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...]

Saturday Links – March 16, 2013

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We've decided to go back to the Saturday Links feature because there is so much happening out there in the world of religion, recovery and quiverfull.Starting with a sort of lighthearted one today. So how much money does it take to feed the Duggar clan hamburgers and fries at a … [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: Details Emerge

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From the Post-Tribune  In another letter, he talks about how he wanted their time together for three days — which appears to reference their time in Michigan — to show her how much she matters to Jesus Christ.The girl … [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...]

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...]

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 forth … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap: Isolated Incident or the One That Got Caught?

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by CaluluI haven't updated NLQ much with the latest on Jack Schaap and his ongoing legal confloption. Yesterday I was perusing the news on Jack Schaap, the former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana to see what had gone down on his plea arraignment on September 27, 2012. Schaap not only plead guilty as he'd agreed to in his plea deal; he also claimed that he didn't realize he was breaking any laws. Ignorance of the law is never a good defense in court. His sentencing will take place on January 15, 2013. It will be interesting to see what the judge feels is appropriate in this case even if it's likely he'll get only the ten years.The speed the feds has shown from … [Read more...]


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