Epilepsy followed angel cure



MEMBERS of the Mt Morgan-formed cult group Soul Freedom have responded to further allegations against them.

The response came after a pensioner spoke to The Daily Mercury in Mackay yesterday, claiming the cult convinced her to give them $1000 and to stop her medication.

The 61-year-old woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she decided to come forward after reading an article in The Morning Bulletin about the death of Mount Morgan Soul Freedom member Marlene Harbottle.

Ms Harbottle's children claimed their mother had declined treatment for bone cancer because of her faith in angel guides, a cult feature.

The Mackay woman was introduced to Soul Freedom by her eldest daughter, who is one of three cult leaders in Mackay.

She claims she had epileptic fits after stopping her medication when leaders told her she been healed by guardian angels.

The woman's daughter and another Soul Freedom member, who asked not to be identified, yesterday denied allegations against the group.

"We are just a group of people who are searching spiritually,'' one woman said.

"We are self-healing ? we heal ourselves. We are not out there to seduce people.''

The women denied the group instructed people to stop their medication and said people should not expect any type of service for free.



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