As to whether his wife is this or that or his house size or
calling his people goons, I would humbly ask you to
remember we are trying to reach these people who are in
this horrible bondage,
some of them are sweet people, I love them dearly and I think
calling them all goons is not conducive to the discussion.
I am making some bold statements concerning the logical
conclusions of his condemnation theology in hopes that some of
his followers will wake up and get out.
I too hope people will learn the truth and get out, I wish the museum thing would make people wake up, as well as other actions of this cult. The problem is that they are very good at slowly indoctrinating people and not springing all of the doctrine on a person at once.
I do not believe that the members of the cult itself are "goons" but are victims that are deserving of our sympathy. However, the accomplices that are running the scam alongside MacArthur are definitely "goons" and the cult itself is definitely criminal.
The problem is people are trying to classify this as a "Christian church." It is not. It is an authoritarian counseling cult. Counseling cults were all the rage back in the 1960s when Pop Psychology was moving to the forefront. Groups like Scientology, Landmark Forum, Advanced Ability Center, etc. People were looking for alternatives to psychology. These organizations offered alternative forms of counseling along with an organization for people with a common interest.
The only difference with GCC/MacArthur is that it is a counseling cult that hides behind a veneer of protestant Christianity. It basically has a blend of mainstream Christian doctrines like premillenialism, some Calvinism, dispensationalism, creationism, etc.
GCC/Masters has an elaborate counseling program designed by the techniques of John MacArthur, Wayne Mack, David Harrell, and other accomplices that is very similar to Scientology and has all of the characteristics of this type of group. They use slow indoctrination, disconnection/shunning, confession to a counselor, retaliation against those that want out, authoritarianism, etc. These types of organizations always have an elite group of followers that do the bidding for the upper management, that are completely brainwashed on all of the philosophies. These are the "goons," and they are the ones that would do anything, even illegal, to help the organization. I would say the Wow Staffers would definitely be considered "goons."
Remember, it is the followers running the organization that are the goons. It is the victims that we are trying to help. Many may need help escaping, some have given up everything they own or all their savings to go to college and going back home is not an option, some have family that are trapped in and they will lose all of their family relationships if they leave, some have been convinced they are going to hell and know something is wrong with those around them but don't know what to do, some have family that will believe all of the church's lies about why they are leaving the school and won't want them to leave (this was kinda my situation), some are in and have been denied psychiatric treatment for emotional disorders or denied psychiatric medications that could be life-saving (which is affecting their emotional state), and some are totally innocent and can't believe this organization would ever do anything illegal or unethical.