Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church Is An Abusive Cult

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This kind of abuse has got to end. If you or anyone you know is or has been suffering abuse, please come forward, and speak up, even if you can't to your family, to the police and to someone who understands. Lets work to end child abuse and abuse of anyone. Stand up and speak out, demand action, that's the only way to put a stop to it for good. This includes abuse from anyone from any organization, or independent of any organization. 

 

Pastor Michael Bryant (C.O.G.I.C.) Arrested For Molesting 16 Year Old Girl

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Told Mother Of Child Not To Call Police But Pray About It.

A Church Of God In Christ Pastor has been arrested for raping an underage child in Memphis. Pastor Michael Bryant 48 has been accused of molesting a 16 year old girl for years according to Police. The C.O.G.I.C. Pastor is currently in custody being held on a $1 million bond. The most recent time Pastor Michael Bryant is said to have molested the child was Monday December 16, 2013.

PimpPreacher.com has just learned that the mother of the teen involved is married to Pastor Michael Bryant. Once the child reported the abuse to her mother, her husband convinced her to pray about it, and not go to the Police, that was a year ago. The child recently shared the same story with her aunt who notified Police, and an arrest warrant was issued.

PimpPreacher.com Memphis Bureau 12/19/2013

When did he win? – Creationist Ken Ham: Victory was mine as soon as Bill Nye agreed to debate

Creationist Ken Ham: Victory was mine as soon as Bill Nye agreed to debate (via Raw Story )

Creationist Ken Ham offered a point-by-point rebuttal to a column published Monday by Bill Nye, the “Science Guy,” about their debate earlier this year on the origins of life. The head of the Answers In Genesis ministry disputed nearly every claim…


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Dan Calabrese is as bad as a Scientologist

Herman Cain’s web editor: Marijuana and ‘all psychiatric drugs’ invite ‘demonic infestation’ (via Raw Story )

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Thursday promoted an article published by his editor-in-chief, who has warned that marijuana use and ‘all psychiatric drugs’ can open users up to “demonic infestation.” In a tweet on Thursday…


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We Will Not Be Comforted

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Ray Comfort

In an appearance yesterday on The Janet Mefferd Show, Comfort warned that Americans will soon face divine punishment because they, like the ancient Hebrews, are “running around naked, having an orgy.” 

 

 

What do you get when the Christian Ultra-Right Takes Over?

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In Nigeria, where gay sex is illegal – and punishable by death by stoning in some Islamic states in the north of the country – a new law criminalizing gay clubs and organizations, even banning gay people from meeting in groups of two or more, has led to an official crackdown on LGBT people and encouraged vigilante violence.

Earlier this year, Uganda passed an infamous bill punishing gay activity with sentences of up to life in prison. In Ethiopia, where gay sex is also criminalized, a bill preventing the president from pardoning anyone convicted of homosexuality was recently dropped.

Today Jeff Allen, senior editor of Matt Barber’s Fundamentalist Christian BarbWire website,  defended harsh anti-gay laws in Uganda, Nigeria and Ethiopia. In a review of a 2012 documentary by Family Watch International that blames the AIDS crisis in Africa on Western aid that emphasizes family planning and gay rights "The maliciously mischaracterized anti-‘gay’ laws in countries like Uganda, Nigeria, and Ethiopia are actually a matter of national survival. The documentary makes the case that the West’s imposition of “sexual rights” on these countries erodes their religious and cultural values, leading to social chaos through the demise of the natural family unit and the deaths of millions by AIDS-related illnesses."

Make no mistake. People like Matt Barber and Jeff Allen would like to see an end to church/state separation and bring back Old Testament punishments for Biblical "sins".  Just watch this:

 

David Pittman’s Story – Pedophiles are like Serial Killers

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My name is David Pittman – For 30 years I’ve been keeping a secret that almost killed me. From the time I was 12 until I was 15, I was molested by my youth minister at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Tucker, GA. His name is Frankie Wiley, full name Franklin Andrew Wiley. Due to the pathetic statute of limitation laws in Georgia and almost every state in the USA, he walks free. And up until recently he was serving as an associate minister at Trinity Baptist Church in Ashburn, Ga. While he no longer holds an “official” position at the church, he still has access to little boys because the pastor of the church defends him. I have been told they grew up together so that’s the only reason I can conceive as to why he would allow this confessed child molester to continued access of potential victims of sexual abuse.

In 2006, I found Frankie serving as youth minister at Jodeco Road Baptist Church, where Jerry Light was the Pastor. I contacted Pastor Light, told him my story and he and the Chairman of Deacons, after doing their due diligence about my story, confronted Frankie. Frankie admitted to both men that he had molested me. They fired him on the spot. He then went back to get help from a family at a previous church in Flowery Branch, Ga. When they were made aware of the circumstances, they too told him to leave. He returned to his hometown and got a job with the schools as a substitute teacher and when I told the superintendent there, he fired him. I continue to track his activity with children and if you look at his Facebook or MySpace pages they are filled with preteens and teenagers as he has a whole new world of potential victims.

