Rod Meredith has taken a swipe at James Malm's blog, the Shining Light, in a letter to the ministry justifying the recent disfellowshipment and marking of Tom Baca. You know things are getting desperate at LCG HQ when they have to publicly pick at blogs and web sites that are a thorn in their side.
Meredith also lashes out at Tom Baca in the letter. I don't know the full reasons behind Baca's public marking, but I do know from several sources that this is certainly a power play meant to silence anyone who disagrees with some of LCG's methods of operations.
Armstrongism has always been obsessed with power. That power structure is firmly in place with the top down leadership of the COG's. When leaders place God and Jesus at the top of the power structure, then it makes any questioning, doubt, or dissent into rebellion against God. Just because a person questions or holds the upper echelon accountable for something, does not imply dissension.
What is happening with Baca right now is a power play and a visible threat to anyone else in the church to not do the same thing.
Meredith wants everyone to know that it is still all rainbows and lollipops in Charlotte. The church has never been more unified, members love Jim Meredith more than they ever have, and the telecast are better than ever after kicking out Baca. The sticky sweet syrup is running down my computer screen right now.
Doesn't Meredith realize how stupid he looks when he writes this stuff?