Attorneys argue over Jim Green’s bond

Screen Shot 2017-09-21 at 6.32.18 PMSource: Attorneys argue over the bond for a religious leader accused of child abuse, kidnapping

 

Four religious sect members plead not guilty in child abuse case | KOB 4

And so the tide turns, or as I like to say, “you reap what you sow.”

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Source: Four religious sect members plead not guilty in child abuse case | KOB 4

in walks a fire-cracker—meet Julie!

You’ll be hearing a lot more from Julie, and others whose lives were tangled in the web of Deborah and Jim’s ACMTC.

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Source: Former Aggressive Christianity member speaks out 

 

Police video shows deputies arresting “general” Jim Green

Source: Police lapel video shows deputies arresting the remaining “general”

Watching this makes me sad. I know that’s weird, because Jim helped create this mess. He has his own delusions of grandeur, but he was always the kind one, the one who actually showed some care. As narrow and as screwed up as I think he is in his mind, most of the darkness within ACMTC I think is the bitter-rotten fruit of his wife Deborah Green. I really don’t wish for either to suffer, but needless to say, I’m elated that they’re behind bars, that their works of deception, manipulation and hatred are stopped.

persecution and isolation

The International Cult Studies Association (ICSA) speaks at length about isolationism and its effects on members.

“Many cults have instilled an active persecution complex in the minds of their members. They have been trained to believe the world hates, fears and misunderstands them. This often results in cults isolating themselves from the outside world. The leader cultivates, and the cult maintains, a sense of “outside” persecution.

Herbert W. Armstrong taught WCG would be persecuted, and even set dates for when that persecution would begin relating to his 1975 apocalyptic predictions. Armstrong and his acolytes kept Chruch of God members frightened and constantly looking toward an impending crackdown on their church, similar to the massacre in Waco, Texas in 1993 when their spiritual cousins the Branch Davidians were besieged by federal agents.

Incidents such as these and the constant drumbeat that “secular, godless liberals” are destroying society creates a cohesion of fear where members band together and tend to socialize internally to the exclusion of the outside world. Members are taught to believe everything that happens in the world they disagree with is an affront to their beliefs and values, and thus a direct threat to their community.

This also takes the form of “mean world syndrome,” a term coined by communications professor George Gerber to describe the ways people believe the world is more dangerous than it actually is, based on mass media portrayals. Cults tend to feed upon this phenomenon by convincing their members the world is a harsh and dangerous place that will erode their values. People outside the cult are viewed as “sinners,” bad influences who will drag them down and threaten their salvation or enlightenment.

This paranoia only fuels cult isolationism.”

from Silenced. Cult Spotting

regarding repentance

Screen Shot 2017-09-04 at 8.47.37 PMThis is how I think it works. When we’re really sorry for our wrongs, we acknowledge them, we speak the truth, and then we go about the work of making things right and embracing change. Lesson learned. Our wrongs fade and become faint wisps of our past. The truth sets us free.

But when we tell lie upon lie to justify or cover up our dirty deeds, and point the blame to others, our wrongs only increase, they never go away, and in the end they bind us.

Family refuses to give up, despite being turned away at ACMTC compound

According to Julie, this is the guy who created the videos for the Green’s nasty fraudulent PX2 files.

Source: Family refuses to give up, despite being turn away at commune

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CYFD has special team investigating ACMTC compound

This was August 22, 2017, 11 children are now in custody.

Family trying to visit loved one’s grave at ACMTC compound turned away

Source: A family was turned away after trying to visit their sister’s grave site at a commune

Family learns of sister’s death on NM commune

Source: Family learns of sister’s death on NM commune