The Fundamentalist Year in Review: 2012
01-06-2013, 08:25 PM
The Fundamentalist Year in Review: 2012
Gene Daniels Sentenced
The sentencing for Baptist Pastor Tommy Gene Daniels, convicted in 2011 on multiple counts of child molesting (five victims, all little girls, between 2003 and 2005) was sentenced. The church has continued to support him, and as of 2012, he still remained the pastor.
Teresa Stone Indicted
Teresa Stone, Randy Stone’s widow, has been indicted for conspiring to help Pastor David Love murder her husband. The church has expressed a desire for a “fresh start.” When I emailed them to ask if there had been any church discipline, I did not receive an answer.
Joshua Gardner is the son of two Hyles-Anderson graduates, Dan and Terri Gardner, who have spent decades in Okinawa as missionaries. In January 2012, he pleaded guilty to charges that he sexually abused two boys under the age of 12 on Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan. there is no church discipline on record. Gardner’s church, surprise, surprise, has “stood by him” throughout the legal process.
William “Andy” Beith, HAC Graduate, Child Molester – Out of Prison, Living in Indiana
Andy Beith, (as of Jan 2012) 39, is free. He resides in Mishawaka, IN and is a registered sex offender for life. there is no chuch discipline on record for Beith.
Tedd Butler, HAC Graduate, Sentenced in 2nd Case to One Year Concurrent
Tedd Butler, Hyles-Anderson graduate and multiple sex offender of children, was sentenced in the sequel to his two-part series of convictions in Michigan (Ottawa County and Kent County) for child molesting. Butler molested little boys while he was pastor of an assortment of different IFB churches. He has not faced any church discipline nor any censure from any IFB church.
Pastor Philip Caminiti trial and sentencing for eight counts of conspiracy to commit child abuse
Various other members of the Aleitheia Bible Church also faced charges of child abuse and conspiracy.
Hampton Part Baptist Church Worker, Kenneth Johnson, Arrested for Child Molesting, Sheltered by Church
Drew Conley, as is usual when these events are made public, expressed sympathy and reassurances for the child molester and and did not spare a word of pity for his victim when he made a public statement. He was quick to hint that things had been made right, but there is no evidence at all that anything has been made right in the sense that the New Testament describes setting right such a great evil in the church.
Allegations of a Second Child Molester at Hampton Park Baptist Church Meet With Church Indifference: Christopher Vargo
Forty-one year old Christopher Vargo is alleged in twocases to have initiated a sexual assault in the separate incidents by engaging in wrestling with the boys. Once he got the boy pinned, he is alleged to have turned the situation into a sexual assault. One of the boys also alleges an assault at Hampton Park Baptist Church. This church has refused to begin church discipline or to investgate the matter further.
Civil Case Against David Jorgensen, Tim Ruhl, and Pleasant Valley Baptist Church of Chico California for Sexual Abuse
David Jorgensen, Tim Ruhl, and Pleasant Valley Baptist Church of Chico California are the targets of a civil lawsuit regarding the sexual abuse of a minor (identified as “Jane Doe”) and the cover up that followed. Previously David Jorgensen was found guilty, but he had his record expunged. However, the civil suit is still active. Meanwhile, if you missed it, Jesse Ruhl, who is Tim Ruhl’s son, is facing criminal charges in a separate case in the sexual abuse of a different minor, which allegedly occurred while he was on staff at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
The Anonymous Letter Sent to the Gloucester Prosecutor About Open Bible Baptist Church, Williamstown, NJ
An anonymous letter regarding a Deacon Clee and his wife from VIctor Christian School/ Open Bible Baptist Church, Williamstown, NJ, was sent to me by yet another idle Baptist pastor who intended to do nothing about the matter but thought it might interest me. As far as I know the investigation is still open. Meanwhile, once both sides realized I would delete name calling, the comments on this post showed overwhelming belief that abuses had occurred, though not necessarily every abuse called out in the letter.
Dr. Kenneth Copley Escapes Investigation in Indiana
Joe sands has chronicled the sad and very disturbing allegations of physical and sexual abuse brought against Dr. Kenneth Copley (PLEASE NOTE, Copley, not Copeland) by his adopted daughter, Ruth Burger. Copley’s previous hurch has simply let him off the hook. Once again, there has been no church discipline or investigation into allegations of the most perverted of sins/crimes.
