1 minute ago, formergothardite said:
If I remember correctly even pre-RF it was about waiting for the growl and tying eating before the stomach growled as sinful. That alone is dangerous and abusive teachings that church leaders should have had the wisdom to pick up on.
Disclaimer: i don’t get out a lot. Never have. My life is a network of rabbit trails that I’m content with.
That’s to excuse my provincialism in only having seen one church sponsoring Weigh Down, back in the day.
It was my former parish snd in an upper-middle-class town that was being suburbanized.
When I was there, ladies wore fur stoles and little mink skins with a spring in the poor critter’s mouth biting into a hind leg.
Big on image snd status, is what I’m trying to say.
My guess is that church leaders (men only) figured that whatever the ladies wanted that kept ‘em thin and attractive and happy was okay-fine. After all, the ladies aren’t in leadership positions.
I’m sure the congregation dropped the program when Gwen denied the Trinity.
Anyway. Church leaders, yeah, the truth of early WD probably wasn’t anywhere near their radar range.