Our America with Lisa Ling:
What is a Cult? Lisa's Producers Ask New Religions Expert
In preparation for upcoming investigative report on Doug Perry, a cyber preacher who stresses a vow of spiritual martyrdom to his congregation, Lisa Ling's producers sit down with an expert to gain perspective on the subject of cults versus new religious movements.
Dr. Charles Strozier, Psychoanalyst and Professor of History at The City University of New York, has been studying and teaching classes on new religious movements for over two decades.
See what he has to say about the difference between a cult and a new religion, and about what kinds of people typicially join these movements.