Exit and Support Network

Demeaning Treatment by Craig Winters is True

First, I want to mention that in regards to Craig Winters being overbearing, everything said on the ESN site is absolutely true. We were close personal friends with the Winters and witnessed a lot. Craig has a lot of people scared to death to think for themselves and is very demeaning in his treatment of people. I have watched him yell and belittle his wife right in front of people and it is embarrassing to watch. But people take his example and think that this is how you are supposed to be if you are a real man. His wife runs around telling people that it is okay and that they should just be sweet as pie and learn submission. While their husbands are developing no character and treating them all like dogs.

Craig Winters' son, Jacob1, went around telling people that his father spanks his wife. I know this to be true because there was another case in Sacramento years ago when he did not put a stop to a man there spanking his wife to the extreme! She almost had her husband arrested to get him to stop! All the while Craig stood by and did nothing to stop it.

People are made to feel like dirty pigs, but the leadership can do every filthy thing that comes to mind.

Anyway, we are so happy to be out of there! It is really sad that things like Georgina's death [Georgina Sanders] go on all of the time in that "church." I wish the government would do something. But they won't until it is too late as usual. There are a lot of good and innocent people in the PCG. But the leaders ought to be gotten rid of or put in jail for theft and abuse. But most of them [the members] would just find a similar offshoot and move on to that one. I don't think there is one quite as extreme as this one though. The joke of it all is that these people in this particular group don't usually live their religion at home. They think keeping the Sabbath alone makes them righteous and that judging and treating people like dogs is okay and even condoned in God's eyes.

By Doreen
October 10, 2003

UPDATE: Craig Winters No Longer a Minister (April 22, 2013 letter to ESN)

Also read: Mike's Exit Letters to Craig Winters and Deaths and Abuses in PCG.

Footnotes by ESN:

1 Craig Winters' son, Jacob, age 25, died of Addison's Disease on January 13, 2002. He tragically refused life-saving medicine, which his father told him he shouldn't take. Read: Run From Death That Resides in PCG!

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