Teacher Confronts Cult That Lured Her Daughter to New Mexico

For the Love of Stacy: Du Quoin Teacher Confronts Cult That Lured Her Daughter to New Mexico on ‘Dr. Phil’ Show

[The cult indicated here is the Aggressive Christianity Mission Training CorpsRNB]

“The past 10 years have been spent searching for ways to contact and see my daughter,” says Paula Goebel of Du Quoin, mother of Stacy Goebel Miller.

Stacy has been a member of a little-known sect or cult in New Mexico since 1996. Even Stacy’s initial contact and recruitment into the group is unclear, as the cult operates in virtual isolation and deception, according to Goebel.

After unsuccessful journeys to the compound throughout the years, Paula decided to ask for help from Dr. Phil McGraw of the popular Dr. Phil Show. “I wrote the show the morning of May 31st, and by that afternoon I received a call from the producer saying, ‘We want to do your story!’ Of course, I was amazed and so grateful.”

For nearly four months now Paula has worked diligently with the producers of the show. A film crew was in Du Quoin for over eight hours one Sunday in August.

The actual show was taped in Hollywood on August 29th and will be aired locally during Season Premiere Week on Thursday, September 21st at 3 p.m. on Channel 5.

Dr. Phil’s crew goes with Paula to New Mexico to see Stacy and her two small children. According to Paula, you will see a dramatic and frightening “behind the scenes” look inside a dangerous cult.

Previews of upcoming shows, including this one, can be seen on www.drphil.com.

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“I never want another family to experience the nightmare that my family has endured for the past 10 years. If exposing this cult on national television can save one family from losing a loved one to this or any other cult–then telling my daughter’s story will have been worth it. You never imagine it can happen to someone from a small Midwestern town like ours. The dangers of cults are real, and young adults, especially on college campuses or away from home for the first time, are their prime targets. They want to get intelligent, vulnerable, young people to multiply their membership,” Paul said.

“Don’t think that intelligence will keep your child safe from mind control Young people don’t have the life experience to be discerning of the dangers of cult recruitment. If it can happen to Stacy, it can happen to anyone.”

Reclusive religious leader speaks out following arrest

The leader of a mysterious New Mexico religious cult has broken his silence with the media after a fight with some of his members ended with him being locked up in Grants.

Jim Green is known as the general of a western New Mexico organization that calls itself the Aggressive Christians, but Green says the name doesnt imply violence contrary to a hatchet-and-stick wielding fight that gave Green 40 stitches and a trip to the Cibola County jail.

I feel totally like an ass, said Green, professing his organizations nonviolent beliefs. I was a bad example.

According to Green, the fight was prompted by his talk of reforms at his compound, such things as allowing the families of followers free access to the compound and welcoming previous defectors back. Those reforms divided his followers and angered his own wife, who claimed that Green wanted her dead.

Its a damn lie, said Green. I had no intent of murdering anybody when I went there. If I wanted to murder someone, I know how to do it.

The fracas inspired Green to break his silence with the media. During a jailhouse interview he denied allegations of brain washing and holding people against their will.

I quit talking to the media years ago because they want to act like we hold people against their will, said Green. We have no gates out there. Theres no chains on people, no handcuffs.

A sergeant with the Cibola County Sheriffs Office says theres no evidence of any criminal activity by the Aggressive Christians and Green has been very cooperative with authorities.

Green is being charged with aggravated assault of two members of his organization. Hes being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond.