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The Freedom Foundation and The House of God

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mint julep

Auburn, AL

#2 Nov 17, 2007
I haven't heard much about them other than they are renovating a building downtown and have purchased a couple of houses.

Anything in particular we should be watching for?

MJ
goldilocks

Montgomery, AL

#3 Nov 18, 2007
Also he has his own radio talk show. It is called Real Talk.I have listened a time or two but its just too sugary sweet for me, no real duscussions of things going on in selma.
mint julep

Auburn, AL

#6 Nov 18, 2007
I'll be watching for further posts. I've been watching the Tepper building and it doesn't seem like they are doing much there - unless it's inside and not viewable from the street.

I do wonder why they don't cover the window openings. It would seem like what little rain we've gotten would just make more work for them.

MJ
goldilocks

Montgomery, AL

#7 Nov 19, 2007
I will be watching for info on this person also.Oh yes the Teppers building I wonder just how long its going to take for that to be bruced up? ha ha . And about his radio talk show what a bunch of fluff first thing in the morning. A person could die from a sugar over dose just from listening . lol
Finally Free

Aurora, CO

#8 Nov 19, 2007
There is SO much to look for!! I to was a member of this church in Parker. I was also kicked out of the church with knowing no one in Colorado but the 'church family' I had been a part of for over 2 years. I moved to Colorado from another state, as did 90% of the people in the church, during a very vunerable time when I needed and would have taken anyones hand to get out of the hole I had dug myself in. Once I was there I received so much 'love', which I later found was totally conditional on what my actions and behaviors were and if the 'leadership' liked it or not. Well, to make this short, I was kicked out of the church two years later because one, I would not make a commitment to donate to the 'cause' every month, and also because I went 'against God's will'(more like the leaderships wants) and went to my best friends wedding. As soon as I returned I was evicted with my kids and told that I broke Gods laws by going to a wedding for my best friend. So, if I can give you any words of wisdom, be leary and watchful. Always watch you back and listen to what goes on behind the scenes. The 'leadership' tells the people different things than they tell each other. I was deceived, lied to, and broken by the actions of The House of God and The Freedom Foundation.
x wife of excommunicated

Denver, CO

#9 Nov 19, 2007
Amzing how excommunicated has stooped to a new low and is posting lies on a public web site. What you don't know is that excommunicated hid my child from me and threatened to cut me off financially because he is a coward and cannot tell the truth. The truth is he has many skeletons in his closet beginning from very early childhood to the present.....I will continue to tell the truth if he continues to tell lies!
Praise God for this church and the foundtion that has saved my life!!!!!
superman007

Birmingham, AL

#10 Nov 19, 2007
Dear "Finally Free",
This is your brother and I am so saddened you are being negatively influenced by "Excommunicated"!
You know you left on your own will, just as you came.
As for "conditional love", it breaks my heart that you say this after receiving free rent, free groceries, free childcare and a free car (that you took with you). I am embarrassed for you, to see you betray the very hands that helped you when you were at your worst. I understand, though, that the truth brings a variance (even to a family, Jesus said).
You speak of being leary and watchful of people, but you, my sister, should know people are judged by their fruit.
Oh, I got your sweet email last night. Looks like your two-faced, phony behavior continues. I really hope you get help.
-Disappointed Brother of "Finally Free"
goldilocks

Montgomery, AL

#11 Nov 20, 2007
All of this sounds like a personal problem and doesnt pertain to the town of selma. carry on.
Forever a Selmian

United States

#12 Nov 20, 2007
As a life long resident of Selma, it truly saddens me that these outsiders are coming into our town and trying to fix it. Selma was functioning long before the Freedom Foundation entered and if we can get them out, will maintain that functionality. Has it ever occured to the Freedom Foundation that many in this town like the way Selma is and does not want to see a change? It has been working for us for years, and then the Freedom Foundation comes in to stir up trouble.

Am I the only one who sees them for what they truly are? A CULT. Placing several families in under one roof, most of the houses appear to be the same, and groups of people up-rooting their lives to follow one man and his narcissitic ways. I don't get it. I refuse to let Selma turn into another Jonestown or Waco. The Freedom Foundation can pack up and leave and quit ruining the Selma that I love.

Also, for those of you on here who are Freedom Foundation members, let me ask you this. Mark Duke is preaching equality among whites and blacks and wants to create the "beloved community" in Selma. He is trying to make it a better place where whites and blacks get along and their children play together. So why does he send his kids to an all-white, notorious intolerant private school? He wants to make an example of Selma, but refused to use his children to do so. If he is scared for their safety or quality of education, the right thing to do would be to admit that there is a flaw in the system and work toward correcting it. Not sending his Kids to private school, then attend Friday night football games and bring with him black families as a way to prove a point. Prove your point by sending your kids to school with the blacks and then the CULT can attend football games together as one big happy, slightly warped family.

