Any extremist religious group with an uncontrolled, yet actively fostered, and doctrinally obsessed self-focus, a deeply rooted internal self-admiration and then a completely unchallenged conviction of superior moral understanding over any other people sharing a place on our planet --- there is bound to be a complete melt-down of simple basic honesty -- and guaranteed to be a hypocrisy pandemic of enormous proportion . Why is this so hard to see from the 'inside'? And yet so clearly obvious from any normal perspective?
This is a Summary of Correspondence with 2x2 leadership beginning (for us) with the obviously corrupt and clearly power-political expulsion of my cousin Marg Magowan from the work in Saskachewan 2001 and , a portion of the subsequent fallout in the group, including our own collective rejection as a family 2001 . (Ten years ago now)
There are also a number of links to information regarding the infamous mass-excommunication process in Alberta a number of years previous, and numerous other issues of organizational dishonesty and denial. Issues that now have been very clearly exposed, as light has been brought to bear on aspects of the group that traditionally/internally are kept under strict camouflage, and that are dishonestly denied in ordinary dialog (financial organization, legal organization, sexual abuse issues, organizational origin, leadership election and control, etc) Issues that membership is denied insight into .. the demand is simply to trust leadership. Amongst the large and growing body of 'exes' a number of individuals have 'dared' to thoroughly investigate a number of the basic insinuations.. and these results have revealed an enormous discrepancy between reality, and the implied explanations of leadership to their own followers (and others). The demand for complete leadership trust has unfortunatly chocked even the most simple forms of moral resolve, from the entire organization..
The complete indifference and disregard that ordinary established membership have responded to this obvious, and carefully documented moral deficiency in leadership policy, is even more significant and troubling, than any of these these clearly outlined mistakes made by high ranking individuals in 2x2 leadership.
Notice the clear similarity with Luke 10 in the story of the good Samaritan -- where 'they' (priests and Levites) ) were made aware of the plight of the abused, but turned their heads, and chose non-commitingly to ignore and 'go by' on the other side of the road. This striking similarity makes me quite ashamed of former co-workers, relatives and friends that I mistakenly had grown up to believe did have a certain degree of moral strength, and purpose to uphold basic honor and truth. In my efforts to deal with my feelings on this issue, I have since tried to excuse, or at least explain, the utter moral cowardice this expresses, as the sad product of group indoctrination. Yet, regardless of my understanding of this, the thought is still an extreme disappointment, and is personally painful for me! (considering my 16 years in the work and 45 years professing)
Note: I would be more than happy to help confirm
the the authenticity and veracity in these documents and deductions if anyone should
question. I am available at
There are also documents here highlighting the ultra ugly 'slander and smear' policy that leadership applies to more or less ALL ex-membership -- especially distasteful in the story of Marg Magowans expulsion from the work.
Note: Bob Williston kindly began saving and recording the correspondence aspect of this information. I took it over when he closed his site. Many thanks to him for keeping this record of correspondence back during the period when I was so emotionally involved in the dialog with 2x2 leadership that most of these writings would have vanished except for him.
|Marg Magowans letter regarding her removal from the ministry
|Our Story (Liberation by Exodus)
|Bob Magowans letter concerning his daughter
|Albera Excommunications (1999)
|The 2x2 policy of slander and smear
|Open Letter to Willis Propp
|Correspondence through March 2001
|Letter to the Friends and Workrs in Scandinavia (August)
|Correspondence throught April 2001
|Constitution of group - 'Christians in Sweden'
|Correspondence through Maj 2001
|Arrest in Calgary September 12
|Correspondence through June 2001
European Central Command
|Correspondence through July 2001
|Tapes of Alberta Excommunications
|Correspondence through August 2001
|Correspondence through September 2001
|Norwegian child custody court case
|Sex offenders files
|Account of Edmonton Meeting
convicted child sexual abusers within 2x2ism
Comparible to a similar problem within other celibacy based priesthoods such as the Catholic church - Court convictions are just the tiny tip of the iceberg!!
|Letter to the workers in Scandinavia (June)
|Letter to the workers in Scandinavia (April)
A site documenting the problems of child sexual abuse within 2x2ism
|John Even Jones court document
|Willis Letter to his staff
|More Serious Concerns
|Our family Writings