The social media phenomenon Facebook and the internet have forever changed the face of Armstrongism. The various COG's can no longer hide in the shadows with stupid rules and regulations for it's members. People no longer fear the Armstrongite cult leaders and have no fear in saying so.
Facebook is starting to have a lot of posts from people who have went to various COG Feast opening nights. Most were not impressed. The glory days with huge Feast sites and the air of excitement and expectation seem to be gone. Now that excitement is dampened by dueling Feast sites like UCG and COGWA in Tennessee who are meeting within miles of each other, yet discouraging members from attending the other site.
Ever since the break up of the mother church into hundreds and hundreds of harlot daughters, COG members who travel to Feast sites have been routinely Feast hopping. They start out at one Feast site and then jump to another towards the end. Usually this is done with a different COG. They are either bored with the sermons they are hearing and the attitude of the members attending, or they have family members or friends in another group that they want to be with. Others do it just to piss off ministers who think they can tell them what to do.
One woman writes about her last Feast when the "dumb leader," as she calls him, started inventing new control measures for his members. "...no flip-flops unless they were leather, no denim jeans for women or children, no pants for women on "holy" days..."
She further said, this leader even went as far as having every guest attending to sign a document that, "...they could be sued if they spoke out against any belief or practice of the church..." She says, "...it was a true cult with a wack job leader who demanded tests of loyalty and submission that clearly went against the word of Yahuah. He made people choose before he would give them status in the cult."
Another person notes that you can attend an entire eight day festival and barely hear
One person reports after visiting an LCG site is that he saw no excitement, just resignation. There were less than 500 people present. He wondered why people were not yelling to Rod,
Another person wisely notes: