This issue has a circulation of 297,242. This is practically the same as the last issue (297,255). For the second time since the December 2010 issue The Philadelphia Trumpet has had a circulation lower than 300,000. This is part of a continuing decline since the December 2012 issue (341,259). Clearly all the money PCG's members and co-workers are sending to PCG has been failing to increase circulation for The Philadelphia Trumpet for over two years now. Where is that money going? Is it being spent effectively?
Let us see what PCG's leaders have to say.
Gerald Flurry has a personal article fear mongering that ethnic minorities are about to go on a rampage against white Americans. PCG has a shameful history of fear mongering that African Americans will any minute now go on a riot against white Americans. PCG have indulged in this shameful race baiting since at least 1992.
Accompanying Flurry's race baiting article is a little side article about a wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa.
Robert Morley has an article fear mongering that the US currency is doomed. He cites Larry Summers who helped engineer the abolishing the Steagal-Glass Act in 1999, an act widely judged to have opened the door to the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-8 by making it possible for more banks to engage in risky behavior. Why Morley would cite a man like him as an authority is baffling.
Morley says the US economy is about to be destroyed a lot. But somehow it never happens. Somehow the leaders of PCG never find it necessary to flee the country. Somehow they do not bother to tell their readers that once you account for inflation the US Federal Debt was actually higher in the 1940s because of World War II. There are many problems that are of concern but the US government going bankrupt is not one of them.
But what can one expect from a man who had no professional training in economics?
Phillip Nice has an article about the earthquake in Nepal. That earthquake is not a sign that PCG's dire prophecies will soon be fulfilled. PCG have made many false predictions thus proving that they cannot see into the future. Remember what they said about Egypt?
Jeremiah Jacques has an article about a man planting a forest. It is insinuated that things like this will occur once PCG's Christ returns.
Richard Palmer has an article fear mongering that America has lost control of Latin America. He ignores how those Latin American states are independent countries. Did he not know that?
Joel Hilliker has an article praising the health benefits of sleep.
The Infographic moans about how the nuclear family is not quite so common nowadays. PCG has a long history of vilifying homosexuals in order to distract PCG members from the problems within PCG.
Gerald Flurry also has an article comparing his doctrines regarding angels and demons as being just like Star Wars. It serves as advertising for Gerald Flurry's booklet, The Real Star Wars.
Dennis Leap has an article talking about Winston Churchill discussing Moses. PCG has a long history of idealizing Winston Churchill even though PCG's leaders forbid their followers from joining the military.
Joel Hilliker also has an article saying children need to do what their parents tell them.
Stephen Flurry has a little article praising Winston Churchill's determination to make paintings.
There are letters. Strangely enough one of them is written by one Andrew Hessong. He writes for PCG as may be seen here and here. Is PCG's recruitment magazine really so desperate for fawning letters they need to write letters to themselves?
Here is (PCG's) Andrew Hessong's letter.
All of this makes my blood boil! [He is writing about an article condemning negotiations by the Obama Administration with Iran]... . This administration leaves our citizens scratching their heads and our allies in total bewilderment. It’s absolute confusion and nobody can see through it but the Trumpet. The world has been set alight in the last half-dozen years [2009-2015] and what lies ahead looks VERY ugly.And so "nobody can see through it but the Trumpet". This is nonsense. You would not know it reading this letter but there is a thriving opposition against President Obama. It is delusional to insinuate that only PCG "see through it" when many others also share PCG's opinion of the negotiations. And practically all of them have nothing to do with PCG.
He says "The world has been set alight in the last half-dozen years" but then why is it that Armstrongites have been fear mongering that America will soon be conquered any minute now since the 1930s?
And so this post comes to an end.