There is an important update I need to give you as the reader, I first posted this article in October of 2012, but as of March 30th, 2013, a total of 7 men have come forward, from three different churches, ages ranging from 10 to 15, that Frankie raped, molested or sexually assaulted in some way prior to, during or after the time he was sexually abusing me. There names are Cale Harbour, Christopher Elrod, and sadly one is now deceased, Andy Harrell. Andy gave me permission to use his name prior to is death in 2012. Unfortunately 3 others are not in an emotional place of healing and told me “they just can’t talk about it right now” and I know how they feel. It’s how myself, Cale and Christopher felt for many years. But they reached out to me because they thought all this time they were the only ones and needed to talk to someone who understood what they had been through.

It’s important that you know how Frankie and other sexual predators operate. He invites 2-3 boys over to his house for sleepovers. He keeps 1 or 2 in another room and has the other boy stay with him in his bed. This is where the molestation takes place.

These vultures go after others like me who came from a family of divorce or worse. They take advantage of the vulnerability; a young boy simply wanting attention from a male role model. This is their “play”, also known as “grooming” and how it eventually leads to the abuse. God only knows how many there actually are-which is why I am writing this. The National Crime Statistics say “an uncaught child molester has approximately 117 victims.” And one young man I mentioned, can no longer speak at all-he died in June 2012. According to what he told me, because of the shame and guilt from being molested by Frankie Wiley, he took drugs to numb the pain, the drugs lowered his ability to make proper decisions, and in the end it cost him his life. It seems clear to me that the blood of his death is on the hands of Frankie Wiley.

Since the state of GA has a pathetic statute of limitations on child rape, I am unable to bring him to justice. I called Mr. Kenneth Keene at the Georgia Baptist Convention to inform him of this pedophile using his church as a haven for hunting. His response was to pray for me and say “sorry but each church acts separately and there is nothing we can do.” After two conversations, I wanted to tell him that Frankie had moved churches, but he wouldn’t take my calls or emails. It appears the Baptist Church, as an organization, not the individual parishioners, are following in the footsteps of the Catholic Church. They prefer to deny and cover-up rather than own up to the evil within. They know that the moment they admit to what is actually happening, they open themselves up to lawsuits, and it seems like they would rather have more children abused, molested and raped, than admit wrongdoing, take these pedophiles out of their churches and pay money to the victims.

But don’t take just my word for it, an organization has found 18 leaders within the Baptist Church who know of instances of abuse and choose to do nothing. Mr. Keene is listed among them.

“The only thing needed for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.”
- Edmund Burke

It appears as though this has become the case within the Baptist church.

http://stopbaptistpredators.org/blind_baptist_leaders.html

How many other adults out there have suffered this atrocity and are unable to bring their abusers to justice due to the insufficient laws held by almost every state in this land? These predators know this and count on it. They count on us not saying anything until it is legally too late. The reason being, most survivors of abuse aren’t capable of acknowledging what happens to us until, on average, we are in our 30′s and 40′s. The statute of limitations in almost every state runs out between the ages of 18 to 23. It’s simple math for the predators and the organizations that protect them.

When Dr. Light contacted the pastor of Trinity Baptist, Rodney Brown, with verification of Frankie’s molestation, all he said he would do was to bring it to the church. While Frankie is no longer “on staff”, he is still active with the youth. What they fail to understand is these predators NEVER stop until they are caught. The elders at Trinity are either too ignorant or too negligent to protect them. When I sent an email to the parents of Trinity Baptist, after the pastor failed to tell them, he called me and said I was a bad person. Pastor Rodney Brown said I caused a split in “HIS” church. To which I replied, “pastor, first of all, its not YOUR church. The “church” is the people who make up the body of Christ, not the person standing in the pulpit. And who is the bad person here? Me, for letting the parents of Trinity know about an admitted child molester with access to their children, or you, who CHOSE to keep it secret until you were FORCED to tell them? And hearing that the church split tells me that half of the people there didn’t agree with you in allowing this sexual predator to continue to be around their children.” Below you will find a link to Trinity Baptist Church where they proudly list Frankie as their worship leader. Is this the type of church you want to send your little boys and feel safe about doing it?

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/county/turner/trinity.html

And to any of the aforementioned people who would deny anything I have spelled out in this letter. I challenge them to submit to a lie-detector test. I am more than willing to do so and testify under oath. Myself, Cale and Christopher have the one thing they don’t…the truth.

I wonder how many parents of the children Jerry Sandusky molested wished they had this kind of information. How many little boys would still have their innocence? How many little boys would have been protected? To me, this pastor is WORSE than the pedophile. A pedophile is sick and won’t stop until incarcerated or deceased. This man, like the administrators at Penn State CHOSE to protect the monster in their midst.

