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Jack Hickman Cult Shoresh Yashi
Posted by: geraldtsmith ()
Date: July 21, 2006 08:22PM

Here is the article from the NY Times:


FOLLOW-UP ON THE NEWS; Church in Conflict
Published: September 18, 1983

In November 1977 they were front- page news - two Lutheran churches on Long Island that were using Hebrew liturgy in their Sunday morning services and, as a result, were threatened with suspension by the American Lutheran Church.

The churches were St. John's of North Massapequa, led then by the Rev. Jack W. Hickman and the Rev. John W. Hove, and Christ Church of East Meadow, led by the Rev. Donald L. Smestad. All three ministers had attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Paul.

Where are they all today? The two Lutheran congregations no longer exist, having been dropped by the American Lutheran Church in April 1978. The three ministers have been unfrocked as Lutherans. The Christ Church building has been sold to an independent Christian group, the New Covenant Church. At St. John's the traditional cross has been removed, the building remodeled as a synagogue and a new congregation, Shoresh Yishai, has been formed, led by the three former Lutheran clerics. Last week, on the eve of Yom Kippur, which Shoresh Yishai observed, Mr. Hickman explained that the congregation's name means ''the Holy Congregation of the Root of Jesse.'' The Root of Jesse, he said, is Jesus, who ''we believe will be the Messiah of Israel'' but who has not yet fulfilled that role. Mr. Hickman says Shoresh Yishai meets for services ''always on Monday'' but ''never on Sunday.''

Not much there...
Gerry Smith

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Jack Hickman Cult Shoresh Yashi
Posted by: geraldtsmith ()
Date: July 21, 2006 10:44PM

Below find a letter I sent to a friend regarding some of my journey just before and sometime after leaving Shoresh Yishai - hopefully it will help someone...

A Quick Digest to My Dear Friend Jimmy O’ on the Life and Times of Gerry Smith – “The (Shoresh Yishai) Conflict”

In 1979 – 1980ish … (after being involved for 4 to 5 years)
I was an undergraduate at Stony Brook University pursuing a studio art degree when, what I will call the ‘The Conflict’, first began to take hold of me. (Actually, not having been willing to face it, I’d allowed ‘The Conflict’ to lay dormant within me for quite some time prior to this. It was only now becoming more animated. It was no longer willing to be stifled.) This was not your typical college student’s conflict such as the likes of, “Where is the money coming from for next semester?” “How am I going to get that assignment done?” or perhaps, “when am I going to get some much needed sleep?” Sure these valid concerns and they were on my mind as well, nonetheless they were being dealt with in the usual manner – the, “I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it” approach. They were par for the course and expected. But this conflict… ‘The Conflict’… well that was another story.

Still attending Kahal Kadosh Shoresh Yishai (aka St. John’s) and endeavoring to keep an Orthodox Jewish ‘life style’ I continued to deal with the various issues and questions that, presumably, every good Jew would be or should be challenged with (or at least as I understood Abba to be teaching) such as keeping kosher, ritual washing, morning prayers, minion, keeping the Sabbath, making it to services, the ushering in of Messiah and some that were a bit silly such as “Should I wear my ‘kipper’ or would my cap suffice being less conspicuous?”, should I let my Tallit Katan / tzitzit show etc. I was muddling through these matters with great earnest. “To Be a Jew” was often my bedtime companion. However, now there were additional elements to calculate into the equation. Now I had to figure in the issues brought into play by my rapidly evolving participation in the ‘World of Art’. Tending to be somewhat analytical, and more than a bit anal about things, I tried desperately to fit these two ways of life harmoniously together. The Jew and the artist. Was this an oxymoron? (Of course it did not help that I had recently read the Potok novel about the Hasidic artist in ‘My Name Is Asher Lev’.)

And than, bursting to the surface, came this insuppressible internal conflict – ‘The Conflict’ asking me, “By the way where does Jesus fit in?”, “Are you Jew or are you Gentile?” “Are you Christian?”, “Where’s the evidence?”, “How can you possibly keep all these laws and function?” I thought and ponder the verses, “And enter not into judgment with Thy servant; for no living man can be regarded righteous before Thee” Ps. 143:2, and “When I shall say to the righteous, [that] he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.” Eze. 33:13. I contemplated the fact that, “I can’t do this!”, and I considered “Can anyone completely fulfill the demands of these regulatory standards?” and “Nobody is perfect” (“Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, [those that] remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved. But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” Is. 64:5-6) “These edicts call for faultlessness!” These questions raced about my mind trying to find a comfort zone. These obvious conflicts in lifestyles, identities, isms, ethics, morals and principles sent me often to lose myself in ‘The Stacks’ at the university library trying to take a closer look at the laws and the life issues of the Orthodox Jew and the Jewish way of life. Not only did I find Abba’s teachings to have inaccuracies but, also that the only answer, involved the blood atonement. (“For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it [is] the blood [that] maketh an atonement for the soul.” Lev. 17:11) Yet, this was no longer possible. Try as I might I could not find resolution. (In retrospect, perhaps, had I been wiser, I might have spent more time on my knees petitioning the Author; and maybe had I been more Berian to “search the scriptures daily” [Acts 17:11] I would have found unmistakable answers.)

During my visits to this place of hopeful insight (‘The Stacks’) I only became more and more bewildered. I found to my dismay that things I had been taught by ‘Abba’ appeared to be, in many cases, inaccurate, twisted and/or inconsistent with the practices, the values and the principles of Judaism. In some cases they were blatantly wrong. Further the ‘Art World’ as such and the walk of an Orthodox Jew appeared to be miles apart. As far as the deeper more encompassing questions (‘The Conflict’), for those, I still had no definitive resolve.

It didn’t take long for me to become unsettled and disillusioned with Shoresh Yishai and Jack Hickman. Adding to this discomfort and the questions was the knowledge of (or perhaps rumor of) the private lectures being given by Hickman to his select few. These lectures (“teachings”) regarded his family history and lineage put me even more in a quandary. These so called “teachings” were suspect to say the least, especially in the light of all my other reservations. I was coming to the shocking realization that I had taken far too much for granted. There had been a great deal that I had just swallowed at face value. I did little investigation, I had invested little examination; and often I had, without question, accepted these ‘truths’ through out the years. Now it had come to a head. In fact it was a festering abscess ready to rupture. “Was I following a lie?” “What had I allowed myself to believe and why?” I had been a fool. Be that as it may – “Could I possibly leave something that had been my life for the past six or so years?” Major choices had been decided (or not decided) based on ‘Abba’s wisdom’ and my involvement with this ‘community’. There were roots that had burrowed in and now they were rotting. My friends were part of this group; my dreams were with this group.” “Was my future to be played out ever entwined with this group?” “What was I with out them?” “Who was I without them?” – Alone!

I didn’t know where I fit any more. I wasn’t a Christian, I wasn’t a Jew, I wasn’t a part of the ‘Art World’, I was quickly separating myself from “the community” – willingly or not it was happening; and I had alienated my blood family long ago. My eyes were opening. I didn’t like what I was seeing! Even my scholastic studies had been compromised. I hadn’t been properly focused on my artistic and academic endeavors. Suitable efforts had not been made (I could blame no one except myself.) Yes, I would graduate, however, I had no plan, no focus and my heart wasn’t in it. I didn’t know where my heart was. Everything had been tainted. I became increasingly depressed. I was lost and I knew it. I had no friends to turn to. Those in my ‘Art World’ were loose and of no consequence. I had kept them that way. This was done to ensuring my distance for reason of, what were, my ‘religious’ convictions. I had been avoiding those of my friends at Shoresh Yishai, not wishing any further conflict (even the Fayerman’s to whom I was like a son) – besides our common bond was now broken. There was no one to look to or to have offer direction (no one that I was looking to at any rate.) I’m not sure I would have heeded anyone anyway.

I graduated in June of 1980 with a BA majoring in studio art and a 3.2 (.3?) GPA. I didn’t attend the ceremonies. It was meaningless. Much like everything else had become. I proceeded to take dead-end worthless jobs. My self-esteem was at an all time low. At some point I stopped attending services all together although Joe Hinman, still living at the same residence I lived at, inquired from time to time if I would be going to service. I made some lame excuse as to why I wouldn’t be going and that was that. I had begun to drink quite a bit and dabble a bit with drugs. I had no dreams, no goals and nothing really to look forward to. Thus, nothing to loose. I was beginning to hang out with the wrong crowd. It’s not that I enjoyed it very much it was just something to do.

