Monday, December 10, 2012

Sexual Abuse by IFB Pastors - A Rampant Problem

Head on over to No Longer Quivering where they wrote a summary of Chicago Magazine's well-researched  article about sexual abuse by Independent Fundamental Baptist pastors.

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

You'll find that, though this specifically references the much-pilloried, now-maligned, Jack Schaap of First Baptist Church of Hammond, the birthplace of the bus ministry, the site of the infamous Jack Hyles sex scandals, the location of Hyles Anderson College, and the love interest of many thousands of Christians in America and Canada, sexual abuse, as an epidemic, is rampant in IFB circles.

Might this have something to do with the fact that a pastor and the elders are considered to be a direct mouthpiece of God, himself?  Or, could it simply be that men are elevated to all-powerful status and women are relegated to second class underlings.

Yeah.  That must be it.

1 comment:

  1. Being an ex-wife of an IFB pastor, I always sensed there was 'something' wrong but I never thought that the IFB'ers were as perverse as the Catholic priests. However, since my divorce, I have researched this topic and see that there is ALOT of abuse, sexual and otherwise going on in these churches. My ex sexually abused our own kids: