Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Haters Gonna Hate

In a bit of serendipity, I ran across this article recently (http://contendforthefaith.ca/2011/09/02/the-sad-saga-of-abwe-association-of-baptists-for-world-evangelism/).

Some of it is uncannily familiar, isn't it?  The perpetrator is retained while the victims are sent away. The authorities call it "falling away" and "adultery" instead of honestly naming the sins of pedophilia and rape; "forgiving and forgetting" is demanded instead of integrity. 

The writer asks the same questions many in the Chuck Phelps/Tina Anderson issue are asking.  Where is the repentance?  Where is the justice?  Why is a Good Ol' Boy's club covering up for each other? Why did this take so long to be dealt with correctly?

Yet he is by no means a "hater".  His pedigree is as Independent Baptist as they come.  And he probably gets away with his strong statements because 1) he is male and 2) ABWE was already considered a "compromising" instution due to "slipping standards".  Other Fundamentalists are happy to throw them to the wolves; few Fundamentalists still have loyalty ties to this institution.  But let it be a venerated Fundamentalist Church or University and watch the spin begin.

The stories are essentially the same every time.  The similarity speaks to deep-seated corruption and unholiness.  I'm pleasantly surprised that at least one Fundamentalist out there actually has an unseared conscience.  Hats off to you, Dr. Bennett.

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