“The Cross Roads” – c. 1981
It was, I believe, in 1981 when things really caved in. It was the beginning of “The Cross Roads.” I discovered, to my alarm and disappointment, that the girl I was go out with (and contemplating getting more serious with) was doing LSD. I blew my cork. Of course that was a bit hypocritical, as I was messing with drugs myself – just not as severely. Needless to say that relationship ended. I ask myself, “What was I becoming?” I could answer the question. This was the first new shake up since I had some what left Shoresh Yishai only a short time before. (At this point I had managed to subdue ‘The Conflict’ and securely lock it deep down inside of me once again. I‘d decided I was not going to deal with it. Not now - maybe never. My goal was to forget it.) The break up with my ‘girl friend’ bothered me, however not nearly as badly as I thought it would. Perhaps there was really no relationship there to begin with, rather more a desire for one. I was looking for something to be a part of I suppose. Some kind of comfort.

Not long after the break up, on a very snowy night, came the next phase of this saga “The Cross Roads.” I had called into work to attempt to convince my boss that the inclement whether deemed it unwise for me to travel to the job. The job was not nearby and I was uncomfortable about driving in snow as it seemed to be escalating. The job was in Valley Stream and I was living in Selden. This, I felt, was quite a distance to be traveling during a bad snow. I had just been transferred out there not long before as had been my boss. Well, as things went I was unable to reason with my boss (I suspect he wanted to show off to his superiors) and I was told that I must come in. I am not really sure why I went. Instinct told me I should tell him to forget it, I wasn’t nuts and I wasn’t coming in. After all it was already pretty nasty out and only promised to get worse. I guess I must have wanted to keep my job so I drove in. By the time I got to work the snow was coming down very heavily. I remember saying to myself, “Who’s going to be nuts enough to come shopping on a night like this?” “This is crazy!” When I got inside I again tried to talk some sense into my boss. But no, he insisted the store needed to stay opened and off he went for home. I don’t know what time the call came. All I knew was there had yet to be any customers in the store, I already sent the cashier and help home and had seen very few customers in the mall. Most of the other shops had already closed a long time ago. The call was from my boss. He phoned to tell me to shut the store and get home. He proceeded to advise me of how bad it was out. Needless to say I was rather annoyed! I’m quite sure I let him know it too. I knew all too well how bad it had gotten out – he didn’t need to tell me. It took me a long time to just get to the Southern State. When I finally reached the parkway I realize it was going to be quite some ride home. The cars were pretty much bumper to bumper. I could barely see the cars in front of me for all the snow hitting my windshield. Cars in the left lane were riding with one tire up on the shoulder to try to keep traction. I was now to be one of those cars. I don’t recall how far along I had gotten when, without warning, an impatient driver decided to cut in front of me. The only thing I could do at that point was to either hit him or apply my brakes. Either way I knew things were not going to turn out good. I chose to apply my brakes, more out of habit than anything else. The next thing I knew I went into a skid and ended up with the nose of my car stuck in a snow bank. I was now at a 90-degree angle to the parkway and a sitting duck. Try as I may I could not free myself. Within seconds the anticipated impact came. I remember watching helplessly as the next car in line plowed into my driver’s side door. Thank the Lord no one was hurt. I was a bit bruised up and my leg was pretty sore and it hurt to walk on but that was it. I would heal. I wish I could have said as much for my Mustang. When all was said and done my car was totaled out. And so came the second of the shake-ups to hit in a very short period of time. I had no ‘girl friend’, no car and soon there was to be no job. It took a bit of time to recuperate from the accident. Having no medical insurance I didn’t bother going to the doctor. After all nothing was broken and everything still moved however painful it might have been. Had I gone to the clinic it might have sped up the healing process. On the other hand it didn’t really matter I had no way of getting to work anyway.

