Is it a Cult?
To properly diagnose that question, we need to get
the definition of the word Cult. There is a passive definition and there
is that loathsome, repulsive, disgusting definition. The passive definition
would simply be a system or community of religious worship and ritual
with an obsessive devotion to a person or ideal. That definition would
include just about every gathering in the world. However there is an
ugly sense of the word.
When the word is spoken many people picture hundreds of people drinking
poison, because their leader had them brainwashed into thinking that
that was good. The city of Waco, Texas crosses other peoples minds. One
of the similarities between those two is the word CONTROL! The leaders
smoothly take control over their followers until they seem to willfully
submit every substantial decision to their leader. The followers will
yield in spiritual, financial, marital, mental and personal decisions,
letting their leaders influence their decisions greatly. That is the
definition I give to this Cult that tore my family apart.
However CONTROL is not the only attribute to make
a Cult. With control they will often CONTRADICT SCRIPTURE. Then they
fall into INCONSISTENCIES with their own scripture interpretation.
In this Cult I also noticed a big lack of CHRIST-LIKE behavior when
they regard someone as their enemy. But then there is usually a mild
and meek MULTITUDE of followers that makes the movement seem so innocent. "There are so many nice
people. How can they be wrong?" I will try to show you how they
fit in everyone of those areas.
When you first meet these people, they seem so kind
and helpful. They go out of their way in demonstration of love as the
Bible teaches. They will sacrifice in money and actions to convince
you that they are the sheep. But wait until someone makes a firm stand
against what they preach and the wolf starts tearing apart flesh. They
CONTRADICT SCRIPTURE by ripping apart marriages. Mine is only one of
many. The list is long of families destroyed viciously by this Cult.
Look up the www.rickross.com website that I talked about in my other
pages. In the Restoration site article titled "Severed Lives" (Pauletta Tinsman), read about
her excommunication and shunning. I've seen the letter that was sent
to her by the church Cult leaders. She was told that she was barred from
any church gatherings including weddings or funerals. If one of her parents
died, she would need a police escort to keep from being barred from the
funeral. Is that the love of Christ? Is that what Christ taught? "Shun
your enemies, hate them that despitefully use you. Tear marriages apart
that God had put together?" Of course not and that is the greatest
convincing proof for me that this is a Cult, that needs to be silenced
and destroyed. What God had joined together, let no man (includes Pat
O'Shea) put asunder.
And yet Patrick O'Shea said that Shereen needed to leave me. In about
one month later she did and moved in with him. To shun the excommunicated
one is preached from their pulpits. Ironic how they think that the victim
that gets all this cruelty, will again be attracted to this Cult and
come back to make amends. How is someone that experiences all this hateful
spirit, supposed to comprehend it to be the love of God? Is it more like
the onslaught of the Devil? The Cult would have shunned the Apostle Peter
for the rest of his life. They would never go to find him at his ship
(vocation) and speak to him in love to win him back. Peter would have
to come back to the Cult, crying for mercy in repentance, admitting that
they are the Only, One, True and Loving church, before he would be accepted.
I'm thankful that God is love, which is opposite of the counterfeit emotion
that they labor to present.
The CONTRADICT scripture by frequent, repetitious
terms they use. In their own group they will always address each other
as Brother Pat, Brother James, Sister Sue etc. It would be a slip-up
if you ever heard their names without the Brother or Sister word attached
to it. Go visit the Cult and hear it for yourself. And then listen
to their sermons with the Contradictions and Inconsistencies. In all
the years that I sat under their preaching, it was almost never that
you would hear the People of the Bible addressed with the Brother attachment.
I never heard them say Brother Abraham or Brother Isaac of the Old
Testament. Never did I hear Sister Martha, Sister Mary, Brother Lazarus
or Brother Peter from the New Testament either. And rarely did the
married couples call their spouses by that title. They violate it also
with Parents and their children. That Cult is INCONSISTENT and also
Contradicting or adding to Scripture. Were the disciples carnal or
of less "light" than this Cult
when they called each other by their first name only? If that is true,
than the Cult has more light than Jesus had also! He never addressed
anything to Brother Peter, Brother James and Brother John. The Cult has
added (Rev. 22:19) the "title" as a standard of measurement
that they use to see your level of Spirituality. It is a shame that even
Christ did not pass this test (according to them).
