"Judas Priest:"A term associated with unhappy surprise, despair and disgust.
The Prophet Jeremiah (Jer 48:10) curses those who "doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully."
Judy sat up in bed at 2:30 A.M. with a revelation: "I know why Gayman disinvited you from the Feasts! He realized how much you detest child abuse. He knew it was only a matter of time before someone from the Church of Israel came to you with information about the Gayman syndrom. His only recourse was to keep you away from Schell City."
As already recorded in previous editions, I had sought a host-church for Gods seven Appointed Times. Meeting Judy opened the door to Bishop Dan Gaymans COI. We attended the 2000 Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread. I was asked to be the close-out keynote speaker; met privately with Gayman and there was led to believe we would have a long and congenial relationship. Many members were dismayed when Judy and I were dis-invited. It was only a short time till Pastor Stinson broke from Gaymans organization. Scotts departure was followed by defections of affiliate pastors and resident COI members.
GAYMAN CHURCH HISTORY: As the worm turns, Dan Gaymans "church" may end up as it, and others like it (Vernon Howells Branch Davidian), began. The COI descended from a colony formed in 1941 by a group of disaffected Mormons and others, including Dan Gaymans dad. Dan wrested control of the church from his brother, Duane, by force in 1976. According to the Joplin newspaper: accounts in journals at the Vernon County Courthouse show much of the struggle was over Dans growing anti-government and white-separatist rhetoric. The struggle came to a head on the night of June 2, 1976, when supporters led by Dan Gayman staged a takeover of the church building, locked the doors and unfurled banners proclaiming a movement to "preserve our white seed." The takeover ended in a scuffle with police, and 11 people were arrested. More recently, the COI had about 160 resident members, but some have left because of on-going scandals added to a past checkered with cult accusations, fiscal accountability, and festering pedophile issues.
Dan Gayman is regarded as a leader in the Christian Identity movement because of his "two seedline theory," which speculates on the consequences of the seduction of Eve by Satan in the Garden of Eden. In general, "Christian Identity" holds that white Europeans are the Abrahamic Covenant people of the Bible, and that a cataclysmic war between the forces of good and evil will occur as recorded in the Bibles New Testament Book of Revelation. Former members of the Aryan Nations credit Gayman with converting their leadership to the Identity message.
PAST KNOTS: Bishop Dan Gayman confirmed in a personal letter to me his past ties to the now mainly defunct white supremacist group, "The Order," also know as "The Silent Brotherhood." Robert Matthews started the underground terrorist group which declared war on the U.S. Government and engaged in a series of violent crimes in 1983-84. Many of the members are still serving lengthy prison sentences.
Following a series of murders, bank and armored car robberies by The Order, the FBI launched "Operation Clean-Sweep." On December 8th, 1984, after a 36-hour siege by 100+ police agents, Mathews, 31, was incinerated at his home on Whidbey Island (Puget Sound), Washington. The FBI subsequently arrested 23 known members, along with seven men of The Covenant, The Sword and The Arm of the Lord (CSA) on 22 April 1985. In December the FBI arrested another 10 Order members all were found guilty of racketeering on 6 February 1986. During the trial Bruce Pierce (32), David Lane (48), and Richard Scutari (39) were accused of the 18 June 1984 machine gun murder of a Denver Jewish talk show host, Alan Berg a 1988 Hollywood production, Betrayed, staring Debra Winger and Tom Berenger.
The FBI next rounded up and charged 15 members of The Order and Aryan Nations with sedition. Thirteen of the group were indicted and went to trial at Fort Smith, Arkansas in February 1988. James Ellison (47), head of CSA became the prosecutions star witness. According to the indictment, the seditious efforts to destroy public utilities, pollute water, bomb ethnic groups, and establish guerrilla warfare training camps were financed by armed robberies and counterfeiting. The Order distributed $3.6-million from a Brinks armored car robbery in Ukiah, California to partisans (churches) across several states. Ellison testified that "Aryan churches" coordinated the criminal activities. The counterfeiting was short-lived. Using the printing press at Richard Butlers Aryan Nations Church, at Haden Lake, Idaho, members of The Order ran off $500,000 in $50-bills. Three of the "brotherhood" were arrested while trying to pass the bogus bills in the Yakima Mall, Washington. They went on to dynamite a synagogue in Boise, Idaho, April 1984. The Order then murdered Walter West, one of their own, for "talking too much." The 13 defendants indicted and tried before a 10-man, two female jury for crimes of sedition, were found innocent on 7 April 1988.
GAYMAN CONVERSION: Dan Gayman was too close to The Order as he said: "Subpoenaed to the Federal Court House in Fort Smith in 1985 at the SEDITION TRIAL, and was under potential threat of indictment and 87 years of prison under Rico-statutes for alleged activities in the infamous ORDER. Only an act of God, and the lack of any real evidence, was this Pastor finally released from the custody of U.S. Marshals, U.S. Attorneys, and FBI." Gayman confirmed he was called to testify for the prosecution at the Gordon Kahl harboring trial, 1983, in Harrison, Arkansas. Gayman turned over a new-leaf and more than $200,000 over to the FBI, fruits of armed robbery, delivered by The Order. Skeletons litter the Gayman closet. It is no wonder that members and associates are concerned.
