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Moonies #251376

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 01, 1977
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(Studio) Battle for loyalties of young people conts. in California.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Big Sur, California) Recap of court case with regard to parents versus adult children who are members of Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church. (Films shown.) [Leslie BROWN - if she didn't feel church for benefit of all, she'd quit.] Brown said this last week, volunteered to meet with deprogrammers and has now quit. [BROWN - says danger in church is that Moon can say anything and followers accept it as truth.] Barbara Underwood also quit. [UNDERWOOD - cites church doctrine with regard to material possessions.] [Church attorney Ralph BAKER - says his argument is that Unification Church not doing anything others don't do.] Third follower has also quit, but issue still before courts to be decided.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard

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