Pastor of Evangelical Grace Church and founder of Baptist Theological Institute, Nîmes, France. Both groups are listed in a French government report on cults and sects to be kept under surveillance, as well as in a follow-up report on "Sects and Money." DeMeo therefore is actively promoting the erroneous suggestion that France is guilty of "religious intolerance.". Predictably, his vocal denouncements and general ''cry wolf'' attitude have made him the darling of cult apologist organizations like CESNUR, Scientology's so-called 'Cult Awareness Network,' and the slightly more moderate Human Rights Without Frontiers.
In June, 1999, DeMeo spoke at an OSCE hearing on "Religious Freedom in Western Europe: Religious Minorities And Growing Government Intolerance." Note that DeMeo's church is affiliated with the controversial, US-based Greater Grace World Outreach (GGWO). Another person associated with GGWO, Greg Robertson, is involved with Scientology's 'Cult Awareness Network.'
(Jun 2, 1999) Hearing Announced: 'Religious Freedom in Western Europe: Religious Minorities And Growing Government Intolerance'