David Lane, college professor, is a brave guy. He was one of the first to take on Eckankar and prove it is a bunch of crap. Most of all he proved that an intelligent, well-read person can find the holes in cults and expose them. I highly recommend his website for more information, and to buy Dr Lane's book, The Making of A Spiritual Movement, if you can find it: http://www.geocities.com/eckcult/
David Lane says he was attacked, in a legal sense, by Eckankar for attempting to expose the truth about the group. This is understandable, given the fact that Eckankar has so much to lose if it is ever revealed to the public for what it is (a mid-sized scam).