by Anna Karam, Goonellabah, Australia
On Friday 12 October I attended an event at Lennox Head Community Centre, NSW, Australia put on by Universal Medicine, an organisation which presents to free thinking individuals a way forward for humanity that is based on simply living a life that is more honest and loving towards oneself and all others.
This evening was then sabotaged by a National TV network media crew headed up by David Millikan (a so-called Uniting Church minister) who did anything but UNITE. Instead he accused the people attending (normal people just like myself) of being part of a cult that has the potential to harm others. Who are we harming, David? Ask yourself this truly.
This ‘media attention’ stems from a handful of men who claim that their relationships had broken up due to their wives’ involvement with Universal Medicine. These women have stood up and made it clear that their relationship breakdown has nothing to do with Universal Medicine – rather issues that had existed previously and were not being addressed. These men are angry and hurt and want someone to blame. It is these men that the media have listened to and constructed their stories from – with no attempt to balance this with a fair and just representation of UniMed or the women whose relationships have ended – this is not to mention investigating the many relationships which have flourished and deepened as a result of the individuals making more self-loving choices.
Our media supports the lies which stem from the anger and hurt of these men, by not only publishing their stories and refusing to listen to the women who are a part of this, but taking it one step further and actually seeking out the organisation these women are connected with (Universal Medicine) in an outright attempt to attack and accuse this organisation of being a cult. I would laugh at this if I didn’t have to believe it to be true, for in truth, it is deeply saddening. If any of you from the National Network station represented by David Millikan had any integrity at all, you would not allow this sort of intrusion to go on. How is it that this is even legal? – something for all of humanity to consider as our media portray these lies as if it were sport – why not serve the world and focus on important issues?
David Millikan (who is on your payroll) was outright attacking a group of everyday people attending an event that actually looks at the welfare and well-being of human beings – something that the world is desperately in need of; that you are a National TV network heading this attack and misrepresentation reveals how much media accountability needs to change.
I call for a true fair go, let go of trying to get a story that sells, and come and speak to us for real. I assure you that this is a story truly worth sharing with the public!