Than came the final blow - the next phase in the saga “The Cross Roads.” I had been hanging around the house recuperating (living off my savings) when I received the phone call. I have forgotten (if I ever knew) who made the call. I just recall them saying that they were sure that I would have wanted to know. “Know what?” I thought to myself. The ‘what’ was a ‘what’ that I didn’t want to hear nor deal with. The ‘what’ was that George Fayerman had died of a heart attack. I could barely speak to thank the person for calling me. I felt sick. I will never forget how sick I felt. George had been like a father to me. He had been trying to get in touch with me for weeks. I hadn’t wanted to face him for fear of what he would say regarding my leaving “the community”. I won’t return his calls and now he was dead. Little did I know the Fayerman’s had been doing some of their own soul searching regarding “the community”. In hind’s thought it would have been good for us to have gotten together. Now it was too late. He was gone. I recall visiting the family sometime that week but I don’t recall much else.

Well, after some contemplation I bought an old beat up Subaru. I gave most of my belongings away and packed the rest on top of the old heap. I emptied my bank account and with whatever money I had left. On a January morning I said good-bye to Joe and started off to ‘visit’ my Mom and Dad in Florida. My ‘visit’ lasted almost a year (more like 9+ months actually.) Suffice it to say, Florida was not my cup of tea. Although, it was while I was down there that I found out about the Newsday article. Apparently there had been others questioning “Abba”, his integrity, and his truthfulness – or his lack of it. They were questioning their lives in “the community”, wondering what to do next, who they were, how they fit in and where. These were many of the same things I had been questioning. I found it strangely reassuring and yet, very sad. It didn’t make me feel much better. It wasn’t until I had returned to New York that I had learned more fully of the impact of what had happened in “the community” (before and after my self imposed exile) or at least as much as came out in the open. I knew there would be some things that would never be known. More troublesome to me was knowing that there were other lives devastated. There were some tormented worse than even I was. I had the sick feeling that there was damage yet to come. Than there were those who would in no way heal. In spite of all this I was determined to get my life together. I knew God would be the only way to do that (while in Florida God had already began to soften my heart toward Himself.) There wasn’t any thing I could do for myself that was for sure.

“The Resolve” c. 1982 - 1983
When I got back to New York (through all my ups and downs) I was determine to find meaning to my life. It would be refreshing to just start all over. I recalled thinking that the only thing that ever made any kind of sense to me – the only thing that I felt any comfort in - was relying totally upon God – that would mean a relationship free of all the baggage I had sought to impose on myself because of the “teachings” of “the community.” I had failed miserably trying to meet and practice all of the compulsory standards and such expected of me while in “the community” any way. I was imperfect and unable to do so. (Aren’t we all?) Some how I knew outside of His intervention I would never get anywhere with fulfilling these requirements. I was most certainly at the mercy of God. It was evident from my most recent past that I had screwed things up pretty badly. It was obvious that in and of myself I could do nothing to help myself. Little did I know I was beginning to disarm “The Conflict.” I once read a quote that went something like this “The Jewish nature and soul needs to know God. This is its purpose on earth. Our souls are looking for God and we are trying to know God.” I knew this was what I wanted and needed but how was I to do this. My sin placed me under judgment – I had failed to meet the requirements of the necessary compensation – what were my options? I was drawn to go back to church. For me that is where I found “The Resolve.” It took quite sometime but God cleared up all the stench and infection all too evident within myself. Not that He needed time. He knew what time I needed. I believe now that “The Conflict” and “The Cross Roads” were God’s means of showing me how much I needed Him, How much I was unable to do it on my own and how much grace and mercy He was willing to show me. I needed to “know God” not from man’s perspective nor by man’s attempts to be righteous but by total dependence on Him. I remember reading Isaiah 53:6-12 in a new light, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither [was any] deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put [him] to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see [his] seed, he shall prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him [a portion] with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” I was one of those transgressors. There was and is hope for me. Not in and of myself but in and of the Lord. Yes, there must be a sacrifice and yes, there must be bloodshed. However, it would not come from any animal sacrifice. That we know ended long, long ago. It certainly would not come from my ability to fulfill the law. I now knew this for sure. The only answer that made any sense to me was Jesus. He, having lived a perfect life, was the sacrifice. He was the only one pure enough to be one. I realize I am no great bible scholar – nonetheless this understanding brought a great peace to me. “The Conflict” could now be buried – dead not to afflict me any more.

