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It's a hostile takeover of a nonprofit

Title: It's a hostile takeover of a nonprofit
Date: Sunday, 1 December 1996
Publisher: Seattle Times
Author: Laurie Goodstein
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BARRINGTON, Ill. - Hostile takeovers are nothing new in the corporate world, but what happened to the Cult Awareness Network (CAN) is an exceptional tale of the hostile takeover of a nonprofit organization. The anti-cult advocacy group is being dismembered and absorbed by its adversaries, who attorneys say have deftly outmaneuvered CAN in the courts. CAN's fate highlights the crippled state of what was once a prominent movement that for years kept America's unorthodox religious groups on the defensive. The modern ... [Read the rest at]