Rumors have been floating around the Internet since last year that UCG was having a a "hidden" feast site in Montana. COGWA and die-hard conservatives in UCG have made all kinds of claims about this site including one that it was for gay UCG members. The conservatives and COGWAites have a bitter attitude towards UCG because it tends to be "slightly" gay friendly. Melvin Rhodes and Dennis Luker have long worked with gays and lesbians in UCG by advocating that they are just as loved by God as everyone else - though in UCG's eyes it be a sin to "act" gay, but not a sin to be gay.
This reminds me of a meeting in Las Vegas several years ago called Fall Autumn Gathering. It was a meeting place for gays and lesbians traveling to various COG sites. It was only a three day affair, but allowed people to meet others. Of course this sent various individuals into catatonic fits of rage. It was fun watching them make complete asses of themselves while they pretended to be the most perfect Christians that ever had graced Armstrongism.
The Montana site though was for those UCG members who lived in the state who were "...under-employed, unemployed, and individuals on fixed incomes to be able to attend the feast . . . whereas otherwise they would not be able to attend due to distance, finances, and health." UCG Feast, Bigfork Montana
It still fascinated me on how anti-gay so many in Armstrongism are. If many of them had their way, they would be the first to start stoning them according to "old testament" laws. The ironic thing in this is that many of those ready to cast stones are alcoholics, adulterers, thieves, porn addicts, liars and partakers in other salacious activities.