Now if you visit their Cult, do not be quickly deceived by them attaching
the Brother or Sister title in front of your name. They use that as a
leverage to get you in and also later to get you out. They will eagerly
give you that title if you appear to enjoy them, their services and moving
in their direction. But as soon as you make a stand against their doctrine,
the title gets dropped immediately.
The Cult restrictively calls themselves, "The Saints." They
preach from the pulpit that others are "The Ain'ts." When Christ
returns and you are not with them you will be lost, going to hell! That
became the root cause of my trouble. I wrote articles against that fake
doctrine which got the Pastor to destroy my family. In a Pastor's meeting
in the 1990s, Danny Layne told the Pastors that... "We don't need
Free Thinkers, get rid of them!"
I bought an Almanac and did a project. The Bible
says something like that there will be a redeemed people from every
tribe, Country, nation, and language. So I used the Almanac and wrote
down the population from each Country beside it. Then I asked the ridiculous
question of how many of the "Saints" are there per each Country?
Outside of the USA, Mexico, Canada, Germany and one Country in Africa;
the total for all other Countries is a Big Zero. Either the Bible verse
lied or it will be a long time until Jesus comes or the Cult has a
false Concept that they are the only ones.
Then I continued with the World population. I took
an eye dropper and counted out how many drops it takes to fill up a
teaspoon, which eventually figured out to how many drops in a gallon.
Calculating hypothetically that one drop represents a 1,000 people,
the population of the world today would fill over (as I can remember)
fifty of the 55 gallon drums or barrels. Picture 50 of those large
barrels full of Black drain oil, which represents the lost that will
go to hell. And now picture the quantity contrast with ONLY three drops
of clean water, representing themselves with their approximate 3,000
world-wide population, the only ones going to heaven? It is a ridiculous
thought when I had it written and drawn out on paper. No wonder they
had to get rid of me. I was a Free thinker and undermining their Cultish
ideas. All the bogus charges on my "Timeline" page
is only the excuse for their actions against me. The real reason is that
I dared to tell them that they are wrong. It cost me my wife, my children,
my business and a six month jail sentence.
Next I would like to address their lies and deception.
Read the "Timeline" when
Ralph Salz died in the Assistant Pastors house next door to the Pastor
Pat O'Shea. I still remember the Police officer telling Pat..." It
appears that the body was dead for a while. Why wasn't he honest according
to his own sermons and say that he intentionally waited so there wouldn't
be any CPR? Danny Layne and Pat O'Shea decided together to deliberately
cool the body down so that all chances of medical attention would be
On the www.rickross.com website there are several articles about the
baby that died in California. We in Kenosha were ordered to earnestly
pray for the sick child because it could die. In one of the court hearings
when asked why didn't they call for any medical help, they replied that
they didn't know how sick the child was. Talk about Pastor Control and
Cult brainwashing. Normally when you wash something you clean it. This
type of washing dirties or pollutes the mind.
I love the Kenosha News article on my web site. Pat O'Shea tried to
be so cool in convincing the reporter that they never spanked. I appreciate
how that liars will eventually be exposed. They may not flat out lie
by saying something that is not true, but the evasiveness of the questions
or telling only part of it is the way they operate.
One of my funniest confrontations I had with Pastor
Pat O'Shea is with the issue of gold. They preach that the Bible condemns
gold and they eradicate it from any of their belongings. If their watch
was silver, but it had four tiny dots in the 3, 6, 9 and 12:00 o'clock
positions, they would get rid of it. Knowing what he was going to say
ahead of time, I asked Pat as to where the Bible condemns it? He told
me in Peter 3:3. I said Great! Let's outline it for there are three
things that it talks about, but you are only choosing to pull out one
thing. The words "let
it not be," to me is that, let us not put our whole emphasis on
it. But he argued that it is n absolute... "NO, don't do this!" I
said O.K., but then be CONSISTENT at all of the three things mentioned...
