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  1. I'm not sure how many, but I'm pretty sure there are still Wayers in Nebraska.
  2. I'm not all that informed on Geer, but if I remember correctly Gartmore was in pretty poor shape from the beginning and Geer eventually decided to move back to Maine.
  3. Ok, it seems like I have a few questions to answer. First of all, no we rarely hear the names of anyone who was big in the Weirwille era and left, and if we do its generally from someone telling a story and mentioning them in passing. Second, we generally hear about the "Fog Years" sooner or later. Not from the official ministry account of its history, of course, but from people and parents, so I can only speak for my personal experiance. Most of the stories I heard were told with a spin that the Way is successful and righteous and its enemies are unsuccessful and evil. I had heard of Gee
  4. I saw someone post this in the friend tracker section and I believe it deserves more attention. A number of people have addressed the culture of sexual predation that VP left behind him. I can't say how much TWI was involved in this, but whatever the background this is still absolutely sickening. Former BOD member Robert McCulloch was convicted of Abduction, Gross Sexual Imposition, and Public Indecency with a 7 year old female: https://www.icrimewatch.net/offenderdetails.php?OfndrID=2050019&AgencyID=55149 He was on the Board sometime between 2009 and 2012 judging from a po
  5. I think its accurate. It's citing one of the newspaper articles in the archives here: http://web.archive.org/web/20030306024625/http://www.greasespotcafe.com/waydale/lawsuit/sidney-05-26-00.htm the part you pointed out is in the second to last paragraph
  6. I think you bring up a good point about the HQ-field divide. I believe only a small portion of the already small number of recent Way Corps grads actually go out into the field. I also think you are dead on when it comes to the age and state of the field corp. Another indicator is that the majority of region coordinators used to be reverends, but by now they've lost so many reverends that they don't have enough to fill all these spots with them. It may have been another driving reason why they put Vern, a man who has spent the vast majority of his time in the field, in the driver's seat.
  7. I wanted to hear more and think through a good response to what is going on before I posted something here about whose calling the shots in the Way, but this is what I think is going on: Vern's current role in the Way is similar to that of Gorbachev's in the Soviet Union. The story starts with the state of the Way in the 2000's: its still significant assets have been depreciating, and it shows. TWI has been destroying buildings and selling property that it doesn't have the resources to maintain. The Way had been creeping along, but its stagnation wasn't of any critical concern, until
  8. I can now confirm that Vern is the president, John Rupp is the chairman of the board and that Donna Martindale is the CEO. This was announced at the last STS.
  9. But there is one glimmer of hope with Vern: he is by no means an elitist. He really believes what he is doing and doesn't give himself special privileges.
  10. I've heard that Rupp is the Chairman of the Board. This stems from a push to bring the way TWI is run closer to that of other "non-profit organizations" which means increasing the independence of the Officers from the Board of Directors. Besides the lack of one man calling the shots, there are other factors ruining the possibility of reform. The majority of current followers (in the US I mean, TWI has a much more vibrant and sizable following in some West African countries and Venezuela) are converts from the Martindale era and some of current leadership stems all the way back from the Wierwil
  11. Nice find Twinky This helps explain Vern's rapid accession through the Way's ranks. His "stand" against R&R brought him into favor with the powers that be. (or should I say "that were" )
  12. Way leadership is about as opaque as it gets, so I don't think we can be certain about what transpired unless someone steps forward, which is unlikely. But, none of that is going to dampen my curiosity so I'll weigh what I find to be the most convincing options. As Longhunter was right on one count, I think it is safe to say that his information should be taken seriously, so I think the ousting theory has some merit to it. Also, I'm personally drawn to it because it has the most intrigue and raises questions about our notions of who was pulling the strings over the years. The g
  13. timestamp: 5:40 He reads Genesis 1:29 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat and then asks: "How many of you like seedless grapes?" (I assume a number people raised their hands) "sure we do, all counterfeits are appeal (sic) to the five senses, don't they. But nothing's said there about seedless grapes for food, seedless oranges, seedless grapefruit, that's where the devil's got involved a little bit."
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