Story One: "so many people were scared to go on the record with their accounts."
[ . . . ] While in college I spent time with xenos of a few occasions. Always thought they were harmless until I lost a friend or two to them. I tried for several months to get interviews and first hand accounts for a documentary about xenos in Columbus, but so many people were scared to go on the record with their accounts. Organizing the interviews is difficult, and many people who I talked to who had left were still sympathetic to their motives.
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I appreciate your resolve.
Story Two: "Boys and girls were coerced into dating by disciples and leaders"
I joined xenos my freshman year of high school. The girl who befriended me used the lovebomb technique and became a really close friend. During my time at Xenos I saw really weird behavior. Gay people were told that they were wrong and they needed to pray the gay away. Home church leaders took notes on everyone who was there (HS & college). Boys and girls were coerced into dating by disciples and leaders, so they could be molded into homechurch leaders. “Covenant Eye”
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Yes! Everyone in college groups has it on the cell phones and laptops. especially the guys
They’re pressured into getting it installed, my discipler tried to get me to get it
Story Three: "there were pictures of murdered people, dead babies, and child porn."
After college homechurch one night, everyone gathered around a laptop to go through the deepweb to look through the worst links. Laughing at the fact that there were pictures of murdered people, dead babies, and child porn. I felt so sick after that meeting that soon after i never returned. That itself was enough to leave that disgusting church. So holy right? Can this please stay anonymous
Story Six: "My frat bro neighbors were more quiet"
pissed off neighbor here, thank you so much for this, i am glued to the feed and rooting for you. I am so sorry that so many people are traumatized by this so called church. Even I, who has nothing to do with them is so paranoid that they're going to catch my house on fire. Two questions though...why do they feel the need to be so loud/scream everything/pontificate dumb shit all the time? My frat bro neighbors were more quiet and considerate even while doing keg stands. And also what the hell is with the [ . . . .]? It's really obnoxious and [ . . . . . . . . . . . .] They clearly think they are like chosen or special or something but they are the weakest link on the street and everyone hates them.
[ . . . ] It's campus... we're used to noise but they take it to a whole new level. [ . . . . . . . . . ] Straight up. Much love!
Story Seven: "This cult needs to end.. it has ruined sooo many lives.. leaving people broken and alone"
I can’t even begin to explain the stress I was under being in a group with Dennis and joe botti
This cult needs to end.. it has ruined sooo many lives.. leaving people broken and alone
I’m lucky to have had friends who stood through with me through it all... I would have never made it if my friends from before didn’t accept me back with open arms
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I know from reading the website now that he was essentially afraid of becoming homeless
Story Nine: "i was screaming and crying and trying to leave and all my roommates blocked the door and wouldnt let me leave."
I remember one time fighting with my roommates, my house leader was on a mission to rebuke me each day for something, and i was screaming and crying and trying to leave and all my roommates blocked the door and wouldnt let me leave. I dont remember what we were fighting about....probably the dishes.