First, I'll quote the post that prompted this thread. I wanted to reply to the post but my reply would not have been on-topic in that particular thread, so I thought I'd quote it and start another thread here. When I was sixteen or seventeen, I think, I was in Southern California, having hitchhiked there. Coming out of a supermarket fairly late at night, there was a group of kids passing out Christian pamphlets. They were all younger than I was, and some seemed to be as young as eleven or twelve, and there were no adults with them that I could see. I judged that the oldest was younger than I was. Even for someone who had hitchhiked halfway across the country at the age of sixteen, I thought it was kind of late for these kids to be approaching stranger outside of a supermarket late at night. I was curious though. They were all young, attractive, and well dressed, although casually. There were no ugly or even plain kids in the group. Those that I spoke to were well spoken as well, and seemed to be bright. From what I could see, they were asking for donations from older people who were going in or out of the supermarket, while trying to recruit the younger people. Since I was one of the few younger people there, that included me. As I remember it, they were from a Christian group known as "The Way," which they described as being "kind of a church" but "more of a movement." They wanted me to come with them on a bus that would be picking them up in an hour or so. I wasn't doing anything else in particular, and considered doing that, just to see what it was all about but, in the end, I was too cautious to take a chance with them. I wasn't at all concerned about any of the kids who were in the parking lot because they didn't seem to be a threat at all, but of whoever it is that might be driving or accompanying the bus that was going to pick them up. Still, I thought, if these kids were being mistreated, there didn't seem to be anything keeping them there in the parking lot. Any one of them could have simply walked away or asked someone for help. Instead, they seemed to be enjoying themselves. When I decided not to accompany them, a couple of them walked with me for a block or so, trying to talk me into changing my mind. When I mentioned them to people, some people said they were a cult, while others thought they were part of the "Jesus Movement" that was going on at the time. Looking online, I can see that this hasn't changed. A religious organization called "The Way, International" still exists, with a web site, although they've grown up. From their site, I don't see a focus on teens or young people any longer. They are identified as a cult on several web sites, while others treat them more like any other Christian organization. Since they don't believe that Jesus was God, they aren't a group that could be legitimately be considered Christian, but an organization isn't necessarily a cult just because people disagree with them on matters of theology. The Wikipedia article mentions that one of their leaders resigned after allegations of sexual misconduct, but very few organizations have been able to escape allegations of sexual misconduct. Otherwise, the Wikipedia article treats them as a legitimate religious organization, but I had looked them up on Wikipedia a few years ago and that wasn't the case. If you're familiar with Wikipedia, and particularly if, like me, you are an editor there, the term "Wikipedia wars" will have some meaning to you. This occurs when partisan editors get involved, either for or against an organization or person. One editor will rewrite large portions of the article, then another (on the other side) will change it back and so on, until finally a higher-level editor will make a decision. When the subject is political, the higher-level editor is almost certain to be liberal and the liberal perspective is cemented in place, and particularly volatile articles are locked to changes by anyone but these higher-level editors. When the subject is one of a religious organization, the fear of litigation means that unless a scandal can be proven, the article treats the subject as if the scandal did not exist. So it appears that the Wikipedia article on "The Way" has been whitewashed.