I've been following these posts but have taken a bit of a hiatus in an effort to not dwell on the wasted years spent "plugging into the source," or "beating my arrows," or "bringing the mantle back to the bridegroom" or ... insert a dozen other vague platitudes that made summer camp feel new every July so that we could stay busy for another year dreaming about becoming new age prophets that people would fill football stadiums to come see. And that wouldn't be because we were great--oh hubris, no--they'd be drawn to us because of our humbleness and our repentance and our total acceptance of Gary and Marilyn's will over our lives. Barf.
That said, I hold no ill will to many of the people still attending TLWF churches, however, I draw the line at where they draw profit from outside entities. That profit is never used for charity, unless that charity includes building a 5th house for Gary, or another sound studio for Rick Holbrook. When TLWF profits, they use that money to further exploit their congregation. There is no doubt that the two main cash cows right now, Marilyn Farms and Shiloh U, are being staffed by an Army of "volunteers" who are being stretched thin in an effort to raise money for various "Kingdom Treasures." After all, we loose the finances, and we break the principalities and powers that are stopping god's double portion from blessing Gary. Amiright?
All that to say, if you'd like to help curb the financial exploitation currently going on in the church, I ask that you make two very simple, quick, and effective emails:
1) Marilyn Farms is currently selling salsa to Hy-Vee in Iowa City, IA. This is their product complaint line, please ask them to discontinue selling "Marilyn Farms Organic Farmhouse Salsa" and any other products from Marilyn Farms,as they financially benefit TLWF, which has been identified as a cult by various entities including the City of Maui in legislation against a commune built there in 2003. Here's the link: [www.hy-vee.com
2) Contact one of the accreditation oversight organizations that are providing Shiloh University with their Distance Learning Accreditation. This is perhaps the most damaging thing Shiloh is doing to its congregants. They're coercing young adults into pursuing degrees that are virtually meaningless. On top of that, they're being led by part time individuals that generally have no teaching credentials.
Here's two agencies to contact and simply ask that they take a closer look at Shiloh University for possible exploitation of its staff and student body:
If there's nothing fishy going on, then Hy-Vee and the college licensing boards will allow them to continue. It's only fair to give these organizations notice that these businesses are financially benefiting Gary Hargrave. Please consider alerting them to the hardships TLWF routinely creates, otherwise TLWF will be treated like any other church. If you've attended a bless-in you know you're not any other church, you're the center of the universe. You saw Satan fall from heaven, and you saw JRS receive the unfolding straight from God's mouth. Please help curb the financial exploitation of those who are still vulnerable to these crooks.