Sam Fife & McClain’s “The Move”

•August 17, 2016 • 3 Comments

I was contacted via FaceBook by a woman whose family member has been involved with “The Move” for many years. She is looking for information that specifies the false doctrine and ideology this cult promotes, in order to set her family free of it. 

Below is a link to a letter addressed to The Move’s elders. 

Several of you have contacted me about this cult and McClain’s leadership role in it, beginning in Alaska, decades ago. I am hoping you might help this lady shed light on what this cult teaches.  She mentioned the names Bill & MaryAnn Bennett, John Hinson, Dan Ricciardelli, Buddy Cobb, Bill Grier, John Jeffreys (current prez of IMA – formally The Move).  

Thank you to anyone who can help bring the Light of Christ into this spiritual darkness.

Click here:  Open Letter to The Move’s Elders

Hahaha! He’s baa-aack!

•August 10, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Check it out. This is priceless!

Doug, are serious? You’re allegedly some big ministry dude, right? The why don’t you know what God says about liars? Thieves? Those who steal from WIDOWS and ORPHANS? Those who lie- and use His Name to do it? Wait. Surely you KNOW. You just don’t care!

You want more money? Then acquire it a legal, honest, decent, moral, honorable way. God can bless that. But He cannot bless your criminal wickedness.

Here’s a classic expert:

“Mr. McClain’s current work is the development of treatments and the training of physicians. The therapies and protocols focus on the cause of disease rather than the symptoms.” Hahaha, oh really? Tell us, Doug, what exactly are you ‘training physicians?’ If anybody has the common sense to simple start googling your name and tracking your countless civil and criminal judgments, there will be no more sheep to deceive and fleece.

“A deeply committed Christian, Doug McClain has permanent custody of three children who had been living in an abusive situation.” Really? With your criminal history? Especially that certain very tragic one way back in Alaska. Not even a government agency would hand over children to you, with that on your record. Imagine. What if you DID have custody given to you of some poor children – and THEN the government learned what it is you’ve tried to hide? That would be pretty ugly for all concerned, Doug.

I sure wish there were more “ministry types” who had the courage to stop McClain,  so that he created fewer victims.

The Emperor Is Naked!

•June 28, 2016 • 1 Comment

I’ve been contacted a couple times recently, by someone who has apparently thrown in his/her lot with McClain, and also by someone who is a mature, discerning Christian who saw that McClain’s a crook and acted accordingly.

I understand I’m being castigated and insulted by those who would like to think of themselves as mature men and “Kingdom of God experts.”

Here’s my $0.02

Discernment, and obeying a discerning spirit… Mandatory. Not easy, and these things take courage. Let me tell you- I’ve been insulted, warned and berated  personally by Kersh, and by one of his friends- a man who was once my friend too. This is a very heavy spiritual battle, and it’s vital to come down on the side of right and righteousness.

Yes, I’m as human as the next guy & we are all tempted by the ‘fear of man’ But being insulted, harassed, warned and otherwise intimidated by McClain’s little yes -men … sorry fellas, but you’ve already surrendered your Man Card and any authority you may have had with me spiritually, you threw away when you threw away logic, discernment, truth, reason and righteousness in exchange for whatever financial promises Doug McClain has made you.

Am I become your enemy because I tell you the truth?

All of us who’ve been introduced to this unholiness present in McClain – we each have choices to make. Me? I’ve chosen to obey the One whose throne is founded on Justice and Righteousness.

Mitch – you can say whatever you want about me. Honestly, you have no authority in my life that what you say or think carries any weight. What you think about me matters nothing. I care what God thinks. And I care about what matters to Him. “For this purpose was the Son of God manifest: to overturn the works of the devil.”

This little blog is dedicated to only that. You don’t like it? That’s your problem, and your spiritual concern. I’m a simple woman. I’m not a Kingdom of God expert like I’m told you consider yourself to be. I’m just a nobody, unimportant woman who has met Jesus. I’m called according to His purpose. I’m willing to be obedient even unto death. I’m neither afraid of nor impressed by you. I would be, if you showed a glimmer of discernment or obedience. If Truth mattered to you more than your own reputation, or ego, or money.

