Posted by Michael Zargarov on December 20, 2000 at 15:53:05:
In Reply to: Re: What is inappropriate? posted by Robert Stauffer on September 17, 2000 at 20:28:42:
The following was posted to this site some time ago. I only just found it today, December 20th. It's funny to me that I've been declared a "Covenant Breaker" when I resigned from the Baha'i Faith more than 5 years ago.
Isn't there some procedure to be followed before bestowing that honorary title upon someone? I was never contacted by anyone!
I have a large group of "Baha'i" friends who have already told me that this declaration means nothing to them. Our friendships will endure.
The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States,
on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, have shared the following dated 9/14/2000:
The Universal House of Justice has confirmed that Mr. Michael Zargarov should be considered a Covenant-breaker. By his own repeated admissions, Mr. Zargarov has become an active member of the group formed by Mr. Joel Marangella and calling itself the "Orthodox Baha'i Faith." Mr. Marangella is an active Covenant-breaker and one of the several former followers of Charles Mason Remey who have laid claims of their own to the Guardianship. Although Mr. Zargarov has been living outside the country, he has resided in the Houston, Texas, area and periodically returns to the United States.
The National Spiritual Assembly reminds the friends of the admonition given to every Baha'i to strictly avoid communication or contact with any Covenant-breaker. Guidance on the subject of Covenant-breaking can be found on pages 5.12-17 of Developing Distinctive Baha'i Communities: Guidelines for Spiritual Assemblies. The friends are asked to inform their Auxiliary Board member for Protection should they receive any communications from Mr. Zargarov.
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