Gerald Moreno firmly defends sex abusers and cover-up
Posted by robertpriddy on March 31, 2010
In recent days at our blogsites, Barry Pittard, former lecturer at the Sathya Sai College at Whitefield, and I have made a number of comparisons between the massive Roman Catholic sex abuse cover-up and that of Sathya Sai Baba and his officials. Gerald ‘Joe’ Moreno is leagued with key associates of Sai Baba constantly attacks anyone who speaks out about the innumerable sexual and other allegations against Sai Baba and certain of his confederates. These vitriolic and obsessive attacks have continued almost daily for about 6 years. He ridicules virtually everything we have written, as well as initiates attacks on ourselves and families. These attacks even extend to our children, one of them still a minor, and include attacks relating to business, university, community and profession. These attacks have been reported to various authorities, which are hamstrung owing to difficulties attending the current state of the internet. See comment by Barry Pittard.
As ever, Moreno always plants himself firmly on the side of sexual abuse cover-up, denying it or defending it, and never exposes or attacks it in any way… (see scan of his credo for years – on the right). Further, Moreno has for many years defended Swami Premananda (http://www.vishvarupa.com/swami-sri-premananda.html) , who is serving a double life sentence for multiple rape and murder, based on DNA analysis. Premananda’s appeal to the highest court in India was refused! (See prosecution data here)
Moreno thus shows himself to lean strongly towards denial of the truth even of fully proven sexual abuses. There is a very convincing reason for this – that he was himself groomed in a sexual molestation incident with Sathya Sai Baba which event – along with the many testimonies by young men, their parents and others against Sai Baba – originally led him to realise this ‘God’ is a sexual abuser. However, he chose later to deny that Sai Baba’s oiling of the nether parts of the stomach could have been grooming for sexual relations (as is openly testified was the case by many others) plunging himself further into indoctrination and denial, admitting being confused and sexually inhibited afterwards (according to his own published explanation). He has fought a losing battle against the truly formidable circumstantial evidence that has built up and continues to come in. The Catholic Church abuses alone prove that it take decades for abused persons to come forth with their accounts, so much more may be expected as the years go by.
Moreno never presents serious argumentation other than character assassination, smears, endless charges of lying – and he uses all manner of dirty tricks rather than any independent documentation or rational and well-founded arguments to confront what we assert. He strenuously avoids the issue of the accountability and transparency that should confront the international Sathya Sai Organization, just as it faces all institutions in a democratic society. Many decent Sai Baba followers find his acute negativism, hatred, jeering and offensive language abhorrent, for they run contrary to Sai Baba’s own explicit teachings. In fact, many of the world’s most responsible investigative media like the BBC, CBC, SBS, DR, Times of London, Telegraph, Guardian, India Today, The Age, Salon.com, and so forth, have exposed Sathya Sai Baba and his cult as highly authoritarian and unaccountable. Interestingly, virtually no one goes public in his favour, while many do on our behalf. (1460 persons so far have signed the petition we helped to instigate).
Gerald Moreno tells how he was treated by Sathya Sai Baba in private
Gerald Moreno and “oiling between the pubic area and the navel”
Robert Priddy’s Series On Sathya Sai Baba Man, Gerald Moreno
More on Moreno here