SNAP urges investigation of "secrecy-obsessed" commune

It’s both dangerous and outrageous any time alleged spiritual figures insist that their followers agree to keep potential crimes secret. The notion that "that all disputes be settled within the confines of the church" is a pedophile’s dream and recipe for disaster.

All child sex crimes - whether confirmed or suspected - must be reported to the independent professionals in law enforcement regardless of the man-made rules of secrecy-obsessed church officials.

We call on local law enforcement to investigate Homestead Heritage. And we urge current and former members of that community to find the courage to violate the harmful secrecy edict and, for the sake of innocent, wounded and vulnerable kids,  tell police and prosecutors what they know and suspect about possible child sex crimes there.

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