Harold Bennett, 2x2 Overseer in Oregon
Harold Bennett is the current 2x2 overseer in Oregon. He manages a staff of about 40 workers and has two conventions of Saginaw and Boring to manage.
It amazes me that so many of "the friends" brag about the workers being homeless and penniless and that the workers "go out on faith", or so they are told. And they believe it. And then when these same "friends" find out that the workers are not going on faith, are not penniless, have trust funds and workers buy all or part of conventions grounds, these same "friends" act like this is OK. So on one hand they brag that they are "the way" because workers are homeless and penniless and going out on faith, but on the other hand they don't care if the workers really are. This to me is a clear mark of a cult and lives of hypocrisy. They are blind to their own hypocrisy. They condemn others to hell for not having homeless, penniless preachers but they don't care if their preachers even follow what they preach.
Harold Bennett is Not Allowed Younger Male Companions
I have been told that the California workers have investigated Harold Bennett. From what I've been told, they told him not to pair himself with younger male companions. I wonder what went on between Harold and these young impressionable men and why so many left the work.
Workers Cannot Marry and Remain Workers
Harold does not allow his staff of workers to marry. If they do marry then they are kicked off his staff.
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
Have you ever applied for a job and told you that if you took the job you could not marry?
Reject Jesus Christ as God
In Oregon, under Harold Bennett, if you believe that Jesus Christ is God and talk about this in meetings, then you are not allowed to have a meeting in your home or take part in meetings. Read more about the spirit of antichrist.
Even Workers and Elders Unaware
Many younger workers and elders are unaware that there are books or field manuals where older workers write down or keep a diary of their performance. Incredibly 99% or more of "the friends" don't know that the workers keep diaries and document what they do and say in meetings.
When people write letters of commendation or complaints, it affects when a worker is moved and which companion they are placed with. My first companion Randy Russell talked with Jim and JoAnne Waldo in that field to encourage them to write a letter recommending him to come back to the same field, which the overseer did.
It is easy for older workers to scare younger workers into submission by threatening to make complaints against them. If a complaint is filed against them with the overseer, then they are sent to tougher fields in hopes that they will "drop out", and so purge the overseer's staff.
Many elders are unaware that there are field manuals where the assigned workers make entries either for or against them. These field manuals determine everything from who can be elder, to who cannot, which people can have Bible studies and which can be backup elders or not. These field manuals stay with a field, are passed from older worker to older worker and are available to the overseer.
See also a Former Sunday Morning Meeting Elder in Alaska Earl George story where he writes about these field manuals.
I understand that Harold's business is a for-profit business (it's not registered as a non-profit organization that I know of). He lives quite nicely and told me he doesn't believe in paying taxes. He told me his workers don't pay taxes. I believe Harold Bennett cons people into thinking that he is running an religious organization.
Harold Bennett's Treatment of Sexually Abused Daughter of Oregon Elder
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|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|