Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mystery solved

About a year or so ago, I posted this picture, asking readers if they knew what the image represented:

Over the weekend, cutting through the Albertson's parking lot on the way to Home Depot, I saw a minivan in the loading lane, with just such a sticker on the side window.  I parked and walked over to the van, whose driver was texting while waiting for someone to come out of the store.

Keeping a safe distance from the driver's window so as not to appear threatening (cause you know how intimidating middle age white guys can be), I approached the vehicle.  The woman looked up from her phone, looked me over, determined I was harmless, and rolled down the window.

Turns out the logo is from Fellowship of the Sword, a group that it not a church, but operates revival retreats in a half dozen states, including one in the Texas Hill Country.  The organization is based in West Fort Worth/White Settlement.  I remember when I attended a singles group at Gateway a few years back, several people there were very excited about involvement/attending FTS activities.

Google results appear to indicate that some regard FTS as 'cult-like', though it's not clear to me whether there's any basis to that or not. I know a woman who attended a Methodist (very mainstream) retreat many years ago that had some elements I regarded as cultist, so it may just be a subjective matter of perspective.  And apparently ABC News thinks all defenders of traditional marriage are Westboro Baptist sympathizers.

Anyway, the mystery is no more.


Mr. Mcgranor said...

The television is the cult leader.

Jarhead™ said...

"Fellowship of the Sword" sounds like the title of a Dan Brown novel.

el chupacabra said...

After your first post on this I assuming it was a brand of some product asked every young person I knew about it while showing them a pic from my cel phone.
No one knew teh answer. It has driven me crazy for months.

Now, finally sweet sleep will come...