1.) don't braid your hair 2.) don't wear gold 3.) and don't put on clothes...
go naked! He quickly said you do NOT HAVE EXTRA clothing. I told him
to be consistent then with EXTRA gold too! He was adding words to suit
his belief. Last time I seen he was still wearing clothes.
Another thing I enjoyed confronting him on is their
belief on divine healing. After the child's death in California they
had a Ministers meeting to get themselves below the Authorities Radar
screen. They smoothly worded that they will No longer "Withhold" Medicine
from children. Don't kid yourself with their sly and deceptive ways.
What you can all read into that statement of them willfully giving
medical attention to their children now is what they want you to believe.
Don't be deceived by the outside white wool. It does not mean that
they are sheep now. I would need to see the medical records from the
O'Shea's family for me to consider believing that.
They taught divine healing for all the years that I was there. I seen
a lot of people participate in their rituals, including my family. After
several years at studying the Bible and watching their commotion, I started
getting irritated by them. I got tired of watching my oldest son suffer
with asthma, the same with or without their prayers. Not once out of
the hundreds of times, did I witness a Bible type miracle healing. They
are the dark storm clouds that have no water. They are all lightning,
thunder, big show and noise, but they have no fruit that I seen. They
don't have it.
Pat told me then that they die in the hospitals, too. I told him then
that if ten people had a ruptured appendix, I believe all ten would walk
out of the hospital in a few days. On the other hand if they were in
your care, I would hope that there would be at least one person that
I continued by getting some colored recipe cards. I used one color for
each one of the four gospels. Then I wrote each healing that Jesus did
on one of the cards. It was amazing how it said, ... and immediately
he was healed, ... and straight away they were healed, ... from that
moment, ... that same hour, ... and he stretched forth his hand and it
was healed, ... and the lame got up, ... etc! I asked Pat why did all
the miracles mentioned in the Bible, that the healings are all instantaneous
while the Cults healings are are over several days IF at all? A person
comes to you sick with the flu. You anoint and pray for them and three
days later they are healed. They call that divine healing. I then say,
but the town bum and the stray dog gets a flu and three days later they
too are healed. Are all of them divinely healed or none of them? Your
God is a weak God. You don't have the goods that you claim and preach
about. Jesus and the Apostles had it. They touched and it was done, like
a light switch brings immediate light or healing.
Danny Layne tried to debate by saying the ten lepers
as they went." How far or how many days did they travel before they
realized they were healed? Remember they only needed to go to the priest.
If it was days then how come one of them could still run back and thank
Jesus? How many days did Jesus stand there in that spot for that to happen?
Or was the healing a gradual healing with one square inch healed every
ten steps they took?
Was Naaman healed a 14.3% cleaner for every dip in the Jordan river
or was the healing 100% on the seventh dip? (II Kings 5) I believe the
ten lepers went away and within a few hundred yards realized they were
healed, just a delayed time for the light switch. It is ironic how the
Cult beieves that they are the One True Church because they preach divine
healing, while all fallen Churches run to the doctors. And yet if it
is a sickness that is life threatening they will die.
I asked Pat to show me examples where Divine healing did happen miraculously
in his experience. He did give me two examples. I taunted him then that
both examples were from other churches that he calls Babylon. Why is
the healing spirit of Christ in the other groups while you claim to be
THE CHURCH, but can't give me not even one example of your own? How many
people, prayers and years didn't it work?
The Cult takes a strong stand against any government
involvement. I have heard several messages against the U.S. Flag. My
landlord used to go to their Cult, but also had a U.S. Flag hanging
on the front of his house. It seemed like each Sunday we heard the
preaching against the flag until he took it down. I remember hearing
that we are not supposed to pledge to this country or to any other
person except to God. However the thought of INCONSISTENCY crossed
my mind, when I witnessed a few of their marriages where the couples
exchanged vows or pledged "till
death does us part!"
There are so many other experiences and contradictions I've seen while
I was amongst them. The one that hurts the worst is the tearing apart
of families. I never forcefully touched my wife and yet she tried to
frame me with domestic abuse and violence. I marvel at how cruel the
Cult and their recruits (my wife) can get. Sue O'Shea had their door
slammed in my face. Later they lied and said they didn't know I wanted
to see my family that was living in their house. They have hung up the
phone on me. Sue has been, I believe, to every court hearing of my wife's
and mine. One time the Cult had a big meeting in Kenosha the same time
as one of the court hearings. It seemed like half the courtroom filled
up with Cult members. They work hard at intimidation of their victims.
