According to an Australian Australian Senator Nick Zenophon.
Senator Xenophon [raised] allegations of widespread criminal conduct within the church, saying he had received letters from former followers detailing claims of abuse, false imprisonment and forced abortion.
He says he has passed on the letters to the police and is calling for a Senate inquiry into the religion and its tax-exempt status.
“I am deeply concerned about this organisation and the devastating impact it can have on its followers,” he told the Senate.
A spokeswoman for the church, Virginia Stewart, says she is shocked to hear Senator Xenophon’s claims, as no-one within the church seems disgruntled.
“If these people had key issues, then how come they haven’t contacted the church officially?” she said.