Re: Struthers Memorial Independent Pentecostal Church
Date: June 13, 2013 08:28AM
O, Chris19, you just made me laugh SO much with what you wrote in your recent post! So so funny!
Well, re the hooped earrings, I was thinking of the girl whom Wistongirl refers to, I.e. the lady who is now leader of the (so-called) London branch-church near Aylesbury, who did wear them. So, I don't think you were the first to dare to wear hooped earrings, Chris19! LOL! Anyway, this girl's hooped earrings didn't last long. As has been said already, Mary Black strongly disapproved of any kind of earrings, so they soon went in the bin and we never saw them worn again. Yes, hair-dyeing was also disapproved of strongly by Mary Black.
You were very brave to stand up to the leaders like you did, Chris19. Most of us were too scared to and feared losing their approval, so we did as they instructed.
Just a wee correction, Wistongirl. Hope you don't mind. The lady you mention re doing her garden was never engaged to GR. I 'm not sure what you meant when you said that you got that "from reading some previous blogs". Do you mean the posts on this Forum? That has not been said on here, that GR was engaged to someone. I think you are getting that mixed up. I can't say more here, because I don't want to go into detail. Yes, there were some lovely people in the church back then, but for many, it has turned sour. Staying within the confines of the restricted life one has in SMC, has not done these people any good over the years. They become just like the leadership often, and take on their ways. It is terribly sad.
I'm just glad for those who left and have had an enjoyable and normal life.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/2013 08:34AM by Rensil.