I tried my hardest at displaying love to my wife
even after she left me. I bought flowers, gifts, and spent about $500
in the first year after she left me. I sent about 20-30 letters pleading
with her, telling her that I love her. Never was there a response from
her. If I am a half an hour late at dropping off the children she already
screams "contempt!" But
then in our Marital Settlement agreement we agreed that I would have
the children one full week in the summer. This summer I didn't get them
because she said it doesn't work out this year, because she has too many
plans with them and I was deprived. But it is unthinkable that Judge
Mary K. Wagner would consider enforcing or even acknowledging that my
wife is in contempt. It is October and I only had my children for 4 1/2
days this year. I am scheduled to have them the day after Thanksgiving,
but once again I may not get them. The Cult usually has an Oklahoma meeting
during that Thanksgiving week. I am already expecting that my wife will
say that it it conflicting with their schedule and I might once again
deprived. And as long as I have Judge Wagner there isn't much I can do.
I wish I could afford the best attorney in a 100 mile radius that could
change this injustice. It's tough to be broke!
I still think of the day that my wife took my children
and left me. My mom suddenly died in January, of 2002. My family was
in grief of the sudden loss and was getting together for the first
time since the funeral on Easter Sunday in memory of mom (March 31st).
The controlling Cult had a rule "If the church doors are open you have to be there." I
didn't have O'Shea's permission to miss their service to be with my family,
therefore I was going to be in violation. It is strange how their stories
change. If you asked the Cult now why my wife left me, they might tell
you that I was a violent man and Shereen fled for her life. However the
following week after Easter I had called the Assistant Pastor James Degraffenried
and he confirmed that she is gone because I was trying to pull my family
away from church. I am in deep spiritual trouble when I tried to do that,
and won't be able to be with my family until I get some serious help
at THEIR altar. I lost my Mom, my Wife and my Family, all within about
So do you think it is a Cult? Am I being too harsh and wrongfully accusing
them of something they are not? Sure there are a lot of nice sincere
people caught up in it, that believe they are doing right. But does that
make the foul, condemning, controlling spirit right? I am still in shock
from how cruel my wife became by simply the influence of the Cult. Just
that by itself convinces me that it it not of God. If she had a Godly
Spirit (Peter 3:1-2) none of this website would ever have been published
and most never developed. Judge Wagner could have possibly retired from
her unjust kingdom if she would not have made me one of her victims.
I fantasize of how I can expose her and the Cult through different forms
of media and utilizing my website. It would take money, connections,
and the people (you) to make a change. The easiest thing you can do if
you are reading this, is to spread this site to other people. I want
to thank you if you are doing that. You might only give it to one person
, but that person might be the editor of a Newspaper, or the owner of
a large billboard. Maybe they are or know the best attorney that I need.
Maybe they are the greatest computer whiz that can make my site come
up on every computer in the world on Monday morning. Or maybe that person
could stop the injustice in the court or Cult.
Judge Mary K. Wagner wouldn't change the amount of
time I can spend with my children. I only get them from Friday noon
until Saturday evening, only the fourth weekend of every month, I can't
have them Sunday because Wagner said my children need to be Sunday
in church with their mother. I said it is a Cult. Judge Wagner said "Everyone is entitled to
their opinion." What is then your opinion of her? Would you vote
for a judge that supports this Cult as a church, requiring my children
to participate? What if they were your children? Would you feel like
a victim of Wagner? And would you hire an attorney like John Anthony
Ward that half-way into the fight backs off and says "Who can determine
which church is good and which one's are not? We no longer will fight
them on it," and he started giving away my case. It amazes me how
money can blur the vision. I sure would like to know who's money.
In final I am just begging for any help you can give me. I appreciate
any of your efforts in trying to change injustice of the Cult and the
Kenosha courts. I love and appreciate each one of you that have taken
the time to read this. Thank you so very much and keep spreading the
website! I am thankful to have friends like you that I can count on!
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