by Stephen, Lismore, Australia
Last night (12th October 2012) I went to a talk by Serge Benhayon of Universal Medicine on the subject of Esoteric Medicine at Lennox Head Community Centre.
Serge invited an unscheduled guest, David Millikan, onto the stage. He had turned up on the night and asked if he might ask some questions of the audience about their experiences with Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon. David introduced himself as a Uniting Church Minister with a degree in Theology: previously Millikan had been meeting and talking with Serge extensively and had stated that Universal Medicine did not fit the criteria for being a ‘cult’.
Instead, when Millikan spoke to the audience he claimed the exact opposite – that students of Universal Medicine were indeed in a ‘cult’. How ridiculous. Suddenly, previously undercover camera crew hidden throughout the audience stood up and started filming with video cameras while two TV crews appeared outside the doors. This was obviously a setup by David Millikan and his team.
The people filming inside, with some standing on chairs to get a better view, were all asked to stop, but they continued to film regardless. Serge Benhayon then asked Millikan why he hadn’t honoured their agreement of an open and honest discussion with no recording or filming? But David just kept talking aggressively over everyone.
When questioned by the audience about who was paying him, David Millikan told us he was on a retainer from a well-known Television Station. The whole event was very distressing to many members of the audience, including some very frightened children who were also being filmed.
To be told by a stranger that I was brainwashed and in a cult was insulting and patronising; and to have TV crews there to film me, without my permission, was just plain nasty.
David missed the opportunity for a very interesting discussion with a willing audience, and instead went for the sensational approach of the well-known Television Station – ‘it sells’. And that is really what it is about for David Millikan, “Man of God for Sale”.