I NEVER KNEW YOU: Matthew 7 records the Messiah concerning Heaven: "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven but he that doeth the Will of My Father which is in Heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
All Christians know how the bitter pharisees schemed to seize and bring Jesus Christ before a tribunal of false witnesses and corrupt judges. Judas betrayed the Messiah and delivered Him into hands of the Devils own (John 8:44). It is a story of deceit and treachery, tools of people cloaked as representatives of God who would destroy innocence to protect their own position. Judas hanged himself in despair, but what of his priests? These were men in positions of special trust and confidence, who were judges, religious authorities, clergy, and moral role models. You can see them today in the images of Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Elmer Gantry, and a legion of demon-priests who have sexually abused children over the centuries in the guise of serving God. Do you think there should be a special hell for such perverts? Which is the more heinous crime -- adultery, murder, or brutalization of a child? What about people who aid and abet such perversion because of current commitments, past relationship, or outright intimidation?
Deuteronomy 17, Matthew 18, II Corinthians 13, I Timothy 5, and Hebrews 10 all say that within the mouth of two or three witnesses shall "every word be established." I detest divisiveness, but to remain deaf, dumb and blind to a spiritual leader using cult-like prowess to shield adult male members of his direct family at the expense of innocent children, is to embrace the priests of Judas. Children have been irreparably injured by predators who manipulated justice and corrupted otherwise good church members.
Dans son, Tim Gayman (36), and his wife, Sarah, fled the COI community in 1991 and are currently in hiding. They both claim the COI is a cult under Dan Gayman. Doug Gaymans (Dans eldest son -- now 41) estranged wife, Cornelia "Conny" Johanna Moes (37), was found justified in removing their seven children to Holland. Courts and child protective services in Missouri and the Netherlands upheld claims of child sexual abuse. A huge file containing official statements and drawings by the little ones are in my possession. A March 19, 2001 letter from Dougs 10-year old son, Josh, in his own handwriting reads: "I hate Doug and Dan and the other bad people who have sexually abused children. Doug molested me. I used to be scared that he would find us. I want it to stop!!! Here is a list of Doug Gaymans other children by Conny: Jessica, born 1985; Joseph 1986, Jeremy -- 1988, Jenna 1989, Joshua 1991, James 1993, Josiah 1995. Their individual and collective testimony accuses Doug Gayman as a parent- pedophile.
THE CHILDREN SPEAK: Normally, I would omit lewd details and be assured only the briefest summary is enclosed -- but because these extreme practices are being concealed by Dan Gayman, host of a national Feast-Day church, the following extracts from the Greene County Investigative Summary, dated April 12, 1996, are quoted: "Conny said this is dead serious, that the group wants her children and will stop at nothing to get them. Conny said Douglas is a member of this group, and so are his parents. Conny said she caught Douglas in bed with Jessica. She stated Doug had gotton up and left the bedroom. She waited and followed him into Jessicas room. She pulled back the sheet and saw Doug wearing only his underwear in the bed with Jessica (then 9 years old). His hips were thrusting; he was panting and grunting, his private-parts were erect and outside his shorts. She stated, "what the hell are you doing?" At that point, Doug told her he was sorry and that he was half asleep, but that Jessica was so soft."
Jessica (11) was interviewed on March 14, 1996. Her statement claims: "Her father put his hands both down the front and back of her underwear and rub her in inappropriate places. She said he would kiss her all over her body, chest, and private parts. She did say her mom caught her father in her bed once. Jessica told Anne (Schubert, Dep. Juvenile Officer) that the "snuggling happened again after her mom had caught her dad in bed with her. Jessica stated this happened to her sister Jenna (7). She stated she saw her dad in bed with Jenna. She ask Jenna if her dad had been "snuggling" to her, and Jenna replied Yes."
Jenna was interviewed on 3-14-96 and said: "At night her dad comes into her bedroom. She stated that he takes his hands and rubs her everywhere, inside her underwear on her skin. Jenna said he also touches her with his head...kissed her belly and pee-pee. He doesnt say anything and is real quiet. Jenna indicated this has happened to her for two years. Jenna stated he has her stick her hands up his shirt and down his pants, or she will get a paddling. Her dad told her not to tell, or she would not get to see her mom or sisters and brothers again. Jenna said that she saw him do it with Jeremy."
You should be horrified at the physical trauma of children abused by their father, who wash their sheets regularly of "white sticky stuff" and blood, but it doesnt end with bodily pain. Psychological scars, nightmares, and behavior disorders persist. These helpless victims are plagued by indelible memories which according to Conny manifest themselves in destructive ways including attempted suicide and auto-mutilation. It is a sad truth that innocent victims believe themselves to be guilty and forever feel filthy because of what abusive adults did to them. A February 2001, correspondence contains letters from the four Gayman who were old enough in 1996 to have suffered at the hands of their attacker. Ive already re-printed Joshs words.
