Quick Links to National News Coverage of IFB Scandals

Girl, 15, Allegedly Raped, Pregnant, Then Forced to Confess to Church | ABC News 20/20 coverage of the IFBPart 1 https://youtu.be/prAcf5rOc5YPart 2 https://youtu.be/H_kvNSW_Z8cPart 3 https://youtu.be/pJWLz28jhucPart 4 https://youtu.be/cdLYcQ3BvZEPart 5 https://youtu.be/ei7B9ON9H4EJack Schaap Charged, Paul Chappell Speaks Out, and The Independent Fundamental Baptist Movement’s Next Steps | Christianity Today, Ed Stetzer Hundreds Accuse Independent Baptist Pastors of Abuse | CT Hephzibah House (Winona Lake, IN)---as …

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Former independent fundamental Baptists share their stories (2) | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

They were terrorized, trapped and even sexually abused. Now, these former members of independent fundamental Baptist churches share how their experiences will affect the rest of their lives. — Read on http://www.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222807340.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Inside Star-Telegram fundamental Baptist abuse investigation | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviewed more than 200 members, ex-members and clergy and reviewed hundreds of documents during its eight-month investigation into sexual abuse at independent fundamental Baptist churches. — Read on amp.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222576635.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Former independent fundamental Baptists share their stories (1) | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Former members of independent fundamental Baptist churches describe a culture and teachings that impact the rest of their lives. The following quotes are taken from interviews. — Read on http://www.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222576550.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Church ties, pastors’ friendships allow abusers to escape | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A pattern of cover-ups and the shuffling of suspected abusers among churches and universities that are part of the independent fundamental Baptist movement. — Read on http://www.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222576430.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Fundamental Baptist church pastors cover up sex abuse, rape | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

An investigation into US fundamental Baptist churches found more than 400 sexual misconduct allegations. More than 160 pastors, ministers and Christian leaders have been accused of committing crimes against children. — Read on http://www.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222576310.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

The Political Entanglements of Wayne Van Gelderen, Jr. and Falls Baptist Church

Great! Perhaps I can direct their attention to https://t.co/dTYXYAWtKi and https://t.co/bnt1qag1ab which is heavily Bill Gothard (IBLP, ATI) and Bob Jones University influenced. — Sam Kean (@snkean) November 25, 2018 I can connect you to several abuse victims for interviews. We have a group of 120+ survivors (online) from mainly these 2 “churches,” and a …

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Bill Gothard’s Fundamentalist Trap | The New Republic

[The below quotation is excerpted from the full article at The New Republic, which exposes Bill Gothard (IBLP, ATI) and the network of fundamentalist institutions and "leaders" that I write against in My Story: Entrenchment in & Escape from an IFB Cult and Breaking Silence on Indiana's Racism] As a generation of ATI students have …

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David & Bathsheba: Mutually Consensual Adultery or Effective Rape?

Is it a story of 2-way forbidden lust and salacious gratification? Or, does the biblical account of David and Bathsheba expose a favored king, who abused his authority in order to effectively rape his prey? One's answer not only makes direct implication upon ethics & anthropology (rightly understanding humans) but also on theology (rightly understanding …

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What an IFB Cult Leader Sounds Like When Demanding Money

If one says the name Colonial Hills Baptist Church (Indianapolis, IN), then you might remember having seen the 20/20 news report about the church's publicly blaming/shaming and shunning a statutory rape victim, while failing to properly report her perpetrator. Chuck Phelps was the presiding pastor at that time, and he still is the senior pastor. If …

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