Pine city, Minnesota had the usual FIASCOS.
There is the brother appointed as an ms, that for many years have been molesting his daughter.
Then, there's a younger brother who at the age of about 17 was caught molesting a young girl he was babysitting. no charges were filed,, only a slap on the wrist as in public reproof.
I do believe the father of this younger brother had pedophile tendenices. My sister was babysitting this 'younger brother' when he was maybe 10 years old or so,, the father came home
sat next to my sister,, commented to her that she and all the other young sisters in the congo were really developing nicely, then proceeded to put his hand on my sister's thigh.
Like father, like son. My sister doesn't know that I have this info about her. I was told by her husband. I pray(if there is a god) that nothing more than that happened to my sister.
Then ofcourse there was the usual Multi-Level-Marketing schemes that were started by the PO of the congregation. He's an a$$hole as far as I'm concerned. He likes to play the part
of an important CEO and be in charge of everything and everyone. In the past he's moved to the eastcoast, but he always ends up returning to small town minnesota. In my opinion
it's because he can't handle being a small fish in a big pond on the east coast, so he returns so that he can be the big fish in the very small pond of rural minnesota.
The MLM scheme that was implemented by the PO got to be such a problem than when the CO made a visit, he had to clean house and stated that he wasn't going to allow
such a scheme to 'bring down' jehovah's organization. After that, they no longer pushed the scheme among the congo members, and eventually it died out.
MLM schemes typically thrive in religious settings as the congo members typically place a lot of trust in eachother.
For many years I was in the automotive business, and I grew so tired of the congo members that would never say hi to me or associate with me, but when their care 'broke down'
then all of a sudden I'm their best friend and they expected me to provide free service to them. Many of these were family members which made it all the more sick.
I left that congo 10 years ago and I'm sure that what I've experienced is just a 'snap-shot' of what has happened in the past and continues to occur. I can only imagine the other things
that have occurred that I have no knowledge of.