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Early Movement

Student 'Blitz Group' Evangelizes
Douglas County (Kansas) Observer, October-November 1971

Talking about Jesus takes love, not guts, Christian speaker says
Kansas State Collegian, October 24th, 1979

General Controversy

Bible club evicted from U of Guelph campus: group accused of authoritarianism, cult-like control over members
Toronto Globe & Mail, September 27th, 1989

Controversies in Iowa Christianity
Des Moines Sunday Register, March 16th, 1980

Bible Study plays role in mental breakdown
The Iowa State Daily, March 28th, 1978

Relations few between Bible group, local pastors
The Iowa State Daily, March 29th, 1978

Evangelicals arise on campus
Des Moines Sunday Register, November 26th, 1978

McCotter explains views, finances of Bible group
Des Moines Sunday Register, November 26th, 1978

What is ISU Bible Study?
Ames Daily Tribune, December 8th, 1979

'I think I was brainwashed' Religious group criticized as cult-like is now at KSU Daily Kent Stater, December 3rd, 1982

Ex-members say religious group controls, intimidates its followers
The Ohio State Lantern, October 11th, 1982

Cult label follows new church: Cult watcher calls GCI 'shepherding cult'
The Sunday Journal (Wheaton, IL edition), November 6th, 1988

Pastor: 'We're just New Testament Christians;' Critics: 'Subtle danger'
The Sunday Journal (Wheaton, IL edition), November 6th, 1988

Ex-members label GCI a coercive environment
The Sunday Journal (Wheaton, IL edition), November 6th, 1988

Faithful: 'It's a high-standard life'
The Sunday Journal (Wheaton, IL edition), November 6th, 1988

Extremist Fundamentalist Groups Make Inroads On Canadian University Campuses
The Canadian Press, September 1989

New Life policies scrutinized
The Towerlight (Towson, Md.), May 9th, 1985

Church group draws fire
The Record (Wheaton College, IL), December 2nd, 1988

Silver Spring Fundamentalists: Church Or "Cult"?
The Montgomery County Sentinel, February 6th, 1986

Jean's story: Why she joined GCI, how she was deprogrammed
The Montgomery County Sentinel, February 6th, 1986

James McCotter: How he brought GCI to Silver Spring
The Montgomery County Sentinel, February 6th, 1986

Ex-members scorn, current members praise GCI
The Montgomery County Sentinel, February 6th, 1986

Iowan tells cult experience
Des Moines Register, January 12th, 1985

How to Spot an Abusive Church
Group Magazine, March 1992

CULT CORNER: Student survivor of one sect's manipulation and coercion tells her story in support group to help others escape cult clutches
The Sun (Baltimore, MD), February 21st, 1992

Student tells story of cult involvement
Officials work to limit influence

The Gamecock (University of Southern Carolina), April 30th, 1990

Cornerstone Court Decision

Group claims infringement of civil rights
Oklahoma State University O’Collegian, March 31st, 1973

Christian Student Groups Fight to Retain Use of Campus Facilities
Christianity Today, June 6th, 1980

Campus Access Upheld for Christian Student Groups
Christianity Today, September 19th, 1980

National Association of Evangelicals Controversy

Evangelical association reviews complaints against church group
Daily Herald, November 11th, 1988

Great Commission church withdraws from NAE
The Daily Journal (Glen Ellyn/Glendale Hts., IL edition), March 14th, 1989

Church Network Leaves NAE
Christianity Today, April 7th, 1989

Statement of Church Error

Great Commission Apologizes to Students, Parents
The Cult Observer Vol. 9. No. 1, 1992.

Maryland Political Controversy

WHO’S MINDING THE STORE?
Party leaders unaware 19 candidates belong to same two churches

The Montgomery County Sentinel, August 7th, 1986

GOP's Unwated Canidates: Church Members Jam Montgomery Race
The Washington Post, August 17th, 1986

Parties Warn of 'Fringe Candidates': Montgomery News Conference Breaks Into a Shouting Match
The Washington Post, August 30th, 1986

Ex-Members Say Md. Church Active in Converative Politics
The Washington Post, September 7th, 1986

Tim Rude E-mail Controversy

Rude e-mail causes battle in Iowa: Brownback demanded an apology from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee Wednesday.
CNN, August 1st, 2007

Editorial Criticism

DIVINE DECEPTION
The Touchstone, April 1992

THE CULTURE OF CONTROL:
INSIDE GREAT COMMISSION

The Touchstone, April 1992

Cults, Lies and Audiotape
The Touchstone, May 1992

THE CULTURE OF CONTROL:
INSIDE GREAT COMMISSION (Part 2)

The Touchstone, May 1992

Jim McCotter Post-GC Business Dealings

BROADCASTING BROADCASTER SUES FLORIDA NETWORK: Sun Radio Network sale problems spur lawsuit
The Montgomery County Sentinel, June 13th, 1988

‘Read all about it’: The Citizen has gone, ending its push into the Christchurch newspaper market. What was its American backer, still with local TV interests, hoping to achieve?
Christchurch, New Zealand: The Press, July 13th, 1988

How The Sun Set
The Weekly, January 17th, 1991

The Mysterious Citizen: On Sale Now
North & South (New Zealand), April 2002

Just Who Is Jim McCotter?
North & South (New Zealand), April 2002

Maverick Jets Lays Off Staff... Suddenly
The Aero-News Network, May 10th, 2003

Maverick Jets says layoffs signal growth: Melbourne plane maker laid off production staff Thursday
Florida Today, May 10th, 2003

TAM ends Maverick contract over 'uncertifiable' Leader: Georgian firm returns manufacturing rights to USA and begins development of own jet
Flight International, February 24th, 2004

Sewage leak closes lodges
Casper-Star Tribune, April 12th, 2007

Big Horn Mountain Resorts up for auction Owner faces citations for sewage spill at Deer Haven
The Buffalo Bulletin, May 5th, 2007

Tom Short

New Life policies scrutinized (listed in General Controversy as well)
The Towerlight (Towson, Md.), May 9th, 1985

Pastor gets criticism at YSU: Evangelist returns to campus, speaks on sex, drugs, religion
The Jamblar, May 25th, 1985

Parties Warn of 'Fringe Candidates': Montgomery News Conference Breaks Into a Shouting Match (listed in Maryland Political Controversy as well)
The Washington Post, August 30th, 1986

PREACHER BRINGS ANTI-SEMITISM TO A&M -- UNIVERSITY LISTED AS NATIONAL CENTER OF HATE
The Touchstone, April/May 1997

Short does not get short with students
Iowa State Daily, September 19th, 1997

Students debate with pastor
The Maneater (University of Missouri), October 24th, 1997

Traveling minister brings word to campus
The Daily Athenaeum, October 13th, 1999

Evangelist stirs debate on politics, religion
North Texas Daily, November 6th, 2001

Ohio pastor visits UND, encourages debate over religion: Crowds gather to listen, dicuss and watch Tom Short speak behind library
The Dakota Student, September 14th, 2004

Short on faith: Preacher visits U, communes with students about Christianity
The Daily Utah Chronicle, August 30th, 2006

UNO religious organization brings evangelical preacher to campus
The Gateway (University of Nebraska), August 25th, 2006

Traveling preacher shares experiences: Short continues campus evangelism after 26 years
North Texas Daily, September 27th, 2006

Religion sparks controversy on the plaza
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, October 17th, 2007

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