Wayne Matthews: “We Are Deceived”

False Prophet Ronald Weinland was a no-show in Melbourne, Australia where he was scheduled to appear.  The Day of Atonement is over with in Australia, those PKGers in the US have to continue to starve themselves until this evening. Ron’s evangelist and local sheriff Wayne Matthews gave the sermon.  He explained the situation like this:

Mr. and Mrs. Weinland have arrived safely, which is exciting and holding up health-wise, which is very good.  And other than that, we’ll just get straight into the sermon.

There was no other evidence of their presence, and it appears that Wayne was using his own computer, not Ron’s.  So where was Ron?  He’s had all week since appearing last weekend in Los Angeles to travel to Australia and recover from jet lag.  Perhaps he’s frantically working on his Last Great Day sermon which needs to be a barn burner, tying all 4 of his new “truths” together.

At one point Wayne said “We are deceived”.  He had it right until he went on explaining that they were deceived but aren’t anymore.  So sad. His sermon was mostly the same boring nonsense.

If you’re looking for a more interesting bit of Armstrongism, you may want to download some audio files from another site.  Gerald Waterhouse was a brown-noser for Herbert Armstrong and then Joseph Tkach who traveled around delivering 3-4 hour tributes to them.  There are files for two different “bible studies” on the linked site each well over 2 hours long.  These were recorded in the early 80s prior to Herbert Armstrong’s death before he could be one of the Two Witnesses.  I sampled some of these comedy routines, including his description of the organization of the government which God would be establishing any year now after eating Sunday chicken and giving salivation (sic).   Somehow I missed out when I was required to warm the hard metal folding chairs, he must not have made it to my area before I escaped.  So this is a chance for me to catch up.



  • EXCOGGER says:

    It’s obvious where Ronnie was….at the MCG watching the football game between the Saints (St.Kilda) and the Bulldogs (Western Bulldogs). I’ll leave you to guess which team he supports!

  • Did you totally recreate the experience Mike? Did you setup a hard metal chair? lol

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    I’m not that masochistic. Hard metal folding chairs will never cross the threshold at my house!!!

  • Kirrily Xpkg says:

    Excogger – LMAO!!!! Go the PIES!!!!!!

  • Ron says:

    Has Ronnie run already? Is he getting the jump on an unsealed indictment? Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Whisper says:

    Under normal USA proceedures criminals of Ron’s stature go free at least 51% of the time (or more). But here is hoping that one con man that has run down under to get away from the IRS is indeed indited and prosocuted!
    Now that would be a treat!

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    Let’s be clear: I have no proof that Weinland has fled prosecution. Just a feeling from the buzz that it is more likely that he has this trip than any prior trip. I estimate this probability at around 3%, where for prior trips I thought the odds were less than 0.1%. I would think it more likely that he would return and then twist and distort what I said, but then he’d have to discuss the criminal investigation with his flock which he hasn’t yet done. If he did flee, there would be an additional delay in getting him back for prosecution.

    I’ve checked, and there is no unsealed indictment. If there is an indictment, it’s still sealed. Typically an indictment is sealed until the target is in custody.

    While only about half of IRS criminal investigations result in a conviction, that doesn’t mean that the IRS goes after people who are not guilty just to be going after them. They have a substantial burden of proof, so sometimes they abandon a case if the odds of being able to convince a jury are low. I’ve read that the IRS investigates only a fraction of the criminal fraud that they detect.

    The wheels of justice turn slowly, so it could be quite some time before there is a resolution.

  • JB says:

    Mike you have to admit that Ron is planning to be out of the country a long time with Australia, New Zealand and then China. Not delivering the usual monolog Saturday with no explaination kind of sends up a red flag too. Perhaps it is just wishful thinking.

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    His itinerary puts him out of the country for around a month, with his last US appearance in LA on 9/11 and his next scheduled US appearance on Oct 16. But he’s had his China stops posted on his blog for about a month now, several weeks in advance of his departure. Even though I see an increased chance that he’ll run this time, I think it most probable that he will return.

    Wonder how he’ll explain his China trip. Maybe it will be to check out the preparation of the 200 million man army for the Battle of Armageddon.

  • Steve says:

    Isnt christianity banned in china? I thought they got killed over there or have things changed?

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    According to Wikipedia Christians are tolerated to some extent in China. But somehow I doubt Weinland would be.

  • Steve says:

    Thanks Mike, Lets hope the chinese authorities find out who he is and imprison him & show he has no power whatsoever and thus perhaps (wishful thinking)…his followers will think twice about his claims.