We have started a non-profit, 501(c)(3), charitable organization and advocacy group that will help others like me who were robbed of their innocence and struggle every day with a way to stay alive. We provide counseling at no charge to those in need, educate parents on how to better protect their children and lead a monthly support group for survivors of CSA. By having this support, we help survivors to fight the urge to seek out vengeance on the person who killed their childhood. You can get more information at our website – together-we-heal.org – follow us on twitter @Together_WeHeal – join our Cause Page at – http://www.causes.com/causes/640477-together-we-heal – follow our blog – togetherweheal.wordpress.com – or join the Facebook group athttp://www.facebook.com/groups/togetherweheal – The other reason why I am asking all of my friends to join is because survivors of molestation and abuse will seldom speak out…but they will read in private if they see helpful sites like these posted on your wall. You may never know who you are helping, but trust me you will be helping. I know because it took me almost 30 years to finally acknowledge and address what happened to me and that allowed me to begin healing. And for those who have any misgivings or doubts, we do not make one dollar from any of this. We do all of this on a completely voluntary basis. I just don’t want any other survivors to think they are alone.

My childhood voice was strangled by the rope of molestation. My assailant is free (for now), but with your help other victims will have the courage to come forward in time to incarcerate these predators. Most survivors have a similar feeling; one of feeling trapped—having to relive the crime that keeps them quiet, that keeps them inside their minds, it even costs some of them their lives. So many have committed suicide because they did not have the tools to handle the trauma, others (including myself) turned to drugs and alcohol to numb their pain (many times ending in overdoses). And even more who are never able to have any kind of life. No loving relationships, no lasting friendships, no children to show true parental love – all due to the pain caused by the crime of abuse, molestation and rape.

I was told by a GBI investigator something that has stuck with me to this day…a pedophile is like a serial killer that leaves his victims alive.

I believe that most accurately describes a pedophile. It’s truth articulated.

Frankie served as a youth minister at the following churches from 1981 to 2011 – if you or anyone you know have concerns, please contact me.

Rehoboth Baptist, Tucker, Ga.
Second Avenue Baptist, Rome, Ga.
A Baptist church in Flowery Branch, Ga.
Jodeco Road Baptist, Stockbridge, Ga.
Trinity Baptist, Ashburn, Ga.

He also worked as a substitute teacher at the local school system in Ashburn, Ga., sometime around 2009-2011.

If you or anyone you know has been molested by Frankie Wiley or by anyone, please reach out to someone, things are different now, you WILL be believed, you are NOT alone. Please, reach out…there are people you can trust now.

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Minnesota minister told girls that ‘God’s word’ made raping them normal

Minnesota minister told girls that ‘God’s word’ made raping them normal (via Raw Story )

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A Young Girl’s Horror – The Esther Combs Story

Joe Combs in prison stripes awaiting sentencing.

Joe Combs in prison stripes awaiting sentencing.

Joe and Evangeline Combs were Independent Fundamental Baptist. They perpetrated the most heinous crimes against a child. They are now serving 179 years in prison for their crimes against Esther.

For most area residents, crime in 2000 was a far-removed news event, but there were several stories throughout the past year that touched the lives of many in the region. They ranged from rape and robbery to fire and freedom. Topping the list of crime events in the region this year is a story so bizarre it couldn't be made up, according to a prosecutor involved in the case.

Former pastor, wife convicted of abuse The public view of a girl once called Esther Combs lasted about a year and a half, during which there were glimpses of her 20-year life with the parents who never legally adopted her, hid her away and molded her into the family's servant. Joseph and Evangeline Combs were arrested in November 1998 after more than a year of investigation by Bristol, Tenn., Police Detective Debbie Richmond-McCauley.

Although there had been some allegations of mistreatment or problems in the Combs home, an investigation into how Esther – who later changed her name to Elsa Garcia – became scarred all over her body began when she attempted suicide by drinking antifreeze in February 1997. While the young woman was hospitalized, the only explanation she or other family members gave for how she obtained her scars was that she fell down a lot.

Richmond-McCauley was convinced there was more to the story, but she wouldn't know how much more for more than a year, during which time Esther Combs was secreted away in South Carolina then in Georgia to avoid a hearing to appoint her a guardian. While living with her aunt and uncle in Georgia and after being away from Joseph and Evangeline for months, Esther Combs made the decision to tell Richmond-McCauley the story of her life.

An investigation followed and the Combses were charged in November 1998 with crimes including kidnapping, rape and abuse. During the trial in February and March 2000, the young woman testified how Joe Combs forced her to have oral sex almost every day and that when Evangeline found out about it, she beat her for it.

The couple used bats and garden hoses to beat the girl, forced her to perform all the household chores and wouldn't allow her to participate in the home schooling of the other children until her chores were completed. She suffered cuts from tin can lids, chunks of skin were pinched off with needle nose pliers, her skin was burned with a craft-type wood burner and a cut caused by a thrown shoe was sewn up without any anesthesia. Two days of testimony from the girl kept a full courtroom spellbound during the longest trial in Sullivan County history.

In the end, Joe and Evangeline Combs were convicted of their crimes and received sentences of more than 100 years and 65 years in prison, respectively. They both have appealed their convictions and sentences.

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Bravo Rachel Maddow: Why is the U.S. so reluctant to confront its own right-wing terrorists?

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