Further Evidence of the Incompetent, Dangerous Pastoring of Chuck Phelps Surfaces
Mistrial on One Count for Former IFB Pastor Stephen Douglas Berry
Stephen Douglas Berry, 39, former associate pastor, New Life Baptist Church, Union County, South Carolina, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct involving a “mentally defective” person. As this dies not jive with previous news reports, this may be from a charge stemming from an incident previous to charges filed against Berry for sexually molesting teenagers. Though the judge sent the jury back for further deliberation on this charge, they ultimately failed to reach a verdict, and a mistrial was declared. Berry remains free, under electronic monitoring, according to WSPA news. He has not faced any church discipline.
IFB Pastor David Downs, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Chuluota/Orlando Florida, Arrested for Rape of a Child
Downs was actually asked to resign from the church back in May of 2012, before he was charged by police. The resignation was for “disqualifying sins,” according to current pastor Marc Brashear. The church, however, is keeping the reason they asked the pastor to resign a secret, even though the Bible says he is to be rebuked before the entire church at large.
Jack Schaap Gets Found out.
In the sense that Schaap is the most well known of all the perverts in the IFB, this is probably the biggest case of 2012. Of course, no case is a small case. But as is usual, Schaap faced no church discipline and was simply fired from his job. In public, the church has ignored his victim. Individuals from the church have blamed her for Schaap’s fall. At this writing he still sits in jail, awaiting sentencing.
Franklin A. Love, Principal of Berks Christian School (Exeter Bible Church) Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of Student
He pleaded guilty to institutional sexual assault. Love continued to try to keep in contact with his victim, even after his arrest. He took the guilty plea to try to circumvent having his bail revoked after the district attorney’s office made a motion to revoke his bail, after learning of his continued criminal attempts. I wrote to Exeter Bible Church to ask what church discipline has been applied to him. So far, no answer.
Bob Olsen Outed on Facebook by a Victim
Former faculty member at Hammond Baptist High School and former church maintenance staff at First Baptist Church of Hammond. And he molested boys. Up to the date of this writing, he has never faced criminal charges, but he has been outed by at least one victim, and – while never naming his sin/crime – Olsen has generated a lot of documentation on his own that amounts to an admission of guilt. And he didn’t stop at one victim. Even he acknowledges that there are others, but he will not name them.
Roberto De La Garza, Teacher at Central Baptist Academy, Indicted for Sexual Abuse
Roberto De La Garza, 28, who was a teacher at the church’s school (Central Baptist Christian Academy) (“a ministry of Central Baptist Church”). was indicted on a second-degree felony charge of engaging in an improper relationship with a student, an 18-year-old female. I emailed the church to ask how they have disciplined him. No answer.
Daniel Leaf Indicted on Two Counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault
Before there was Ernie Willis, there was Daniel Leaf, the ne’er do well, child abusing husband of Tina Anderson’s co-dependent and deluded mother, Christine Leaf (who still remains married to Daniel Leaf and yet insists she told her daughter to report him to the police). Leaf jas never faced church discipline for any of his gross sins against children. He is one more bit of evidence of the incompetent and dangerous pastoring ministry of Chuck Phelps.
JoAnn Ritter’s Account of Sexual Abuse Under the Aegis of Lakewood Baptist Church, Lake Geneva, WI (Reed Leonard/Leonard Bullock)
Shelly Foeller Writes an Open Letter About IFB Pastor Bill Wininger
Trina Rocker, Church Secretary at Landmark Baptist Church, Charged With 5 Counts of Unlawful Sex With a Minor.
Pastor Mickey Carter did get on the air to lament the matter. He did not excuse her. However, comments in one of the news sources laid blame on the 17 year old student. I emailed the pastor and asked him if the church had started discipline proceedings. He has not answered.
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01-07-2013, 09:48 AM (This post was last modified: 01-07-2013 09:49 AM by Away-From-The-Umbrella.)
RE: The Fundamentalist Year in Review: 2012
According to the court info, Jesse Ruhl dropped his appeal and all info reverted back to his original case. He has submitted letters of reference, a statement of assets, and had a psychological evaluation.
It appears sentencing is just around the corner.
01/02/13 WILLIAM JONES PSYCHOLGICAL EVALUATION OF
J.RUHL AND CIRRICULUM VITAE
01/02/13 LETTERS OF REFERENCE
12/18/12 STATEMENT OF ASSETS
10/24/12 REMITTITUR FROM BUTTE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
APPELLATE DIVISION - WRIT IS ABANDONED
Of course, the above commentary is only my very humble opinion and, therefore, highly questionable.
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