By his very typical method of faulty, highly selective extrapolation, Gerald Joe Moreno falsely accused Barry Pittard of being a criminal – which statement he had to retract (extremely grudgingly).
At another stage, exploiting the posting of a Pittard article by an an obnoxious group, he strongly and widely labelled Pittard as an anti-Semite. Moreno exploited the posting of a Pittard article by a group whose type of views Pittard has all his life abhorred.
These attacks are on the Internet for all to see, especially given the fact that Moreno has a specialty in manipulating search engine results so that his articles are often most prominently featured.
Those who have known Barry Pittard for decades know that views based on race or class or culture have always been deeply abhorent to him. His extensive volunteer social work of many years has been among people irrespective of their race, class or religion. Alan Kazlev, in Australia, who had at first been misled by Moreno’s propaganda made his own enquiries and found that Moreno’s defamations of Pittard and others were serious. Needless to say Moreno at once mounted vehement attacks against Kazlev, as he has long done against virtually anyone who asks, for proper third party investigation of the allegations, as Barry Pittard has so often emphasised, against Sai Baba and certain of his core servitors.
Many of those connected with the station affirm (information available to bona fide, properly-reputed! researchers) that Barry Pittard had a highly-regarded community radio programme “Collective Spirit”, whose core theme was precisely about promoting good relations in the community between the various religious and other paths, and about finding commonalities. Moreover, as the worldwide former devotee network can attest, there are Jewish members who hold Pittard in high esteem, as do others of other faiths and non-faiths.
They attest that when there was a down-putting remark made about the Jews by a Christian presenter at the same radio station at which Pittard also worked as a presenter, he objected strongly. For this he was thanked by the then leader of the Jewish community in his area, who later invited a director and he to a private Jewish ceremony in her and her husband’s home. The presenter, who showed no remorse at the offense or sensitive desire for remediation, was dismissed from the station.
Typically though his assertions are cruelly false, Moreno does not withdraw his claims. So much, then, for his hero-worship not only of Sathya Sai Baba but of other traditional teachers of truth, righteousness, peace and love.
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