Introduction


Robert Earl Burton founded The Fellowship of Friends in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1970. Burton modeled his own group after that of Alex Horn, loosely borrowing from the Fourth Way teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. In recent years, the Fellowship has cast its net more broadly, embracing any spiritual tradition that includes (or can be interpreted to include) the notion of "presence."

The Fellowship of Friends exhibits the hallmarks of a "doomsday religious cult," wherein Burton exercises absolute authority, and demands loyalty and obedience. He warns that his is the only path to consciousness and eternal life. Invoking his gift of prophecy, he has over the years prepared his flock for great calamities (e.g. a depression in 1984, the fall of California in 1998, nuclear holocaust in 2006, and most recently the October 2018 "Fall of California Redux.")

But according to Burton, Armageddon still looms in our future and when it finally arrives, non-believers shall perish, while through the direct intervention and guidance from 44 angels (recently expanded to 81 angels, including himself and his divine father, Leonardo da Vinci) Burton and his followers shall be spared, founding a new, and more perfect civilization.

Many regard Robert Earl Burton a narcissist and sociopath, surrounded by a largely greed- and power-driven inner circle. The following pages offer abundant evidence supporting that conclusion.

This archive draws from official Fellowship publications and websites, news archives, court documents, cult education and awareness forums, the Internet Archive, the long-running Fellowship of Friends - Living Presence Discussion, the (former) Fellowship of Friends wikispace project, the (ill-fated 2007) Fellowship of Friends Wikipedia page, and the editor's own 13-year experience in the Fellowship. Presented in a reverse chronology, the Fellowship's history may be navigated via the "Blog Archive" located in the sidebar below.

Thursday, June 5, 1997

Michelle Milligan's campaign to expose The Fellowship of Friends

[ed. - After the Olivehurst Gospel Assembly lost its property rights battle with the Fellowship, OGA member Michelle M. Milligan continued to attack the Fellowship through her Of, By & For The People Newspaper.]
Alright Yuba County, there you have it. Another lawsuit against the F.O.F. We have been telling you all along, and warning you of the dangers of the F.O.F. The corruption in the county has a lot to do with Fellowship. It's called VOTES. A Grand Jury told you. We have told you of rapings, murders, cult activities, corrupt judges, crooked politicians, F.O.F. and Burton having AIDS. This newspaper Of, By & For The People made a report about a 12 year old boy who was raped at the F.O.F. compound through C.P.S. [Child Protective Services]. C.P.S. is being used to fulfill Burton's sexual pleasures and desires. Welfare fraud, illegal immigration, homosexuality, how much more before action s taken. Your families are in danger. You work with F.O.F. members, some children go to their schools, the public eat in their restaurant, the public views their winery, grounds and museum. They are all in danger. Chuck O'Rourke needs to do his job. Get the sheriff, shut the F.O.F. down and call for an investigation before one more boy or man is raped!!! He needs to call the Governor and the Attorney General. The F.B.I. needs to raid this compound. They are always "looking" for work. Well fellas, here's some for you. Every reason and proof has been given to warrant an investigation.

Now let's see where Janet Reno will be. The F.O.F. have guns. Are they going to overthrow the government? Will she send tanks to crash the temple and save the people? Or is the so-called government just part of the good ol' boys? There are children that are being abused. Will Janet Reno save them?

Any sex offender in our Forefather's day were immediately put to death by hanging. (Right?)

The time is now for all abused victims, victims of child pornography and rape, victims of the C.P.S. and all victims of the satanic cult, which is also related to the Fellowship of Friends to come and speak. Those of you that have been calling and writing us in the last two years come out and be a part. All information from the past to the present is needed. Please send it to our office or fax it to us. If you have something to declare make a statement with names, places and times and have it notarized. If you have old newspaper articles or information like it, please send that also. The information that you have on the murders, rapes, drugs, tortures, county corruption, corrupt judges and officials connected to the Fellowship and/or Satanic cult, present or past. Send it NOW!!!

We know that these things are very dangerous to tell. Therefore, everything will be videoed for your protection. Meetings can be held for your privacy. All of you can gather and become, not only one, but will have formed a protection for yourselves.

All of the F.O.F., cult, county and corruption stories and information are not in our office or our computers. We are much smarter than they are.

Of, By & For The People Newspaper
P.O. Box 1993
Marysville, California 95901

Phone (916) 755-3680---------Fax (916) 755-9998

[ed. - Other articles by Milligan:]
https://web.archive.org/web/19980213060444/http://www.oro.net:80/~ofbyfornews/fellowsh.html

https://web.archive.org/web/19980625104102/http://www.oro.net:80/~ofbyfornews/editor.html