Pharisee Malm writes:
These crazy conspiracy theorists love to pretend a Jewish and Armenian cabal totally deceived Herb, which then led him to start letting church members cook on Saturdays and go out to restaurants. One has to be truly an idiot to believe that Rader and Kuhn were behind this. They certainly had their faults, but Malm is reaching up his ass for this one.
My mother joined the church in 1959 and at no time did we travel anywhere for a 7 day UB festival site. For the first and last day yes, not 7 days.
The Chief Pharisee continues with more erroneous history:
The Radio Church of God continued observing both festivals at many regional feast sites for the full 7 days until 1967. In 1968 (when the church was renamed the Worldwide CoG) observance of the full 7–day observance was discontinued. Herbert Armstrong’s wife Loma died in 1967 and, lacking her counsel, he was quickly persuaded that maximizing income for “the Work” must in future be the priority.The overzealous Pharisee continues to place heavy millstones around the necks of his devotees as he lays one burden after another on their already weary shoulders. It really doesn't matter to him though as he has no job to take time off from, other than banging away on his keyboard.