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Ok, so a little bit of detective work and reader assistance got me to that FFL Banana Split article again. It was posted on their Multiply site yesterday, but it has since been removed. I wondered why, but then again...I think I know.
Luckily, it was not only copy-pasted here on the blog, we also found an FFL Newsletter where it was included as an article. It's a 4-page document that you can download HERE.
Instant gratification on the pertinent pages, it is the Strong Coffee, Proverbial Banana Split article:
I think we have to make a point abundantly clear here in case anybody is foggy on the idea. The FFL IS A SEPARATE ENTITY. I am going to make the assumption that they don't understand it yet, because if I were to consider the alternative reasons why they keep insisting they are still CfC, I'd have to think of terms like...misleading, deceiving, and fraudulent. I'd have to think that the only reason the keep saying they are still CfC is to poach CfC members into their own fold. I mean, after all, they have tried to start their own corporation already, they have their own offices, and even collect their own tithes.
Let me direct you to the International Statutes of CfC, AS APPROVED BY THE VATICAN. You can download the whole document HERE.
Some people are peddling lies that while there was only one CFC before the split, after the split there came about two – CFC and FFL. The reason for this, they say, is that FFL has “abandoned” its CFC covenant. Thus the fallacy concludes CFCFFL is not CFC; it is only FFL.
To that, I ask them to read this:
Ok? Is that clear? Or how about this:
I'll quote a couple of points:
"Ongoing disruption of good order in the community." "Such termination of membership is decided and implemented by the Chapter head...and will be deliberated on and decided by the succeeding higher levels of leadership...all the way up to the CFC international Council."Now is THAT clear?
This should make it crystal clear who each country's CFC structure answers to:
And the KICKER:
I draw your attention to 7.21 Unity; 7.22 Uniformity, and most importantly, 7.221 Concretely.
Looks like the FFL will have to do something about their logo.
Lets go on to the fun part, Finances.
I quote again:
"...with proper financial stewardship being under the oversight of the CFC International Council."
Note I left a part about accrediting CFC groups, just in case we're not really, really clear.
So, these are the Vatican approved Statutes.
You know, just in case there was a question of authority. =)