NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 25, 1977
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(Studio) San Francisco court grants custody of young adults to parents under probate law in case of parents' attempts to get youths from Unification Church of Reverend Sun Myung Moon. Moon attys. now try to get appeals ready for other courts
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Francisco, California) Parents say 5 children will be deprogrammed by Freedom of Thought Foundation; youths say they'll resist such efforts. [Moonie John HOVARD - feels civil rights being violated.] Families stay at same hotel along with deprogrammers; also there are church observers. Fndtn. attorney and deprogrammers tell church members to go away. [ATTORNEY - tells man to leave people alone.] [MAN - says they're there to be sure no one is abused.] 5 Moonies say they don't like situation. [Jacqueline KATZ - has offered to go home with parents to visit and then return to church, if parents drop out of case.] [Father, Steven KATZ - doesn't believe daughter can think as well as she did year ago.] Church attys. prepare writ to get order overturned.
REPORTER: Don Oliver