Remember those Bible Story books from the halcyon days of the Worldwide Church of God when the church had some slight relevance and meaning in peoples lives? Remember those idyllic nights cuddled up in bed and your parents reading you cute little stories about Noah's ark and all the soft furry creatures that miraculously made their way to it?
Wait! What? STOP!
That was the stories read to the kids next door by their "so-called" Christian parents. This is what they saw in their books:'
God smiling down on Noah and all the cute little animals.
So what did the kids in the Worldwide Church of God get to see?
Now you will get to relive those memories all over again. The dark and twisted cult of Gerald Flurry and The Philadelphia Church of God are republishing this crap for a new generation of people. Just one more tool in Flurry's arsenal on keeping the kiddies in line and submissive.
Living Armstrongism is reporting that when the PCG claims to have bought the publishing rights to The Bible Story. LA notes that this set of books was NOT in the original number of books and booklets that PCG dished out over $3,000.000.00 for when they lost the court trail over their plagiarizing of Mystery of the Ages.
So Joel Hilliker says that PCG bought the copyright to The Bible Story. He made this claim that PCG has purchased the copyright for The Bible Story, a retelling of the Old Testament by Basil Wolverton made for HWA's WCG in 1958-1972.
Surely Grace Communion International (WCG) did not sell more books to Flurry? The fact that they did it in the first place raised a lot of eyebrows considered they believe everything that Herbert Armstrong taught was heresy. But I guess money still speaks louder than integrity.In this particular segment of PCG's Trumpet Hour Hilliker talks with Brent Nagtegaal about PCG's Bible Story. While introducing this segment Hilliker makes the following statement:Well, for several years now the Philadelphia Church of God has been working on a multi-volume project called The Bible Story. This was actually started by Herbert W. Armstrong back in the 1960s. We bought the copyrights to it and we're printing it again. (20 minutes.)Really? PCG bought the copyright for The Bible Story? It was not one of the eighteen booklets PCG purchased in 2003. I was aware that PCG was publishing their own version of The Bible Story but this is the first time I have heard that PCG has purchased the copyright for The Bible Story.
What is going on here? Did PCG purchase the copyright without going through WCG? Did they give even more money to Tkach's WCG?