Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dave Pack In Land Battle at New Cult Headquarters

It looks like the bully Dave is getting a dose of his own medicine.  A neighboring property owner is in a land fight with magnanimous Dave over Dave supposedly buying land that he had no right to.  So in typical COG Christian love, Dave has sued the property owner.

A reader of the Akron Beacon Journal  has this to say about Dave Pack's land grab:

I happen to know the people that live in front of the property that this church is building on.
They are suing them over property they have maintained for 23 years now.
This so called Christian church is bearing false witnesses against my friends.
They offered to buy their house but don't want to pay them what it's worth. Instead they are harrassing them and trying to drive them out.
What kind of church treats their neighbor that way?
David Pack claim to be God's apostle. Why doesn't he do the right thing by my friends. Instead they want to control you.
People beware of this so called church. Do your homework and research the true believings behind this so called church. Their members will never see this because they are forbidden to be on the internet unless it is strickly for business. if they are caught they will be disfellowshipped.

Then in typical COG fashion an acolyte jumps on and accuses the home owners of being greedy for wanting more than what magnanimous Dave was offering.  This acolyte even goes on to say that these homeowners fired a gun over their heads.  As if a person is going to be firing a gun in City limits!  Where is the police report that Dave filed??????????

Unfortunately, in an Internet world, people like you feel entitled to hide behind a cybername like "energybooster" and spew all manner of lies and falsehoods in cyberspace with no regard for laws against defamation or any other consequences. I am affiliated with the Restored Church of God ("RCG"), and I saw your post on the Internet, as did many other RCG members. Your statement that we are forbidden to "be on the Internet" and will be disfellowshipped for doing so is just one of the lies contained in your post. Contrary to your lie, the Internet is one of the primary means that RCG uses to spread the gospel, boasting multiple websites on which it publishes various kinds of literature, including its flagship magazine, The Real Truth, which is read by members and prospective members across the globe.

As for the matter with “your friends” who lives in front of the property, RCG offered them significantly more than the house was appraised for, and that offer was met with a sneer and a refusal to counteroffer. Ever wonder why they have had so much trouble selling their house? While RCG personnel were on the land RCG owns, away from the area that “your friends” are now attempting to take by adverse possession, “your friend” fired live rounds overhead and has done so on more than one occasion. Without any discussion, “your friends” hired a law firm and had an attorney send out a letter claiming that they own land that RCG bought and paid for in October of 2011. “Your friends” have and continue to block RCG from accessing its land by placing a pickup truck and trailer on the land that RCG owns! RCG did not resort to having the vehicle and trailer towed, but given the' refusal of “your friends” to discuss the matter, wild-west style gunfiring, vehicle blockade, communication through retained legal counsel, and claim of ownership of the land, RCG did initiate suit to have a court resolve this matter. Energybooster, do your own homework, and that should include a perusal of the laws against defamation.
As usual we see another COG leader who can do no wrong. It's the other persons at fault.  God's most magnanimous Apostle to ever walk the earth is now filing a lawsuit against property owners that have lived there longer than Pack's cult has been around.  Greed seems to be the name of the game in Armstrongism.

ht: Jace


Anonymous said...

Kevin Denee/ RCG Writer writes:

"But should teenagers and others in the Church "express themselves" to the world through blogs?"

The Internet--and more specifically blogs--has enabled everyone to have a voice on any matter. Now everyone's thoughts are "published" for all to see. Whether or not it is effective, as soon as something is posted the person has a larger voice. It often makes the blogger feel good or makes him feel as if his opinion counts--when it is mostly mindless blather!...

Ask yourself, "Do I have a tendency to want to have a voice?"

...The level of shallowness and emotional immaturity this represents is astonishing! In the grand scheme of things, why would the world at large care?

People naturally want to make a mark in this world; they want to make a difference, and many believe blogs will allow them to do this. However, most blogs, especially by teenagers, serve as nothing more than public diaries. (Of course, there is nothing inherently wrong with a personal diary, as long as it is kept private.) Although certain professional weblogs can make a positive difference within some elements of society, teen blogging does not."

"The Conclusion--and Solution

So what have we learned? Recall that a blog provider stated, with blogs "there are no rules." This is obviously not true with God. He does have rules and guidelines, but not everything is spelled out in the Bible. We must take principles and consider the overall big picture.

Should teenagers and others in the Church express themselves to the world through blogs? Because of the obvious dangers; the clear biblical principles that apply; the fact that it gives one a voice; that it is almost always idle words; that teens often do not think before they do; that it is acting out of boredom; and it is filled with appearances of evil--blogging is simply not to be done in the Church. It should be clear that it is unnecessary and in fact dangerous on many levels.

Let me emphasize that no one--including adults--should have a blog or personal website (unless it is for legitimate business purposes).

When this policy, now being instituted, was discussed with Mr. Pack and other Headquarters ministers, there was not a shadow of doubt in anyone's mind that blogs are something youth should not be doing in any way.

As has been said before, Jesus Christ and His Church have standards. Those who desire fewer standards should go to the splinters or to the world.

When trying to justify something, teenagers will often narrow in to specific areas, and say, "Well this particular thing isn't wrong!" They will then use this as proof that the larger thing is okay. Do not allow yourself to think this way. Consider all the elements we have discussed.

Blogging has become a socially accepted practice--just as are dating seriously too young, underage drinking and general misbehaving. But just because someone else "jumps off the cliff" does not mean you should do the same.

Some questions naturally arise: "Can I have a photo gallery?" For example, maybe you visited an exotic country and want to share your photos with close friends. This can be done, but certain guidelines apply. Of course, there should never be any inappropriate pictures (again, be careful of the appearance of evil); it should be private and password protected, and only shown to family and closest friends.

Is this article saying that every blog in the world is wrong? No, of course not! Again, there are some professionals and specialists who use blogs to serve a proper purpose."
Kevin D. Denee. Restored Church of God.

DCP is in his element with the homeowner. His "other side" will come out in such situations where winning is what it is all about.


PS Yes, I do have a tendency to want to have a voice actually.

Douglas Becker said...

Why does this seem so reminiscent of I Kings 21?

Something about Ahab wanting Naboth's vineyard and Jezebel.

Ah, well.

If you want something, just take it.

Of course, this is different.

The neighbor with the property hasn't been killed.

Not sure the motivations are dissimilar though.

Assistant Deacon said...

Dave Pack, his sycophants like Kevin Denee, and others of that ilk, can pontificate all they want, and it won't change a thing. People are free to express themselves in this country, and nobody can stop it -- not with proclamations, or fasting, or sackloth and ashes, or anything else they want to trot out. The heavy-handed tactics employed by the Packs and Flurrys of the world are losing their relevance and will soon be rendered ineffectual. Let them huff and puff. Few care now; fewer still will care as time passes.

Douglas Becker said...

People are free to express themselves in this country, and nobody can stop it -- not with proclamations, or fasting, or sackloth and ashes, or anything else they want to trot out.

Well, you know, threat of $100,000 lawsuits work pretty well as tools of extortion (

Anonymous said...

God own everything. So number 2 under God, obviously also owns everything until Number One returns.

Anonymous said...

I think it would be great if the neighbor started posting signs in his yard advertising websites and blogs that have information critical of Dave Pack.
And/or, maybe signs that say things like, "Dave Pack is SO yesterday. I AM YOUR NEW APOSTLE!"


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