by Rod Harvey, Gold Coast, Australia
On Friday night 12th October 2012, I attended a presentation by Serge Benhayon from Universal Medicine.
Prior to the presentation Serge introduced David Millikan to the audience. David is a Uniting Church minister and self-appointed cult expert, and we were told that David and Serge had previously discussed their philosophical viewpoints at length.
David Millikan had told Serge Benhayon previously that he believed that Universal Medicine was not a cult, as has been erroneously reported by the media. He asked Serge for the opportunity to briefly address the meeting to get feedback from those present to include in a chapter in a book he was writing.
Serge agreed as he felt it would be beneficial for attendees who wished to present their point of view in an open forum.
Yet David Millikan had in fact already planned to betray Serge Benhayon, and had set-up an elaborate media ambush.
As soon as David had the floor, at least four women who were secreted in the audience rose with video cameras and began to film David and those present as he launched into an aggressive attack on all present, accusing us of being in a cult. At the same time a television cameraman attempted to get into the hall.
This was an outrageous verbal assault, hell-bent on gaining footage for television. That’s right, David was being paid by a well-known commercial TV station to compile a story.
David did not open up the floor to a forum, and indeed suppressed any meaningful discussion.
Those filming were asked to leave; one woman refused and continued for 20 minutes to intimidate those present by walking around filming attendees… including children. We also later found out that another camera had been hidden in the roof area.
The next day, the film crew returned to another Universal Medicine presentation and were refused access, so they hung around, presumably filming the outside walls of the building.
David Millikan lied, was deceitful and was involved in a premeditated menacing attack on a group of peaceful adults and children who had simply turned up to listen to a presentation.
This form of vilification and gross invasion of privacy is abhorrent and completely unacceptable in a democracy where each person has a right to their beliefs.
David Millikan has a host of degrees and studies in theology and professes to be a man of God. Yet the God I know embodies love, equality, integrity and brotherhood.
David’s words and actions did not represent these qualities, which raises the question: “Is David Millikan truly a man of God?”
What we saw was a man with an agenda who was exposed by revealing a side totally dissociated from love, integrity and unity.