Thursday, February 02, 2017

RC Sproul Jr Criminal Trial Set For June 6

On Thursday, February 2, RC Sproul Jr appeared in Allen County, Indiana Superior Court to answer and plead to the following criminal charges:

  • Operating a Motor Vehicle with Alcohol Concentration Equivalent to .15 or More (Indiana Code 9-30-5-1(b))
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated; Endangering A Person (IC 9-30-5-2(b))
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated or Controlled Substance: Passenger Under 18 (IC 9-30-5-3(a)(2))
  • Neglect of a Dependent, defendant places dependent in situation that endangers the dependent (IC 35-46-1-4(a)(1))

The first two charges are Class "A" Misdemeanors, each punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of 365 days, a fine of up to $500, or both. The second two charges are Class "F" Felonies, punishment from 6 months to 2½ years imprisonment. The advisory sentence is one (1) year and a fine of up to $l0,000.

In all RC Sproul Jr is facing, as a worst case scenario, 7 years in prison and $21,000 in fines. 

Per the sworn affidavit of the arresting Allen County Police Officer Paul Heffner he observed RC Sproul Jr driving left of the center line, failing to maintain his lane, driving off the roadway, striking a curb, and weaving. He was also driving at 30 mph for at least 2 miles with a flat tire on I-469. When he was stopped, the officer observed that Sproul needed support to walk, he swayed, mumbled and had a moderate smell of alcohol on his breath. A chemical test later revealed his blood alcohol content as 0.175, more than twice the legal limit. He was also arrested and charged with endangering the lives of his two minor children who were with him in the car.

Today RC Sproul Jr pleaded not guilty and requested a trial by jury. The court has set a trial date of June 6, 2017. 

Judge Wendy Davis was assigned as trial judge. Judge Davis appears to be well respected in her community and, among other things, serves on the Board of Youth For Christ. In an interview she gave with the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette she shows considerable compassion for the plight of drug addicts and getting them the assistance they need, rather than just reflexively throwing them into prison. It's entirely possible Judge Davis will show similar compassion to RC Sproul Jr, should he be willing to acknowledge that he is an alcoholic, or at least acknowledge he has an alcohol dependency problem. However, should RC Sproul Jr force the court to go through with a full trial, and then be found guilty of the charges, he may find that her otherwise compassionate demeanor may evaporate.

RC Sproul Jr is represented by Patrick Justin Arata, one of the best DUI attorneys in the legal business, and certainly one of the best in Indiana. Some 70% of his legal practice is taken up by defending drunk drivers. Though Mr. Arata is very expensive he will, no doubt, be well worth it to Mr. Sproul if he can keep him out of prison. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

RC Sproul Jr Charged With Drunk Driving

As we reported earlier, RC Sproul Jr resigned (was fired) from Ligonier Ministries. Now we know the reason why.   

RC Sproul Jr drunk driving arrest

State of Indiana v. Robert C Sproul

Allen County Superior Court 6
Case #: 02D04-1612-F6-001308

On November 29, 2016, RC Sproul Jr was arrested in Indiana for drunk driving with two of his minor children in the car. His blood-alcohol level was .175, over twice the legal limit.

Here's how the University of Oklahoma describes RC Sproul Jr's drunken state:
0.13 — 0.15 BAC: Gross motor impairment and lack of physical control. Blurred vision and major loss of balance. Euphoria is reduced and dysphoria* is beginning to appear. Judgment and perception are severely impaired.
( * —Dysphoria: An emotional state of anxiety, depression, or unease.)
0.16 — 0.19 BAC: Dysphoria predominates, nausea may appear. The drinker has the appearance of a "sloppy drunk."
In The Know Zone describes it this way:
6. BAC = .12-.15 = Vomiting usually occurs, unless this level is reached slowly or a person has developed a tolerance to alcohol. Drinkers are drowsy. Drinkers display emotional instability, loss of critical judgment, impairment of perception, memory, and comprehension. Lack of sensor-motor coordination and impaired balance are typical. Decreased sensory responses and increased reaction times develop. The vision is significantly impaired, including limited ability to see detail, peripheral vision, and slower glare recovery.

7. BAC = .15 = This blood-alcohol level means the equivalent of 1/2 pint of whiskey is circulating in the blood stream. 
8. BAC = .18-.25 = Drinkers are disoriented, confused, dizzy, and have exaggerated emotional states. Vision is disturbed, as is perception of color, form, motion, and dimensions.  
Those who have personally witnessed RC Sproul Jr consuming prodigious quantities of alcohol know that tossing back a 1/2 pint or more of whiskey, on an empty stomach, in less than an hour, isn't unusual for him.

