This young man explains that he withheld key information from his father when he had a chance to be forthright:
When I reflect back on that day I am astounded how unjust I was with my father! The information I told him about the Legion was scant. What I withheld from him, was enormous. Had he known what I knew, he would not have permitted me to return to New Hampshire. Had he known about the mental and spiritual manipulation, he would have called the Bishop of Manchester and demanded that something be done to right the situation. I denied my father the opportunity to fulfill his divinely given mandate to defend his family, but I did so unwittingly. I had been “trained”, brainwashed, would be a better word, to distance myself from my family, to tell them nothing of my struggles, only my triumphs and happiness’s, which became fewer and fewer as the years wore on.
Even after he had the courage to leave the Legion, he did the same with his new wife, and the effect on his marriage was subtle but important. This testimony is essential reading to family members of young men who were in Legion houses or who have come home changed from their time with the Movement.
Lies are walls, and cults create wedges. It takes years for many to unwind and trust others, or bring themselves to be honest for a variety of reasons. We'll just ponder this information and add another intention to our laundry list. God is bigger than all of this -- we'll place our trust in Him.