DON'T DRINK THE KOOL-AID
goldilocks

Montgomery, AL

#13 Nov 20, 2007
Forever Im with you on this "DON'T DRINK THE KOOL-AID" I have tried to look up Mr Dukes and cant find a thing of coarse my search skills might be the problem,lol.Did't he come from Parker Colorado? I would like to know why he left from there.
The truth reveiled

Aurora, CO

#14 Nov 20, 2007
WOW!! This is the 'conditional' love I am talking about. All those FREE things were gifts and things that were given to me because when I moved from another state I left majority of my things because the church said I didn't need it anymore and they would just get us new stuff. So I trusted them and now it gets thrown back in my face. Hmm, doesn't sound like unconditional love, sounds like a grudge. And I did pay a reduced rent, and reduced childcare, and I only got free groceries ONCE the first week I came with my 4 year old and 4 month old son without a job. That is what the Foundation that I fell in love with stood for was helping people without it being affiliated with The House of God. And I DO appreciate how GOD helped get me on my feet. I did appreciate the Foundation and all the good things it stood for, breaking cycles like it did with me, but not when itís affiliated with the church. I think the church has always had good intentions, but just goes about it the wrong way. By kicking people out, threatening people and its also amazing how 'people of God' can resort to name calling and attacking. According to my bible God loved the sinner not the sin and didnít kick them when they made a mistake. This is the reason people have lost their faith in the church!! Because of people who fall into these traps. There is absolutely no love in anything you wrote!! Just distaste because you didnít like that I spoke the truth. I have all the emails to prove it. I not once resorted to that or stooped to that low of calling names or attacking. God has finally shown me how to resort to speaking the truth in love, not hate, distaste or anger. As you should be able to see, I have all the help that I need. And as for being embarrassed, you shouldn't be. I have made more progress with my relationship with the Lord without THOG than I ever did being there. I have real friends who arenít going to turn their back on me because someone tells them to or they donít like something I did. I am the one who is embarrassed. I have this amazingly smart and talented brother who has resorted to disowning half of his family because Ďthey are not doing what God wants them to.í Actually it was your beloved pastor who dictated what should be done. You have such an amazing gift. The passion you have for the Lord. I love that about you. The knowledge you have obtained and taught me I will always appreciate, I just donít like what the leadership does, represents and how they treat and deceive people. You are the one that said blood doesn't matter, that only your church family matters, the same church family that turned their back on me, and others for various reasons, for going to my best friends wedding. I still have the email being asked to leave if you want me to really post the truth on here. Itís absolutely amazing how things get twisted to suit the church and is it brother or pastor or reverend Mark now??
The truth reveiled

Aurora, CO

#15 Nov 20, 2007
I think the Freedom Foundation is a GREAT foundation, until it integrated with The House of God. Its so convenient how THOG and The Freedom Foundation can use people, as they used me as my face and my children are still on the website even though I have asked numerous times for it to be removed, to make them look good and then totally turning their back and telling lies about the people that they turn their back on. This can go on and on, so I am done. I forgive all the hurt and pain and suffering the church and the foundation has caused my family. And as you know, my life is better than it has EVER been. With the REAL truth without strings attached. I meant what I said in that email, this is not an attack on anyone, and its funny how you and ex-wife of excommunicated can just attack. I just want the people to have an awareness on what is REALLY going on. Remind brother, pastor, reverend, or what ever he is calling himself these days, that I AM THAT BULLDOG that he will NEVER silence again!!!, and I fight for what I believe in just like you do. The purpose of a church is to draw us closer to God and not the leadership. What is THOGís purpose? Being self inflated is not Godís vision. James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself UNSPOTTED from the world.
The truth reveiled