This blog has been sounding the alarm for over ten years that RC Sproul Jr has a serious drinking problem. For the most part those warnings have gone ignored. RC Jr has outright mocked those concerns, including those raised by visitors who voiced objections to RC Jr's controversial approach to Pastor Appreciation Sunday. RC Sproul Jr has literally destroyed the lives of several people that we're aware of, and no doubt more we're not aware of, by his deplorable example in abusing alcohol and encouraging others to abuse it too. He either refuses to see it or is incapable of seeing it. As far as he's concerned he always "drinks in moderation." But given that he has often rendered an opinion on "moderation" while he's drunk he hardly qualifies as an expert on that subject. Some have voiced concern that RC Sproul Jr is likely an alcoholic in desperate need of rehab.

We've long been aware that RC Sproul Jr routinely gets behind the wheel inebriated, endangering himself and the lives of others, including his own family members. It's remarkable he hasn't long ago killed himself and perhaps a few others.

Many members of St. Peter Presbyterian Church, the church that he started in Virginia, and then subsequently resigned from after his defrocking in 2006, often witnessed RC Sproul Jr inebriated, including at various church celebrations (i.e. keggers). It was commonplace at those church parties that minor children were served alcoholic beverages, including drinks spiked with Everclear (190 proof grain alcohol). RC Sproul Jr fostered a culture of heavy drinking at St. Peter Presbyterian Church, not just with church members but also with the pastors he invited to his "Pastor Camps" (open bars were the norm). He was also known to turn a blind eye to drunk driving. For example a young man who was one of RC Jr's personal assistants had lost his driver's license because of multiple DUIs. RC Sproul Jr was well aware of it but raised no objections to his continued driving. After all the assistant still needed to run numerous errands for RC, and a little thing like a suspended driver's license wasn't going to get in the way of that.

Drunkenness was one of a number of formal charges that were brought against RC Sproul Jr in late 2005 to his denomination, the Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly. As word of these charges spread a number of other former members of St. Peter Presbyterian Church also stepped forward and corroborated the allegations, including the fact that some of their own children had been plied with alcohol without their consent. These and many other charges were to have been adjudicated by the presbytery in a formal trial. RC Sproul Jr formally confessed in writing of "abusing his authority in an inexcusable manner" (i.e. spiritual abuse), thereby effectively pleading guilty to at least some of the charges. 

"Coming as his own accuser and confessor" the presbytery voted unanimously to depose him from the ministry. Having already made plans with Doug Wilson to make his exit strategy to the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches, RC Sproul Jr pleaded to be released from the jurisdiction of the RPCGA and transferred to the CREC, which they granted. Having no further jurisdiction of him the RPCGA cancelled the trial and permitted RC Jr to transfer membership to the CREC. The CREC allegedly reviewed the charges and held an investigation (an "investigation" in which they didn't interview a single witness who had submitted formal written charges). The CREC ignored the evidence and testimony, including the charges of drinking abuses and drunkenness, and reinstated RC Sproul Jr after issuing a report. Having had his dirty laundry cleaned by the CREC, RC Sproul Jr subsequently departed the CREC to be ordained by the Covenant Presbyterian Church Presbytery. Then he later took his place at his father's ministry, Ligonier Ministries, where his annual compensation quickly rose by 2014 to $279,702, all at the expense of Ligonier Ministry donors. It seemed his troubles were behind him. But it didn't last.

On August 31, 2015 RC Sproul Jr outed himself for having "visited" Ashley Madison. In reality his "brief visit" involved him setting up an Ashley Madison account, including registering his "Affair Limits." All but his most adoring fans (of which he seems to have had many) saw through his "confession" and "repentance" and recognized it for the sham it was. His suspension from Ligonier Ministries was also a sham -- a six-figure ten-month paid vacation -- a golden parachute suspension. 

Even so RC Sproul Jr still retained many adoring fans who were eager to "forgive" and ignore the overwhelming evidence that he was unfit to function as a minister of gospel of Jesus Christ. But then many of them were the same ones who ignored the overwhelming evidence that he was in no way fit as a minister when he was defrocked by his presbytery in 2006. Just how bad does the evidence have to get for some people before they cease their hero worship? Perhaps RC Sproul Jr's arrest for drunk driving and endangering the life of a minor child will finally be the end of it?

