If some of the COG ministers had real integrity and humility they too might be talking like this. God knows that some of the splinter group ministers/elders/deacons are just like Pastor Swilley! Even HWA referred to one man running a medium size Armstrongite splinter cult as the "...most effeminate minister the church has ever had." We had a traveling long-winded evangelist who was seen by many Ambassador students in gay bars.
There has been the Atlanta preacher Eddie Long in the news recently. We all watched while Ted Haggard created his own debacle (and STILL does to the day). In the COG we even had the story about GTA that has been around for decades:
from the 1996 Ambassador Report
A confidential source in the Chicago area, a former WCG member who is gay, recently explained to me what is believed to be the origin of Garner Ted's sexual escapades with women and girls. As reported to me, when Garner Ted was a young man, he apparently was living with another young man in a gay relationship. When his father, Herbert, found out about it he yanked GTA out of this gay relationship and commanded him never to participate in such a life-style ever again. So long as Garner Ted remained away from gay involvements, Herbert Armstrong looked the other way in regard to GTA's many heterosexual involvements. This long-established, family-based behavioral programming may account for the constant denial of sexual misconduct by GTA in spite of the extensive documentation of his lifelong problem.
"Those that bark out scriptures know the least about it!"
His wife speaks around the 48 minute mark. The video is a little over an hour long and
well worth watching in it's entirety
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