This thread is hard for me to talk about b/c this man in this abused me in the name of Christ. I worked at Hephzibah House about 20 years ago and I was appalled at how he and his wife were able to pull the wool over the eyes of so many Christians. To the right is the Hall Of Shame of convicted sexual abusers in the IFB (Independent Fundamentalist Bapist) Church. jeriwho.net/lillypad2/ Here is the list of sexual abusers in the Souther Baptist Church. stopbaptistpredators.org/index.htm The owner of this website was sexually abused in the SBC. I feel as a Christian it is essential that I support victims of abuse in the Baptist church. It is part of a ministry that I am a part of. These women are the most strongest women I've ever met and they are all a blessing in my life. When I left Hephzibah House, I had PTSD and Truama. I sat down with the Bible and said, "it's just you and me God." I will ONLY study your word. I can sit down and pick out faults in each denomination all across the fruited plain. We are visiting an SBC that I trust my kids with. But it took me 11 years to return to church b/c of the abuse I saw. I believe porn and sexual abuse in the churches are linked.
Ron Williams of Hephzibah House said this about sexual abuse:
"In the following essay, Ron Williams, director at the infamous Hephzibah House, proceeds to blame child molesting on immodest clothing and unwary parents. He specifically allows â€œGod- ordained authority figures, or to those delegated by the sameâ€ complete, unquestioned liberty to supervise children, in spite of the staggering record of child molesting that has occurred and continues to occur in churches, by ministers and other church officers."
Patti Williams is dead and I think she prolly went to Hell as an unrepentant child abuser. They starved and beat those girls and they starved and mentally beat the staff up. I was vulnerable b/c my stepfather was just like Ron Williams.
But, I left b/c I couldn't agree with the warped view of God they were teaching. Hephzibah House or as I call it, Hezbollah House is nothing but a cash cow for them. His kids get free houses, food and slave labor.
He has also greased the hands of the police and the politicians so that his place doesn't shut down.
But the LORD says, "Revenge is mine, I will repay,"
Most of those women were given FORCED vaginal exams as soon as their parents left and most of them were virgins.
Because of the stress and starvation, many women have had children with birth defects or have had miscarriages b/c he gave the pill to them so they wouldn't have a period. Then, he stopped doing this b/c he was investigated.
He would get free food from locals stores that was expired and his family picked out all the good stuff and we were given all the bad stuff.
He yelled at me when I wanted to leave b/c he said I had broken a "vow" to God to work there 2 years. I didn't sign up to be abused and used for slave labor.
These types of people do damage in the name of Christ and they are wolves in sheep's clothing.
Josh Duggar of the famous Dugger family is being accused of molesting his sisters and five other minors when he was a teen. His dad KNEW about the problem and he talked to a police friend of his (who is now in jail for child porn) and no report was filed.
My gut tells me this young man was addicted to porn.
The article states:
"The familyâ€™s patriarch, Jim Bob, reportedly waited more than a year to contact police after Josh, a minor at the time, confessed to inappropriate touching.
According to the report, Jim Bob told cops a female minor said in March 2002 that Josh had snuck into her room on multiple occasions and touched her breasts and genitals while she slept. Jim Bob also said Josh confessed in July 2002 to fondling a girlâ€™s breasts.
Jim Bob claims to have disciplined Josh but he did not go to authorities at the time.
Nine months later, Josh reportedly touched another girlâ€™s breasts and genitals while reading to her."
And the statue of limitations has ran out. I'll bet they lose their TV show. I think they are of the IFB persation b/c the woman all have long hair and they HAVE to wear skirts or dresses. That's the way it was in some of th IFB churches I attended.
Shame on his dad. What a blot on the cause of Christ.
Josh Duggar’s parents were obviously too busy playing reality stars while neglecting the lives of their children. Josh Duggar came from a supposedly good Christian family. His Christian parents should have taught him these principles.
King James Bible (Mark 9:33-37; Luke 9:46-50) 1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 1 Corinthians 7 1Now concerning the things whereof you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Josh Duggar can find forgiveness if he repents. Molesting children is a serious offense not only in the eyes of the law, but more importantly in the eyes of God.