The State of Indiana has charged RC Sproul Jr with four criminal counts:

Count 1:
35-46-1-4(a)(1)/F6: Neglect of a Dependent def. places dependent in situation that endangers the dep

Count 2:
9-30-5-3(a)(2)/F6: Operating Veh. While Intox or Controlled Substance: Passenger Under 18
Count 3: 
9-30-5-2(b)/MA: Operating A Vehicle While Intoxicated; Endangering A Person

Count 4:
9-30-5-1(b)/MA: Oper Veh w/ Alcohol Concentration Equivalent to .15 or More

From the records it appears that RC Sproul Jr may have remained in jail for up to a week after his arrest awaiting a bail hearing (although this isn't entirely clear from the court record). On December 7 RC Sproul Jr posted a $5,000 bond. His next court hearing is February 2, 2017. 

We can only hope that he loses his driver's license and is required by the court to enter rehab. Anything less continues to put the public in jeopardy.  

It was obvious to us that the RPCGA had it right when they said in the their Declaratory Judgment of RC Sproul Jr and his cohorts in ecclesiastical tyranny in 2006:
"Most importantly, their actions manifest that they lack the qualification for the ministry (1Timothy 3:1-7). It would be unwise to allow these men to continue to hold an office for which they are not qualified."
Doug Wilson and the CREC ignored that very wise determination, as did the CPC, as did Ligonier Ministries, as did many other ministry leaders who paid RC Sproul Jr to speak at their events. Their collective whitewashing of the scandal-ridden career of RC Sproul Jr served as an example to the church at large. As a direct result too many gullible Christians have been willing to "give him the benefit of the doubt," as though there were some credible basis for doubt.

There are important lessons to be learned here, not the least of which is this: the church of Jesus Christ needs to repent of its idolatrous practice of placing mortal men on pedestals. There is only One who is worthy of our adoration.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ligonier Ministries Fires RC Sproul Jr?

On December 12, 2016 Ligonier Ministries announced that RC Sproul Jr tendered his resignation:

December 12, 2016

Last Friday, the board of directors of Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Bible College received and affirmed the resignation of Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. He is stepping away from his duties at the ministry and the college for personal reasons. This was communicated by phone to his father, Dr. R.C. Sproul, the founder of Ligonier Ministries and chancellor of Reformation Bible College, and it was later communicated in writing to the entire board of directors of Ligonier Ministries.

We support the Sproul family and give thanks for the many edifying contributions of Dr. Sproul Jr. over the years through his work at the ministry and the college. We believe he will be well cared for by his church during this time of transition, and we pray for him in his future endeavors. 
The board of directors for Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Bible College "affirmed the resignation." By definition to "affirm" means "to declare one's support for." In other words Ligonier's board wanted RC Sproul Jr gone. But did RC Sproul Jr himself want to be gone? This seems improbable, and for reasons which will be explained here. As such his so-called "resignation" is equally improbable. In all likelihood RC Sproul Jr was fired; but to make it all look nicey-nicey he was given the opportunity of resigning. However, a forced resignation is, in reality, a firing. As Brent Detwiler put it:
If fact, I highly doubt the resignation was voluntary.  I provided 60 pages of carefully documented findings on R.C. Jr.’s lying, deceit, and hypocrisy to the board of directors and other ministry leaders in April.  I think they “fired” him though it will never be explained in those terms.  
High-placed business  execs, as well as political staffers, have often been told, "We need to terminate our relationship. We're asking you to resign." Implicit in the message is, "We're giving you the opportunity to save face by resigning. If you don't resign we'll have no choice but to fire you. That will look bad for you, but it will also look bad for us because we were the ones who were stupid enough to hire you in the first place. Now just look at the mess you created. So please tender your letter of resignation pronto. And feel free to say you're leaving for whatever reasons you like. If you can't come up with something good then just say, 'I'm resigning for personal reasons'."

