Monday, April 30, 2018

LCG Member Asks: Where Is Michael Germano Now That His Pet Project Has Been Shut Down?



A Living Church of God member writes:

Now that the church has defunded the Living University (which we were told God had established) where has Michael Germano gone?  We never hear anything about the guy anymore?  If you look at the Living Education site, Germano's name is missing and Jonathan McNair and thee others are the new grand poo bahs.  Many of us in the church always had suspicions about the guy on how loyal he was.  It is amazing how fast he and his wife changed when they left WCG after praising the changes and new doctrines.  They were celebrating Christmas, birthdays and New Years with a passion. Bam!  Just like that, they were in LCG and starting a new college.  It always seemed sneaky to many of us. Germano presided over three failed COG colleges.  Big Sandy, Pasadena - the college being accredited version and then HWA's back on track school. Some of us were joking recently that he will soon jump ship and head to Wadsworth to start David C Pack's college, or move to Edmond and destroy HWA College there.  Everything he seems to touch ends up being ripped down. Look at how fast this call came to an end... Living Church of God News
He is clearly aligned with Republican party now and posts stuff like this on his Facebook page. where he  rails against Democrats all the time

15 comments:

Byker Bob said...

Dr. Germano is probably similar in some respects to Dr. Hoeh. I mean, he’s got to be above Armstrongism on an intellectual level. Certainly no dummy.

BB

Anonymous said...

Satan tempted Christ telling Him that He can have whatever He wishes if He agrees to worship him. Christ said no, but Germano said yes.

Anonymous said...

Germano is preparing to retire. Yes, this means your LCG tithing dollars will be funding his retirement.

Of course, to keep his retirement money he won't be able to turn against LCG publicly, but he will plead illness and take a very low-visibility role in LCG activities, while enjoying the company of his old GCI friends in Charlotte when no one from LCG is looking.

Anonymous said...

Michael Germano? Perhaps he was written out of history, like in the novel, 1984. “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Anyone who is on the outs, who has left the one true church, is written out of history, as if he never existed. Perhaps that is what has happened to Germano?

Connie Schmidt said...

Weren't the " GERMANOS" the ones that were supposed to invade America , kill us all, and eat our babies, according to the US & BC in Prophecy??

Anonymous said...

Dr. Germano sat at the table with Rod Meredith and Doug Winnail for ten years. If he were willing to eat some crow and take some abuse for having turned back to Armstrongism for the duration of Living University, Dr. Germano would be in a beautiful position to tell the world some unpleasant truths about LCGism and ACOGism, and maybe even help some current prisoners wake up and escape.

The man has a Ph.D. and a J.D. and some other degrees as well. Is he so brainwashed by Armstrongism that he will publicly support Living Education, run by a man, Jonathan McNair, whose only credential is an Ambassador theology degree?

Anonymous said...

Must be disappointing to LCG knowing that in another decade or two that they will fade into oblivion as will the other Armstrong cults.

Anonymous said...


The MIND behind the cult:


LCG (Meredith)

Leaders: The competitive mind that simply could not compete at all with what HWA had already done and accomplished in the past, even after starting off with some of HWA's followers and some of HWA's teachings and trying for about 25 years to “shake the nations.”

“Members”: The old timer's mind that was continually grieved by RCM's pathetic attempts to put his own stamp on the church with his so-called “doctrinal upgrades.”

Anonymous said...

Whatever PR LCG comes out with to explain Germano's exit will be complete BS. When you work for LCG HQs and leave or get asked to leave the powers that be come up with a narrative and you have to agree with it. In order to get severance pay, etc. you have to sign legal papers stating that you will keep your mouth shut about all the wickedness you've witness during your employ.

I've seen it happen a dozen times (Don Davis [demoted from pastor], John Robinson, Charles Ogwyn, Davie Crockett, Bill Bowmer, Glenda and Skip Stephenson, Josh Beattie, Samanthia Kris, Bonnie Bonjour, Ro Pereira, Ray Pereira, Patrick Scarborough) that I can think of off the top of my head but I'm sure there are dozens more.

HR at LCG is SHADY

Anonymous said...

Germano told me in the early 1990's that he had purchased some land in rural North Carolina (where some of his relatives had lived) where he planned eventually to retire. When the Big Sandy campus folded, he and his wife moved there and I thought we would hear little more from him. Of course, after a few years he hooked up with LCG.

12:34, I don't know what announcement will be made (if any) but they will probably just say that he has retired again. I don't know what kind of severance package he will get but I expect he has negotiated something that will stand up in court. As for keeping his mouth shut, the people at the top are usually treated very well and don't have much that they would want to say. I doubt that a non-disclosure clause would upset Germano very much.

Anonymous said...

I've been on the verge of leaving LCG for years now because of the atmosphere in charlotte. It's toxic.

I've attended with COGWA when I travel for work because I can keep it a secret (they take attendance in charlotte at LCG so it's difficult to miss without an excuse).

I wish COGWA had a charlotte location. If they did there would probably be a mass exodus from LCG people like me who want to keep the Sabbath and the Holy Days but don't want to deal with men like Rod McNair and Gerald Weston anymore.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the comment that Anonymous posted which included the part about former employees leaving, being asked to leave, signing an agreement for severance pay, agreeing to not talk about the organization - how is this different from any other organization? The company I work for recently negotiated the "voluntary" leaving of an employee who was in a key position. This employee no long had the same vision as the organization. She disagreed with how it was being run. A severance package was negotiated. She signed legal paper which included not talking about the organization. This is very standard practice. There's nothing particularly odd or shady about it.

When an employee of an organization no longer supports the mission, vision and values of that organization, it's time for that employee to no longer work for that organization. It's as simple as that.

Anonymous said...

To 5:32

If LCG wasn't a brood of vipers, it stands to reason that a legal agreement wouldn't be required.

It seems typical in "worldly" business but should it be required in "God's True Church" which employs "the purest ministers" of all time???

If LCG was truly walking in the Way, the Truth and the Light, they wouldn't need to hide behind such a release.

But as it stands, LCG is a fragile house of cards and they can't afford for members to hear stories of how they treat people. Least of all, from ex-employees who have given everything to the church only to be discarded like pieces of trash by the reigning over-lords.

Anonymous said...

"He's become a full-fledged Republican" - oh the horrors!! There could be nothing more horrific than a Christian conservative being a Republican! I wonder if ol' Gerry Weston knows how many of his little personality cult members have become full-fledged liberal Democrats?! As a former member, I'd say the majority of LCG members are Democrat leaning liberals. As you cannot separate being a liberal Democrat from the Democrat platform, this means that many LCG members either fully or passively support abortion, transgendered rights, promotion of the gay agenda, suppression of lawful behavior, legalization of currently illegal drugs, mass illegal immigration rights, socialism, evolutionary "science", environmentalist fraud (otherwise known as man-made global climate change). This is what comes from telling people year after year that they don't have to think for themselves - they just need to listen to the guy behind the microphone. Before long, you wind up with a bunch of unreasoning, unthinking lemmings with mush for brains (in other words, Democrats).

Anonymous said...

say what you will, but there is a lot of truth in that chart...lol

there is a culture war going on, and "race", "tolerance", or whatever, are merely tools used to achieve the desired end, which is the abolition of the Judaeo/Christian culture, and it's restrictions on individuals doing whatever they please...

mankind has been down that road a couple of times, and it never turns out well for us....