Lil' Joel wrote an article for COGWA's blog site. He wishes "Happy Birthday" to the United States. Can we say hypocrite? Another Armstrongite who considers birthdays pagan is wishing the entire country "happy birthday."
That being said, he goes further in claiming the United States is now a cesspool of degeneracy. Lil' Joel writes:
Observers with perspective in the United States (those with some years under their belts) know that the country is changing in what should be alarming ways. Our moral compass is being corrupted. Selfish, petulant, immoral behavior that would have caused our founding fathers and mothers, and even most of our grandparents, to gasp in shame and disbelief, are now not only becoming commonplace, but are touted as good and positive by de facto cultural leaders.
This has not escaped the attention of the rest of the world. More and more, our political leaders are seen as corrupt and self-serving. Sometimes, we reelect them even after they’ve been convicted of felonies. People around the world follow those stories.
If I didn't know better I would think Lil' Joel just described the current leadership of COGWA! Selfish, petulant, immoral men who back-stabbed, connived and conspired behind UCG's leadership just so they could keep a paycheck coming in. Some things never change in the Churches of God.