A statement falsely attributed to Attorney General Janet Reno is on the email rounds, having the purpose to discredit her. One version looks like this:

"A cultist is one who has a strong belief in the Bible and the Second Coming of Christ; who frequently attends Bible studies; who has a high level of financial giving to a Christian cause; who home schools for their children; who has accumulated survival foods and has a strong belief in the Second Amendment; and who distrusts big government.


Any of these may qualify a person as a cultist but certainly more than one of these would cause us to look at this person as a threat, and his family as being in a risk situation that qualified for government interference."


Janet Reno, Attny. Gen., USA

Interview on 60 Minutes, June 26, 1994


Do you qualify? If any of these apply to you then you are!!

This worries me. Does it worry you?


Everyone should copy this and send it to every other person on his email list.

The quotation is a hoax. Janet Reno did not appear on 60 Minutes in 1994. No evidence can be found that she uttered those words, not there; not anywhere. Had she actually said them on public TV, one would logically think that there would have been a major uproar at the time.


The quote first apparently appeared in a newsletter of the Christian Defense League, a far right group. The League later ran a retraction, but shit spreads.