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Focus of this Blog

James Michael McDonald, V and his wife Stacy purchased and operated Homeschooling Today Magazine unsuccessfully for a number of years before its resale. During that time, the venture turned out to be far from profitable, and the McDonalds have not been honest about how they established themselves in the homeschooling community, how they operated their business, or even about their personal lives.

Certainly no one rejoices in the drawing of attention to these matters, they must be noted in order to stop the deception. This movement of patriocentricity promotes false doctrine by perpetuating lies, profiteering off of the trust of earnest Christians who believe the shaming messages promoted by the movement. The end should never justify the means, and the Christian homeschoolers that support the McDonalds have the right to know the truth. This blog hopes to draw attention to the behaviors of the McDonalds, particularly those concerning the period of time during which the McDonalds owned and operated Homeschooling Today Magazine.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

For the Record...

James' First Marriage:

James McDonald's first wife's blogs which include pictures of the four eldest McDonald children when they were young. Compare them to the photos that can be found on Stacy McDonald's "Your Sacred Calling" Blog. Christa and Tiffany are most easily recognizable, though Melissa Leanne may . There are no photos of James VI on either James' or Stacy's blogs for comparison.

Stacy claimed on the Sisters in Christ list and perhaps also on her own Patriarchs Wives Yahoo Group that James only lived with Sandra for 3 years, yet he managed to father 4 children during this time.

Stacy's First Marriage:

Stacy used to post on a message board called "Sisters in Christ" that became available right about the same time that the internet became widely available in the mid-nineties. It was then converted over into a Yahoo email group/list serve with searchable archives. On that original group, prior to Stacy's persuasion of one of the co-owners of the group to delete the archives, Stacy talked about many things regarding her first marriage and her initial struggle in becoming an overnight parent to James' four older children to his first wife.

Stacy was quite open about her unpleasant first marriage to Gary Kimmelman and her child with him. Much of that information directly conflicts with information that she reported to the Peoria Star Journal (Local Newspaper in Peoria, IL) in January 2008. She indicated that she was unmarried and "had no family of her own" when she met James and had only worked a job when she was single. From the information on the now defunct Sisters in Christ archives that Stacy conspired to have deleted, many know that Stacy was married and had her first husband's child while she had the job she describes to the Peoria Star Journal. She also has claimed that she was not a Christian when married to her first husband, and according to her posts on the Sisters in Christ list, she most definitely was a Christian, and so was her husband, per her own report.

James and Stacy's Marriage:

According to public record, Stacy divorced Gary Kimmelman in January 1995.
She was then married on July 22, 1995 to James M McDonald, V.

There was only a period of six months between Stacy's divorce from her first husband, Gary, and her marriage to James McDonald.

Sisters in Christ Yahoo Group:

Much thanks to the several participants in that original Sisters in Christ Yahoo Group who so willingly shared that information with me. For additional info, please read this discussion of the coup of that list, the stealing of the Sisters in Christ email list and the launch of Family Reformation with that email list on the next day HERE on True Womanhood during March of 2008. (It is quite a long thread, but there is much documentation there from the two former owners of the original Sisters in Christ group as well as two former participants.)

22Feb09 Addendum: For those of you who have taken it upon yourselves to go to the current "Sisters in Christ" Yahoo Group, please note that this is not the original one. The one that is available now is a whole new group. The one Stacy destroyed was abandoned. (I've been told that several people have suddenly signed up for a day, then unsubscribed. The archives that condemn Stacy were deleted by Stacy and the other co-owner of the group who she recruited to come work for Family Reformation. But they used that woman up and threw her away, too.)