Many years earlier than this, United Church of God members showed up in force at another trial for a stalker that was harassing COG women. They too showed up to support the stalker and essentially were blaming the victims as the cause of the problem and not the stalker.
Several years ago, in Bluefield WV, a UCG woman who was a bank manager, embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the bank she worked at. She essentially stole the life savings of hundreds of elderly people and bank account holders. She bought her husband numerous motorcycles and cars, that he paraded through the town daily on, they also built a fancy house. They built a permanent church building for her local UCG congregation which was alter repossed by the govenment. At Feast times she passed out envelopes filled with money in them to help the less fortunate UCG members. UCG members flocked to her trial and supported her like she did no wrong.
This does not include some of the other court trials that I have heard mentioned over the years where UCG members were on trial and regular member supported them, regardless of their crimes.
Why are they so supportive?