Introduction


Presented in reverse chronology, this history stretches from the present back to the Fellowship's 1970 founding, and beyond.
(See "Blog Archive" in the sidebar below.) It draws from many sources, including The Fellowship of Friends - Living Presence Discussion, the Internet Archive, the former Fellowship of Friends wiki project, cult education and awareness sites, news archives, and from the editor's own 13-year experience in the Fellowship.

The portrait that emerges stands in stark contrast to sanitized versions presented on the Fellowship's array of
alluring websites, and on derivative sites created by Burton's now-estranged
disciple, Asaf Braverman.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mystical Religious Sect Accuses Feds of Screwing Up

"Ames Gilbert" posted the following on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, November 26, 2012:
In other news [from KCRA Television, Sacramento]:
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Image: KCRA
 
MYSTICAL RELIGIOUS SECT ACCUSES FEDS OF SCREWING UP
Drug ring tied to mystical religion, fact or fiction?

OREGON HOUSE, Calif. (KCRA) —

Angela Spillers stood in the doorway of her fiancĂ©’s Oregon House home and acknowledged that federal drug agents seized dozens of marijuana plants from the property more than two months ago.

However, it is what has happened since then that has her upset.

“They tried to make this sound like something out of a movie or book. But they’ve realized they have no case,” Spiller told KCRA 3.

On Sept. 20, federal drug agents executed a series of search warrants on properties in and around the town of Oregon House.

In a search warrant recently filed in court, Brian Nehring, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency, alleged that multiple members of “a self-described sect of Mystical Fourth Way Christianity” were engaged in a marijuana-growing network aimed at raising money to pay for fees related to membership.

The sect was identified as The Fellowship of Friends.

More than two months later, federal officials confirm that no indictments, or arrests have been made in connection to this search warrant.

“Something’s fishy here,” said Wayne Mott, a spokesman for The Fellowship of Friends.
Mott told KCRA 3 that agents never searched their main property, nor did they question any members on the premises.

“I don’t think they have a case. I think they are embarrassed,” Mott said.
A DEA spokesperson said that because this is an ongoing investigation, there is no comment at this time.
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If you go to: http://tinyurl.com/cjmdrt3 you can see a KCRA TV news video, and see Wayne Mott being interviewed outside the main entrance to Apollo, the headquarters of the Fellowship of Friends.

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