In some cases the exec or bureaucrat isn't even given the choice of resigning. It's commonplace, especially with high political offices, that when someone is appointed to direct a government agency, that they're required to sign an undated letter of resignation. You can bet that Donald Trump will make liberal use of undated letters of resignation with many that he appoints. Should the need arise all he has to do to get rid of them is affix the current date on their letter of resignation, and then call them to let them know they've "affirmed" their resignation. No messy firing necessary and no need to even ask them to resign. In all likelihood he'll appear along side them at a press conference and thank them, and with generous accolades for their years of service. It will even appear genuine because he'll say far more than merely, "We support the ________ family and give thanks for the many edifying contributions of __________ over the years through his work at ________,"

The remarkable brevity of Ligonier's "thanks" is a strong statement of just how bad things must have become between they and RC Sproul Jr. They might as well have said, "Don't let the door hit you on the way out."

It's actually not at all unreasonable for us to take some cues from the world of politics, for based on its track record Ligonier Ministries is very political organization. Take for example, "He is stepping away from his duties at the ministry and the college for personal reasons." How many times have we heard the same exact statement when the head of some political agency has been forced to resign over some scandal? Rather than acknowledging the obvious reason that they were fired they are allowed to resign for vague and unspecified "personal reasons." This is, of course, nothing but a smoke screen, and none but the most naive will buy it.

As we reported previously, between Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Bible College, RC Sproul Jr was paid some $279,702 in 2014. Our sources report that he received in the neighborhood of $350,000 in 2015, and that even with his suspension (with pay) over RC Sproul Jr's Ashley Madison scandal

RC Sproul Jr is not independently wealthy. He can't afford to voluntarily resign and walk away from a six-figure income (and a very high six-figures, at that), especially where he has no prospects of finding a job with a salary that comes even close to what he's accustomed to. He remarried only last month and, from all accounts, his new bride isn't independently wealthy either, nor do dieticians typically earn six-figures.

RC Jr's job prospects are dismal. Where else can a defrocked pastor and theologian make six-figures when even his own father's ministry won't have him anymore?

RC Sproul Jr has been pulling down six-figures for well over a decade, even well before he was defrocked from the ministry by his presbytery in 2006. That defrocking resulted in his ultimately having to leave the church he'd started in Virginia, St. Peter Presbyterian Church, and move back to Florida (a place that he had many times said he hated and would never go back to), to take a position at Ligonier. The reality is there was no other place that would hire him, let alone pay him in the manner to which he had grown so materialistically accustomed. Only at Ligonier could he expect to take home six-figures for so little work. Nepotism is a beautiful thing!

Other than being a theologian and an author, RC Sproul Jr has no marketable job skills; and let's be candid here -- those aren't particularly marketable skills (not for six figures anyway), and especially not for anyone who's resumé includes "Defrocked from the ministry in 2006."

There is no other ministry who could or would justify paying RC Jr anywhere near what his daddy paid him. Moreover, with all the scandals he's caused there probably isn't a ministry in the world who would hire RC Sproul Jr for any amount of money. So it's improbable, if not inconceivable, that he voluntarily resigned Ligonier to take a position elsewhere, or for any other credible reasons. And "personal reasons" is about as bogus as it gets.

RC Sproul Sr's health has significantly diminished over the past several years and today is, at best, precarious. Because of his health problems he's withdrawn from virtually all his former duties at Ligonier. It could be that Ligonier's board of directors saw the handwriting on the wall and didn't like the prospects for Ligonier's uncertain future. Ligonier's board couldn't leave things to chance that, when RC Sr leaves this world that his scandal-ridden son might make a power play. Perhaps Ligonier's board was just prudent enough to preempt that possibility altogether.

Did Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Bible College fire RC Sproul Jr? Given RC Sproul Jr's scandal-laden track record it's a question that many people are reasonably asking. Unfortunately neither Ligonier nor RC Jr are being at all forthcoming, and given their respective track records it's unlikely they'll divulge anymore than they already have.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

R.C. Sproul Jr's Ashley Madison Scandal

Update: For the latest RC Sproul Jr scandal see RC Sproul Jr Arrested for Drunk Driving with Minor in Car, Charged with Multiple Felonies

R.C. Sproul Jr's confession to "visiting" the affair web site Ashley Madison has been widely reported, both in the mainline news media and by bloggers. Once again R.C. Sproul Jr has brought great shame to the body of Christ, giving cause for unbelievers to mock the name of our Lord, along with the conservative family values he espouses.

For his Ashley Madison "visit" Ligonier Ministries suspended R.C. Sproul Jr until July 2016. As of this date R.C. Sproul Jr. is still listed on staff as a Pastor of Ascension Presbyterian Church in Longwood, Florida. Some have openly questioned whether Sproul's Ligonier Ministries suspension was too severe a punishment for what, on the surface appears to be, a rather harmless action. This article will prove just the opposite is the case.

