Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: October 16, 2018 11:25PM
> FROMSOUTHCHICAGO, I'm glad you asked about
> Marilyn's funeral because it's something I have
> thought of posting about on here for some time. I
> was there and it was very, very odd. One, we had
> to pay to attend. No kidding. We were told we had
> to register if we wanted to attend the funeral,
> and pay $40 per person to "cover costs". I found
> this extremely bizarre and supremely tacky. Who
> charges people to attend a funeral?? Especially
> considering the Hargraves have a ton of money.
> Two, besides Marilyn's immediate family (Rick,
> Marti, Gary, and granddaughter Kaylin) the
> leaders/shepherds from all of the churches were a
> part of the processional and recessional in the
> church, and then at the graveside they had all of
> the chairs surrounding the immediate area cordoned
> off. Only VIP were allowed to sit in the chairs,
> and they had someone placed at the entrance of
> this sectioned off area to allow or disallow
> people to sit in the seats. Even though there were
> a ton of empty seats, the rest of us minions were
> given standing room only OUTSIDE of the roped off
> area. In typical TLWF fashion it was very
> exclusive. It felt very uncomfortable.
> Three, Rick did a "Twenty-One Gun Salute" for
> Marilyn with fire crackers (you know the ones that
> just make a loud BOOM), simulating what they do
> for members of the Military who pass on. I was
> deeply offended by it, because in my opinion that
> is reserved only for those who have served in the
> Armed Forces. It seemed highly inappropriate to me
> and came off very awkward.
> Four, at the reception everyone was completely
> shitfaced. I have not seen so many people wasted
> at a church function before. I mean, in LA it's
> kind of par for the course to see people drunk at
> functions, but this was just over the top. It was
> all just very, very strange in every regard.
> You asked about Marti. She was kicked out of the
> church for being gay. Apparently it's okay for
> Rick to have four extra-marital affairs and
> exhibit grossly inappropriate behavior towards
> women and STILL be in leadership, but it's not
> okay to be gay. A huge double standard.
That caused me to think of the times at the Anaheim church where they would have a big lunch afterwords and they always let the “ministries” cut to the front of the line. Of course, JRS was able to dredge up some Bible verse (probably out of context) to support that.