Glenn Close opens up about growing up in cult

10/17/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Hollywood – Glenn Close recently discussed her childhood in an interview revealing that she had grown up in a cult. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Close said that when she was seven her father, a Harvard-educated doctor, joined the right-wing religious Moral Re-Armament group, and uprooted the family.

The actress is quoted as stating of the impact the experience has had on her life for years, “I wouldn’t trust any of my instincts because [my beliefs] had all been dictated to me.”

As noted in the report, the MRA was founded during the 1930s and was believed to have begun as an anti-war movement that progressively developed into a cult.

Close is further quoted as stating of her family’s time in the MRA, “You basically weren’t allowed to do anything, or you were made to feel guilty about any unnatural desire…If you talk to anybody who was in a group that basically dictates how you’re supposed to live and what you’re supposed to say and how you’re supposed to feel, from the time you’re 7 till the time you’re 22, it has a profound impact on you. It’s something you have to [consciously overcome] because all of your trigger points are [wrong].”

Close’s story appears in the magazine’s Oct. 24 issue.

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