Word of Faith Fellowship Allegedly Coerced Members

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Former members of Word of Faith Fellowship Church in North Carolina are accusing church leaders of coercing congregants to keep paying their tithes with false unemployment claims.

According to The Associated Press, which has carried out a number of investigations into the controversial church, 11 former members claimed that Word of Faith Fellowship leaders, who were company owners, would even file the unemployment claims on the employees’ behalf.

“They estimated that the fraudulent claims would have drawn payments totaling in the hundreds of thousands of dollars between 2008 and 2013,” AP reported.

“State officials say such claims would be illegal, and the former congregants said they had been interviewed by state and federal investigators.”

The Christian Post was told on the phone by a Word of Faith Fellowship representative on Wednesday that the church’s lawyer was looking into commenting on the latest accusations, but no statement was received by press time.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/word-of-faith-fellowship-allegedly-coerced-members-to-keep-tithing-through-unemployment-scam-200884/

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Freedom of faith / Religious liberty ?

In my opinion, it seem to me these religious groups, are “more or less” being run, in the same style as like what gangs are often run like too (even Mafia or Hitler regime). Because for some people, caught up with situations within, there is not really a whole lot of freedom or choice in regard to what they may collectively have become involved in

You either agree to run with the status quo of the domineering group involved. Or else you may suffer the the consequence, of trying to live your life differently

Meanwhile religious folk worldwide wont bother to be losing any of their own sleep over it?

Unbelievable

They faithfully believe that this negative form of freedom/liberty, is in fact what constitute freedom/liberty

When will people wake up ?

 

About ExEB

I'm a agnostic/atheist . Interested in learning more about science. I also am an "ex-member" of a group most publicly known within modern times, as the Exclusive Brethren. Whom are an off-shoot of the original Plymouth Brethren group. I'd say it likely my personality could possibly be described as quirky.You know ,as in being , unconventional , unorthodox , unusual, off-centre, strange, bizarre, weird, peculiar, odd, freakish, outlandish, offbeat, out of the ordinary, bohemian, alternative, zany I'm sure iv'e been classed as "crazy" . Many times But then, being born into a group like the exclusive brethren. Doesn't lend itself ? to tend to produce things considered as being "very normal" .Does it I escaped the Exclusive Brethren cult as a 15 year old teenager. Even since that time iv'e been trying to adjust to living life outside the cult. With much of my life being lived within the genre of "wild colonial boy" style. In the general sense of a church-rebel picking and choosing from role models who appeared within-life along the way. But as the exclusive brethren cult had traditionally maintained a general church-rule , of need to shun and totally excommunicate any ex member of their group.Treating such people as if they were dead. Thus this situation developed more to do with my need of following traditionally enforced church-rule , as apposed to it being so much about "life-choices". Certain emotional experiences, and parts of life in general, have led to me adopting a sense of low self esteem. Which is a situation i still deal with from time to time. Through my ongoing interest in science. I find i am able to gather more information to help me better understand my situation. Much about life for me, has often seemed like a massive puzzle.With many missing pieces.
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