Judgment has been entered in High Court claim no. BL-2017-000101 against the Defendant Laurence Roy Moffitt (a.k.a. Laurie Moffitt) for copyright infringement, misuse of private information and breach of confidence in respect of the address books containing the names and addresses of the members of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church. Permanent injunctions have been granted. Mr Moffitt has been ordered to pay damages and to pay the Claimants’ legal costs on the indemnity basis.
Bruce Hales’s every utterance is treated as gospel by members of Exclusive Brethren
Billy Kenber, Investigations Reporter and Alexi Mostrous, Special Correspondent
Published at 12:01AM, September 18 2015
The leader of a hardline Christian sect which runs 34 schools in Britain has suggested that followers considering leaving the group should kill themselves with rat poison or arsenic.
Bruce Hales was meeting members of Exclusive Brethren, also known as Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, when he was asked how to help a man aged 25 who was thinking of leaving. Mr Hales’s word is treated as gospel by the 45,000 members of the church worldwide. A leaked transcript of the meeting in Surrey in June obtained by The Times reveals the Australian saying that “having links with persons under discipline