Another story has popped up today by a person who left the Philadelphia Church of God cult and now is shunned by her family and friends. The evil of Gerald Flurry, his cult ministers and ultimately Armstrongism itself, continue to march on as present members who know the abuse is wrong stand by and do NOTHING!
My wife Kelly has spent her life helping people. From age 20-21, she moved to Amman, Jordan to volunteer, working at two schools helping children with physical and mental disabilities , as well as outreach work throughout the Middle East. She also later spent three weeks volunteering at a UN refugee camp in Somalia to help those wounded in the civil war, has been all over world touring and helping people. She has been active in causes to stop child and human trafficking, and efforts to promote human and civil rights, both in her community and around the world. She has worked tirelessly to help others, but now she cannot move forward with her life without receiving help from others.
Kelly is thirty-seven years old and disabled, but it wasn’t always that way. Kelly was active in sports since the age of 5, and was even granted a scholarship to play college volleyball, but that dream was cut short before playing her first game as her health started taking a turn for the worse. Now, life isn’t so easy. She suffers from a neurological disease called Dystonia (related to Parkinson’s), as well as DVT's (blood clots ), pulmonary embolisms and other chronic serious pulmonary issues keeping her reliant on oxygen, Antiphosphilipid Antibody Syndrome, digestive issues (she's lost 35 lbs in the past 6 weeks alone), neck and back issues, and chronically severe compression mega-migraines. Medical staff has had to resuscitate her back to life three times in the past few years due to physical health problems combined with hospital mistakes.
Additionally, due to her parents joining a high-demand, abusive fundamentalist group at age 5, which Kelly tried to leave quietly at age 30, she has been shunned by her family and friends in the group. This has been very hard on her emotionally, and has led down a road where she also has been diagnosed and is being treated for Complex PTSD, major depression disorder, and panic/anxiety disorder.