Vision Forum Inc. – The ‘For Profit’ VF is Closing!

Vision Forum Inc. – The ‘For Profit’ VF is Closing! December 2, 2013

by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn’t Rape

…And so things get a bit more grim for the Phillips.

There’s been no official word on the closing of the incorporated for profit side of Vision Forum closing after Doug Phillips stepped down after admitting his affair and the closing of the ministry side of Vision Forum, but it looks like that is indeed what is happening.

T.W. Eston of the blog Jen’s Gems is reporting that many people working at the Inc have been given notices that they are losing their jobs.  Others are reporting that if you order from Vision Forum Inc. you’ll receive notice that all sales are final and that an inventory liquidation is ongoing. Emails went out from other sources saying that FVI is having a Black Friday sale. Lots of compelling evidence that the money maker is shutting down as well at Spiritual Sounding Board

Starting January 1, 2014 the assets of Vision Forum will start being liquidated. The Phillips family has until New Years Eve to be out of their luxury mansion that is owned by the ministry. The mansion, vehicles, some of the personal belongings and clothes are rumored to be on the chopping block for sale since they were purchased with ministry funds.

Peter Bradrick, Doug Phillips former right hand man, has finally spoken out on the mess and about his being let go by Doug. Read his take at Homeschoolers Anonymous: Peter Bradrick, Former Executive Assistant to Doug Phillips, Speaks Out On Being “Formally Disowned” and “Declared to be a Destroyer”

If you still think that perhaps Doug Phillips and his wife have been handed a raw deal I suggest you real the series over at Jen’s Gems on her own personal experiences attending the church Doug Phillips pastored.  Starting with Part 1 to the bitter end at Part 12. It’s a fascinating and horrifying read on the way the Phillips acted towards church members.

Do you think perhaps this is it and nothing more ‘wrong’ will come out from the ministry or are there even worse allegations to come?

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Calulu is an empty nester lives near Washington DC with her husband, cats and various rescue birds. She works at a residential treatment center for children and is also the administrator of NLQ. Was raised Catholic in South Louisiana before falling in with a bunch of fallen Catholics whom had formed their own part Fundamentalist, part Evangelical church. After fifteen uncomfortable years drinking that Koolaid she left nearly 7 years ago. Her blogs are True Love Doesn’t Rape and  Calulu – Seeking The Light

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Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce


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  • persephone

    The victim, or someone close to the victim, will eventually do a tell-all, and it will be ugly. That’s my guess anyway. All these people out of work now, betrayed spiritually and financially, are not all going to go quietly. And my money is on a few of the Phillips children eventually disowning daddy dearest and spilling their guts. How this will affect the patriarchy crowd, I don’t know, but am I doing a mental happy dance that the truth about this psycho is coming out.

    I just feel bad for the victim. I’m sure she’s enduring a lot from the true believers.

  • Nea

    I have to say, the Illustration for this made me laugh like a hyena. That’s what you get for fetishizing the titanic — the opportunity to experience the “romance” of the reality!

  • $66283444

    I’m curious why you call the woman in this affair a victim.

  • persephone

    Because apparently it started when she was a child, the nanny for the family, and Phillips almost certainly used his position and spiritual influence to push her into this, no matter her age.

  • quietglow

    I don’t follow why Jen isn’t doing the same thing that Bradick did, which is walk away. The whole story is so mad it’s like Alice in Wonderland, starring Doug Philips as the Red Queen. He wants to feel powerful, from mock trials to all women being unable to speak directly to him. But if she wants to leave the whole assembly is nothing but a pack of cards.

    I’m sure it looks different to her than to me and it’s easy for me to say having already done my walkin’, but she doesn’t have to have anything to do with them, and she could get her kids something better to read than the Elsie Dinsmore books.

  • $66283444

    Oh, wow, I didn’t know the child/nanny part. Thanks.

    Dare I point out the irony of a family involved in the “women should stay home and raise their own children” philosophy employing a nanny?

  • Nea

    Apparently that doesn’t count as shucking off the mother’s responsibility to the family, as it can be handwaved as teaching the nanny how to be a mother herself.

  • 27 and a PhD

    I wonder what the Duggars are thinking about all this. Isn’t VF
    mentioned a lot in their show? I’m finally catching up on the seasons
    and they seem to mention VF and the San Antonio film festival.

  • Actually, VF is liquidating NOW. If you put an item in the online shopping cart and click the link to check out, there is a notice saying that items are not returnable and for more info, click here (this is the link: I suspect the entire place will be closed down by Jan. 1.

  • AgentOrange5

    From what I’ve read, well, its not like they paid her. She “volunteered”, and it was considered an “honor” to volunteer to serve Phillips.