The Six Inch Rule: Thou Shalt Not Touch

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by Bruce Genercser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardImagine for a moment, that you are sitting in the pew of an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church. You are 16 years old and sitting next to you is your 17-year-old girlfriend. Like normal teenagers, you are sitting as close as possible to your girlfriend and you are discreetly, cleverly holding handsThe pastor is getting ready to preach and he asks everyone to turn to 1 Corinthians 7:1,2. With a thunderous voice, the pastor says, THE BIBLE SAYS: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wait, What? The ‘Sinners Prayer’ Is Not Enough?

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by David Cloud from The Way Of Life.Org, which is affiliated with the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church. “The fruit of the Hyles model and methodology has often consisted of moral and spiritual shipwreck. … [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...]

Linda Murphrey Writes an Open Letter to First Baptist Church Hammond

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by Bruce GerencserLinda Murphrey is the daughter of the late Jack Hyles. What follows is an excerpt of an open letter Linda wrote to First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana. I hope you will take the time to read the entire letter on Linda’s website: … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap: Full Text Sentencing Memorandum

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The Chicago Tribune has the full text of the FBI Sentencing Memorandum filed yesterday in Federal court.Notice how the FBI rebuffs the support letters by all of Schaap's followers with the words of Martin Luther King on page 7   "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity" … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap: Jesus Approves of Adultery?

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We're coming up on the sentencing of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana's ex-head pastor Jack Schaap. I believe it's a week from tomorrow.This morning coming out of station RTV6 comes word that the Feds have released some new information on the … [Read more...]

Should Christians Use Birth Control? A Guest Post

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by Ian - Guest writer from Bruce Gerencser's blog  The Way ForwardI am writing this in response to thoughts put out by Pastor Steven Anderson. Guys like this are sick in the head and very dangerous. Given the right opportunity, he would call his followers to take up … [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...]

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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