THE TRUE FACE OF THE SATHYA SAI ORGANIZATION
As International Chairman of the International Sathya Sai Organization and leader of the so-called ‘Prashanthi Council’, Dr. Michael Goldstein was for decades ultimately responsible for the policies they supported. One policy this largely clandestine and wholly unaccountable organization supported was the massive muck-raking, web stalking and baseless slander by Gerald ‘Joe’ Moreno. He used the Internet to attack Sai Baba critics in countless contrived web pages in many permutations of even the most reasonable criticisms of SB, his organization, its members and other untruthful Sai Baba devotees. The Sathya Sai Organisation carefully never mentioned Moreno or his web pages, but this is only because they could not afford to admit the glaringly obvious fact of their acceptance of him.
In short, the Sathya Sai organisation wilfully allowed Gerald Moreno to act as the mouthpiece of their propaganda, cover-ups and untruths without a murmur of dissent and their constant refusal to respond to those who asked them to distance themselves from him and his methods. Whether they financed him secretly or not, whether they supported with technical aid or not, makes no difference to the outcome. That he has been fed documents by the Sathya Sai Organization - evidence deposited in a Californian court but never presented in court or made available in the public domain -or to anyone else but the lawyers and litigants involved - is beyond all doubt. The UK author, Kevin Shepherd further pointed out (see http://citizeninitiative.com/sathya_sai_and_wikipedia.htm) :
“The Sathya Sai Baba Organisation has been asked to deny that Moreno is acting on their behalf, but they have not done so. Their emails have been interpreted as definitive proof that they endorse Moreno’s notorious website. It has been strongly deduced that Moreno was fed with materials from the lawyer devotees in his contact, after he learnt about Sathya Sai Baba from Robert Baskin, the lawyer who was a Sathya Sai Baba evangelist in Western USA. (“Gerald ‘Joe’ Moreno on Wikipedia,” p. 10.) “
Further, an absurd and untruthful deposition of evidence with the court by a declared Sai devotee, Kreydick, – engineered by the US Sathya Sai Society though never made available to the public because it was never even presented in court – was trumpeted by Moreno on Wikipedia and elsewhere.
We have also discovered members of the Sathya Sai Organization - in some cases prominent - providing information, sometimes of a very distorted kind, to the pro Sai Baba activists. Included here are examples of encroaching on the rights to privacy of former devotees and other critics in their homes and workplaces. Business and academic activities of various critics of Sathya Sai Baba were under attack.
Dr. Goldstein was known for not having replied to letters from anyone who complains about having been sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba or their parents (he even sent back letters unopened), also when they were previously his colleagues and active Sai workers for many years in the Organization. The Prashanthi Council remained as silent as the grave about the JuST group’s open letter to them. No Sai Baba official has responded to any requests for information or complaints, except for the head of Radio Sai, Dr. G. Venkataraman, whose every claim has been refuted in full (see THE SATHYA SAI ORGANISATION'S DECEPTION AND PROPAGANDA EXPOSED).
Dr. M. Goldstein’s entire policy is summed up adequately by his statements to the BBC (filmed unbeknown to him) where his real aggressive personality, self-importance and total psychological denial is exposed. (see here)
Having been instructed by Sathya Sai Baba not to get involved in replying to critics of any kind, Dr. M. Goldstein has obtained the support of this semi-educated person Moreno who was willing from the start to use gutter tactics and lies against everyone who produces any proof or makes any statement affecting his guru, who he believes to be none other than Jesus Christ, Buddha, the founder of all the world’s religions and who has always been God!
This connection is denied by Gerald Joe Moreno himself, but this deception was planned carefully from the start in that he assiduously posted on every page as a footer that he was not a member of the Organization, nor even a devotee of Sai Baba. All the evidence points directly to him being the mouthpiece of the Sathya Sai Organization. His connection with the law firm of Baskin and McCutcheon became clear when he failed to obtain affidavits from Ojvind Kyro because he was not a lawyer. Yet shortly after this failure, McCutcheon applied in several e-mails to Kryo for the same affidavits (under the pretence that he was about to defend a client alleging sexual abuse by Sai Baba!). McCutcheon was asked to provide evidence of this and give an affidavit himself, but not another word came from him!
That Dr. G. Venkataraman, head of Radio Sai and also a member of the Prashanthi Council also tacitly supported and approved of what Gerald Moreno is doing as became clear from his presenting much the same arguments as Moreno in his insubstantial defense of Sai Baba against some of his critics.
It has been a great shock enough to thousands around the world who have left Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai Organization that he and they have extensively covered up the scandals which have racked what Sai Baba has call "the" divine organization on the earth. However, the outrage has later compounded. The organization which we once thought of as honourable lends itself to libel, slander, invasion of privacy, muck-racking, manipulation of Internet results on major search engines by the use of illicit and devious techniques, and other grave misconduct. They use forms of abusive language and libel that are the very antithesis of what Sai Baba teaches. All of this is worlds away from being spiritual or ethical.
(Note: Gerald Moreno died a premature death aged 39 in 2010)