Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Overview of the October 2016 Issue of PCG's Philadelphia Trumpet

The latest issue of PCG's recruitment magazine, The Philadelphia Trumpet, is now out.

Let us see what they have to say.

The editors are listed as Gerald Flurry, Stephen Flurry, Joel Hilliker, Brad MacDonald, Richard Palmer, Robert Morley, Jeremiah Jacques, Dennis Leap and Phillip Nice.

This issue's circulation is reported as 280,116.

The contents page features a menacing photo of Iranian soldiers on parade. It is menacingly entitled, "marching toward war". This conveniently ignores the fact that the recent agreement was made to make war with Iran less likely.

Gerald Flurry has a personal article once again denouncing the agreement with Iran and portraying developments concerning Iran in the worst possible light. Back in 1994 Gerald Flurry proclaimed that Iran would be the King of the South. If there should ever be peace with Iran this would discredit his claim to see the future. So he has a strong motive to demonize Iran to his readers.

Richard Palmer has an article scare mongering about China's economic activities in other parts of the Asian continent.

Anthony Chibarirwe has an article discussing the terrorists and murderers of ISIL. It ends with advertising for a booklet which says, "[ISIL] is not the REAL terrorism problem," but rather Iran (p. 36). PCG's 1% is squirming that so much attention is directed at the murderers and terrorists of ISIL and not Iran thus contradicting Gerald Flurry's 1994 proclamation that Iran would be the King of the South.

Dennis Leap has an article denouncing parents supposedly letting their children rule over them.

Andrew Müller has an article bizarrely comparing various left wing attempts to use the power of the government to help families with Engels' speculations of what a society without families would be produced and maintained. Müller has taken theoretical writings and inaccurately assumed that those theoretical writings can explain the left today. Yet more red baiting vilification of the left from PCG's resident McCarthyite.

The Infographic condemns welfare programs stemming from President Johnson's war on poverty as failures. PCG leans far to the right so this gives PCG an incentive to discourage people from looking for solutions to social problems, such as poverty, from left wing sources.

Phillip Nice has an article describe the kind of family idealized by PCG's 1%.

Jeremiah Jacques has an article which exploits the memory of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who courageously helped hundreds of Jews fleeing Nazi tyranny. It is terrible that the name of this courageous and heroic man is being exploited to try and recruit more tithes paying members for PCG. The article includes comments from an interview with one of those who was saved by the Japanese diplomat. It is terrible and shameful that he has been used to prop up PCG's recruitment magazine. If only that man knew just what sort of organization PCG was. Furthermore PCG's writers have a long and shameful history of demonizing Japan.

Joel Hilliker has a little article encouraging people to criticize each other.

Richard Palmer also has a little article which exploits the biodiversity of the oceans for this recruitment magazine. That does not prove that PCG is worthy of being followed.

WorldWatch discusses discontent among some hard liner Catholics concerning Pope Francis; that the terrorists and murderers of ISIL are using children in their propaganda more often; scare mongering that Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei is not satisfied with the agreement; diplomatic relations between Arab nations and the State of Israel; the recent tragic round of violence in Indian administered Kashmir; China's disagreement with the International Court of Justice favoring the Philippines in a border dispute in the South China Sea; Russia sending a massive battleship to Syria as part of their attempts to prop up the Assad regime; and the rise of Theresa May as Prime Minister of Britain.

SocietyWatch discusses the release of the platform authored by the Movement For Black Lives in a most absurdly alarmist manner; and the heroin use crisis.

There are letters.

Here's one letter insisting that PCG's prophecy that Europe will soon launch an attack on Iran and conquer it. But PCG's 1% are but false prophets. This prediction will never come to pass.
This great article describes how the Daniel 11:21 man will come to power through flatteries and promises and will make Europe secure from Islamic terrorism.... The king of the south is pushing, but the king of the north will not just sit and watch! This article does a great job describing the push of the king of the south and how the people in the territory of the king of the north feel. The people of Europe do not want to live with terrorism and lose their loved ones in this barbaric manner.
Here's one letter from North Carolina from a reader panicked by PCG's denunciations of the Black Lives Matter protest movement.
Thanks for the informative article.... America needs to take heed. I recently viewed a video of Louis Farrakhan crying out for 10,000 men to sacrifice their lives for this very cause. It’s about to become a very dangerous world, and you are trumpeting the Word of God for all who will listen.
What bizarre, alarmist claptrap. This plays toward PCG's false prophecy of "race war." What is this person implying might happen? Some sort of insurgency? That is extremely unlikely. America is great and powerful. It is very unlikely.

Here's one letter from Canada expressing happiness that racial issues will be resolved after the Second Coming instead of trying to manage such problems today.
This is exactly what is needed to change from racial, sinful behavior: God’s government and law! I long for the day when Jesus Christ returns!
Here's one letter that seems surprisingly different from PCG's views of international affairs.
America will reap what it has sown. The years of overthrowing governments, building a society on stealing, lying, slavery, etc., has returned upon it.
Here's one letter from the Bahamas commenting on an article which suggested that the legislators of the United States are an accurate reflection of the American people.
A very interesting and thought-provoking article on what breeds the discontent among the citizenry. We can only choose the best from what is understood to be good and bad. And with the shameful moral decline of this world, could it be that the loathing of our leaders is actually a loathing of ourselves—our leaders being the mirror in which we, though unconsciously, truly see ourselves as we are?
And so we see that PCG's 1% has made yet another magazine issue designed to bedazzle its readers into thinking that PCG's 1% can see the future. PCG's 52 failed prophecies prove that they cannot see the future. There is no need to fear or give any respect to their dire predictions. The are but false prophets.
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:20-22.)

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