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I did not know much about the ministry, but I needed a job and the idea of working for a ministry seemed appealing. In the days and weeks after moving to Baton Rouge, I was perplexed at the oddity of my everyday encounters with ministry employees. People seemed burdened and stressed. When smiles were given, they were the stiff and sterile kind, not the kind that invades your face, and crinkles your eyes.
In my mind it should have been the most joy filled environment in the world to work in and the lack of levity concerned me. People seemed guarded and paranoid, and never spoke of the Swaggarts without lowering their voice and quickly looking around to see who might be listening. People seemed particularly fearful of Frances.
I remember it was at times like this that I would defend her. They would stare back at me unblinking, with cold, dead eyes. I could see I was not convincing them.
I could also see that it was not up for discussion. I still remember someone entering my office and commencing to talk to me in a barely audible voice. I wondered then, just who, or what, I had become involved in. The three years I spent there were three of the hardest years of my life.
My sentence came to an abrupt end when I was fired unceremoniously along with four other people. Being masters of the sweep, it was important for them to silence the voice of anyone that knew, lest they infect others with the truth.
At Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, it seems that being righteous is not nearly as important as looking righteous. In the days that followed, the print-shop worker who had been so outraged over what he had been asked to print decided to talk to Jimmy. He was still under the impression that Jimmy did not know.
I felt compassion for him as I knew that when the acid of truth ate through his wall of denial, it would be particularly painful. If I could count the number of people who said to me in my three years there that there was something not right.
There was too much secrecy, too much control of information. Individuality is not prized at JSM and is targeted for special treatment. This special treatment involves isolation, shunning, and coercive persuasion. They have it down to an art form. I watched it happen to others, and I experienced the pain, frustration, and humiliation of it, when it happened to me.
Most people cave in and conform. Faced with forces they feel unable to escape from, they adapt. They learn to anticipate problems and manipulate events to avoid self-incrimination.
Your enemy seems like they are your very best friend and advocate and only have your very best interests at heart. At Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, people come to expect humiliation, isolation, ostracism and punishment, because they can never live up to the ideal.
Since they set themselves up to be the ultimate judge of good and evil, their employees live in a state of constant fear of failure, fear of being fired, and constant guilt and shame over perceived wrongs they may have committed against the organization.
It does not help that the rules seem to constantly change or that there are two sets of rules. On more than one occasion when I was being given a particularly coercive talk about my absence from church, Frances remarked that she knew me better than I knew myself. Odd, since scripture clearly states that no one but God can know the heart of man.
She was setting herself up to be Holy Spirit to me, to lead me and guide me in the ways she deemed righteous. It did not seem to matter to her that attending church there was never made a condition of my employment, nor did it matter that there were many people employed there who did not go to church at all, including members of her own extended family.
After my own experience, I began to search through online material and books to see what others had experienced. I knew that the mistreatment of those in their employ had to be a pattern.
In some ways, what I found was therapeutic. Reading the experiences of others and knowing that I was not alone, that many others had experienced similar mistreatment, was somehow affirming.
For obvious reasons, one of the first sources I looked at was award-winning investigative journalist John Camp. Although certainly not the focus of his investigations, he describes some instances that to those of us who have been at the receiving end, seem all too familiar.
Camp describes how he initially became interested in digging deeper into Jimmy Swaggart Ministries.The instructions here will help you give a toast with real confidence.
Also included are examples of toasts for various occasions. Student Name: Emma Denniston Speech Type: Persuasive Drunk Driving Organization Type: Problem-Solution Pattern Attention. Getter Type: Intriguing or Startling Statement Conclusion Type: Reference to Your Introduction Goal/Purpose My goal is to persuade my audience that drinking and driving is a dangerous problem that needs to be addressed in our society/5(6).
Teens and other young people are over-represented in drunk driving accidents because they tend to be relatively inexperienced drivers, inexperienced consumers of alcohol, more likely to use illegal drugs, and they have a false sense of invincibility and immortality.
The tolerance that police have to a teenager drinking and driving is absolutely zero. 2. Most parents who find out that their child has been drinking are not pleased with it. A Persuasive Speech Against Underage Drinking Underage Drinking Opinions.
a fact of life, and one can choose to drink or not. If American youngsters were taught to. Formal Persuasive Outline. Outline Worksheet for the Persuasive Speech Problem-Solution Format In a phone conversation with Mike Drauch, my friend and victim of a drunk driving accident, over the phone on April 19, , he explained to me how his life has changed.
Mike is a sports fanatic and was once a very talented basketball player. Preventing Drunk Driving - Approximately one million people are injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes every year and young people, ages 16 to 24 are involved in 28% of those alcohol-related driving accidents, although they make up only 14% of the U.S.