When a whistle blower acted in the Melbourne branch, shock waves spread through the country. When the ministers and many from a Presbyterian church joined the Brisbane branch the result was explosive. Both events fuelled the church’s cruel and relentless drive for perfection, but the cost has been hundreds of people in broken marriages and divided families.
Morag Zwartz is a freelance journalist and author of The New Age Gospel: Christ or Counterfeit? and Fractured Families: The Story of a Melbourne Church Cult.
Her denominational background includes Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends, Pentecostal and Anglican churches.