As we trade out calendars, it is traditional to look back over the events of the past year and also look forward to what may happen in the coming year.
In January, Ron gave what he described as possibly his last sermon before Christ’s return and repeated the lie that he was convicted for Laura’s travel expenses on their domestic international junkets. The following Friday and Saturday were the most heavily trafficked days on this blog as Ron reported to prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
After Ron went to prison, the weekly sermons were delivered by Johnny Harrell, Wayne Matthews, and Terry Wrozek. However Terry Wrozek gave his last sermon for June 8th and apparently gave up on Living by Faith because later on news came that Terry was suspended and later disfellowshipped. Other prominent departures included Ralph Dowd and other long time members in the Cincinnati area. Weinland’s own mother and sister were disfellowshipped with the announcement sent out by newly minted senior elder Beth Bucheit.
Ron began filling in with a post up on his blog during the middle of most weeks composed with #2 pencils and typed in to electronic messages on the TRULINCS prisoner equivalent to email. In May just before the third non-return of Jesus Christ he announced the non-event and in a follow up post that the web site was being updated.
In August there was a civil court hearing which I believe was the final divorce hearing that ended Audra and Chris’s marriage. It seems that there may have been another ceremony later than the one mentioned in Ron’s criminal trial as the legality of that one was doubtful given that the ceremony was conducted on German soil while the marriage certificate that Ron signed fraudulently indicated it was conducted on Kentucky soil.
After Labor Day, I lessened my blogging as I’ve stopped listening to sermons by Ron’s surrogates, which now include some by Willem Henderson. Web traffic decline a bit has remained up as new commenters have joined who are now ex-PKG or exiting PKG. “Haverty” indicates that he is in contact with a currently serving disgruntled elder, whom the women running PKG now (Laura, Audra, and Beth) would probably very much like to find.
As 2013 began, I predicted:
Looking forward to the coming year, I expect that Ron will show up to prison as scheduled and Joyce Garrett will get her house back. Ron will have new Present Truths(tm) to explain why the daylight portion of the Day of the Lord is not accompanied by the Great Tribulation and yet another Present Truth(tm) in May to explain why Christ is still a no-show. Ron will leak more members, but the majority will continue to stick with him to pay for his lawyers and his back taxes.
My predictions were pretty much dead on. At least Ron did report to prison and later on court filings showed that the lien on Joyce Garrett’s house was removed. Ron did leak more members, from comments left on the blog the word “majority” in my earlier prediction is in doubt. But enough members remain to finance a trip in February for Prophetess Laura and Senior Elder Audra to make a junket down under. I wonder if PKG finances will provide them with first class travel accommodations in in-flight private cabins.
So now it’s time for my predictions for the coming year: I predict that Jesus Christ will not return on Pentecost this year (June 8). According to comments left by “Haverty”, there are those still hanging on in PKG in hopes of that — Haverty expects another large departure from PKG after that. But maybe Ron, who will begin serving the second year of a 3+-year-long prison term in February, will come up with a new Present Truth(TM) to keep those susceptible to signs and lying wonders sending in their tithes to a Cincinnati PO box and keep Laura and Audra in the lifestyle to which they’ve become accustomed.
Wishing a Happy New Year to all who read my blog, whether drinking Ron’s Flavor Aid or not. I hope this will be a happier new year for those like Randy who are friends or family of PKG members with their departure from the cult.