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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A Brief History of Fundamentalist Christianity in the USA

When we talk about the history of Fundamentalism & rightwing Politics, we have to go all the way back to the mid-to-late 1800s, when both Darwin’s theory of evolution AND the field of archaeology’s discoveries led to a controversy over the reliability of the Bible to give Western societies a proper account of humanity’s origins. …

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Bill Gothard’s Ambassador Hotel (IBLP) in Dallas Burns in 4 Alarm Fire

#AmbassadorHotel ... at some point in time 'housed' 3 US Presidents. A 4 alarm fire broke out at approximately 1:00 AM ON 5/28/2018. The building is owned by Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) 🤦🏻‍♀️https://t.co/Ki7uS1BTjA pic.twitter.com/7qztUionb0 — ☆ KELLI ☆ (@kelli_fustos) May 28, 2019 In 2014 #BillGothard resigned after there were allegations reported of #SexualAbuse …

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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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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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Anonymous FBC-Affiliated Evangelist Responds to My Story

A few days ago, I was contacted by a Falls Baptist Church affiliated evangelist... who speaks often at Falls Baptist Church special meetings and conferences. I receive 1-2 contacts like this per month, stating how angry/bitter or deceived I am, how good Falls is & how I should not write or say what I am …

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An Anonymous IFB Pastor’s Response to “My Story”

Only a few days ago, I published My Story: Entrenchment in & Escape from an IFB Cult in an effort to allow others to find their voice and healing. I received a response from an IFB pastor (once connected to Falls Baptist Church and Baptist College of Ministry) regarding my story. The pastor denied me permission to …

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My Story: Entrenchment in & Escape from an IFB Cult

My Story is now available by request made via direct message to this blog’s Twitter account: @LambsHarbinger Below are some responses I got to My Story, and perhaps they are more revealing than what I was able to write: Anonymous FBC-Affiliated Evangelist Responds to My Story An Anonymous IFB Pastor’s Response to “My Story” ______________________ OTHER …

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