Dear Mr Moffitt
your address popped up while I was reading up on the brethren.My mother joined the sect in 1949 when I was a year old. My Father remained in the Methodist Church where I was brought up.
In the 1960's when Big Jim Taylor was the ruler , my mother would not eat with my Dad ,brother & me ,but ate in the kitchen & slept in her own room away from my Father.I cannot tell you what sorrow she brought into our lives.I She couldn't leave the family home as my brother was diabetic & she had to care for him. I got no love from her - she said "get thee behind me satan "when I argued with her. I am 68 now & suffer depression as a result of my terrible mother's treatment.
She was "withdrawn from "in 1968 because she lived in the same house as my Father.She then had no contact with the brethren ,but would not go to church with us.My Father died in 1994 a luckily for her she had his pension until 2010 when she died. I know another "sister"who is living in poverty because she & her husband left & the ghastly bretheren don't allow their members to have pensions.
I will never forgive the brethren & my mother for what they did to my family.
This is just a quick mail to make contact with you.