Christ would weep

Campbell Live had another in a series of items on Gloriavale tonight. A young woman who had left the community wanted to go back and see her sister, and Dan Parker took her and a crew to try and get her in.

It wasn’t surprising to see resistance to a camera crew, even though they said they would stay outside as long as the sisters could meet.

However the father came to the gate and spoke to his daughter. He rejected her completely because she wouldn’t totally accept ‘my god’.

It looks very out of whack when a religious group insists that strict adherence to their beliefs takes precedence over family.

And that a lack of total compliance forces families apart.

Jesus would weep.

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