The following message was posted on behalf of Jim and Sue Condon to alt.religion.christian.boston-church on February 10, 1997. We subsequently confirmed by phone that it is not a forgery, and that Jim and Sue do indeed wish to withdraw this diary from publication.
We do note that they have carefully not repudiated anything said in it. Their motivation appears to be pressure from children still in the ICC. This message appears to have been cc'd to Al Baird, a top ICC leader who worked closely with them when they were in the movement.
While it is tempting to draw conclusions about the reasons for this, those among us who have children can understand why parents in their situation might take this action. Please keep the Condons -- those inside the ICC as well as those who have left -- in your prayers.
This diary is also printed in Volume III of What Does the Boston Movement Teach, by Jerry Jones. Since the publisher obtained legal consent to include the diary, it will continue to be published there. This book is reviewed in the REVEAL Library and will be posted online before long.
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 07:11:30 -0600 From: kATE9743@AOL.COM Subject: "The Emperor's New Clothes" Newsgroups: alt.religion.christian.boston-church Message-ID: <email@example.com> Organization: Deja News Usenet Posting Service To: firstname.lastname@example.org X-Article-Creation-Date: Mon Feb 10 00:38:36 1997 GMT X-Originating-IP-Addr: 188.8.131.52 (www-al8.proxy.aol.com) X-Http-User-Agent: Mozilla/2.0 (Compatible; AOL-IWENG 3.0; Win16) X-Authenticated-Sender: kATE9743@AOL.COM Lines: 14 For the sake of harmony in our family, we agree not to try to pull anyone out of the International Church of Christ under any circumstances. From this day forward we retract any permission to use or distribute the Sue Condon Diary, also known as "The Emperor's New Clothes". Jim and Susan Condon
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