Thanks to Erica for noting this. In this TVNZ interview, Dr Peter Lineham attempts to make nuanced comments about the precise sectarian nature of Destiny Church, while the interviewer keeps repeating words such as “dangerous” and “cult” to keep the ratings up.
“I don’t feel very comfortable about this word cult, because we use ‘cult’ as a sort of slang word to mean something really over the top. The fact is, there is no precise point at which you move to a total rejection of other connections.”
(Peter Lineham, TVNZ News at 8, 29 October 2009)