I don't know if many of you caught the following comment in one of the posts below. It seems that Rod Meredith's perfect church is having more crisis issues. That is part of the reason Rod has had so many sermons on being loyal to the chain of command and to him as leader. Being sinless he cannot make a mistake, especially when it comes to appointing his son as his successor.
That has been a big bone of contention in LCG. Charlotte employees are getting raked over the coals for being in rebellion, Ministers are back stabbing other ministers by throwing the hate bomb of "liberal" at those they disagree with.
The day Meredith dies you will see a huge implosion happen in LCG. Winnail and Ames will not be able to control the upheaval that will take place.
I was reminded of this when talking to a friend whose son attended the recent LCG Singles Weekend in Charlotte. Mind you, this is all secondhand and hearsay, but what he heard from his son is that the amount of hatred among LCG HQ staff in Charlotte was shocking. Ministers there privately undercut other ministers, calling each names like "liberal" or "idiot" or "unsophisticated" or "liar". Meredith is seen as out of touch and as only listening to his favorites, who flatter him and lie to him. Many of the younger people are flagrantly disobedient to the teachings of HWA, and apparently if you are a friend of the right minister's son you too can get away with premarital sex, drug and alcohol abuse, Sabbath-breaking and more. Teens and young adults of the LCG in Charlotte are apparently split between those who are disgusted by the hypocrisy and those who are happy to live secret lives so they can have all the fun their church would officially deny them.
It sounds like a hateful and awful environment. But then again it sounds exactly like the fruit of the ACOG mentality. Whether or not it is true, it is certainly believable.