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...]

An Open Letter to Linda Hyles Murphrey

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by Jenny WeberA guest post cross posted from Jenny's blog I'm Having A Thought HereTRIGGER WARNING! This might trigger those of you struggling to recover from abuse heaped on by former church members and clergyDear Linda:You open your open letter to the dear past and present members of First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana, by stating simply: “You were my father’s first love.” … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap Asked For Reduced Sentence – The Devil Made Him Do It

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by CaluluApparently IFB pastor Jack Schaap is asking that he receive a special reduced sentence below the federally mandated minimum of ten years. Why? Because he's claiming that the stress of running his mega-church First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana combined with falling financial resources  put him in a … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap: The Mess at First Baptist Church in Chicago Magazine

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by CaluluThe most popular post here at NLQ isn't necessarily a Quiverfull story but one that examines how the Independent Baptist Churches and pastors seem to have a problem with a high percentage of their leadership straying into sexual abuse of women and children. It named two known IFB pastors that ended up … [Read more...]


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