The Gathering Place Church

(Continued...) After reading all that you wrote, to me it seems that you have been to this church, you know the pastor(s) of this church, you at one time worshipped at this church and then something happened to make you turn your back and begin to call it as you said "a cult." There are way too many intimate details that you've been writing that would definitely lead a person to believe you've been there and something went terribly wrong. You keep stating that what is being taught is "Child Abuse." My question to you Mr. Fred is this "Have you called CPS yet and filed Child Abuse Report(s)?" Actually I would highly recommend it since you are so set that they are abusing their children and make sure that CPS is there next Sunday to follow-up on your allegations. I would definitely attend this church next Sunday to see CPS there and interview all of the children young and old alike regarding your allegations of child abuse. As a concerned citizen, it is your civic duty to report any and all child abuse that you have witnessed! Please call immediately as you don't want these children to be continually abused!!!! And when you have made that call, could you let everyone know as I am sure you as well as everyone else who comes to visit these boards would like to be there when CPS arrives to remove all of these abused children. Thank you so much for enlightening me, now I have a stronger idea of how my higher power works in your life. I take it one day at a time, chose to call my higher power by His rightful name and know that by the way I chose to live my life will always be a gift. As I always say to all of my friends and foes... Blessings... =)
— April 19, 2009 3:54 p.m.

The Gathering Place Church

Dear Mr. Fred, I haven't been on the Reader in a while but thought for a moment I'd take a look and see what was up. Yep I know this article came out in February and it's now middle of April but what I find interesting is that this article is the "only one" you really attack. Nothing before and I believe the article right after this one and then one other you make just one comment with no responses. Why is that? I quoted you on this line "lavish lifestyles for their lying preachers" because after reading the article and everyone's response I figured I'd Google the address listed to see this "Magnificent and Lavish" Church that you were talking about. You know when I Googled this address, do you know what came up for this address? MT. Carmel High School in Rancho Penasquitos! That's right a high school. No lavish, outlandish, magnificent, out of this world, adorned with gold and jewels temple of God, nope just a high school in the Poway Unified School District. WOW and I almost believed you when you said that this church and its "preachers" have lavish lifestyles. Then I decided I'd go to the whitepages and see if the pastor of this church was listed there. Yep he was and so was his wife, as well as the PO Box that the church uses to receive its mail since I doubt the high school would accept any of the churches mail. I recognized the road name and I giggled because for a pastor of a church to live on a street with this name I just found it to be quite humorous. Since I know this area of town I just want you to know that there are NO lavish mansion's that you apparently "assume" he is living in. Actually the places in this area are just very simple homes, average 3-4 bedrooms, nothing to write home about.
— April 19, 2009 3:53 p.m.

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