Wed 25 Jan, 2006 08:46 am
Marc & Clare's comments on Heaven's Harlot
You might want to put this link on the Heaven's Harlot page:
(Issue #44; June 15, 1998.)
legal and media
(From Marc and Claire:) "Heaven's Harlots"- As you can tell by the title, the Lord is allowing our message via FFing to be highlighted again! An ex-member, Miriam Williams (formerly Jeshanah Dancer of Ginnethon, the drummer for the Paris Show Troupe) writes a book a bout her experiences in the Family, with emphasis on FFing. In her final conclusions, it's obvious that she's been well-connected with the ACM, as she speaks of Watchman and tells his story from their perspective.
One prominent academic who had read the book told us that it was pretty much "good news" for the Family, since it is very clear throughout that Miriam entered and left the Family of her own volition, and that she states that she personally had not witnessed any sexual abuse of childr en in any of the communities she lived in. She tells many beautiful testimonies of lives changes through FFing and outreach in general.
Despite the negative comments and conclusions made throughout the book, in general we feel that this book couldn't have been more positive coming from a former member.
CBS - We were been contacted by CBS' "The Public Eye--With Bryant Gumbo" to participate in an eight-minute take they're doing on Miriam Williams' life, her book and the Family. The Lord indica ted that we should participate and proclaim the truth. The interview was quite hostile, covering issues of FFing, child abuse, etc. We were able to refute many of their lies and make some strong points. Please pray for the editing of this segment.
Howard Stern - Miriam Williams was also interviewed by Howard Stern, who hosts a call-in radio program in New York. From all reports we received, Stern was not too sympathetic to her.