Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: October 31, 2018 03:47AM
What a difference social media / instant communication makes.
We're finally going to talk about this? We're finally going to take it seriously, get upset, write letters, demand resignations and reform?
Because I can't be alone in feeling a certain sense of deja vu here. There were allegations of sexual misconduct from JRS & APCO down to local Elders once before. The Cult divided once before. Leadership was under fire and accused of cover ups, maneuvering for personal gain and indiscretion once before. Scores of young, at the time, men and women came forward with stories.
There have been accounts discussed here in these very pages for years. There were at FactNet too.
We were not believed. We were distractions, Jezebels, stumbling blocks and channels. We were estranged from our God, our families, our friends, our very lives while we put the pieces back together, alone. We spoke as adults. We found these forums. We told our stories under assumed names for decades, fearing for clueless loved ones left behind. We were not believed. We were bitter, exaggerating, isolated cases, or trolls.
So, while I wish I believed this banding together, this Cleansing, this Shining of the Light into 40 & 50 year old darkness would change things. It won't.
Because yes, I've seen all this before. This time, at least, there will be a digital record for the 6th, 7th and 8th Generations to learn from. The conditioned sheep will swallow the swill they've been drinking in all along. And it will be enough, for another 20 years or so.
TLWF's very refusal to die under egregious circumstances over and over again, is, ironically, the most damning evidence of all, its own "Word" is all that is needed to repair the damage. The designation "Church" is, and always has been, a misnomer.
This is a Cult.
And if it can't disband on its own, it is WAY beyond time for intervention from The Law.
Last time we got The Lamp Of Israel. This time, I suggest Warrants.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/31/2018 03:58AM by JezTheBelle.