How I feel about the IHOP cult is no secret. Why cult? Lots of reasons, but if you want a big one - just follow the money. Lots and Lots and LOTS of money. Then listen to the hate. Mike Bickle has some pretty homophobic things to say. I have also heard a young ihopian describe her parents as "wrong thinkers" and say the saddest part was that "they don't even realize they are wrong thinkers" That phrase was repeated over and over again by the group. This person was a wrong thinker and so was that one. The whole discussion was about separating themselves from old friends and family who fell into that category. Isn't separation from friends and family one of the hallmarks of a cult?
Here's the story from someone who was on the inside and then left.