R.C. Sproul Jr, the savant of spin, has long been a careful observer and pundit of political strategists. He well knows of Lanny Davis, special counsel to President Clinton, who counseled the President and White House staffers, "Tell it all, tell it early, tell it yourself." With his imminent outing in the Ashley Madison hack R.C. Sproul Jr. appreciated the wisdom of "tell it early, tell it yourself." In outing himself he was able to control the story and limit the extent of the damage (Josh Duggar could have learned something from Sproul). Unfortunately, Sproul fell far short of "tell it all."

It was right that Ligonier Ministries suspended R.C. Sproul Jr for a year. However, as this article will explain, his "suspension" hardly qualifies as punishment, and his "confession" is a sham intended to garner sympathy, and even admiration, by feigning humble contrition. R.C. Sproul Jr has spun his Ashley Madison scandal very much like he did when he was defrocked from the ministry in 2006. He has yet once again put the best possible face on a scandal of his own making, even turning it to his own advantage.

The last thing the church needs is another spinmeister. In coming weeks and months we're likely to hear of other pastors and ministers, and perhaps hundreds of them, whose names will come out for having Ashley Madison accounts. My fear is that they'll follow R.C. Sproul Jr's example of faux repentance, garnering sympathy and even admiration they in no way merit, and offering themselves up for a golden parachute "suspension."

Contrary to the opinions expressed by many, R.C. Sproul Jr's example is anything but laudable. Let's start by taking a look at a portion of R.C. Sproul Jr's Ashley Madison confession:

"In August 2014, in a moment of weakness, pain, and from an unhealthy curiosity, I visited Ashley Madison. My goal was not to gather research for critical commentary, but to fan the flames of my imagination. There I found two gracious judgments. First, I felt the grace of fear. Second, I felt the grace of shame. I was there long enough to leave an old email address. And within minutes I left, never to return. I did not sign up for their service or interact with any clients. I have always remained faithful to my wife even after her passing."

This language is remarkably similar to the faux repentance and saccharine religious rhetoric he used to announce his defrocking in 2006. In almost 10 years nothing has changed, and just like in 2006 he seeks to diminish the seriousness of his sin with terms like, "unhealthy curiosity." Why not just call it what it is? Lust. What better way to pursue one's lust than through the privacy of the internet? According to porn watchdog organization Covenant Eyes, 50 percent of Christian men and 20 percent of Christian women admit they're addicted to porn. The figure for pastors is no better. Not all porn addicts go on to arrange affairs, but porn can serve as a gateway to it, as even Josh Duggar confessed is true of himself. So based on statistical probabilities R.C. Sproul Jr has a 50% likelihood of being a porn addict.

Porn is a huge problem in the church and growing worse. However, what far fewer Christians struggle with (I trust) is being compelled to take actions which will lead them headlong into an affair. R.C. Sproul Jr's actions on the Ashley Madison site clearly demonstrate that he intended to arrange an affair. Apparently he stopped just short of finalizing a rendezvous. However, his intentions, and taking the first steps in acting on those intentions, should be of far greater concern to the church than many bloggers have demonstrated thus far. If they're so willing to give Sproul a pass than where will they draw the line with the many other pastors who are likely to also be outed in coming months?

Contrary to the opinions of many Christian bloggers who have covered this story, an "affair" is not limited to cheating on one's spouse. Unattached single people also have affairs. An affair is properly defined as, "A secret sexual relationship between two people, generally of a short term nature." Ashley Madison advertises itself as "the number one service for people seeking discreet relationships" and they arrange affairs for marrieds, singles, and gays. Given that His wife passed away in 2011, no one would have faulted R.C. Sproul Jr had he registerred for a Christian dating site account like eHarmony or Christian Mingle. But Ashley Madison isn't a dating site. It's an "affair" site and no one could fail to miss that. 

For the most part R.C. Sproul Jr's "confession" has been accepted, at least by Christians, with nary a doubt as to his sincerity and honesty. Indeed, many have commented that his confession was humble, contrite, thorough, and even admirable. Such a response only demonstrates remarkable naiveté. With very little effort R.C. Sproul Jr's story comes crashing down like a house of straw.

