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Personal Experiences: Statements of Former Members

*John Lynn, a former Way Leader, describes sexual misconduct, a tyrannical leadership not accountable to anyone for what he sees as abuses of power, and psychologically abusive tactics used to collect money from followers.

*Jim Martin, No Way Out founding editor and former Way member, asks pointed questions of Way leader Craig Martindale in an open letter.

*An anonymous ex-Way member, demands explanations for contradictory Way teachings.

*Another anonymous ex-member speaks movingly of the painful shaming and ostracization he experienced for not toeing the Way line -- tactics that he blames for causing his divorce and the breakup of his family. He also describes the extreme atmosphere within the Way's inner core, where leaders defend David Koresh and speak of similar dire consequences if Way Headquarters are ever attacked.

*Author and scholar John Juedes's personal essay on the importance of understanding the death of The Way International's founder -- with suggested readings.

*Author and TWI veteran Carol Van Drie writes movingly of her exit.

*Carol Van Drie compassionately answers one of her critics.

*Deb tells what it was like to be recruited into The Way at age 18.

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