DiscoverSinisterhoodEpisode 147: Gwen Shamblin Lara and the Weigh Down Diet - Part 1
Episode 147: Gwen Shamblin Lara and the Weigh Down Diet - Part 1

Episode 147: Gwen Shamblin Lara and the Weigh Down Diet - Part 1

Update: 2021-07-214
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CW: This episode contains discussions of weight loss methods and diet culture as well as brief mentions of child abuse. Listener discretion is advised.  

A self-described dumb blonde with a genuine heart for God, this registered dietician combined her love of the Lord with her professional training to craft her lightning rod hit weight loss program. But what started as a health venture morphed into a strict religious sect that concerned religious scholars and controlled its members’ everyday behaviors - sometimes with deadly consequences.


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Comments (5)

Heidi M. Fanning

Back in the 80's there was this idea that big hair made your body appear smaller. Same reasoning behind oversized sunglasses. So I think that horrible woman had giant hair to make herself appear smaller. Also, I think it was a wig or hairpiece.

Jul 28th
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Jerry Stauffer

The argument about the Trinity is about the very identity and nature of God. There is little more important

Jul 23rd
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Jerry Stauffer

The woman is a nut but it was very popular for traveling Christian speakers to switch to diet in the 90s. One Church I know of booked a famous prophecy speaker a year ahead of time only to have him rail against Big Macs. It was not well received. Paul said if any preach another gospel than Christ crucified let him be accused.

Jul 23rd
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Jerry Stauffer

The New Testament was written during the Roman empire and slavery is mentioned often. You can't read our current American views into it. Many of the characters are slaves. The view is You are either a bondservant of Christ or a slave to sin. You will have a master

Jul 23rd
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Jerry Stauffer

I got spanked as a kid but it was 8 swats with a yardstick max. A full hour is beyond the pale.

Jul 23rd
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Episode 147: Gwen Shamblin Lara and the Weigh Down Diet - Part 1

Episode 147: Gwen Shamblin Lara and the Weigh Down Diet - Part 1

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