Fighting Faith

Plus: A debt to the victims

Richard Baimbridge
New York, New York

A debt to the victims: Amber Rollins of Fort Worth (Letters, December 20) attempts to vindicate current-day ISKCON, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, claiming that the people in today's ISKCON are against child abuse and "as innocent as you or me." I disagree.

If people choose to join ISKCON knowing that horrific child abuse took place in the 1970s and 1980s, then they must accept the consequences for the history. If they claim ignorance of the extent of the child abuse, then they need to find out what happened. ISKCON may encourage corporate amnesia, but it still owes a debt to its victims. To make amends, the organization needs to compensate all the victims and turn in all the abusers, including the conspirators.

Nori Muster
Via e-mail

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