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This Blogspot remains as an archive covering the period of April, 2008 through early July, 2009.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Weinland v. the IRS: Who Won?

NOTE: For those looking for a summary of the last sermon, I'll refer you to a new anti-ILFPRW blogger, who has managed to to describe in humorous terms a mostly boring sermon. Thanks to Jack for a good laugh.

In the settlement of Weinland v. USA (described in my previous post), it appears that the False Prophet's lawyer made the best deal under the circumstances. Since the wife of Ron and the Church of Ron are basically Ron, then they should be subject to the investigation. Or so I'll assume until it's proven that there is an independent board of directors for the COG-PKG that Weinland can't either fire outright or disfellowship first and then fire.

As far as spending the thousands of dollars it must have cost to litigate this, did the Insane Liar get his money's worth? Perhaps he did or thinks he did, if you listen to interviews and sermons he gave last year.

Press the play button and follow along in the transcripts. The tone of Weinland's voice adds impact to the message.

The Unadmitted False Prophet's interview with Daniel Ott on the Edge on Dec 15, 2007:

Ott: Who do you think is going to be the next president?

Weinland: I really don't know. And what I've mentioned on other interviews and so forth is that, what I have been saying right now is that we may --- if we have the ability to elect someone, they will never take office. This country will be gone by that time.

Ott: Really?

Weinland: By January of 2009 we will be down the tubes. [Also the IRS.]

In Weinland's sermon of Nov 3, 2007 "What Has Changed, Part 2", exhorting his followers to contribute, and contribute heavily:
The more we can do as a group, those of us who are running down together, those of use who are part of the 144,000. If we have the means and the ability … Don't do it right now either. Someone asked me this last week here, "If I withdraw a certain amount right now, I'm going to be penalized, by taxes and so forth." [changes tone] But see, when January or February [of 2008] come around, you're not going to be penalized. (snorts) The following year [2009] you don't have to worry about it too much, do you?

And in Weinland's sermon of Dec. 29, 2007 "Stay the Course, Part 1" he makes another statement along the same line:
But we pay our taxes. We're to be truthful about those things. We're to be honest about the things we do as a whole in society. [Changes tone] You know, there are some things I guess we're going into next year here that are going to change a little bit in some of those areas…. I'll get into that later on.

In last week's sermon, he stated that he thinks it's still possible that there won't be a president inaugurated in January. If he's drinking his own flavor aid, then he thinks he's won the legal battle since according to his prophecies the IRS will be down the tubes before the deadline to file his income tax return next April 15. And if he's just handing out the flavor aid to his followers, he'll be long gone by then.

Maybe the IRS wouldn't have been so quick to give up on the search of this year's financial transactions if they'd heard those statements. But perhaps they'll find something in prior year's financial transactions that would give them probable cause to get records of this year's transactions and if so the quoted statements could only help.

Unfortunately many of his followers have believed the Weinland's tax advice. Their Great Tribulation will start next year if they've sent the money to Ron that they should have been setting aside for paying their taxes.

Who won? This is just the first skirmish in what promises to be a long battle, so we won't know for awhile. Whomever wins, his followers lose.


jack635 said...

Ronald Weinland was in the U.K. today. Same old sermon type. No mention of "a president will not be inaugurated in January". And the Sept 30 sermon is removed from his cog-pkg website(that's the one he mentioned no inauguration).

Unless I am blind.

Anonymous said...

OOOps. I meant 30 August sermon. And it is now posted on his site again.