Brent Detwiler has been one of the foremost whistleblowers pertaining to all things evil in Sovereign Grace Ministries.
His work has been exhaustive and invaluable in understanding the corruption in that group.
According to this story, someone acting as a “source” tried to ruin him by planting a false story complete with fake documentation.
The hoped for result was to destroy Detwiler as a credible reporter and cast doubt on the veracity of his prior writings.
It was the the most detailed, well thought out scam I’ve ever seen.
As bloggers grow in influence and the mainline media continues to sell it’s soul, we will see more and more attempts to cut out our online vocal cords.
Bloggers, beware and be wary.
I have good sources inside Calvary Chapel.
Real good sources.
I like and trust all of them individually, but I never publish on the basis of one source.
This protects me and my sources.
Documentation used to be the exception to the rule…if you had paper, I might run with that if I had other supporting evidence.
No more…I need copies from more than one source.
When we ran the details in the Bob Coy scandal I had enough information by 9:00 AM PST to run the story…I waited until 2:00 PM that afternoon to make sure I had duplicate sources that couldn’t be traced, but could be verified.
We have to make sure that neither our credibility or our sources are compromised.
With great power comes great…you know the drill.
Our power has grown exponentially…our responsibility must as well.
Most bloggers have no money and no organization protecting their rights and no lawyers to defend them against the corporate church…which has all those things in spades.
We only have our names and our credibility.
We must protect both at all costs.