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Sex Abuse in Calvary Chapels

Beyond Grief:    

The info below is devastating; however, expected in our churches that love the sensuality of rock music and Hollywood agendas, coupled with demonism. 

In the name of New Spirituality, anything goes and I know this to be a fact. If you disagree, you are targeted.  Many pastors today move like the Mafia to silence those who take a stand against the worldly church that they call the contemporary church. Despite Biblical commands and warnings, they seek to maintain a pious look in replication of the liberal Sadducees and Pharisees; Matthew 23:125-28. 

There are many cases of child abuse in Bible churches in today’s world. Known pedophiles are allowed in churches.  I know a case where a mother felt forced to remove her sweet boys from a church in Washington state to protect them from the present pedophiles.  Only those who abide in the teachings of Christ are to be allowed in the church; 2 John, 1 Corinthians 5:9f, and 2 Corinthians chapter 6. Of course, those who truly want to hear the Gospel should be welcomed as well; Jude 22-23.

The Bible never lies!  It is to be our only source of truth.  (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible)  Paradise

Photo by Val Lee
                                                        Child rape is erupting pain that does not easily cease 
                               If anyone wickedly harms a child, it is better if a millstone be hung around their neck
                                                 and they be drowned in the depths of the sea; Matthew 18:6
                                                                                  (photo by Val Lee)
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Church Child Abuse in Calvary Chapels from Lighthouse Trials Publishers:
(condensed)

In this story, you will learn that a Calvary Chapel youth worker who had a history of committing child molestation was allowed to remain working with youth at Calvary Chapel churches. Sadly, a number of Calvary Chapel pastors knew about the abuser’s history. The result was that at least four other boys were allegedly sexually abused. We strongly suspect that as this story unfolds others will come forward with their own stories. While we realize that sexual abuse of children happens within every denomination (not to mention the horrendous abuses within the Roman Catholic Church covered up for years), the Calvary Chapel structure where the pastor is in full charge and where the whole movement is basically under the authority of one man makes it very susceptible to abuse and cover up as there is not a good accountability structure for pastors and youth pastors. What’s more, it creates an environment, not of humility by leaders, but rather one of power, manipulation, and control. In virtually every story we have heard from those who have contacted us about having to leave a Calvary Chapel church, the common element in each story was a lack of regard for church members and a power play by church pastors. These things ought not to be so as Christian pastors and leaders are to be servants of the people, not heavy-handed arrogant controllers. We remember the words of Chuck Colson (sorry to say he is ecumenical) in talking about his role in Watergate when he said that the two worst things to happen to a Christian leader is power and money.

The Christian church is in trouble, but not for the reasons that Rick Warren supporter and pollster George Barna gives. His statistics do not portray an accurate picture but are rather used to promote the “new” Christianity.”  The Christian church is in trouble largely because those leading the evangelical/Protestant Christian church –  publishers, prolific authors, organizations, ministries, radio and television stations, mega pastors, speakers, futurists, networks, colleges and seminaries, etc. – are embracing an emerging, contemplative, sensual, power-purpose-driven “gospel.”  For true revival to happen, there must be repentance and humility. God will not work in any other environment. It is interesting to watch dominionist-type figures running around the country telling people to repent to “restore” America when they themselves have not repented and are totally misrepresenting true Christianity.

But God will not be mocked, and He will expose the hidden things of darkness, both in the leader’s life and the follower’s life …

Lest any reading this thinks that his or her denomination is without fault, virtually every denomination, to one degree or another, has succumbed to the “new” spirituality. And one of the key elements in the “new” spirituality is sensualness. This is why books like The Shack and practices like contemplative are so popular – it appeals to people’s senses; thus they are sensual. The word sensual means gratification of the flesh be it appetite, sexual, physical, etc. James 3:15 puts sensualness in the same  category as earthly and devilish. And below we can see where Jude says those who are sensual do not have the Spirit.

