In the February 1999 issue of Chronicles Magazine (p. 25), is given the oft-rumored definition of a “cultist” given by Attorney General Janet Reno. For several years, it has been debated whether Miss Reno actually made this statement, but now, thanks to Dr. Thomas Fleming (Chronicles editor), we have the text from Reno’s appearance on “60 Minutes” on June 26, 1994.  It follows:

“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 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.”