This very morning I got up to an implied threat on Arizona hate pastor Steven Anderson’s Facebook page. He posed himself pointing a rifle at the camera with some threatening words. Minutes after I’d been alerted to it he’d already pulled it down. I didn’t even get a screen cap.
And to think one of Anderson’s church leaders called me a ‘Drama Queen.’ Nope, a drama queen is an evil man that fights with everyone and then threats everyone with a weapon, restraining orders, and gag orders. That is overreaction of an insane degree in a country that has freedom of speech.
One of the most curious things about exposing the possible teen abuse crisis happening at Faithful Word Baptist Church has been some of the interactions I’ve had with others, including a writer from Pulpit and Pen.
If you don’t know what Pulpit and Pen is let me bring you up to speed. Pulpit and Pen (P&P) is another John MacArthur sponsored mouthpiece. you know, the same pastor that started The Master’s Seminary, and he recently told Beth Moore to go home and cook instead of preaching. He’s not in favor of women teaching, leading, or pastoring at all.
Ridiculous Voddie Baucham and Duggar in law Jeremy Vuolo are both scheduled to speak at an upcoming MacArthur sponsored cruise. We’re talked before about the poisonous woman hating theology of MacArthur, and he was involved in the recent pieces by Cindy Kunsman speaking of Voddie Baucham. Voddie seems to be a church hopper now, moving from big ministry to big ministry. John is a hyper Calvinist out hyper Calvinisting John Piper.
Pulpit and Pen enjoys the reputation now among my fellow Patheos Non-Religious writers of borrowing content, changing the headline and republishing it. A sort of borderline plagiarism. Many websites do this, true, but it’s still morally squishy ground. We have had problems with Crooks and Liars and other websites doing the same thing.
They also line up with John MacArthur’s theology, and you can easily see that in their content. Like right now they have up pieces about Anderson getting banned from YouTube and calling out Bethel Redding for their Coronavirus response, much like we might have done. But then they pivot and take a very hard right wing stance on everything else. They are calling peaceful Black Lives Matter marchers “Terrorists” and promoting the vile words of one Donald J. Trump. Another Patheos author once described them to me as a hate group. He may be right. Seems hateful from here.
From their Anderson article direct quotes from Steven:
“My staff and I will start approximately 10 new YouTube channels in the next couple of days, each using unique phone numbers and email addresses. None of them will contain the words faithful word Baptist church or Steven Anderson in their names, and we will re-upload all the videos to those channels according to topic.
I have most of them backed up, but lots of other people have them backed up as well. People are uploading scores of my videos to YouTube per day and will continue to do so. I also am personally going to be uploading hundreds of videos to YouTube over the next few weeks.”
This is the same article they were in the middle of writing when contacting me about the possible sexual abuse happening among the youth.
Yes I had contact, in comes a writer from P&P asking me to provide him with clearer versions of the screen caps involving the abuse. I point out to him that the screen caps came to me that way, and I mention that what has happened is criminal. I use a British casual word, he does not understand it, and asks for clarification, followed by telling me he does not understand what I think is criminal about this. I explained about the mandatory reporting act, and that some of those involved are over the age of consent.
By the end of the conversation I got the vibe that he thought it was merely the old ‘boys will be boys’ rhetoric that so many truly vile hide behind when they want to say toxic things to or about women.
I was unaware until much further in the conversation that the writer was in direct contact with Anderson, texting him, and that Anderson was asked by the allegations involving teens. He denied it, only saying he’d taken out restraining orders, there was zero law enforcement involvement. Which I know to be a lie.
So to summarize, Pulpit and Pen was in direct contact with Steven Anderson, had seen the screen caps, the postings by the parents of the girls, and they chose not to give what was happening one mention? They are complicit in the abuse by writing it off and staying silent. And they want to whine about how their exclusive content section was murdered by Big Tech and what they call ‘The Gaystopo’?
I am angry to tears right now over the girls harmed in this episode by Anderson and others. Victim silencing is always wrong.
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