Religion: Strong-Arming Garner Ted

The ins and outs of the Worldwide Church

As a TV and radio preacher, Garner Ted Armstrong specializes in glib moralism and biblical analysis used to buttress his apocalyptic commentary on current events. On The World Tomorrow he claims to reach an audience of 30 million. Many of his listeners become contributors and converts to the show's never-mentioned sponsor, the Worldwide Church of God, which regards itself as the "True Church" re-established by the Deity in 1933 to prepare for the end of the world.

Despite his pulling power, the church is removing Garner Ted,...

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