Aurora, CO

#16 Nov 20, 2007
WOW!! This is the 'conditional' love I am talking about. All those FREE things were gifts and things that were given to me because when I moved from another state I left majority of my things because the church said I didn't need it anymore and they would just get us new stuff. So I trusted them and now it gets thrown back in my face. Hmm, doesn't sound like unconditional love, sounds like a grudge. And I did pay a reduced rent, and reduced childcare, and I only got free groceries ONCE the first week I came with my 4 year old and 4 month old son without a job. That is what the Foundation that I fell in love with stood for was helping people without it being affiliated with The House of God. And I DO appreciate how GOD helped get me on my feet. I did appreciate the Foundation and all the good things it stood for, breaking cycles like it did with me, but not when itís affiliated with the church. I think the church has always had good intentions, but just goes about it the wrong way. By kicking people out, threatening people and its also amazing how 'people of God' can resort to name calling and attacking. According to my bible God loved the sinner not the sin and didnít kick them when they made a mistake. This is the reason people have lost their faith in the church!! Because of people who fall into these traps. There is absolutely no love in anything you wrote!! Just distaste because you didnít like that I spoke the truth. I have all the emails to prove it. I not once resorted to that or stooped to that low of calling names or attacking. God has finally shown me how to resort to speaking the truth in love, not hate, distaste or anger. As you should be able to see, I have all the help that I need. And as for being embarrassed, you shouldn't be. I have made more progress with my relationship with the Lord without THOG than I ever did being there. I have real friends who arenít going to turn their back on me because someone tells them to or they donít like something I did. I am the one who is embarrassed. I have this amazingly smart and talented brother who has resorted to disowning half of his family because Ďthey are not doing what God wants them to.í Actually it was your beloved pastor who dictated what should be done. You have such an amazing gift. The passion you have for the Lord. I love that about you. The knowledge you have obtained and taught me I will always appreciate, I just donít like what the leadership does, represents and how they treat and deceive people. You are the one that said blood doesn't matter, that only your church family matters, the same church family that turned their back on me, and others for various reasons, for going to my best friends wedding. I still have the email being asked to leave if you want me to really post the truth on here. Itís absolutely amazing how things get twisted to suit the church and is it brother or pastor or reverend Mark now??
Finally Free

Aurora, CO

#17 Nov 20, 2007
I think the Freedom Foundation is a GREAT foundation, until it integrated with The House of God. Its so convenient how THOG and The Freedom Foundation can use people, as they used me as my face and my children are still on the website even though I have asked numerous times for it to be removed, to make them look good and then totally turning their back and telling lies about the people that they turn their back on. This can go on and on, so I am done. I forgive all the hurt and pain and suffering the church and the foundation has caused my family. And as you know, my life is better than it has EVER been. With the REAL truth without strings attached. I meant what I said in that email, this is not an attack on anyone, and its funny how you and ex-wife of excommunicated can just attack. I just want the people to have an awareness on what is REALLY going on. Remind brother, pastor, reverend, or what ever he is calling himself these days, that I AM THAT BULLDOG that he will NEVER silence again!!!, and I fight for what I believe in just like you do. The purpose of a church is to draw us closer to God and not the leadership. What is THOGís purpose? Being self inflated is not Godís vision. James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself UNSPOTTED from the world.
Finally Free

Aurora, CO

#18 Nov 20, 2007
WOW!! This is the 'conditional' love I am talking about. All those FREE things were gifts and things that were given to me because when I moved from another state I left majority of my things because the church said I didn't need it anymore and they would just get us new stuff. So I trusted them and now it gets thrown back in my face. Hmm, doesn't sound like unconditional love, sounds like a grudge. And I did pay a reduced rent, and reduced childcare, and I only got free groceries ONCE the first week I came with my 4 year old and 4 month old son without a job. That is what the Foundation that I fell in love with stood for was helping people without it being affiliated with The House of God. And I DO appreciate how GOD helped get me on my feet. I did appreciate the Foundation and all the good things it stood for, breaking cycles like it did with me, but not when itís affiliated with the church. I think the church has always had good intentions, but just goes about it the wrong way. By kicking people out, threatening people and its also amazing how 'people of God' can resort to name calling and attacking. According to my bible God loved the sinner not the sin and didnít kick them when they made a mistake. This is the reason people have lost their faith in the church!! Because of people who fall into these traps. There is absolutely no love in anything you wrote!! Just distaste because you didnít like that I spoke the truth. I have all the emails to prove it. I not once resorted to that or stooped to that low of calling names or attacking. God has finally shown me how to resort to speaking the truth in love, not hate, distaste or anger. As you should be able to see, I have all the help that I need. And as for being embarrassed, you shouldn't be. I have made more progress with my relationship with the Lord without THOG than I ever did being there. I have real friends who arenít going to turn their back on me because someone tells them to or they donít like something I did. I am the one who is embarrassed. I have this amazingly smart and talented brother who has resorted to disowning half of his family because Ďthey are not doing what God wants them to.í Actually it was your beloved pastor who dictated what should be done. You have such an amazing gift. The passion you have for the Lord. I love that about you. The knowledge you have obtained and taught me I will always appreciate, I just donít like what the leadership does, represents and how they treat and deceive people. You are the one that said blood doesn't matter, that only your church family matters, the same church family that turned their back on me, and others for various reasons, for going to my best friends wedding. I still have the email being asked to leave if you want me to really post the truth on here. Itís absolutely amazing how things get twisted to suit the church and is it brother or pastor or reverend Mark now??
Finally Free