I really don’t care, frankly. But if you’d be less “concerned” about little old nobody me, and more concerned about 1) actual spiritual discernment 2) obedience, you’d find that your choices and path would be majorly adjusted, and you’d put yourself in the path of blessing
Apparently you call me bitter. No sir, I’m not. Not about all of this. There are things in my life that cause me to continually come to the Throne of Grace, so that I do not become bitter.
But this stuff, with McClain and Kersh and the little people who love money more than righteousness? No, I’m not bitter. I’m discerning, and obedient and OMG – do I have courage. You’ve got to give me that! Because despite the crap you’ve thrown at me, I’m still here. And I’m still willing to tell the truth to whomever has an ear to hear.

But what do I know? Nothing. It’s the endless supply of lawsuits, and bankruptcies, and investigations, and lives that have been either ruined or ended; the cult histories and manslaughter charges and drug cartels and government investigations and the prison sentences, and the CIA and the SEC and the FBI and the California justice system that Doug used to send his own son to prison, to protect himself. It’s the dead people, the ruined people, the people who believed McClain and ignored the spirit of Discernment and plain old common sense… I don’t know anything. All those people do though. The class action lawsuits against old Dougie. The widows and orphans and dying people that he has ravaged like a rabid wolf… It would indicate a bit of godliness and wisdom if you took your eyes off the empty financial promises and put them on those people. I’m just sayin’

But if you who know all this and still choose to be in business with this known, documented conman and thief want to get out while the getting is good? Do so. If you lose some money, God will restore it. If you’re waking up to the fact that you’ve stepped into quick sand, then grab onto the vine and pull yourself out. You can’t get out by sinking in even deeper.

You- the man who threatened to “sue me” and who said – I’m totally serious here folks –

“Doug McClean is love.

Doug McClean is life.”

You can’t hurt me, I double-dog dare you to “sue me” and if you actually want to, I feel sorry for you.

My advice sir: WAKE UP!
You’ve been introduced to the facts and the truth. It’s up to you what you do with it.

LOL, is there ANYBODY out there who still believes this guy?

•October 27, 2015 • 1 Comment

Another SEC ruling against McClain and McClain Jr.  Please, check this man out before you engage in any business or spiritual enterprise with him.


•November 28, 2014 • 2 Comments

Listen. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of McClain’s house of cards falling.


Litigation Release No. 23114 / October 15, 2014

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Stephen D. Ferrone, et al., Civil Action No. 1:11-cv-05223, USDC, N.D.Ill.

SEC Obtains Summary Judgment Against Defendants in Securities Fraud Involving Biopharmaceutical Company

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that on October 10, 2014, the Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted the SEC’s motion for summary judgment and for partial summary judgment, respectively, against Defendants Douglas McClain, Sr. (“McClain Sr.”), of Fair Oaks, Texas, and Douglas McClain Jr. (“McClain Jr.”), formerly of Savannah, Georgia. The Court found that McClain Sr. violated the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws by making misrepresentations and omissions and that McClain Sr. and McClain Jr. engaged in insider trading.

The SEC filed this action against the defendants in August 2011, alleging that McClain Sr., McClain Jr., Immunosyn Corporation (“Immunosyn”) Argyll Biotechnologies, LLC (“Argyll”), Stephen D. Ferrone, and James T. Miceli (“Miceli”) committed securities fraud in connection with materially misleading statements during 2006-2010 regarding the status of regulatory approvals for Immunosyn’s sole product, a drug derived from goat blood referred to as “SF-1019.” The SEC also charged Argyll, McClain, Jr., McClain, Sr., Miceli, Argyll Equities, LLC (“Argyll Equities”), and Padmore Holdings, Ltd. with insider trading.

The SEC’s complaint, filed in federal court in Chicago, alleged, among other things, that the defendants misleadingly stated in public filings with the SEC and in oral presentations that Argyll, Immunosyn’s controlling shareholder, planned to commence the regulatory approval process for human clinical trials for SF-1019 in the U.S. or that regulatory approval was underway. The complaint alleges that these statements misled investors because the statements omitted to disclose that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) had already twice issued clinical holds on drug applications for SF-1019, which prohibited clinical trials involving SF-1019 from occurring.

After completion of discovery, the SEC moved for summary judgment, and for partial summary judgment, respectively, against McClain Sr. and McClain Jr. In granting the SEC’s motion for summary judgment, the Court found that McClain Sr. committed securities fraud by taking money from investors and failing to deliver Immunosyn shares and by telling investors that Immunosyn would secure approval for SF-1019 from the FDA in about a year and that the U.S. Department of Defense had purchased SF-1019. The Court also found that McClain Sr. and McClain Jr. engaged in insider trading by selling their Immunosyn stock based on the material, non-public information that the FDA had issued clinical holds on drug applications for SF-1019. The Court found that McClain Sr. and McClain Jr. violated Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Exchange Act Rule 10b-5.

