relinquishing their property.
And basically, the punishment for disagreeing is banishment and various types of harassment. A number of devotees invested a lot of their personal money in these places, thinking they were independent places, but they suddenly find themselves in trouble if they disagree. This is creating financial chaos for different families.
The whole mood is now very much fear of the GBC's Gestapo police, pounding on your door asking you to get out. They are also using the local police to enforce policy. Its really sad because its creating a lot of suffering for many devotees. Please do not mention my name, they have their spies around here.
Your humble servant, ***** Das
PADA: Thanks prabhu. Yes, another devotee just sent me a message that at his temple the clerics from Christian or Muslim religions are welcome to come there and talk in their "Interfaith conferences," but anyone who worships Srila Prabhupada is beaten with shoes and asked to leave, and they will even threaten to call the police on the Srila Prabhupada folks if they do not leave. Yep, its a cult melt down! ys pd