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Anonymous said...

your wrong about dogs

Richard said...

Have you seen this - posted on Twitter today:

https://twitter.com/ucgobservations/status/463022819820191745

Have to wonder how long that account will be allowed to operate....

Anonymous said...

Anyone else not finding The Shining Light website? I haven't been able to pull it up in a couple of days!

NO2HWA said...

It is there at this address. Malm has reinvented his site and lost all kinds of readers.


http://theshininglight.info

seekingtruth7 said...

@NO2HWA...that's the address I've been using. I even copied and pasted yours and it still comes up as if the site no longer exists. I'm not having trouble with any other sites, but I'll keep checking. Thank you!

seekingtruth7 said...

@NO2HWA...somehow Chrome is not allowing this page to load. I tried Firefox and it does fine. I'm not in agreement with his site, it's just interesting at times and he seems to have some inside info on other COGs! Thank you again!

NO2HWA said...

you may need to dump your cookies and history and then hot the page again. It went for 4 days without working and then it started again.

NO2HWA said...

Try this other way to get into the page. This is his other site:

http://godourlight.info/

Gideon said...

Need know IF your quote: Armstrong's wife's blocked bowel statement kosher?! Date of memo to members please. Have copy to show on your website?

Gideon said...

Prove your quotes from Armstrong's letter are kosher! Date etc!

Anonymous said...

Why are you trying to tear the Church apart?
Christ warned us about men like you, that would try to cause riffs in the end days.
You, sir, have "forgotten your first love."
The Church should be uniting now.
Just remember His warning...."you will be as if you never were."
You are being and causing a "stumbling block".
You are being what Satan loves...a deceiver of the TRUTH!!!

Anonymous said...

This might make a good article, especially if it affects the Flurry group:
http://www.theufochronicles.com/2013/09/biblical-plague-of-shrieking-crickets.html

Anonymous said...

Fascinating material for me, an ex-WCG member (24 years) in California... of course I must sift the wheat from the chaff.

Anonymous said...

Please read comments under thit post from WG Smith of the Living Church:
https://wallacegsmith.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/some-thoughts-on-the-sony-hack-and-canceling-the-interview/#comments
WGS says his congragations are "bursting at the seams" wit growth.
I'm hopin he continue to comment on Stan's post.

Anonymous said...

I was born into the Armstrong Cult during the Summer of Love. I spent what was, in retrospect, the relatively innocent period of the 1970's Petra-fied (insiders will get it) by the apocalyptic visions of HWA and his minions.

Many of the cultural oddities inflicted on my family and friends came down from on high (dictation of hair --and skirt-- length and style, carob good - chocolate bad, instructions on how a woman was to bend over to retrieve dropped items without overly exciting the men, prohibitions on everything from rock music to makeup) were minor lifestyle irritants relayed to us on a weekly basis by a minister who delighted in controlling and dictating the everyday details of our lives. We realized that most of these things were coming straight down from on high at the whim of headquarters. God was leading Mr. Armstrong (snigger), and with a very firm hand, Mr. Armstrong made it clear to us that he was leading "his ministers," who would in turn lead us lesser sheeple. To defy or question the judgment of the minister therefore was to defy and question God.

I don't know why I therefore thought that Bob League's infamous Donkey Sex sermon was an exception to this rule. A ministerial aberration. The Donkey Sex sermon wasn't his first sermon on sexual deviance, and it certainly wouldn't be his last. I confess to being somewhat surprised to later learn that similar sermons alerting the membership to the very real and present danger of bestiality had been a relatively widespread WCG phenomenon. I should have known. One ex-member suggested that perhaps this sermon had been prompted by someone at HQ who attended a certain...ahem..."donkey show" in Tijuana. Now there's something that bears contemplating.

I can't have been more than four or five when I first learned --from the pulpit -- about the improper usage of donkeys by the vile, sinful female sex. I know I was that young because I was still relegated (for the duration of a weekly 2-hour sermon) to a blanket on the cold concrete floor of a drafty high school auditorium, along with the rest of my generation. I remember staring at the green, orange and white pattern of my baby quilt and thinking to myself that young though I may be, I did not think what our minister was describing was suitable subject matter for the mixed company represented by our 700+ congregation of young and old.

With the benefit of age and wisdom, I actually have to chuckle when I think of the horrified squirming of a captive audience of elderly men and women as they listened to the painfully graphic descriptions of what not to do with a donkey. Is it funny? I don't know. I just know if you don't laugh, you'll cry.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Melvin Rhodes is no longer "banned" by UCG, at least for public proclamation. He has a prominent blog post on the front page of UCG.org today about P.M. Netanyahu's speech to Congress.

Also: have you seen the letters section of The Journal #170 - where some "Ambassador" disfellowshipped the paper over Old English fonts?

If I didn't know better, I'd think the whole thing was satire - and it might be, but I've been around COG's too long to assume that.

Anonymous said...

The prayer section of the COG-based website Haggai114.net currently has this:

> John A. Pinkston is serving a prison sentence in Georgia, his wife is Anita; <

I confirmed tonight this is the John Pinkston who founded the Congregation of God Seventh Day, outside Atlanta. I think it's a spinoff of Church of God Intl. For more than a decade he hosted the "Watch America" radio broadcast, preaching prophecy and standard Armstrong/COG doctrines. (It had a late-night Saturday slot on WWL-AM.)

The Watch America website is now taken down, "parked" with GoDaddy (whatever that means). The Congregation's website has become very bare-bones, and a search for "Pinkston" tonight brought up nothing.

So what put Mr. Pinkston in prison, a la Ron Weinland? I'm not sure. The pastor who confirmed this to me only called it a "sad situation". Perhaps you can investigate it and fill in the details.

NO2HWA said...

Pinkston was found guilty of two child molestations and was sent to prison for 20 years. Read more here. http://armstrongismlibrary.blogspot.com/2015/07/john-aubrey-pinkston-former-wcg.html

Anonymous said...

Shame on me. I was in a hurry, and didn't scroll down to see you'd already posted the details. Apologies for that, and thank you.

R.L. said...

Sad news going around UCG Feast sites. Long-time evangelist Robert Fahey died Monday night. He was staying home after heart treatment (as best I recall), and had been expected to recover. Alas, he did not.

Anonymous said...

dear sir or madam,

Are we not supposed to expose evil but at the same time examine ourselves critically? You reek of hypocrisy.

You should be ashamed, the Church members have the adversary and his demons attacking them already why would you add yourself to that side.

Strengthen and chastise the Church in a manner that is beneficial to followers of the Messiah.

Your website looks like it is made and edited by the adversary and that says enough!

I say this to your shame!

Pam said...

I am the webauthor of the Field Guide to the Wild World of Religion at
http://www.isitso.org/guide/ . The website has extensive research and commentary on religious groups and leaders which use abusive and/or deceptive methods to attract and keep followers. I have had over a million visitors since it was put up on the web in 2001.

As a former member of the Worldwide Church of God (1968-1978) and the Church of God, International (1978-1988...my husband was a pastor of a CGI group for seven years) I have a particular interest in providing documentation and commentary on the Armstrong movement. The Field Guide has an extensive section on the Radio/Worldwide Church of God and its offshoots which begins at
http://www.isitso.org/guide/wcg.html .

I also have a blog called "Meet MythAmerica" which contains research, documentation, and commentary on aspects of American history which have been commonly glossed over. https://meetmythamerica.wordpress.com/

I share all the above to lead up to calling attention to the latest series of blog entries on the Meet MythAmerica blog, titled "The Wonderful World Tomorrow--What It WON'T Be Like." Those familiar with the WCG will recognize the title as a take-off on one of Herbert Armstrong's most requested booklets back in his heyday. The 11-part series documents in particular the sordid story of Armstrong's astoundingly racist approach during the era of the American Civil Rights Movement.

I am convinced that most members of WCG offshoot groups are utterly clueless about what Armstrong actually taught about race relations. His record in this area has been totally white-washed since his death by those who still promote his legacy. The story needs to be told. I hope this documentation will be shared far and wide. The series begins at the following link address.

https://meetmythamerica.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/the-wonderful-world-tomorrow-what-it-wont-be-like-intro/

I'm not sure how to make the links in this comment section "clickable." So lease just copy and paste any of the weblinks above into your browser's address box.

Thanks for considering this material, and passing along the links if you feel they would be of interest to your own circle of contacts.

Pam Dewey
oasis7@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This may be a sad time to submit this, but here's an address to Google-map if you wish (probably best for all if it's kept private):

1195 Shayler Woods Drive, Batavia, OH

This is the address for sending get-well cards to the ailing Roy Holladay. After reading some of the reports on this site of top COG ministers' homes, I could not resist calling it up. What I saw admittedly has me wondering.

R.L. said...

Sad and stunning discovery in the death of a high school football player who collapsed during a game in western Kansas. His Dad is an Ambassador College theology grad.

Check Facebook for "David Schemm".

Anonymous said...

Interesting story posted about Danny Thomas, the WWCGer who had a brief career in major league baseball in the 70's and came to a bad end.

http://shepherdexpress.com/blog-12500-the-strange-story-of-the-sundown-kid-troubled-milwaukee-phenom-danny-thomas.html

R.L. said...

Big surprise about "Born to Win." Only weeks after the death of Ron Dart, his radio show has been picked up by a big national mainstream Christian network - and seven days a week, at that!

http://www.csnradio.com/news/

Anonymous said...

Any news on RCG and the first dominion?

Anonymous said...

Guess last saturday, the PCG told their congregation that if they have children of the age of or older to be baptized and are not, they are to dissolve them from their lives. Any and all children or relations that they are okay to correspond with are only baptized members, or younger children being brought up in the church. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Bob Thiel had it right ...

The Scarborough trial is set for Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Civil Calendars for MECKLENBURG County
Superior Court:

http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/data/MECKLENBURG/civil/SEPTEMBER.6.2016/S.__TO_BE_ASSIGNED.6150.10_00_.TRIALS.txt

Scroll down to #8

Anonymous said...

This blog post easily could have been written about ACOGS. Hits the nail right on the head and is a good explanation as to why a lot of ex ACOGS members turn atheist or agnostic.

http://churchandstate.org.uk/2016/11/psychological-harms-of-bible-believing-christianity/