Jamin Wight

“It means ‘statutory rape’ instead of ‘lewd and lascivious’”

And yet, instead of trumpeting my loyalty to this most reasonable cause, Brightbill drags me into the fray, pretending that I think that a parent-approved courtship in a situation like the one in the case she mentions mitigates anything. It mitigates nothing. ‘Mitigates’ would mean that Crime X becomes, as a result of this mitigation, crime x. Rather, my hostility to this kind of thinking meant that I thought that Crime X was actually Crime Y. It means ‘statutory rape’ instead of ‘lewd and lascivious.’
Douglas Wilson

“Prominent conservative Reformed theologian Doug Wilson . . .”

Prominent conservative Reformed theologian Doug Wilson has a documented history of mishandling sexual abuse cases within his congregation. Nevertheless, he continues to be promoted by evangelical leaders such as John Piper, whose Desiring God site still publishes Wilson’s work. When a 13-year-old girl in Wilson’s congregation was sexually abused, Wilson argued that she and her abuser were in a parent-sanctioned courtship, and that this was a mitigating factor.
Kathryn Brightbill, LA Times

Saturday, November 11, 2017 |

“you get more of what you subsidize, and less of what you penalize”

One of the fundamental laws of life, and therefore of business, is that you get more of what you subsidize, and less of what you penalize. In every social context, certain behaviors are rewarded (in some way), and other behaviors are not rewarded. Once the calculus of blessings and curses, rewards and disincentives, is done, you will have less of what you chastised, and more of what you blessed.
Douglas Wilson

Presiding Ministers’ Report on the Wight Abuse Case

UPDATE: You can read real text here.

The Presiding Ministers of the CREC issued a second report called Presiding Ministers’ Report on the Wight Abuse Case, which they delivered to Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho. This is the source file. And just like the Mother Kirk, TRC generated a pdf from images and hosted it on a third-party site to prevent readers from downloading, printing, searching, or cutting & pasting the document.

We’ll convert We converted it to legible text.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 |

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This is a fully digitized transcript of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Presiding Ministers’ Report on the Sitler and Wight Sex Abuse Cases. You can read the text easily; cut and paste the text; and search the text (for . . . Continue reading

Sunday, August 20, 2017 |

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 |