There is a problem with the world-orthodox websites that try to expose Ephraim as a pseudo elder.
They shoot themselves in the foot with their world-orthodox ideas. An obvious case is the issue of the toll houses. They should just leave it alone. GoTruthReform also makes this mistake. By denying the toll houses they lose credibility with possible supporters. Accusing Ephraim of using fear of the toll houses to manipulate victims is unnecessary, because Ephraim abuses Orthodoxy in plenty of other ways that don't involve a controversial issue. The instant the toll houses are mentioned, suddenly the subject changes from Ephraim's abuse to whether the toll houses are real or not. The illogic goes that if the toll houses are real, then Ephraim is justified.
Ephraim happens to be right about the toll houses. He is also right to baptize Roman Catholics who convert to Orthodoxy. But being right about these things does not change the fact that he is running a cult. The controversial issues need to be set aside. They are stumbling blocks that make it nearly impossible for a world-orthodox group to prevail against Ephraimites.