Aurora, CO

#19 Nov 20, 2007
WOW!! This is the 'conditional' love I am talking about. All those FREE things were gifts and things that were given to me because when I moved from another state I left majority of my things because the church said I didn't need it anymore and they would just get us new stuff. So I trusted them and now it gets thrown back in my face. Hmm, doesn't sound like unconditional love, sounds like a grudge. And I did pay a reduced rent, and reduced childcare, and I only got free groceries ONCE the first week I came with my 4 year old and 4 month old son without a job. That is what the Foundation that I fell in love with stood for was helping people without it being affiliated with The House of God. And I DO appreciate how GOD helped get me on my feet. I did appreciate the Foundation and all the good things it stood for, breaking cycles like it did with me, but not when itís affiliated with the church. I think the church has always had good intentions, but just goes about it the wrong way. By kicking people out, threatening people and its also amazing how 'people of God' can resort to name calling and attacking. According to my bible God loved the sinner not the sin and didnít kick them when they made a mistake. This is the reason people have lost their faith in the church!! Because of people who fall into these traps. There is absolutely no love in anything you wrote!! Just distaste because you didnít like that I spoke the truth. I have all the emails to prove it. I not once resorted to that or stooped to that low of calling names or attacking. God has finally shown me how to resort to speaking the truth in love, not hate, distaste or anger. As you should be able to see, I have all the help that I need. And as for being embarrassed, you shouldn't be. I have made more progress with my relationship with the Lord without THOG than I ever did being there. I have real friends who arenít going to turn their back on me because someone tells them to or they donít like something I did. I am the one who is embarrassed. I have this amazingly smart and talented brother who has resorted to disowning half of his family because Ďthey are not doing what God wants them to.í Actually it was your beloved pastor who dictated what should be done. You have such an amazing gift. The passion you have for the Lord. I love that about you. The knowledge you have obtained and taught me I will always appreciate, I just donít like what the leadership does, represents and how they treat and deceive people. You are the one that said blood doesn't matter, that only your church family matters, the same church family that turned their back on me, and others for various reasons, for going to my best friends wedding. I still have the email being asked to leave if you want me to really post the truth on here. Itís absolutely amazing how things get twisted to suit the church and is it brother or pastor or reverend Mark now?? I think the Freedom Foundation is a GREAT foundation, until it integrated with The House of God. Its so convenient how THOG and The Freedom Foundation can use people, as they used me as my face and my children are still on the website even though I have asked numerous times for it to be removed, to make them look good and then totally turning their back and telling lies about the people that they turn their back on. This can go on and on, so I am done. I forgive all the hurt and pain and suffering the church and the foundation has caused my family. And as you know, my life is better than it has EVER been. With the REAL truth without strings attached. I meant what I said in that email, this is not an attack on anyone, and its funny how you and ex-wife of excommunicated can just attack. I just want the people to have an awareness on what is REALLY going on. Remind brother, pastor, reverend, or what ever he is calling himself these days, that I AM THAT BULLDOG that he will NEVER silence again!!!, and I fight for what I believe in just like you do.
FINALLY FREE

Aurora, CO

#20 Nov 20, 2007
sorry for the multiple posts. As you can see I am pretty new at all this. Just want to make sure the people of Selma know what is in their town. They left Parker because people didn't buy their bs. Once again sorry for the multiple posts. have a great day and feel free to ask any questions. And yes, don't drink the Kool-Aide or move in the house with the pastor. LOL
Need to know

Selma, AL

#21 Nov 20, 2007
I would like ALL the information possible on The Freedom Foundation / The Houose of God. Please do not stop the discussion here. Finally Free, The Truth Revieled, Excommunicated....You are confirming the rumors that I have been hearing for several months now, and it feels great to have witnesses to all this.
goldilocks

Montgomery, AL

#22 Nov 20, 2007
Finally Free I am so sorry that you have gone thru so much. I believe that when someone offers help to someone it should not be with strings attached.I did find the freedom foundations website but really it hasnt been updated as to what the yhave been doing, it mainly says coming soon.I wonder when soon will be?
Need to know

Selma, AL

#23 Nov 20, 2007
I have also heard they were once in a town in Florida and basically the citizens ran them out for trying to start a cult. Does anyone know any truth to this?

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