Newshub – Gloriavale member temporarily left community after leadership’s comment on his dead daughter ‘shook’ him
By Kaysha Brownlie – Newshub – 06/09/2022
A former Glorivale member who still resides in the isolated West Coast community has given emotional evidence about how, among the things he witnessed in the Christian commune, his daughter’s death hurt him the most.
Clem Ready was giving evidence during an Employment Court hearing on Tuesday that is examining the role of women in Gloriavale.
Clem and his wife Sharon are devout Christians who’ve been married for more than four decades.
Clem said he followed the lead of Gloriavale shepherds, disciplining his children physically – until he was convicted of assaulting them.