That's "registered an Ashely Madison account" not "visited"
Let's start with, "I visited Ashley Madison... I was there long enough to leave an old email address. And within minutes I left..." The fact of the matter is that R.C. Sproul Jr left far more than "an old email address." He did not just "visit." One cannot leave an email address with Ashley Madison without registering an account. R.C. Sproul Jr very cunningly and deceptively substituted the innocent and benign "visited" for the far more egregious "registered." Why does this distinction matter? Let's start the process of registering an Ashley Madison account to find out.

The Ashley Madison homepage presents "visitors" with a "Select" list. If you never go beyond the Ashley Madison home page it would be reasonable to say you only "visited." If you go beyond this point you are "registering for an Ashley Madison account":

To get beyond this page you must select a "relationship status." One would presume that R.C. Sproul Jr selected "Single Male seeking Females." This is where many bloggers and blog commenters have gotten themselves confused. They believe that Ashley Madison is only for married people seeking to cheat on their spouses. RC Jr isn't married (his wife passed away in 2011) so, therefore, no harm no foul. Right? Wrong. Ashley Madison is for everyone, married, single, and even gay. The objective is to "have an affair" and single people have affairs too, whether they're attached or not. Furthermore, the probability is high that any women R.C. Sproul Jr would have rendezvoused with through Ashley Madison would have been married. By registering for an Ashley Madison account he was giving a green light for married women to break their marriage vows. So much for his commitment to "family values."

Once you select an item from the list you're taken to the next page where you're presented with the following list to fill in and items to select. This is where R.C. Sproul Jr gave Ashley Madison his email address, as well as additional information.

Immediately below the "I Agree" button it states: "To help you have a successful affair, Ashley Madison and its affiliated entities will periodically notify you of potential matches in your area, new matches you've received, changes to the service and other services that may be of interest to you." How would Ashley Madison contact R.C. Sproul Jr to notify him of "potential matches" to "have a successful affair"? Through the email address that he registered his account with.

Perhaps the most disturbing selection field is affair "Limits":

Like every other field on the page "Limits" isn't an optional item. You have to select one of the above, as well as fill in all the other fields, in order to select "I Agree" and have your information saved to register your Ashley Madison account. So which of the above affair "Limits" could R.C. Sproul Jr select and it not be highly problematic? That's right, none of the above. In the context of "Life is short, have an affair," they're all bad.

"I did not sign up for their service"
R.C. Sproul Jr claims "I did not sign up for their service." This is just more spin. R.C. Sproul Jr registered for an Ashely Madison account. He did far more than merely "visit" the site. In registering for an account he most certainly did "sign up for their service." What he apparently didn't do is give them a credit card and order something like the Ashley Madison "Affair Guarantee" package like Josh Duggar paid $249 for. The fact that he may not have given them a credit card doesn't in any way diminish the severity of his sin, particularly in light of his having to specify his affair "Limits."

"I only recently learned about" Ashley Madison
In a July 22, 2015 article entitled Hacking Ashley Madison, R.C. Sproul Jr stated:
"I hope, however, that my children still don’t know about Ashley Madison, a website that I only recently learned about."
In the context of his article, "recently" more than implies that R.C. Sproul Jr hadn't ever heard of Ashley Madison prior to the media publicity about their being hacked. Yet with his subsequent August 31 2015 "confession" it became clear that he'd not only known about Ashley Madison for at least a year, he'd even opened his own Ashley Madison account the previous year in August 2014. He stated:
“In August 2014, in a moment of weakness, pain, and from an unhealthy curiosity, I visited Ashley Madison.”  
Yet his August 31 2015 "confession" gave no explanation for this glaring disparity in his stories. Once again, R.C. Sproul Jr did not "confess it all," not even close.

In that same article he says of Ashley Madison,
"It is a website which exists to facilitate adultery." 
Yet, knowing that, he'd signed up for an account himself anyway. He goes on to say,
"They’re actually threatening that if Ashley Madison does not shut down they will publicly release all the names of those who have sought the services of Ashley Madison. I suspect that there are a lot of people privately sweating, 37 million of them, probably." 
He was among the 37 million sweating, losing sleep, stressed out. Like all the other 37 million Ashley Madison account holders R.C. Sproul Jr was asking himself, "What do I do?" He had to formulate a Plan A and a Plan B. Plan B was for the worst case scenario of the hackers releasing the files. No doubt he hoped the hackers wouldn't release the files, and that would be his Plan A, which was to forget all about it and do nothing. If the hackers hadn't ever released the files would R.C. Sproul Jr ever have confessed? No way! And this goes to prove the point that his "confession" was a sham. It was forced, and not by the conviction of the Holy Spirit working on his conscience. He "confessed" only because he knew that if he didn't out himself it was inevitable someone else would and the resulting damage would have been far worse.

