Long-Time Moscow, Idaho Resident Challenges Doug Wilson’s Claims and Provides Factual Information

Originally posted on Spiritual Sounding Board:

Pastor Doug Wilson, Christ Church, CREC, New Saint Andrews, Moscow Idaho, Steven Sitler, Sex Abuse, Trinity Reformed Church

I went to Moscow, Idaho, recently to meet with people who have been part of Doug Wilson’s Christ Church and with people who have been negatively impacted by him. My first priority was to listen to and support those who had felt harmed by him. Secondly, I wanted to get a feel for the Moscow community: how were the people in town treated by Wilson and those connected with his church, college, and/or seminary? How did the long-time locals feel about the CREC presence in their community?

Yesterday, I came across a note written by Rose Huskey to an online group of people from Moscow, Idaho area.  The online group is called Vision 2020, and the group has been going on for quite some time. In fact, last night, I read archives from 2003, and even…

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Doug Wilson Responds to Rod Dreher Article, Defends Perpetrator, Shames Sex Abuse Survivor and She Responds Back

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Doug Wilson, Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho, CREC, Jamin Wight, Natalie Rose Greenfield, Sex Abuse, Rod Dreher

Yesterday, Rod Dreher wrote an article about the Doug Wilson fiasco in The American Conservative. Today, he quoted Doug Wilson’s ‘Reluctant Response.’

In the beginning of the article, Doug Wilson refers to a timeline of events of convicted pedophile, Steven Sitler. Then Wilson complains Rod Dreher not contacting Wilson for appropriate sources. (If you want primary sources and facts on Wilson, here is the place to go.) About half way through the article, Doug Wilson discusses the Jamin Wight sex abuse case. Doug Wilson’s words are in block quotes, my commentary in green font (bolding added).

The Wight Situation

The other main object of attention in Rod’s post was the situation with Jamin Wight and Natalie Greenfield. We are in the process of reconstructing a detailed and documented time line for that situation as well. But…

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A Theory: Many Abuser Allies are Not Duped, but are Abusers Themselves as Well

Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries:

While many Christians may find this hard to believe, we have heard from many survivors about coordinated abuse of children by anetworks of people within the church.

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:

It is true that the Lord rewards His people and that when we suffer for the name of Christ, the Lord sees it and will reward those who persevere through it to the end. Every true Christian experiences some degree of suffering. Jesus said that the world hated Him and therefore it hates His people. If we were of the world, the world would have no problem with us, but because we are not of the world, the world hates us. That’s it. That’s how it is. And we are called to faithfully confess the name of Christ and persevere in our faith in Him through it all.

Now, I have personally experienced something at the hands of abusers that many of you have as well. Abusers have no empathy and they know that people who are suffering are easier to control than people who are at ease. So an…

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Sex Abuse Victim Natalie Rose Greenfield, the Timeline, Doug Wilson’s Attempt to Shift Focus off the Real Story

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Doug Wilson, Christ Church, CREC, Sex Abuse, Natalie Rose Greenfield, Timeline, Jamin Wight

With Natalie’s permission, I am once again cross-posting her most recent article which gives further clarification on her sex abuse case. Why? Because Pastor Doug Wilson is trying to push his narrative using his public platform which has a larger following than Natalie. What I do here at SSB is give survivors a platform and hopefully social media will even out the voices so that a survivor’s voice is heard and believed.

Here’s the deal. Why are we even listening to Doug Wilson? Why are we listening to his narrative? The court has already convicted Jamin Wight and we know that Natalie is telling the truth, so why is Doug Wilson speaking up now? It is not his story to tell. He mishandled the case and neglected care for Natalie and now Natalie is rightly speaking out so…

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The Abuser as Law-Breaker

Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries:

This is a very powerful article.

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:

The wicked consistently break God’s commandments, and the abuser who claims to be a Christian is the most wicked law-breaker of all. Let’s see if we can think of ways abusers, who want to be God themselves, habitually by their very nature defy and violate God’s Law:

Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me.”

This one is easy. The abuser considers himself to be God. He craves, like Satan, to be “like the Most High.” That is why he demands the worship of his victims, insisting that they make him the center of the universe. The abuser is his god, and one day he will meet the true God face to face. It will not go well for him.

Exodus 20: 4-6 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath…

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Thursday Thought — Which Kind of Controller Is He?

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:

Almost everyone gets a little controlling sometimes.  We all can get caught up in wanting things done in a particular way: here’s how to fold a towel, here’s when to shift the gears.  We want to say, “What are you doing? Here, do it like this.”

So when does controlling behavior become a problem?  There are people whose control is a bad habit (“annoying controllers”) and people whose control is a style they are committed to (“coercive controllers” or “bullies”).  How do you know which category your partner fits into?

The key difference is that the annoying controller doesn’t retaliate against you when you tell him to stop controlling you.  The coercive controller, on the other hand, is angry when you resist his control, acts entitled about it, and gets you back for standing up to him.  And if you continue to refuse to give in, he gets nastier and…

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Is ACFJ Guilty of Promoting a “Victim Mentality”

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:

Recently at our ACFJ Facebook page a critic claimed that we are guilty of encouraging abuse victims to remain paralyzed in the role of “victim.”  I went to a dictionary and checked out the definition. Just what is a “victim”?

  1. apersonwhosuffersfromadestructiveorinjuriousactionoragency: avictimofanautomobileaccident.
  2. apersonwhoisdeceivedorcheated,asbyhisorherownemotionsor ignorance,bythedishonestyofothers,orbysomeimpersonalagency: avictimofmisplacedconfidence;thevictimofaswindler;avictimof anopticalillusion.

Abuse targets are indeed victims. They have suffered injury. They have been deceived and cheated. The abuser is dishonest and does capitalize on our ignorance of the nature and tactics of evil. Abusers are swindlers and those who marry them are victims of a cheat.

So what is a “victim…

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