Things are not always the easiest for me. There was a lot of damage done during “the community” years and the first few years that follow. I realize there are always consequences to sin. This humbling was bitter sweet. Yet, in the end it brought resolve between my Lord and me.

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Jack Hickman Cult Shoresh Yashi
Posted by: geraldtsmith ()
Date: July 22, 2006 09:19AM

I found this online a while back ... I've include only portions of it. It was written by Rabbi Tzadok ... I believe some of it refers to Hove and Hickman.

"Orthodox Style" Missionaries Are Infiltrating Our Communities:

"These missionaries pulled the wool over the eyes of these Rabbis and over the eyes of others in their Orthodox communities"
This is not the first time or the first group to attempt such a fraud. Many years ago on Long Island, NY there was a similar group with similar intent. I myself was personally involved in fighting this group. After its leader was exposed as a fraud and as a possible homosexual and child molester, he went into hiding on the West Coast for over ten years. Most of his followers fell away, with some of them converting and apparantly becoming Orthodox Jews. Notice that I say "apparantly." The reason is that recently in the last two years this missionary leader has resurfaced and reclaimed many of his old followers. While a small number remain faithful Torah observant Jews who reject their past with the cult, others exposed themselves to be what they truly were, cult spies on a mission to learn more about Torah Judaism and the Orthodox community. These include a past president of one Young Israel congregation in mid Nassau County, a prominent member of one of the biggest Orthodox/Hasidic shuls in the Five Towns area of Long Island and at least one student of Yeshiva University. Some prominent Orthodox Rabbis in New York unknowingly converted others secretly belonging to this cult. These missionaries pulled the wool over the eyes of these Rabbis and over the eyes of others in their Orthodox communities.


Once the leader of this cult resurfaced these individuals moved out of their Orthodox communities and moved into a new cult compound. Their children, many of whom were raised in yeshivas, and were born kosher Jews, are now under the dominion of the cult leader who is instilling in them all types of missionary garbage, filth and lies. These children, I am afraid will be the ones to come back and cause the Jewish community great harm. Being born and raised among us, they will know how to best infiltrate us inflicting upon us the poison taught to them by their cult leader whom they call their "abba."


The most deceptive group of course is the resurrected Long Island cult, now located in two camps, one in Maine and one in Colorado. They claim that they are not interested in seeking new members and are thus not missionaries. Yet, the truth lies muddled and concealed within their armed compounds. Only two years ago scandal erupted in the Denver Jewish community when it was found out that two people going through the process of an Orthodox conversion were in fact missionary spies.


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Jack Hickman Cult Shoresh Yashi
Posted by: geraldtsmith ()
Date: July 22, 2006 10:16AM

Hi all,

Below is a link where I've posted clippings of the Newsday story
"The Foibles of Abba" printed on August 15, 1982

They were passed on to me by a friend 2 or 3 years back


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Jack Hickman Cult Shoresh Yashi
Posted by: Dikgad ()
Date: August 07, 2006 04:36PM

Too early...

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Posted by: geraldtsmith ()
Date: August 10, 2006 04:35AM

What is too early????

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Posted by: hungarian2 ()
Date: August 18, 2006 10:45PM

I was a close friend of a group member about 6yrs ago. I knew about many trips by their family to Colorado and Maine, including the purchasing of mass provisions for the Maine compound. From what I could gather, it was/is a doomsday cult. Everyone is preparing for the end days, and this Abba fellow annoints priest/warriors among the youth who will be the leaders of the great end days battle. He even gave them ceremonial daggers which are to be used in battle. 'Abba' claimed to have visions where the archangel michael spoke to him. I do actually recall being told back in 1998 or so about a vision of a terrible thing that would happen in NYC in 2002, and that this event would singal the beginning of the end-days.

I understood it to be a jewish mysticism themed group, and heard also about followers in Spain and Northern California as well as Colorado and Maine. The family I knew was very well-to-do and intelligent. But it was appearant that they were spending lots of money and time preparing the logistics for a long term stay in the Maine compound for when the end days come.