"This, after all, is quite a moral train wreck."
On June 4, 2015 R.C. Sproul Jr posted an article on the sex scandals of Josh Duggar and Dennis Hastert. In it he stated:
"We, of all people should be the people quickest to repent, quickest to acknowledge our sins. We should be the ones saying, 'I am not holier than thou.' But we’re not. I wonder if perhaps we might silence our critics, if we might quit the baying of the wolves if we would instead regularly, fully, and fearlessly confess our sins."
One might suppose such an article came from a sincere heart. If it had been sincere Sproul would have promptly informed the church where he pastors, and Ligonier Ministries, that he'd registered an Ashley Madison account. But he didn't. Instead he only posted pious sounding articles about what a terrible thing it was that anyone could have an Ashley Madison account. When he ultimately did "confess" three months later his confession was anything but "fully and fearlessly." He only did so after it became publicly known that Ashley Madison's site had been hacked and that the database files containing the names, email addresses, etc., of all 37 million Ashley Madison account holders were publicly available. 

Only a few days prior to R.C. Sproul Jr outing himself he posted How Should We Respond to the Recent Scandal Regarding Josh Duggar?  He immediately responds to this reasonable question with:
"We shouldn’t. Sorry to burst the bubble, but unless you are his family, his employer, his elders or his church, it’s none of your business. I am none of those things. Yet I find myself reading about it, praying about it, thinking about it. I get that people are interested. This, after all, is quite a moral train wreck."
Bear in mind that R.C. Sproul Jr was defining Josh Duggar as a "moral train wreck" shortly after Duggar was outed for having 2 Ashley Madison accounts, but before it became known on August 26 that Duggar had used his Ashley Madison accounts to successfully arrange affairs, including an affair with stripper and porn whore Danica Dillon.

One might reasonably surmise from his August 25 article that R.C. Sproul Jr was dictating the terms for how Christians are permitted to respond when he, only a few days later, would out himself for his own Ashley Madison account. Rather than acknowledging that he too exhibits some signs of a moral train wreck, he very innocently chalks it up to an "unhealthy curiosity." So much for "fully, and fearlessly confess our sins." Clearly R.C. Sproul Jr had a serious moral conflict of interest and he had no right offering up any commentary on Josh Duggar, and particularly telling anyone else, "It's none of your business."

R.C. Sproul Jr Suspended
"I recently informed the board of Ligonier Ministries, which has handled the matter internally, having suspended me until July 1, 2016."
On the face of it, this would appear to be an appropriate disciplinary action for Ligonier Ministries to take. But hang on a minute! Is R.C. Sproul Jr's suspension from Ligonier Ministries really discipline? Only if he were to have been suspended without pay. That would indeed be a punishment. However, from all accounts R.C. Sproul Jr has been suspended with pay. If this is true then it's no better than what often happens when a bad cop is suspended over charges of police brutality. Suspending a bad cop with pay is like rewarding him for bad behavior. It's a paid vacation, and it only reinforces the public perception of police corruption. That's apparently what's happened with R.C. Sproul Jr and it reflects very poorly on Ligonier Ministries.

In 2013 R.C. Sproul Jr received just over $120,000 in combined compensation from Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Bible College (his salaries in 2014 and 2015 are likely much higher). This means that R.C. Sproul Jr is receiving at least $10,000 a month for the next year to stay home and do nothing. R.C. Sproul Jr's "suspension" is a golden parachute -- a one-year paid vacation at the expense of Ligonier Ministries' donors. Ligonier donors should be outraged. They probably would be if they knew, but Ligonier has done nothing to inform their donors of the suspension, let alone that R.C. Sproul Jr has been suspended with pay. If you search Ligonier's web site you'll not find one mention of it. For all practical purposes R.C. Sproul Jr. is being rewarded for his sin and his sham confession. This is similar to how Ligonier Ministries rewarded R.C. Sproul Jr in 2006 after he'd been defrocked as a pastor by his Presbyterian denomination.

