Lofton's first characteristic, Environmental Control', refers to the manner in which the cult keeps its members from becoming disillusioned about the cult though outside sources or ex-members. Members "can be physically separated from society or they can be warned to stay away from media that might provoke critical thinking." In 1934, the Catholic Church formed "The Legion of Decency to combat immoral movies". The Legion of Decency rated movies, periodicals, and other such materials and set the standard for Catholics across the world. The Legion condemned such movies as "Jesus Christ" for blasphemy and heresy, as well as recommending against many other movies of questionable nature. The Legion controlled the environment of Catholics and isolated them from media that was critical of the Church or was deemed inappropriate for viewing by Catholics.
The second characteristic of destructive mind-control cults is Mystical Manipulation'. "Leaders [of the cult] become... [continues]
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