Elizabeth Clare Prophet Wikipedia Article
For years, I’ve resisted the temptation to wade into the controversy surrounding my parents and their church. I wanted to discuss my own views free from a focus on them. Though my father is dead and mother is stricken with Alzheimer’s, they have many devoted followers, even today.
I’ve gone many years without publicly discussing my experiences in more than a cursory way. I’m very happy that my sister Erin has written a book about her life which covers much of that territory. Though there have been many delays in publishing Erin’s book, I think it will be worth the wait.
In the past few months, I’ve felt the urge to start telling some of the story. My first foray into this was the wikipedia article, which I largely wrote. I’ve linked to an older version, which is pretty much the way I left it. A few people have made minor changes, but by and large the article has not been vandalized in about six weeks.
The wikipedia article required me to be factual and somewhat favorable. But I was not about to let some P.R. hacks at CUT get a jump on the story. Anyone can edit wikipedia, but if verifiable facts are removed it is considered vandalism. So I’m hopeful that the article will remain largely intact. Of course the history will remain in any case. I would encourage any readers who have any recollections (which can be documented) to add them to the article. Truth is always the best defense.
You’ll notice that I’ve added this post in a new category, Elizabeth Clare Prophet. That is because I’ve decided to begin to share my thoughts and memories of her and the organization before they fade into distant memory. Stay tuned.
[UPDATE 1.28.06 - On 1.21.06, someone attempted to vandalize the article by deleting the entire section on "controversy." It took all of 8 minutes for an admin to revert the article to its original state. Hooray for wikipedia and open source!]