I think that Ratzmann must have thought he was going to be disfellowshipped and killed the minister before it could be announced (that's my gut feeling).I'm wondering if Ratzmann asked for third tithe assistance since he knew he was losing his job?Maybe the comment on the tape was, "Third tithe assistance isn't an unemployment fund." I've heard ministers say things like that.
I was so new in the church and I was embarrassed because I knew he was talking about me in an indirect way.
I don't think Ratzmann went in there and did what he did because he was "depressed." I think he and the minister had some kind of run in and the minister said something that may have embarrassed him.
I just don't see Meredith taking the trouble to deal on tape, with the "lowlife sheeple." HWA never bothered, and Meredith is just too important.
From what I have heard, the LCG does not want its members associating with other WCG offshoot members like the United Church of God or the Philadelphia Church of God and now even family members who do not believe the same way.
I was at a LCG Passover service once and a man there got chewed out right before Passover service while everyone was coming in--right in the entrance way--for visiting another splinter (it was a split of Victor Kubic's brother's church).
They didn't know who anybody was but reported that the people were in church services.