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Raf

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  1. Couple of things:

    1. Party in the Pastor's Room FB group remains open for anyone who wants to join. Follow the instructions I provided on the opening post in this thread. WW, don't know what went wrong today, but whatever, we can try again.

    2. That does not preclude us from Zooming here, though I would suggest starting a new thread to announce it and giving members plenty of notice. I'm not sure how we would work out protecting the chat from being compromised, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

  2. Hey folks. I've started a GSC Facebook social group primarily for virtual meet-ups and wanted to invite you to it. It is NOT visible to the general public, so you have to send me a friend request first.

    Group's rules are: Check your grudges at the door, no politics, no preaching, keep your clothes on and eat your veggies. Not necessarily in that order.

    My Facebook account is here. Send me a request, let me know who you are on GSC, and I will send the invite to the group.

     

  3. On 10/11/2020 at 11:16 PM, Rocky said:

    Rebekah Powers was 11 when members of her faith group, the People of Praise, gathered around as she sat on a chair and laid their hands on her to pray. Powers’ sister had shown a gift for speaking in tongues, a defining trait of the followers of the small charismatic Christian community, and Rebekah was expected to do the same.
     

    But after what seemed like an eternity, she proved unable to produce a sound.

    “I couldn’t get it, and I stayed there an hour and a half before they gave up and finally said, ‘You just have blockage. You need to just work on your sin and be more open,” she said.

    The 41-year-old had a rebellious spirit and left People of Praise when she turned 18. It has taken decades of therapy and hard work to overcome the intense feelings of shame and fear of damnation that she said marked her childhood. The Christian faith group, based in South Bend, Indiana, dominated every aspect of her early life, she said.

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    This thread can remain focused on the high profile nature of cults. I hope it does.

    I can't relate to this emotional-psychological-peer pressure to speak in tongues at all!

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