- ADF asks federal court to tell IRS to come clean on secret rules for investigating churches -- "Alliance Defending Freedom asked a federal district court Friday to order the Internal Revenue Service to identify records it has withheld for nearly two years that are related to secret procedures for investigating churches."
- Becoming a mom brought me back to my parents years after my abuse -- "My parents defended my abuser, but I finally understand why."
- Calvinism and Corruption: Louisiana College’s Real Story --"Remember what the story is really about. It’s not just about a corrupt former college president who finally got what he had coming. It’s about the culture of corruption that exists in the SBC."
- IRS sued for refusing to release secret ‘church investigations’ procedures -- "The IRS is not above the law, and Americans deserve to know the truth about the agency’s secret deals with activists. The IRS has a legal obligation to explain why it is hiding things or else produce documents."
- Pastor seeks higher standard for reporting sexual abuse -- "...the worst days of church sexual misconduct may be ahead of us rather than behind us."
- Silence Is Not Optional: Speaking Out Against Abortion in America! -- "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."
- The Disgusting Taste of a Complacent Church --"You are either with God or with the world."
- What is SAAM? -- "The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it."
- What to do when your priest or pastor is accused of abuse -- "Every person involved deserves and needs prayerful support."
- Why We Should Read Books -- "It’s becoming harder for us to focus on reading a whole article, much less an entire book."
- 7 Suggestions for When You Preach about Homosexuality --"The greatest impact of any sermon is not in the one hour service with God’s people gathered, but in conversations and applications during the other 167 hours of the week when God’s people scatter."
Monday, April 18, 2016
Higher standard for reporting sexual abuse, and other links
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