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Leaving the Moonies [12.14.10]

Diane Benscoter joined the Unification Church when she was 17. She soon believed that the Reverend Sun Myung Moon was the Messiah. She stayed with the cult for 5 years. Her distraught parents eventually hired a deprogrammer to de-brainwash her. It worked, and Diane became a deprogrammer herself. Also: an injured vet takes to the ski slopes.

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