Glenn Close Returns to Stage, Reveals Remarkable Childhood in Cult

It appears that Glenn Close was a member of The Frank Buchman Cult The Oxford Movement as a child! glenn close

Back on Broadway in Edward Albee’s ‘A Delicate Balance,’ the three-time Tony winner opens up her larger-than-life father, William Taliaferro Close, a doctor who spent years in the Congo, battling Ebola and serving as Congolese leader Mobutu Sese Seko’s personal physician; his decision to join religious group/cult the Moral Re-Armament; and why she holds no resentment: “Forgiveness is probably the most revolutionary concept there is right now in our world”

This story first appeared in the Oct. 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The cult’s impact was so great, says Close, that for years “I wouldn’t trust any of my instincts because [my beliefs] had all been dictated to me.”


Close was 7 years old when her dad, a Harvard-educated doctor from a long line of New England blue bloods, joined the religious group known as the Moral Re-Armament.

Read The full story here…

There is a lot of history I didn’t know about how big the Oxford Movement became…some 30,000…and it continued into the 1970’s…I think it helped grow AA in high wealthily circles. If they were not in 12 step , they were part of the MRA…all the same except in AA 13 stepping was prevalent.

Your thoughts?      Any more facts anyone knows?      Some one needs to interview her from “our camp” the ex steppers” .

Maybe she has insight…she was close to Robin Williams? hmmmm…..