Trouble has been brewing in some of the extreme sacred name groups as the wander further outside the bounds of reality and into sheer craziness. It seems there is a growing number who actually believe the earth is a flat disk. While these former people and the former Armstrongites who joined with them should know better, they have allowed themselves to be swayed by more nutty leaders.
The Church of God's Chief Pharisee, James Malm, is having to deal with this issue in a big way as his sidekick, Constance, has now jumped over to the flat earth society. Constance has a deeply troubled past with Armstrongism and Wicca. According to family members, she was deeply involved in Wicca for quite some time and then suddenly saw the "light" and jumped into James Malm's personality cult where she immediately became a prophetess, writing articles for Pharisee Malm. Like most entrenched in the dark side of Armstrongism and its worship of the law, Constance destroyed her relationship with her family, egged on by Malm and others. When family members tried to intervene, Malm lashed out recently, claiming that Satan was attacking them because they teach "the truth."
Constance was a writer for Malm's website of deception, The Shining Light, for quite some time. While he devoted himself to twisting scripture to fit his fanatical devotion to the law, as he waded through the books of the Bible interpreting every scripture, Constance was writing letters and articles as filler for his site. She got so good at it that Pharisee Malm let many of her articles be posted without editing. She was his Pharisaical soul mate.
Recently Pharisee Malm said he had to go in and edit some of Constance's articles. Then the great apostasy happened, she became a flat-earther.
The Chief Pharisee was so shocked by her actions that he had to make a public statement essentially publicly marking her and disfellowshipping her from the True Church of the Law.
Are there truly any normal people in Armstrongism? Why are people attracted such nuttiness? They spend their lives jumping from one nutty leader to the next, letting themselves get wrapped up in the latest conspiracy theory or outrageous claim.