Modern Mind Control: QAnon, Conspiracy Theories, and Cults
Rev. Dr. Heather Hunnicutt
Why are so many Americans drawn to conspiracy theories like QAnon, and how may clergy offer appropriate pastoral care to those affected? This session will offer answers to those questions, as well as explore:
the nature of mind control as it relates to this new frontier of cult affiliation, tactics used by cults and other movements to recruit and retain members, the influence of cults on vulnerable populations, strategies for combating mind control of all types, and how best to care for persons, exiting such a group, as well as loved ones of affected persons.