Does Jack Schaap Deserve to Go to Jail?

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by Bruce Gerencser If you are unfamiliar with the Jack Schaap story, please read these posts. In a few weeks, we will all learn exactly how long Jack Schaap, disgraced Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, will be behind bars.  Some people think Schaap should be castrated and locked [Read More...]

Suggestions to End Clergy Abuse

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Posted today at Richmond Outreach Center Recovery Group: Good advice for any church or organization. The following recommendations were made by a former member of the First Baptist Church of Hammond Indiana for consideration [Read more...]

News & Links Saturday – November 9, 2012

Most of today’s links have to do with missteps by the Religious Right and the Evangelicals and the election. If you’re sensitive to political talk then please don’t click the links. Most of them are examining why pushing the religious agenda in the Republican party has been a failure.  America soundly rejected the ideas put [Read More...]

Jack Schaap’s Plea Wheeling & Dealing

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Looks like the deal Schaap signed on off gives the judge the option of sentencing him to a maxim of ten years in jail. That’s way more than I thought he might have coming. Also law enforcement are still investigating Hyles-Anderson College since Schaap had been vice president of the school and his victim took [Read More...]

IFB Jack Schaap Arrest & Plea Deal

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Yesterday First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana’s long time pastor Jack Schapp was arrested on federal charges. He  was charged with having transported a minor across for state lines with the intent of  engaging in sexual activities along with a few addition charges. The FBI’s investigation of Schaap led to him being charged in U. [Read More...]