It’s good to see a respected national news magazine pick up the story.
Some have attempted to discredit the mountain of documents and testimonies because it has been primarily bloggers and especially the esteemed Warren Throckmorton who has been carrying the ball on this story.
Because some disagree with Throckmortons doctrinal or political views, they believe those discredit all the real evidence he has brought forth.
Some people are really, really, stupid.
“Many allegations have been made against GFA and many defenses have been offered by GFA; the internet is abuzz with people with a variety of opinions. But, to this point, everything seems to be in the “he said / she said” category. Therefore, anything said pro or con would be premature.
The scenario necessary for resolution is for GFA to agree to some type of outside respected person or organization to do a fact finding investigation with results and action steps being developed based on findings. Until such an outside entity has performed such a task, anything said would be answering something before the entirety of the matter has been examined. This, as you know, would be unbiblical.
Your assumption, from your email, is that GFA is guilty of wrong.
This assumption, to my knowledge, has not been investigated and substantiated by and independent entity. Rather, this is an allegation assumed true.”
We now know that Heitzig had the ECFA report in hand (and probably Gayle Erwins report on the GFA Diaspora as well) long before this email was sent.
Make your own application…
Wenatchee the Hatchet brought up a point to me the other day that I’ve mentioned here before.
If you read Hebrews 11 (the “faith hall of fame”) you’re going to be celebrating a bunch of people with serious character flaws.
Some of them failed at times to achieve even “basic decency”.
That should temper our expectations for our own leaders and ourselves.
I’ve never believed in “saints’ as defined by the Roman or Orthodox communions.
I’ve always believed in saints being all the redeemed sinners that make up redemptive history.
I’m going to go try to attain decency for the rest of the day…