Direct dating summit 2016
So I knew I had to wear a mask of correct behavior and not admit to liking things that were frowned upon by the Copeland family (in my case, comic books, science fiction stories, unbridled sex for pleasure with my wife, and the theological works of non-Charismatic ministers).
If any of us employees did mention these “unspeakables” in public, it was not uncommon for us to be silenced and told that if management found out, we could be fired.
If Shepherding is a part of the official doctrine of KCM/EMIC, then she was just doing what she thought she was supposed to do. We later learned that the pastor's wife also publicly humiliated and eviscerated the head of the greeter department, simply because the head greeter refused to require all her ladies to wear dresses, and allowed a few to wear pants suits.
In other words, the pastor's wife, a member of the Copeland family, enacted the Shepherding practice of telling someone how to dress.
While she worked there, her mother “came out of the closet” and declared herself to be a lesbian. I don't know the motivations of the woman who said this to my friend, but the end result was spiritual abuse.Shortly before my wife left KCM, it imposed a gag order.In a rather stridently written memo, management said that employees were not to talk to anyone, including family members, because they never knew who they would be talking to. I should think that an employee would know if his or her spouse or child is a reporter!When he returned, he was hauled into his supervisor's office, given a written reprimand, and told me that the only reason he wasn't fired was that he was too good at his job.His supervisor told him that when the ministry invites you to a party, it is a high honor and privilege so he better go!