For some reason the Church of God has always had an issue with lice, scabies and other infections spreading through its ranks. Lice, scabies and other infections would spread rapidly though the Ambassador campuses almost every single year.
It seems that phenomenon is carried over into the cult compound in Edmond, Oklahoma where the elite of the Philadelphia Church of God dwell in isolation.
Imagine building a multimillion dollar concert hall using the finest velvets seat coverings, courting the public for subscribers who pay big bucks for sitting in those luxurious seats, all without telling them that earlier in the day at Sabbath services lice infected students and members knowingly were sitting there.
PCG knew about it and even laughed about in on stage.
From a reader:
If only they'd clean Gods House and the John Amos Field house as well physically as they want us to clean. Seems every Fall just before the Feast there's a Lice outbreak! It was so bad one year that the whole orchestra section was infected, but Turgeon assured us that Lice won't get us in the balcony.
There's also the problem of the students having parasites. Most church volunteers won't eat their lunch at the FH because too many of us have gotten so violently sick. Cleanliness is not a concern to the Kruegers though. It's common knowledge that the church makes the students do parasite cleanses because it's such a problem. One young man wouldn't shake our hands one Sabbath because he had ringworm.