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Why didn't the cult... (spoilers)

Great movie, but not perfect. The story has several convenient elements that help the movie reach its intended conclusion. In reality, these elements probably wouldn't exist (what if the kid actually hates his parents). Anyway, my biggest issue is the one the movie itself tries to put aside. Why didn't the cult call the cops immediately, if they are willing to follow the law and protect the cult's rights?