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The Charity Commissioners have been duped by Hale’s Exclusive Brethren. It’s called ‘Spoiling the Egyptians.’*
The lesson is that ‘Lobbying works’. Lavish no-expense-spared lobbying can deceive sensible people that an exclusive mean-minded cruel cult had been metaphosed into a benign neighbour-hugging crusade.
It was relief for the new Charity Commissioners to agree a face-saving compromise to the troublesome sect. In two years 850 Christian groups were awarded charity status. Hale’s Exclusive Brethren in the guise of Preston Down Trust were refused. They used their immense wealth to hire lawyers, deploy public relations skills and stalk MPs and peers incessantly. It is believed they spent £2million and came close to their aims of lobbying all MPs and peers face-to-face.
Charity Commissioner Boss William Shawcross declined to say what the cost in litigation would be if the Commission had honoured its 2012 decisions to deny Charity status. The cash-strapped c Commission was desperate for the bolthole of a compromise. Yesterday they defended their deal but lamentably failed to explain how they would police the new saintly behaviour of cult members. It would be an impossible task but the Commissioners drowning in a financial morass grasped at this straw.
Many gullible MPs/Peers/ Commissioners incredibly swallowed the propaganda that claimed that the previous Charity Commissioners were determined to persecute Christians. They conveniently adopted the name Plymouth Brethren Christian Church. It is part of their long tradition of what they believe I morally justifiable behaviour. They are content to deceive those outside of their cult. It’s called ‘Spoiling the Egyptians’ and is ‘justified’ by the biblical authority below.
Now, it’s ‘Spoiling the Commissioners’. Time will prove the protozoan depth of the cult’s change of heart.
- Exodus 12:35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them
[such things as they required]. And they spoiled the Egyptians.