Reader: you’re not worthy to clean the dust off Raniere’s feet

A reader writes:

Your attacks on Keith Raniere are beginning to pall on intelligent readers. We would ignore you altogether but your posts are being tweeted and emailed to a lot of innocent people. There are persons you may be preventing from accessing Vanguard’s teachings because they are being influenced by your unfit assessment of him.

Even if you can’t understand it, with your puritan views of sex and morality, if Vanguard chose to teach Prefect’s daughters in a certain way, just how do you – a cretin compared to Vanguard – get to judge that?

How do you know these two lovely and spiritually advanced women were not able to grow immeasurably through their contact with Vanguard in a close and intimate setting?

Both of these young women have risen high in the estimation of their peers. Both have lived unblemished lives. Both have given their heart, soul, mind and body to their spiritual master.

You are fond of condemning the fact that some of Vanguard’s followers like to quote Gandhi as if that is somehow condemnatory. You might want to consider that Gandhi’s sons were failures and that Vanguard is far higher spiritually than Gandhi.

Look at the results. Prefect’s daughters are angels. He has a wonderful group of spiritually enlightened devotees. Consider that next time you choose to blaspheme someone who you are not fit to clean the dust off his feet or Prefect’s feet either.


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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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