I also got bits and pieces of other oddities, such as the future end-days enemies being decendents of a fish-people race (I'm not making this up). The person I knew did get married about 3 yrs ago, I assume to another group member.

I'd love to know more about the 'visions', predictions, and current provisions they are undergoing if anyone knows.

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Posted by: Sarabee ()
Date: October 31, 2006 10:23PM

It seems like there are a lot of viewers on this subject. Anyone have any more info? What are these people up to?

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Posted by: Browndog ()
Date: November 29, 2006 07:15PM

I had heard rumors that he had re emerged in COlorado. I can't believe that kid Gary (no longer a kid, obviously) is still involved. A lot of people got some seriouss emotional scars from that group. I was not a full fledged "member" of the family. A couple of my good friends were elders.

I moved to LI from Buffalo shortly after graduating from college- Jan. 77. I was a true believer. Some of the things may sound crazy to some people, but a lot of it made sense within the context. Not being a member of the inner circle, I was not much aware of any of the military stuff---If there where armed people of significance in NY I would be surprised, especially with the gun control (pistol ) laws there- though I think u can get most rifles. Still, I think I heard some rumors, but I have a serious hard time picturing some of those clowns with guns---I mean if u knew some of these people its kind of lauughable--the most serious problem would be shhooting themsellves in the foot or somethingl Bottom line is most of us were yankees with no military experience & Hickman was a somewhat obese minister with amazing charisma, high intelligence & fantastic persuasive speaking ability. He also seemed to be a genuine nice guy. The unfortunate part of it is the man was (is) delusinal & believes his own delusions. I seem to remember when things started falling apart there, some people went down to visit his sister in Oregon to find out if his background was true (That his family was the 'secret remnant of Israel' related directly to Jesus). I think she basically told them that he was crazy.

Anyway, things where going along kind of normaly when one day, it seemed out of the blue, there were rumors of something going wrong or being odd. They had these meetings to discuss this. I'm wondering what it's all about & what could be the big deal. I was certain it was just a bunch of BS. Then I went to a meeting explaining 'the communities' (thats what we called ourselves) position on what was going on. I'll never forget how bizarre this was.

Just imagine belonging to a Church or Temple or whatever, going to a group meeting and all of a sudden the Elder in charge starts speaking of how Abba was simply 'passing the seed' in a spiritual way, like a Jonathin, David relationship. I was flabergasted at what I was hearing, certain that I misunderstood him, not only because it was so bizare, but because people were not really reacting to it. So I bluntly asked him if these guys were (I'm trying to say this nicely here, but I remember being blunt) making each other ejaculate. When He SAID YES, I ALMOST HIT THE FLOOR. It was insane that they were doing this, but even more crazy that they were trying to justify iit spiritually.

I remember my wife and I being freightened- for we immediately decided to leave. We knew no one in long island except members of the community. Our good friends were elders.

Buut wheen we did leave- other then one friend trrying to continuously trying to talk uus into staying, there was no harrasment. Ultimately, everyone we were friends with left. I remember Newsweek doing s Sunday special on it.

I remember a lot of marriages broke upp shoortly aafter. Mine did also, but noot because of that- though maybe indirectly..

If I can be of any help to anybody please Emmmmail mmmmeee

Good day

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Posted by: YesIWASYESIAM ()
Date: May 09, 2007 12:13PM

I can tell you that jack hickman is not dead, although he is very sickly. I am not a part of the cult, but I know about it. It is actually gaining in strength and numbers.
I thought it disbanded it '84. Can you dig up more info on it and post it up?

After the upheaval of the "passing of the see debacle" many people left, this was considered a winnowing of the unfaithful. About 1986, the move to Maine ( Kennebunkport area) began.
There are many of the old St Johns/Christ Church faithful living in Maine now, and many of thier children have returned to help take care of them They are tight lipped about thier parents activities in the community, will not say who is in charge or even if they see old friends on a regular basis. I recently spoke to my former 'prayer partner" who moved to help her dying father, and while she seem happy to hear from me, just said that "we dont see those people" but in the next sentence sd that her elderly mom still needs to be taken to meetings weekly. So somethings going on up there.

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