The Ongoing Saga of Applegate and The Courson Dynasty
While I commend the tenacity of reporter Rebecca Hopkins, all of this will come to nothing.
The fact of the matter is that evangelicals only care about stories of abuse and sexual impropriety if they are personally wounded.
These mega churches are personality cults and once people have invested in their idols, they are unlikely to let go…unless as I said, it’s their ox that was gored.
Jon Courson knows this…and he knows that the Searchlight teachings he’s spewing out about forgiveness and not speaking evil of anyone will be received as holy words.
In reality, they are simply reinforcing his defense against criticism and isolating himself from accountability.
Jon and Ben will say nothing other than these admonitions against “gossip” and “being mean” and when the storm passes will be back doing business as usual.
It’s an effective technique.
It’s also pure manipulation.
There is one other thing that could sink the Applegate ship.
If the allegations concerning homosexual behavior on the part of Ben Courson are proven true…that’s a whole new ballgame.
Evangelicals will support abusive leaders, but they draw the line at gay ones.
In the meantime…someone needs to be asking “lead pastor” Alex Heater some hard questions about the church he is now ostensibly in charge of.
I want to know if I’m able to see Jon Courson’s hand in his back when his lips move…