The fact that there is no report about Doug Wilson’s handled the Sitler and Wight situations is very, very clear message to anyone who has been an abuse victim.
God isn’t honored when you justify your small-minded, xenophobic, patriarchalism with His love letter to the world.
Give up Patriarchy for Lent.
The leaders of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches have, at every juncture proved themselves to be unable to do or say anything about Douglas Wilson. They elected him Moderator of the denomination (by one vote), and, when they had a chance to actually investigate what was happening in Moscow, they formed an internal committee, headed by Douglas’ co-author Randy Booth. Since Mr. Booth has stepped down post-plagiarism, what is being done?
For Lent, the CREC should give up cowardice.
Maybe, for Lent, you could embrace the peace of God, instead of turning Church into a battlefield.
Lent would be a GREAT time to stop having Jesus fights with other Christians!
Doug Wilson almost didn’t receive the 2/3rds majority that he required to be elected minister of presbytery.
Due to increased scrutiny, the CREC could no longer ignore what was happening in Moscow, so instead of commissioning an outside investigation, they started an internal investigation, calling into question the legitimacy of the results before they were released.
Numerous issues were raised with Randy Booth as the leader of the investigation. Multiple members of the committee were notified of Booth’s past close relationship with Wilson, the fact that Booth had just authored a book with Wilson, or that Doug had helped Booth make an unpleasant situation go away in the past. The committee did nothing, and Booth rejected all suggestions that he was unqualified to chair the investigation.
Randy Booth was found to have plagiarized multiple sections of the book that he co-authored with Doug Wilson. Wilson accepts 0 blame. Randy resigns.
All of this proves that the CREC is an organization of men who despise authority attempting to act as if they possessed it. They are disorganized, poor communicators, and ridiculously lousy at paying attention to the situation at hand.
Try inviting someone to your church in the age of Google.
“Oh, a CREC? Aren’t you the denomination that the pedophile marrying, rapist protecting, gay bashing self-ordained pastor started?”