Why Bob Coy Can Come Back
While I was waiting to get gasoline, am email popped up on my phone from a trusted source.
That email contained internal Calvary Chapel memos about how to handle the fall of Bob Coy.
It was an enormous scoop.
I went to the movie anyway…I’d decided long before that my close friends and family had already had me interrupt life too often for such matters.
I wrote the story that afternoon and then spent the next few days avoiding calls from every major media source in the country.
I thought that was the end of Coy’s “ministry”…and it should have been.
Fast forward to the summer of 2017 when, amidst rumors that Coy was planning a comeback, a police report shows up in my email…accusing Coy of crimes against a child.
That started a three month deep dive into the world of Bob Coy and the politics of evangelicalism in South Florida.
I still can’t get the smell off of me.
Some pastors down there were quite helpful…not because they cared about the damage Coy could do and had done, but because they feared him coming back into their territory.
When it came time to stand up and go on the record, they retreated into the shadows to count their silver.
Even without the police report, Coy had (allegedly) left a trail of broken faith and broken lives that was staggering to deal with.
Expect more of those stories to come out…because it does appear that Coy is on the comeback trail.
We have confirmed that he owns his archive of messages from Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale and I expect those to be online sooner than later.
He has financial backers and and a growing network of support from people outside the CC bubble.
All of that wouldn’t matter in a world that actually cared about biblical standards for leaders and that understood that harm to even one member of the Body of Christ hurts the whole Body of Christ.
We don’t live in that world.
If (when) Coy launches a new “work” he’ll launch with hundreds of glowing faces pleased beyond words that he’s back.
They will embrace and protect him as if it were the Second Coming of Christ Himself, because they are too ignorant to discern the difference between their idol and the Lord.
We will be attacked as if we had rejected the faith and scorned Christ online.
As our late, lamented, brother here used to say…”you wait, you watch, you’ll see”…
Free market religion will triumph again…and the cause of Christ will suffer yet another indignity.
When it all goes south on the idolaters…I’ll be at the movies.
You get what you pay for…
Make your own application…