Patriarchs Behaving Badly: Pat Robertson Owns Diamond Mines?

A Congo child mining for diamonds. Most diamond miners in Africa are children, being paid very little while being exposed to hazardous chemicals and conditions.

from the Forward Progressives site - Joel Osteen's Missing $600,000 and Pat Robertson's Questionable Friends Pat Robertson is estimated to be worth anywhere from $200 million to $1 billion. Given that he sold International Family Entertainment to Fox in 1997 for $1.9 billion, my guess is, his net worth is quite a bit more than $200 million. And then, there’s his diamond mine. Yes, a diamond mine. … [Read more...]

PCC Has Released a Statement

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons  When I was writing my post “‘God is Done with You’: Pensacola Christian College and Sexual Violence“, I tried contacting four different departments at the school. All refused to speak with me, citing policy, and referred me to Amy Glenn, the Chief Communications Officer. It took me several days to reach her (she was out sick and very busy when she got back), but when I did eventually get in touch with her I asked her to confirm some very basic facts about the administration and their policies. When she got back with me, she stated that she could not answer most of my questions and that PCC did not comment on “blog-t … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Demons Get To Wreck Your Car If You Watch Porn?

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by Pat Robertson from The 700 Club - The Raw Story: Demons Get Permission To Wreck Your Car From X-rated Movies Televangelist Pat Robertson warned a viewer on Tuesday that watching horror entertainment shows like The Walking Dead or pornography could allow “demons” to wreck her car.“I was watching a horror movie the other day of the recommendation of others,” a viewer explained in a letter to The 700 Club. “It was rather strange and awfully macabre. And then this past Sunday, I got into an accident leaving church.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bill Gothard’s Link To The Duggars

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Looks like some of the media outlets are starting to put together the fact that '19 Kids & Counting' Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have been serious supporters of Bill Gothard and his IBLP and ATI programs and, to a lesser extent, Doug Phillips and Vision Forum. … [Read more...]

BJU: The Abused are Being Silenced…

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  by Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog The Talking Llama { trigger warning: rape, rape apologia }Last week I was contacted by an alumnus of Bob Jones University. She wanted to discuss what’s really going on there.I’ve spent the past weekend reading testimonials from former students. The extent of the cover-up is worse than has so far been reported in much of the mainstream media. The leadership of this allegedly Christian organization has … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Alleged Sexual Abuse is the Mother’s Fault?

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by Nathaniel Darnell, former Vision Forum Ministries employee, at Persevero News - Of Men and Megalomaniacs: Getting Beyond Alleged Sexual Abuse of Certain Homeschool Leaders(Trigger Warning: Blame shifting, sexual abuse, abuse by fathers and leaders)There’s been quite a bit of buzz recently about complaints against Bill Gothard, founder and teacher of IBLP (the Institute of Basic Life Principles) and ATII (the Advanced Training Institute International), for allegedly being involved in sexual harassment of several young ladies who served at the ministry’s headquarters in Chicago. To be clear, dozens if not hundreds of young ladies have circulated through the ministry doors over the de … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard Scandal Finally Picked Up By Mainstream Media

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The Washington Post ran a story yesterday that spoke of not only the allegations against Gothard and his removal as head of IBLP but also giving mention to other recent scandals involving sexual abuse in the Evangelical world. They interviewed some of the ladies Gothard preyed upon who've told their stories through Recovering Grace and also pointed out that the Duggars follow his teachings and that Bill Gothard has been embraced by many in the Republican Religious Right. … [Read more...]

IBLP Board Places Bill Gothard on “Administrative Leave”

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by R. L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousWORLD Magazine has just announced that Bill Gothard, founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) and the Advanced Training Institute homeschool curriculum, was placed on “administrative leave” by IBLP’s board of directors. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Removed From Power?

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by Kevin Swanson from Generations With Vision and reposted at Ladies Against Feminism - We're Entering an Era of Truth Friends, I am recommending that something be done. Honestly, there has to be something to be done about these rumors relating to Bill Gothard. Hopefully there are leaders, pastors, all over America coming forward. And there were so many churches working in tandem with Bill Gothard, through the 1970′s, 1980′s, 1990′s, I mean man, there must have been hundreds if not thousands of churches, that joined forces with this non profit ministry. It’s time that there be something of a church trial. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Silence in Abuse

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by Boz Tchividjian, Executive Director of Grace - Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment posted at Religious News Source - A Church Silent in the Face of Evil is No Church at AllGRACE was recently fired from it's investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at Bob Jones University. There is nothing silent about being silent … [Read more...]


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