This is SO cool that FactNet is still going -- and you're all still exposing this dangerous cult! I guess I need to get back involved, after a bit of a hiatus.
If anyone needs in depth information about the dangerous Peterite cult, led by Mike Peters, you can contact Families Against Cults (FAC) of Indiana, the #1 cult-fighting organization in the state of Indiana! They are led by former Mormons, Dan & Agusta Harting, and they can be reached at (317) 844-8055.
In the latest (November, 2009) newsletter from FAC, they have a cover story that refers to the Peters cult. The story is entitled "Hell's Pied Pipers" and in the introductory paragraph it gives a list of these cult-leaders:
"Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Charles T. Russell, Mary Baker Eddy, Gwen Shaw, Bernice Hicks, Victor P. Wierwille, L. Ron Hubbard, Herbert W. Armstrong, Jim Jones, David Koresh, Warren Jeffs, Mike Peters, and many, many others, big and small."
Further into this 2-page article is the following direct reference to this cult:
"For instance, once when I asked Indianapolis Cult-Leader, Mike Peters, why he would not allow a young couple in his congregation to attend a local Baptist church, his answer was immediately a referral to Jesus' warning of "hating" our father and mother (Lk 14:26), which, in context, is very obviously a reference to our loyalty to Jesus above all else, NOT to Mike Peters and his group.
In this case, the Peters group had gotten hold of a young husband and father whose wife was expecting their second child at any moment. She had become alarmed when the Peters group was continually present in her home. They seemed to have a hypnotic hold of her husband, to the point where he developed a fanatical desire to obey and please them while mostly ignoring her and their child. Upon their promptings, he even began reporting her "unworthy behavior" to the leaders. This put a huge strain on their marriage. Whe she finally began threatening to leave him, the group urged him to "let her go" and continually quoted Bible verses where one is to give up all wordly things for CHRIST! Loyalty to Christ now became a substitute for the Peters cult!"
This should give you all an idea of how nasty these cultists are!