To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. Jude 1:15-19

Roger Oakland’s strong warning to Christian leaders:

Christian pastors and leaders need to know – your sin will indeed find you out. Better to willingly humble yourself and repent than to wait for God to bring His hand of judgment upon you. If you are a leader who is part of the apostasy come out from among her; if you are a leader who is sitting on the sidelines in utter silence while spiritual havoc is taking place, humble yourself and repent and you too, come out from among her. The days are short – there is no time for any believer to compromise …

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 1:20-25

… let us not forget the boys in this case, who were sexually abused. Please pray for them. In view of the APA’s (American Psychological Association) recent efforts to call pedophilia “normal,” it is all the more urgent for discerning Christians to speak up on behalf of children in a godly and responsible manner.

Roger Oakland:

This is truly a heartbreaking situation. We are grieved and troubled that we even have to draw your attention to what is now being revealed to the body of Christ about what has been going on and even covered up by Christian leaders who many respect. The cause of Christ has certainly been damaged. Our prayer is that the sheep will have the wool removed from covering their eyes and will begin looking to Jesus. For the record, I am sad to say there is much more to come. So far, within the leadership of the movement, NO one has listened. Their only response is that I am crazy. I think it is a sad thing when the world has to expose the Church because there is no one in the church to do it.

Lighthouse Trails spoke with the Idaho Judicial Courts on 8/24/11 to confirm that case number CV 2011-6451 in Kootenai County, Idaho is a legitimate case filed with their courts, which we have now confirmed with that office.

This first document below is a record of events showing the court actions since August 9th, 2011, when the case was filed.

Nicholas Rutler, etal. vs. Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, etal.
Case: CV-2011-0006451 District  Filed: 08/09/2011 Subtype: Other Claims  Judge: John P. Luster  Status: Pending
Defendants: Calvary Chapel Outreach Fellowship, Inc.  Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa  Davis, Robert E
Plaintiffs: Larabee, Kory  Larabee, Kyle  McIntosh, Alex Robert  Rutler, Nicholas
Register of actions: Date
08/09/2011 New Case Filed – Other Claims
08/09/2011 Filing: A – All initial civil case filings of any type not listed in categories B-H, or the other A listings below Paid by: James, Leander L. IV (attorney for Rutler, Nicholas) Receipt number: 0033717 Dated: 8/9/2011 Amount: $88.00 (Check) For: Rutler, Nicholas (plaintiff)
08/09/2011 Summons Issued Calvary Chapel Outreach
08/09/2011 Summons Issued Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa
08/09/2011 Summons Issued Robert E Davis
08/09/2011 Summons Issued Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa
08/10/2011 Motion for disqualification [request for new judge]
08/11/2011 Acceptance Of Service by Defendant Attorney
08/11/2011 Proof Of Service 8/9/11 RW
08/11/2011 Proof Of Service 8/9/11 CWS
08/15/2011 Proof Of Service 8/11/11 CWS

The following document is from the court records on file in Kootenai County, Idaho, stating that certain Calvary Chapel pastors were aware of the existence of a pedophile working with youth. To view the entire legal court document, click here

By Gustavo Arellano
Orange County Weekly

Everyone knows about the Catholic Diocese of Orange and its pedophile-protecting ways . . . but Orange County’s other Christian yahoo network has had its kiddie-diddling scandals as well–except Calvary Chapel does a much-better job hiding its tracks, signing settlements that remain under seal. I should get to exposing those, and will after I finish a couple of projects, but nice to see others aren’t waiting.

In a blockbuster case filed August 9 in Idaho’s First Judicial District Court, four men allege various Calvary Chapel pastors knew they had a pedophile on their hands when they allowed Anthony Iglesias to continue working for the ministry at their North Country Chapel branch in Idaho, where he abused the men when they were boys. The lawsuit claims that not only did Iglesias get collared for molesting a boy while serving as a youth minister at Calvary Chapel Golden Springsin Diamond Bar, but that his bosses allowed him to go off to Idaho and allowed him to return to Idaho after molesting boys on a Thailand missionary trip. Click here to continue reading. To view the pdf legal document, click here.

Other Stories:

August 23, 2011 – Calvary Chapel Pastor Cardelli gets 18 years in molestation case

August 9, 2011 – KOSNOFF Trial Lawyers, co-counsel launch sex-abuse case against Calvary Chapel

April 16, 2011 – 2 Idaho Churches Protected Predator

April 16, 2011: Churches protected predator, suit says

April 201043 year old Longview, Washington Calvary Chapel youth pastor admits sexual relationship with 15 year old girl

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