The Court will determine the appropriate remedies against McClain Sr. and McClain Jr. at a later date.

Victim Speaks Out, While Cult Leader Awaits Trial

•October 10, 2014 • 2 Comments

Cult Child is based on the recollections of a real-life child abuse survivor, whose physical and sexual maltreatment were allegedly abetted by a still-functioning Christian organization, known variously as The Move of God, The Movement, or more commonly just The Move.
The book is especially timely as former Move leader Doug McClain Sr. awaits trial in Bexar County, Texas, charged with conning a paraplegic man out of his entire life’s savings. McClain Sr., who already has millions in civil judgments against him, has also been linked to a shell corporation that allegedly smuggled tons of cocaine into the US on private planes. McClain’s son, Doug McClain Jr. was previously convicted for orchestrating a different multi-million-dollar fraud.

Click here for the entire article:

A little update

•August 6, 2014 • 2 Comments

The DA’s office has stated that August 19th is the final pre-trial appearance. This is when they will set the date for trial, likely in September. The defense has gotten away with treating this as a game, canceling appearances and important court dates at the last moment. But as a good friend pointed out, this is criminal court, not civil. Doug has made a lifestyle out of ignoring civil courts AND their rulings. But that dog don’t hunt in criminal court. Doug been indicted by Grand Jury for two 1st degree felonies. This isn’t a mere multi-million dollar class action civil suit, the likes of which he so adeptly ignores.

Attached is a link to the Bexar County case summary.

Some interesting information about 1st degree felonies in the State of Texas:

First Degree Felonies are among the most serious crimes in Texas, second only to capital felonies. Examples of crimes that are considered First Degree Felonies include but are not limited to the following:

Aggravated robbery
Aggravated assault of a public servant
Aggravated kidnapping
Aggravated sexual assault
Burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit or with the commission of a felony
Arson of a habitation
Causing serious bodily injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person
Escape from custody with serious bodily injury
Solicitation of capital murder
Trafficking of children under the age of fourteen
Consequences of a First Degree Felony Conviction in Texas

Conviction of a First Degree Felony in Texas carries harsh penalties, including the possibility of life imprisonment, imprisonment for 5 to 99 years, and a fine of up to $10,000, with the possibility of community supervision (adult probation). Prosecutors can seek to enhance your felony charge to a more serious felony depending on the particular crime being charged and your criminal history. The Texas Penal Code has broad sentencing guidelines for criminal offenses. The exact sentence will be in the judge’s discretion, with recommendations from the prosecution and possibly the jury.
In some cases, community supervision or probation may be an option for a First Degree Felony conviction, especially for a first conviction, if the sentence pronounced is no longer than 10 years. Community supervision suspends a defendant’s jail or prison sentence in return for the fulfillment of certain conditions to be met by the defendant. These conditions are set by the court and usually involve reporting on a regular basis to a community supervision officer, allowing regular home inspections, holding a regular job, paying fines, and making other restitution. If the defendant does not comply with the conditions, then on a motion to revoke the supervision can be revoked, and the defendant can be sentenced for a prison term for up to the original maximum sentence.

Community supervision terms can be for as long as ten years for felony convictions. The defendant may be eligible for early release from supervision if he or she meets all the conditions during the first third of the sentence term. Community supervision may not be available for defendants sentenced to more than 10 years, those having previous felony convictions, or those having a conviction for a violent crime such as capital murder, indecency with a child or aggravated robbery (known as 3g offenses in the Texas Penal Code).

Defendants convicted of serious felonies or repeated felonies will be most likely to have to spend some time in a Texas county jail or prison. Sentences can run cumulatively, so that when one sentence ends the next sentence begins, or concurrently, running at the same time. Defendants will receive credit for time spent in jail while awaiting trial.

Conviction of a First Degree Felony or any felony offense can have devastating consequences to you and your loved ones. In addition to possible jail or prison time and substantial fines, having a felony conviction on your permanent criminal record can prevent you from getting a job or from being able to improve your education. It can result in your not being able to vote, to own a firearm, or even to find housing. You may also experience considerable financial problems.

Criminal felony charges of any kind are a very grave matter and should be taken seriously. The penalties for felony conviction are severe and can have profoundly negative consequences that can be permanently damaging to your personal and professional life.


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