Don McClure Responds To A PFM Supporter: The Potters Field Case
I am pretty sure what the real source is, but, not positive.
I thought I might be 95% right for I have seen this manner of deflection and denial before, but, I thought that if there was a 5% chance that this is genuine then I need to respond
“Your PETTY attacks and rumor mongering regarding pfm makes me sick… will never listen to you again! I’ve seen the positive changes in my own child and her walk with Christ. May you and your granddaughter suffer the same consequences as all the children around the world until such time as you publicly repent. Until then I dust off my sandals on your ministry. Gods work will continue without you. To Him be the glory, and Him alone.”
I believe that both myself and two of my grandchildren would be among the first to say that the PFR program has much to offer. One grandson was exposed to Michael’s constant sexual prying so that he thinks he is a sick man.
My granddaughter came into the program from a world of confusion and trials and struggles and found many incredibly wonderful friends. She discovered a fellowship with other young people that was beyond anything she had ever known or experienced. She listen for hundreds of hours of Bible teaching through the entire Bible. She had wonderful times of worship and prayer with other students. Her life was deeply blessed. And for this, our entire family are grateful.
I had the joy of being part of influencing the program and was the one that took Michael and Pam to Salvador where I knew there were great needs with children. There are many wonderful young people that have shared the same experience as my granddaughter. It sounds like your daughter was also one who has had the same experience. I believe that many of the responders to the PhxP blog would readily testify much of the same at some point in their experience.
But, the problem that you are having is coming to grips with the same truth that I too was very protected from. And that is that there is terrible sin that has overtaken the Rozell’s. It is just that simple. I am grateful that your daughter did not suffer what many many many have. To any rational mind, the truth is absolutely unavoidable. I spoke to over thirty previous interns. It seems that some of those that simply went through the school (the part that I was involved with) and went out on the mission field in Africa (where I took Michael and Pam) or to Central America (where I first took them) were never really exposed to the behavior that so many have truthfully expressed on this blog. If you believe that ALL of these people are making this up though most of them do not even know the others as most were with PFR at different times and different places in the world, and that they are all lying and rumor bearers than I wish you could sit down with them and look into their eyes and see the pain and watch the tears. I promise you that, if you are indeed a parent, you would praise the Lord that your child never experienced this. I truly do.
I understand your struggle coming to grips with this. It is very clear to me that the inner circle of PFM has no intention of coming to grips with this. I personally believe all of the young people that I have spoken to at length have told the truth. And actually only perhaps a third of the ones that I know seem to have actually posted. What all this comes down is rather simple; either Michael and Pam Rozell are lying, or many dozens of past participants are all lying.
Through this time when I spoke to Michael with both Steve’s on the phone with Michael sobbing uncontrollably he confessed to much of this, but, when he found that I, and others, felt the need for him to step down, he immediately changed to the behavior and decided that many of the innumerable sexual conversations were taken out of context. BTW, Some of them were so vile they should not be on the blog. I believe that Michael can attest to the fact that he held back on some of the truly vile comments by both Michael and Pam said to these precious girls. ( Note from Michael…I affirm what Don wrote here.) And these girls had never met the others.
I promise you that if your daughter had any of this happen to her and you thought for a moment that I could do something and I did nothing, you would equally despise me.
Perhaps the saddest part of this process is that there are many genuinely good people getting confused and deeply hurt and with all of my heart I wish that was avoidable. I did not select going to the internet to deal with any of this. It started someone sending negative and untrue information to the PhxP and he then ended up researching and here we are today.
When David sinned and counted the people though he knew it was wrong and still did it, the prophet Gad came and told him he had brought judgment on himself and gave him three options as penalties. David responded that he wanted to Lord to choose and as a result a pestilence came on the land and seven thousand died and David responded that he had done wrong and why must the innocent sheep suffer?
Sadly when a spiritual leader sins, many may suffer that are totally innocent. We have watched pastors sin and entire congregations of thousands of innocent sheep are wounded and confused. Often, it becomes news to the world around us that loves to feed on Christian hypocrisy.
The difference between David and this situation is that David cried out, confessed his sin, built an altar, repented and the angel stopped the suffering. Michael and Pam and Steve and Steve and Jojo could stop much suffering, or it may continue…. I personally pray they would and lay their hearts out, it may truly help….