The Gospel for Asia Game Plan
Warren Throckmorton has reported again on serious questions about how the NGO distributes donor funds and has reported that due to “increased persecution” by the Indian government that visitors are no longer welcome at GFA India.
I have some experience with travel to dangerous places.
When a foreign country or part of a foreign country becomes dangerous for Americans to travel to, the U.S. Government issues travel warnings for those places.
No such warning has been issued for Christians traveling to India.
This seems to be a slamming of the door in the face of those who might have questions that GFA appears not to want to answer.
In addition, my sources say that the ECFA (The Evangelical Council For Financial Accountability) has told GFA to no longer answer questions from bloggers or reporters.
This, in my opinion, makes them complicit in whatever wrong may be revealed in those answers.
If there are good and reasonable answers to all these questions, why not just speak them and be vindicated by your transparency and honesty?
I can’t help but think I’ve seen this before…because I have.
When we began running the articles and asking the questions about Skip Heitzig’s debacles, people investigating ran into the same issues.
Anyone asking questions was painted as someone with evil motives.
Those who did speak up were smeared publicly and privately.
High profile friends were accessed to give frequent public character references…if all these wonderful people where on his side, then the others were obviously the spawn of hell.
Those who were unhappy or suspicious were offered the ability to leave and not let the door hit them where the dog bit them.
Eventually all “information” was released through a PR firm while the principles stayed quiet and rode out the storm.
The storm ended…and the empire rebuilt.
It worked before and it will work again… unless we stand.
Heitzig is now on the GFA board.
That’s “Dr.” Heitzig…who was given an honorary doctorate from…wait for it…Gospel For Asia Seminary in India.
What we need now is to hear from donors and pastors who are willing to go on the record about the questions they asked and the answers they have been given.
We need to hear if you were stonewalled or lied to.
It is not unrighteous to speak the truth that truth might mark our ministries.
It is unrighteous to stay silent and let unrighteousness reign.
We need to hear from you.