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Title Centers of Light - Church Group Ignites Controversy In Quincy

Church Group Ignites Controversy In Quincy March 11th, 2009 -

A small religious group that is gaining members across the country wants to expand in Massachusetts, but the planned expansion is not without controversy. The group's history is raising red flags on the South Shore as it tries to buy a $1.6 million mansion up for sale at 301 Adams Street in Quincy. The Center of Light, a group that some call a destructive cult, is trying to shine in the neighborhood and open its doors. Jack Milgram lives two blocks away. "There is a concern among the immediate community is what the real motive is by the people putting up the money to buy the home,' Milgram said. "It's very concerning to me," said cult expert Steve Hassan. Hassan has counseled some of the group's former members. "They discourage contact with family and friends and the ability to make decisions for themselves," Hassan said. [...] "I would say to people in Quincy they have the right to be concerned," Hassan said. [...] This is a summary extract from the full article as it appeared on WBZTV, March 2009