Here is what Jeremy wants us to know: "Doug is a ugly mean bastard. He abused all of us. Doug locked me in the trunk of his sport car for hours. He ate with his girl friend in a fancy restaurant when I was locked in the trunk. When I was little he came to my bedroom and abused me two or three times a week. I also saw him go into Jessecas bedroom. I dont want to tell you the unbearable things he did in my bed with me. I felt dirty and worthless. He hurt me so bad. I want to see him hurt like he hurt me. Joe and I went to Dans office and asked about it and he said thats normal that every dad did it. I want the bad people in the church thrown in jail. I want to give Dan and Doug the death penalty. They should hang him. I want to see him suffer. I try to forget everything, but it is not working. It always stays in my head. When I think about it I get bad headaches."
Jenna writes: "I am glad you know the truth and maybe you want to know my truth. I am 11 years old now, but when I was little and we lived in Schell City with Doug, bad things happened. Doug would hit me and touch me where he should not have. He told me not to tell my mom or he would kill her. I saw him do bad things with Jessica, Joe, and James. I wanted to die. I still do sometimes. I still have nightmares. I hope someone will stop them so no other kids will be hurt."
Joes letter reads: "I dont like thinking about it so you wont get any details. When I heard that there is nothing changed, I thought that maybe my letter would help a bit. I was abused by Doug and I know what its like. Some of my brothers and sister still have nightmares. I do not wish it on my worst enemy. (Doug maybe), but if anybody can stop this, please do."
The boys say they went to see their Grandpa (Dan Gayman) about Dougs abuse. According to them, Bishop Dan Gayman told them that what his son did was normal for all dads! Can you imagine how helpless these children must have felt? Is this Christian? Is this "normal" by your standards? Unfortunately there is more.
The Gayman "syndrome" doesnt start and end with Dans number-one son. Dans brother, Dale, has twice been accused of sexual abuse of minors. Records show that Dan Gayman accompanied Dale to a Bates County, Missouri court where he admitted molesting his former step-daughter. In June 1999, Dale was accused of assaulting two young girls at a church summer camp. Dale was excommunicated for four-months. The girls have been made our to be at fault. Can you see the damage done to two young girls who do what they know is right, only to be tarred and feathered by their chief counselor to cover up the wrong in his own family?
I believe Dan Gayman could straighten out the kinks in his church-community-family, but thus far he has not chosen to do so. Moreover, GaymanR17;s "KingR17;s new clothes" position has caused others to take his part in presenting what is wrong as being right. They fear a physical threat from Doug Gayman. When challenging a resident member of the COI community, his voice registered terror as he spoke about any who would challenge the Gayman clan. This is not a desired characteristic of a righteous church, but is normal in cult management.
Do you loath the likes of Arthur Roderick who shot little Sammy Weaver in the back with an M-16 machine-gun. The next day Lon Horiuchi shot Vicki Weaver in the face from ambush without warning as she held her baby daughter. Both of these reprobates accepted medals from the DOJ for their murderous acts. Even lower than these are those who ravage little ones to appease their own demented insatiable appetite for power and control.
What has happened within the Gayman church community was evil. Keeping it under the leaves has required the repeated application of more evil. Dan Gayman can make it right, but will he? I believe, Judy is right. I will not abide adults who use their strength and position to prey upon Gods little ones. Matthew 18:6 makes it clear: "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." What manner of coward forces himself upon a child? What manner of filth are they certainly worse than anything Dan Gayman may conjure up about Jews or people of color.
After informing me that Im not welcomed at his COI feast, Gayman asked me not to attend Passover with Stinsons. Others close to Gayman tried to convince me to stay home. When I announced my intention to attend the Feast with Scott, Gayman sent out copies of a lie sheet on me and others. How can such a person pretend to serve as host for Gods Holy Feast? It is to be expected to find Satans demons nesting and spreading like bacteria in the corrupt recesses of a cult wrapped in the trappings of a church which protects pedophiles.
Two formerly affiliated pastors, Don Salmonson (Minnesota) and Tom Bowman (Wisconsin) wrote a joint open letter to the COI. "Past and present events revealed a side of the Church that has cast a shadow over the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. An ongoing pattern of questionable leadership decisions has become evident over the years, and has now been established in the public eye. Our Savior told us that knowing the truth would set us free. If we are unwilling to take a stand for truth, or to sacrifice for truth, we can never live in His freedom! All who call themselves Christians must not only work out their lives in the mercy, truth, and love of Jesus Christ but they must likewise take a stand for that same righteousness. It is with great sorrow and heartfelt conviction, therefore, that we must inform you of our decision to disassociate from the Church of Israel."
I seek a source of pure truth where we can all be refreshed. Such a source is rare and may not be fully obtainable until Christ comes to claim this earth and His faithful. Until then, I can only recommend who I have found to be sincere, qualified and called Pastor Scott Stinson.
- Pastor Stinson, and a friend Jerry Gentry, decided after the Passover success to form the Church of Israel Redeemed for those fed up with the Gaymans. I state again what has already been written in this News Magazine: I pray for the day when the Church of Israel will exist in more than name only. Until then, the Redeemed Church will fill the gap.