Thursday, April 28, 2005


Upset after handing over their earthly possessions in hopes of seeing Jesus, two women are suing:
Kaziah Hancock and Cindy Stewart say they gave large sums of money to The True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of The Last Days (TLC). Stewart says she gave her life savings, and Hancock says she sold her farm and handed over the cash.

In exchange, the two women allege in a state district court lawsuit, church founder Jim Harmston promised they would be members of the "Church of the Firstborn," would see Christ face to face and would receive "stewardship" of land.

Hancock and Stewart allege none of those promises were kept, including receiving land, and they allege they are victims of fraud and a violation of contract.

During oral arguments Tuesday, an attorney for Harmston and leaders of TLC argued the promises cannot be cause for a lawsuit because they are based on religious doctrine and not a business contract.

I think I'm on the side of the two bilked women.

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