Fundamentalist Baptist pastor arrested on charges he failed to report child abuse

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TylerR's picture

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He deserves to go to jail.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Larry Nelson's picture

He is a Hyles Anderson alum, taught at the college, and I think he was on staff at FBC Hammond also.

DLCreed's picture

....I was in school with these guys.  They were trained by the very best cover-up artists around.  They do what they saw done and were trained to do.

He should go to jail.  Sadly.

Bert Perry's picture

Looks like they've got a culture where pretty much everyone in leadership needs to step down for a time, since they've created a culture of refusing to honor Romans 13. Quite frankly, since my church has a lot of associations with BJU and ABWE, I wouldn't be surprised if people at my church had similar tendencies.  Thankfully the mood I'm seeing as I write a children's policy to codify what the youth pastor is doing seems good.  

Side note; if you don't have a good children's safety policy at your church or ministry, get one and use it.  I can share my draft if you want to borrow it, and I highly recommend Boz Tchividjian's (and Shira Berkowitz's) book on child protection. 

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.