Why I Cannot Support Frontline Family Ministries’ Abuse Prevention Week: Part Seven – Conclusion

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Foreword by Vyckie Garrison - Today is the start of "National Sexual Abuse Prevention Week for Homeschoolers" .... after reading through Riot Stollar's series which thoroughly critiques the materials and methods endorsed by sexual abuse prevention "expert," Lisa Cherry, it is disheartening to see how an effort to educate Christian homeschoolers about how to protect their children which is so badly needed turns out to be terriby, horribly ill-informed and misguided. I do hope that homeschool leader, Karen Allen Campbell will do the right thing and use her considerable influence in the homeschooling community to encourage Frontline Family Ministry to reevaluate their approach to child sexual ab … [Read more...]

Why I Cannot Support Frontline Family Ministries’ Abuse Prevention Week: Part Six – Recommended Resources

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By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator, cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous ***** In this series: Part One, Introduction | Part Two, Kalyn’s Secret | Part Three, Kalyn’s Secret (Continued) | Part Four, Not Open | Part Five, Unmask the Predators | Part Six, Recommended Resources | Part Seven, Conclusion ***** … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 8 – Dancing With the Devil?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - When the Worst HappensA reader brought up an excellent point yesterday. What does Michael advocate doing if your child is the aggressor or sexual offender. So I'm posting a few more parts of this long article to answer that question, or attempt to answer it. … [Read more...]

Kevin Swanson, Child Abuse, And Dead Little Bunnies

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Reposted from Homeschoolers Anonymous HA note: Kathi is a Bible-belt midwest transplant to the beautiful Pacific northwest. After homeschooling her kids for 10 years (she decided that high school math and science were not her strongest subjects), both kids are in public school. She is a former church goer and finds herself in that unstudied demographic of middle-aged Nones. She has a B.A. in Urban Ministry and a M.S.W. Her goal is to work with children who have been abused or are in foster care. She loves to knit, cook and read (not in any particular order). The following was originally published on Kathi’s blog Moving Beyond Absolutes on April 5, 2014 and is reprinted with permission.  I h … [Read more...]

News: Jack Schaap Denied Sentence Reduction

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Turns out that the federal judge handling First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana's former pastor Jack Schaap's appeal on his conviction is not swayed by Schaap's arguments that his lawyers lied to him and that his victim's sexual history should be considered. Last week Judge Rudy Lozano threw out Schaap's appeal, citing that Schaap was recorded at the original case pleading being asked if he understood that by taking a plea deal and pleading guilty he was giving up any right to file an appeal. He also stated at that time that he understood he could be sentenced to as much as life imprisonment for his crime.Judge Lozano's remarks: “This court repeatedly asked Schaap if he understood t … [Read more...]

News: Abusive Christian Cults Sexually Abusing Children Isn’t Just a USA Problem

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from Australia's The Age there's a lengthy article about a church cult operating there known as Friends And Workers. There has been allegations of child sexual abuse by some of the members. One of them was recently convicted of child sexual abuse - Chris Chandler. Chandler is guilty of doing something similar to what IFB pastor Jack Schaap has done: he used his position counseling sexual abuse victims to prey upon them and re-victimize them. … [Read more...]

Lourdes, Lifeboats, and Bounded Choice: The Complicated Process of Exiting Totalist Groups Part 1

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from The Spiritual Sounding BoardAfter reading the account of the Lourdes Torres-Manteufel abuse by Vision Forum founder, Doug Phillips, Cindy Kunsman reflects on her own sex abuse story.Note from Julie Anne:  I remember talking to Cindy Kunsman around the time the Lourdes Torres-Manteufel lawsuit was made public. Lourdes’ story greatly affected her in a personal way, reminding her of her own sexually abusive childhood. This sometimes happens when someone else’s story reminds us of our own painful experience. Statistics tell us that there are a lot of people who have been sexually abused. If you have been sexually abused, this may be a sensitive subject f … [Read more...]

Child Sexual Molestation and Evangelical Christianity’s Completely F’ed Up Response

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 by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeI was saddened but not surprised to hear this morning that actress-singer Vanessa L. Williams (my favorite on the show "Ugly Betty") had been sexually molested at ten years old. She came out and told the story on "Oprah's Master Class"Vanessa explained how her experience had played out in the rest of her life, her early sexual experiences, bad choices in relationships, the guilt and shame, the bout of promiscuity. … [Read more...]

It’s 9am Sunday Morning, Do You Know the People You Sent Your Children To?

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Seeking The LightIn the last few months I've noticed a proliferation of church buses cruising through my neighborhood here in my small town in the Virginia Piedmont every Sunday morn. Some of the drivers wave as I'm getting in my car dressed for service at my own place of worship. I smile and wave back and wonder what the policy is of that particular church to protect the children in their temporary care. … [Read more...]

The Old Schoolhouse Says Child Molestation Allegations “Are False”, Insinuates Possibility of Legal Retaliation

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by R. L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousLast week we reported that Paul and Gena Suarez, owners of the “global homeschooling company” The Old Schoolhouse, have been accused by a former key employee of (1) allegedly protecting several known child predators and (2) shaming and silencing members of their community who tried to stand up and do the right thing. Yesterday Hännah Ettinger covered the story on Patheos as well: “Publishers of Christian Homeschooling Magazine Exposed for Protecting Child Abuser.” It has also been claimed that David Gibbs III — who is involved in the mediation process between the abuser’s family and the victim’s family — allegedly told the victim’s … [Read more...]


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