Weigh Down Workshop / Deceptive nature ignored by media
A fact of life is that dangerous religious cults use front groups to lure and ensnare unwary new recruits today. The complaint is that even though so identified, it often doesn't matter to the producers of several major media outlets who should have known better than to feature these religiously abusive groups as just being another benign spirituality. The Weigh Down Workshop (WDW), a so-called "faith based" diet is actually the recruiting arm for an extremist cult called Remnant Fellowship in Franklin, Tennessee and led by a self-proclaimed prophet named Gwen Shamblin. Even though abundant evidence exists that this organization is disrupting families and spreading spiritual abuse nationwide, and even after phone calls, emails and conversations are held with their representatives, certain members of the media still flock to her headquarters. This is absolutely disgusting.
From the Fox News Channel to NBC to "Good Housekeeping" and even the "Tyra Banks Show", the rush to feature skinny people testifying to the divine infallibility of the religion driving the WDW Program goes on. The abysmally unethical and irresponsible absence of sound journalistic practice by several major media outlets today continues to go on unabated. It is a story that needs to be told and a complaint that needs to be heard everywhere.
The WDW and Remnant Fellowship gain results by religious terrorizing of their overweight membership by warning them that they are hellbound if found to be overweight. If you were told that being 20 pounds too heavy would result in your eternal damnation by a bunch of skinny, pretty people who have held weight loss for X amount of months, wouldn't you believe them and do what it takes to comply... Especially if "Ms. Gwen" made "suggestions" that you needed to weigh Y pounds or less?
It's one of the most overlooked stories of our day. This is just our two centavos...
Rev. Rafael D Martinez