Check out the article with a picture of the sheeple standing in front of a private home in awe struck worship: Members From Northwest Retrace the Footprints of Herbert W. Armstrong
OREGON—Members from the Northwest region gathered on March 16 for the year’s second church history tour of the landmarks from the early Philadelphia era of God’s Work. The group visited sites in the city of Portland, led by James Lowry and his wife, Jessica. The tours were put together through hours of research of Herbert W. Armstrong’s co-worker letters, articles and autobiography, as well as library microfiche, old newspaper clippings, phone books and advertisements.
“If Eugene was the birthplace of the Philadelphia work,” Mr. Armstrong wrote, “then Portland was where the gestation took place.”
The group of pilgrims drove to Portland where they looked at the buildings and holy ground that HWA and his brother Russell worked. Really???? The article says that building is "...now a moss-covered and dilapidated structure slated for demolition" I think that is perfect description of the dilapidated decay that Armstrongism is currently in. Its rotten, moldy and decaying.
So what earth shattering thing that happened at this site that requires pilgrimages to?
It was while he was working there that Russell offered to buy his older brother a new overcoat, since his had a large hole. Mr. Armstrong recorded the incident in his autobiography.I bet HWA never imagined that his crazy followers would travel great distances to stand and stare at buildings he and brother worked in.
So what did these loyal acolytes of Gerald Flurry do next on the Holy Worship Tour? They went to see the department store where Russell bought the coat!!!!!!
The group boarded the bus and drove to the location of the former Meier & Frank store where Mr. Armstrong selected his coat (the building is now a Macy’s department store)
Then the gang headed off to the library where HWA "studied" outdated books from the 1880's for six months instead of providing for his family. Six months later he knew everything about Christianity and restored the true chruch........!
There they discovered something truly shocking!!!! Never in their wildest imagination did they realize the library had a lot of books! Imagine that! A wide variety of books to let a reader look at all sides of an issue.
“God must have carefully directed him to show him what to look for,” deacon Bruce Young said. “There are so many books here.”
They then trekked off to stare with glazed over eyes at two former homes of HWA and his family.
The tour stopped at two houses where the Armstrong family had lived. Lowry reminded members of what Mr. Armstrong wrote in his autobiography about the many miracles that happened there, including the “18-second prayer” asking for healing of his wife, much-needed food, firewood, money for a hospital bill and a new overcoat.
Just further proof on how sick Armstrongism/Flurryism truly is!