Just what is a cult anyway? I think this qualifies.
Two days later, Catherine, Gardner, and Ringnald met with the Groves inside the laundromat at the R&R Mercantile. Patty, who had earned the elders’ ire for daring to speak without her husband’s express permission, had decided that things might go more smoothly if she kept her mouth shut. It was at this meeting that Catherine told her father, “Dad, I don’t need you anymore. I want you and Mom to leave.”
Read more: Sinners in the Hands. When is a church a cult? by Sonia Smith
Sign #1 - the church breaks up families.