Note: I made the following statement at unholycharade.com (my new blog focusing on domestic abusers in the church). I am also posting it here at LFDTs:
1 Timothy 1:3-6 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, (4) nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. (5) The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (6) Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion,
I am now compelled, though reluctantly and with sorrow, to make a public statement about my relationship to the blog ministry A Cry for Justice, which is registered to and operated by Barbara Roberts. I need to make it very clear that I resigned from ACFJ last year (Oct 2017). Over 700 of my sermons and articles remain online there, but please understand that I am not a part of ACFJ and more importantly, that I do not endorse the direction it has been going for some time now. [My first book, A Cry for Justice: How the Evil of Domestic Abuse Hides in Your Church, still bears that title. But that is not to be construed that I am still connected in any way with the ACFJ blog which I originally started some years ago].
Readers should also be aware that TWBTC (the woman behind the curtain) who has so faithfully worked behind the scenes at ACFJ for several years has also recently resigned from there. Her reasons for doing so are the same – ACFJ is no longer fulfilling the mission it was established to pursue. TWBTC told me, “I resigned Sept 6, 2018 as a result of seeing the direction Barb was going and because of other concerns I saw from the backend of the ACFJ blog.”
TWBTC has now joined me at my new blog unholycharade.com where we will be working and writing to carry on the mission that ACFJ was originally to pursue and which the Lord blessed to so many abuse victims.
I have asked Barbara Roberts not to use my name on ACFJ or her Facebook or her Twitter accounts or any other media as I do not want people to conclude that I am supporting and agreeing with her current direction or the content of her posts. I have also asked her not to cite my blog posts as support in articles that she writes or statements that she makes. Several other longtime friends of ACFJ have also spoken to Barbara about the things she is writing and which she is promoting, especially on other social media. (With Rachel’s permission, you will find appended at the end of this post, Rachel Miller’s statement made to Barbara Roberts publicly on the ACFJ facebook page today. Rachel was a longtime friend of ACFJ). To this point, Barbara refuses to heed our pleas.
Victims of abuse (and really no one else) do not need to be directed by anyone in ministry to people who are, frankly at best, mental cases who invent conspiracy theories, insisting that people like Billy Graham, Richard Nixon, Nicole Kidman, and other notables ALL molested them as children. You will find more detail about such claims in Rachel Miller’s statement below.
Something has gone very, very wrong at ACFJ. Please understand then that I do not support it any longer in spite of how often my name may be used there. May the Lord bless us all and empower His true work by His Spirit for His glory and for the rescue of the oppressed and for His justice to be effected upon their oppressors.
Rachel Miller’s Statement:
Hi Barbara, like many of the commentators here, I have appreciated and supported the work you and ACFJ have done for those who’ve been abused.
Recently though, your personal interests and focus have shifted dramatically. You have been sharing and promoting ideas and material from questionable sources.
These include several well-known conspiracy theories: CIA mind control, freemasons, the Rothschild family, the illuminati, satanic ritual abuse that includes eating children and drinking spinal fluid, and a secret organization that has been in control of the world for 5000 years called the Hivites. Also more recent conspiracies such as QAnon, deep state, and pedophile rings run by politicians like Hillary Clinton.
One of your sources, Fiona Barnett claims to have been raped as a child by high profile men such as Nixon and Graham as part of a masonic pedophile ring.
As you said, you are free to do what you wish on your own FB and Twitter accounts. But your new interests and loyalties are affecting your work with AFCJ and for abuse survivors.
For example, you are attempting to connect abuse survivors you have come to you for help with these conspiracy groups. See: https://twitter.com/NotUnderBondage/status/1042976977173377029?s=19 That’s seriously concerning.
What you do on your own time is your own business and while I’m very worried about you personally, I’m even more worried about the weak and vulnerable that you, with your new loyalties, are putting into greater danger.
Those who follow and support ACFJ and especially those who seek help from ACFJ deserve to know what you believe and what you’re doing. This is fundamentally an issue of discernment and trust. You are being guided by these conspiracy theorists and it’s hurting the work you’ve done and are doing for the abused.