A Greeting from the President

Don VeinotThank you for visiting the Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc., web site!

Perhaps you’re visiting because you’re searching for answers about God, the Bible, or your own eternal destiny. Maybe it’s because either you or a family member is involved with with a cult, false religion or some kind of spiritually oppressive group. Or it could be that you heard about us, were curious, and simply decided to stop by.

Whatever your reason, I firmly believe that God has a purpose in your life, and that we may be helpful to you in discovering that reason. With that in mind I pray that we can be of service to you, and make a positive contribution to your spiritual life.

Our mission is to give clear answers, and a solid defense of the orthodox biblical faith, to all types of unbelievers — atheists, agnostics, as well as members of cults and new religious groups such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, the International Churches of Christ, and so on. In addition to being missionaries to these groups it is also our purpose to train and equip those who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ, His death, burial and physical resurrection, for their salvation to do the same.

Don and Joy VeinotMy wife, Joy, and I formed Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc. (MCO), in April 1995 with about a dozen other like-minded people as a home mission, with an emphasis on bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cultists. At that time none of us had ever been involved in a cult, but together we shared many years of experience in various Christian counter-cult and discernment ministries where we saw the Lord rescue many from bondage to cults, the occult, and other forms of spiritual bondage. Since then the Lord has led others who once belonged to such groups to join us.

Our ministry here at MCOI is multi-faceted. I encourage you to take a look at our “Activities and Services” page so you can get an idea of the range and scope of what we have to offer you, your family, friends, church, and others.

Our web site has been designed with you in mind. Here you will find news, information, and valuable connections to people and resources. We hope these will prove useful to you and that you will visit these pages often. If you need more information or if we can be of further assistance, please feel free to call.

Yours in His Service,

Don Veinot

Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc.
L.L. (Don) Veinot, Jr.
President

Help Line: (630) 627-9028

2 responses to “A Greeting from the President ”

  1. Laurie McDade says:

    Dear Moderator,

    How dare you try to modify and silence the words of those who post comments by requesting civility in response to a little bitty swear word that is but the tip of the iceberg! The letters were crossed out, if people fill in the blanks, so be it. You did not need to shame that writer or pass judgement upon them or others who can only describe things by using an expletive to make their point.
    This is not a compassionate response but rather a form of re- traumitization and further spiritual abuse, towards those seeking to recover.
    Calling people hostile to “christianity” who have chosen to step out of of the cycle of abuse, control and repression only perpetuates more pain and is a hinderance to the healing process.

    The voices of the people affected by this latest and on-going debacle are speaking out after painfully and prayerfully and thoughtfully, please, do not diminish their pain with your arrogant self-righteousness. Let the people speak!

  2. Ron Henzel says:

    Laurie,

    While I cannot be positive about which incident of comment moderation you are referring to, it seems most likely that you are writing about words that we deleted from the comment left by Howard on April 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm on our article titled “Jesus People Conflict: The Next Generation.” If so, you should know that I am the one who moderated that comment, and inserted “[moderator edit]” in lieu of the profanity that Howard attempted to get through our comment filters by using alternate characters. Apparently, he anticipated the fact that we might find the word he chose to be offensive, but he tried to sneak it through anyway.

    It was not my intent to shame the person who left the comment. On the contrary: I was trying to make sure he had a chance to express his opinion without unduly offending others. I think we live in a day where mature people understand that various people have differing views on exactly what constitutes offensive profanity, and that when they see a moderator edit of the kind I performed they do not automatically think that it is necessarily replacing words that would horrify everyone. Sometimes it is necessary to err on the side of caution, especially when one commenter (such as Howard) is directing his profanity against another commenter (in this case Brian). It is our policy not to sit idly by and watch as visitors to our site escalate wars of vulgar words between each other until no one wants to visit our site anymore. So, rightly or wrongly, I decided to nip this one in the bud.

    While it’s possible that a person who tries to sneak a profanity onto someone else’s web site will be emotionally traumatized by that profanity’s public deletion, I tend to rather believe that such a person already has thick enough skin to withstand such correction, or should grow some. If I am wrong, however, I invite Howard to contact me via this web site, explain his position, and give me the opportunity to make amends. I did not intend to embarrass him in any way.

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