You have heard of Gulliver’s Travels.
This is Chuckles Travels. This journey first began as a result of the actions biggest power players in the Independent Baptist Fundamentalist (IFB) movement–Chuck Phelps.
Chuck Phelps and his various tales on how Tina Anderson’s situation was handled by him have now been exposed. We looked at how Phelps had problems keeping his story consistent.
According to Pastor Phelps bio. on Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana,
“Chuck has been involved in full-time ministry since 1982. Since earning his doctoral degree fifteen years ago, Chuck has actively engaged in teaching a future generation on the college and seminary level. He has worked in numerous schools in the United States and on foreign fields as diverse as Belarus, India, Cambodia, Zambia, and Mexico. He especially enjoys teaching pastoral ethics, church management, church growth, and discipleship. Chuck’s favorite doctrinal studies are ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church) and eschatology (the doctrine of biblical prophecy). Chuck serves on many advisory boards including those of Baptist World Mission, Central Africa Baptist College (Zambia), Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International, Gospel Fellowship.” Chuck Phelps full bio can be read here.
However this problem is much deeper than one man–Chuck Phelps.
While not every Independent Fundamental Baptist Church, or every Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor ignores and/or fails to report physical and sexual abuse of minors and domestic violence against women, it does appear to be pandemic in this group. It is the opinion of the Editorial Board of this blog, one of the main reasons for this pandemic is we looked into their ”mother ships,” (IFB Colleges and Universities) such as this, this, this, this and this. There have been numerous survivors who have told us that when they went to an administrator or counselor at their college, they were either outright instructed to not to report to Law Enforcement, if the subject of reporting to law enforcement came up at all. Survivors report they were made to feel blamed. Many survivors say if they received any counseling at all, it was admonishments to forgive, forget, and don’t get bitter.
Then the power players, leaders, etc do not teach their preacher boys, teachers etc. to report abuse when it occurs.
It is past time this stop! It is past time this be recognized that those who teach and practice this are ravenous wolves of the IFB non-network.
It is time to expose this group, hold it accountable, seek repentance from the leaders who have hurt the little one’s. If they fail to repent, then it is time for a Millstone to be used. Ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing need to be removed from their positions and persecuted in a court of law as necessary.