Friday, November 19, 2010

Another Sad Legacy of Armstrongism: Flurry Cult (Philadelphia Church of God) Members Abandoning Their Children

The Painful Truth has a letter about a young teenager who was kicked out of her home because of Flurry's filthy teachings.  This is not an isolated case in Flurrydumb. This has happened to others.  If the child is older and does not believe in Flurry's filthy message then they are kicked out.  Flurry teaches parents to do this to their kids. He teaches them to cut  off all ties to family members who are not part of PCG.  Families have been destroyed, grandparents have been cut off from grandchildren, young adults from parents, and the list could go on and on.

Satan's Human Face

Philadelphia Church of God Parents

Abandon Minor-Aged Daughter

When my 17 year-old niece told her parents she no longer wanted to participate in the Philadelphia Church of God, her cult-member parents abandoned her to the streets. "God's Will," her mother said. For some time, my niece has been disillusioned by the Philadelphia Church of God. Her first awakening occurred when she asked her parents if she could stay with a non-cult-member relative who lives on the East Coast, (that would be my wife and me), for two weeks, as part of her summer vacation. A boy her age, (a non cult-member), who was enrolled in an accelerated program at school studying to become a doctor, was staying with us. My niece particularly wanted to meet this boy because she is also interested in studying medicine. The relative, that would be me and my wife, planned on taking the boy and my niece to see NYC and the NJ shore. My niece's parents adamantly refused to let her visit with us. My niece's "God ordained head of the household father," who had been barred from practicing nursing in several States for violations (I believe he showed up at the care facility in which he was employed, intoxicated. First, he was suspended for 2 years, then he had his license revoked permanently), especially wouldn't even hear of the idea. My niece became distraught. Instead of letting their daughter enjoy her summer vacation with a like-minded teenager pursuing a career in medicine, her parents forced her to stay at home in the company of another girl from the Philadelphia Church of God. My niece says this cult-member spent most of the time on her cell phone, bragging about having a three-way with two Mexican boys.

When my niece continued to press her parents to be released from the abuse of the Philadelphia Church of God, her mother said she was "dead to her," and turned her photo face down on her bureau top. Her parents told her to leave the house, as they wanted to concentrate their love and affection on their other daughters, who wanted to remain in the cult. My niece said her parents told her she was infecting the household with her "evil." While kicking her out of the house, they refused to drive her anywhere, and threatened anyone who helped her with legal action for harboring a minor. My niece was forced to walk a busy highway for over an hour alone, until a classmate saw her and gave her a ride.
 Read the rest of the story here:  PCG Parents Abandon Minor Daughter

Hat tip to Felix....Why We Don't Get Over It


Anonymous said...

Regarding the picture caption: "Satan's Human Face"

How do you know for sure that that is a picture of his face? I thought it looked like his rear end.

NO2HWA said...


I am surprised he let it be published! It is not flattering at all, but then has there ever been a flattering picture of Lord Six Pack?

James said...

Now there's a face even a mother couldn't love!

I have been in elderly folks homes where they have pictures of Herbie and Loma on the wall. Its like they are beloved family members.

I guess if you step out of line in Gerald's global workers plantation, he could give you a copy of this picture to fixate on.

The bottom line is that Gerald cares for the people in the PCOG in the same way that fleas care about dogs or parasites for their host.

Anonymous said...

It sickens me to see such complete and utter falsehoods spread about the PCG. Nobody is forbidden to associate with family or anyone else outside of the church. They are merely discouraged from associating those who are hostile toward the church--those who are going to bring people down and relentlessly go on rampages against God and the church. By definition, it is not even remotely a cult. I strongly encourage you to get your facts straight and know what you're talking about before spreading venomous lies like the ones you have here. What right do you think you have to be manipulative, conniving and deceitful? It's extraordinary how people like you twist things around. This is coming from someone who used to be a member of the church, so I do know what I'm talking about.

W. L. Ingram said...

There's a word for people who write "Letters to the Editor," or, in this case, "Comments on a Blog" and refuse to leave their names, signing as "Anonymous," or not signing at all.

That word is: Coward!

Show some backbone.

Signed: William Lee Ingram

Anonymous said...

"What right do you think you have to be manipulative, conniving and deceitful? It's extraordinary how people like you twist things around. This is coming from someone who used to be a member of the church, so I do know what I'm talking about."

First of all mr./mrs. anonymous, where is all the "manipulation, conniving and deceitfulness" in this article? I too used to be in the pcg for 15 years, and i have seen this happen countless times. I, myself was kicked out at 16 for going to a dance on a friday night.
And also, the pcg is strongly against "laodecians" (anyone who has been in the wcg or pcg and left or was kicked out).
In my case, it was my grandparents.
If a church tells you you cannot see, speak, or even go to a family reunion that your grandparents are attending, what do you call that?
I call it a cult. I wish i had found real truth and freedom a long time ago.
And by the way, you say "used to be a member" right? well i hope you didnt plan on coming back, cause they almost never actually let you; especially if you're "marked" (a completely unbiblical teaching where you are NEVER aloud to come back to the pcg)
Well that's a lot of facts to argue. Of course an armstrongist will almost always answer with something ignorant and completely avoid questions, or most time ignore the real problem altogether.

-Jacob Wood

Anonymous said...

Idolatry is sin. When people say "Mr. Armstrong said...Mr. Armstrong taught...Mr. Armstrong believed...Mr. Armstrong would turn over in his grave...etc." there is a pattern of idolatry. It doesn't matter what Mr. Armstrong thought about anything. What does GOD think????? He is the ONLY one who matters. And by the way, I don't give a rip if you are mad because I want to sign in as anonymous. As vicious and religious people are, we are smart to do that.