In his July 22 article R.C. Sproul Jr stated:
"The irony of the gospel is that our sins are only covered in so far as we expose them. In order for them to be covered by the blood of Christ, they have to be confessed by the ones committing the sin."  
To "confess" means "to come into complete agreement with." As it concerns R.C. Sproul Jr's Ashley Madison scandal his confession is not in agreement with the facts. He's concealed far more than he's revealed, and he's even contradicted himself. As can be seen in this article R.C. Sproul Jr has only confessed in part and lied about the rest.

I hope for his sake RC Jr's sins are covered by the blood of the lamb. But according to his own doctrine of how we receive the remission of our sins, these particular sins of his are not under the blood.


See: Ligonier Ministries Covers-up the Truth about R.C. Sproul Jr.’s “Visit” to Ashley Madison Despite Many Appeals

RC Sproul Jr's 2014 compensation
Ligonier Ministries: $140,601
Reformation Bible College: $139.101
2014 compensation $279,702

Sources tell us that RC Jr's 2015 compensation was almost $350,000. When Ligonier's 2015 tax returns become available in October we'll be able to confirm that.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Drinking With R.C. Sproul, Jr.

"We're Presbyterians so we smoke and drink!"
R.C. Sproul, Jr.

Drinking with RC Sproul Jr

"There's nothing worse than an introspective drunk. Gratefully, R.C. Sproul, Jr. isn't at all introspective."

Thomas Sharpe

Ecclesia Intoxicata, Semper Intoxicatum

RC Sproul Jr. is the defrocked Pastor and head brewmeister of Saint Peter Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Virginia and Mendota, Virginia. His Mendota Pale Ale is just awesome!

RC Sproul Jr in kilt with traditional Scottish beverages

RC Sproul Jr. is also the President, CEO, VP of Marketing, and Chief of Fundraising of the Highlands Study Center.

Most people only know of RC Sproul Jr. because he's the namesake of a famous, highly respected, and very intelligent theologian. But some of us actually know RC Sproul, Jr. up close and personal. We call him "RC 2.0" or just plain, "Junior."

Drinking With Calvin and Luther
One of the most important things to know about RC Sproul Jr. is that he likes to party, and he's mighty proud of it!

R.C. Sproul Jr.'s favorite book is Jim West's Drinking With Calvin and Luther. In fact R.C. wrote the Forward for the book. If you're lookin' for a partyin' church, Saint Peter Presbyterian Church is the place for you! We may not be able to actually drink with Calvin and Luther, but we sure do drink with RC!

Beer -- it's not just for breakfast anymore!

R.C. often reminds us in his sermons that, "We're Presbyterians, so we smoke and we drink!" Waaahoo RC! Let's party! Party on RC!

A lot of us never got to go to a kegger when we were in college (bummer). But now we get to have keggers at church! Yaaahoo! Koinonia Kegger!

R.C.'s got a reputation for being kind of anti-social. But it's pretty amazing what some liquor does for his disposition. When R.C.'s not drinkin' he can get pretty grouchy. When he does drink he can actually get sort of friendly, sort of like a pastor would be friendly. Some of us would just as soon he drink.

And drink he does! Here's an actual picture of R.C.'s beer cellar and brewery. Woohoo! Let's get to drinkin'! No, those empties there in front of the bathtub aren't being saved to return to the store (Virginia doesn't have a deposit law). They're waiting to be refilled with R.C.'s homebrew. The stove is used in the brewing process and apparently the bathtub has something to do with brewing process too! Um, yummy!

RC Sproul Jr's brewery

Back by popular demand its Ligonier Tales!

RC Sproul Jr's Ligonier Tales

Some thought it was just satire when we long ago dubbed the Highlands Study Center Basement Tapes "The Boozement Tapes." It's no joke though, and the label has caught on. Check out the video below that "Fled Mendota" posted on You Tube.  

Beer helping RC Sproul Jr to danceLinks and fun drinking facts with RC Sproul Jr:

Words Of Wit from defrocked Pastor R.C. Sproul, Jr. and defrocked Pastor and Court Jester Laurence Windham.

RC Sproul Jr. is the founder of the Highlands Study Center. The Highlands Study Center publishes Every Thought Captive. Aside from that we're not really sure what the Highlands Study Center does. The Highlands Study Center does throw some wicked, er, righteous parties though, including open bars at the pastor's camps! Party on RC!

Become a member of St. Peter Presbyterian Church and you too can become the proud owner of your very own "Heroes Of the Faith" pillows.

RC Sproul Jr. shares his awesome collection of home brew beer bottle labels.

Church News Today interviews R.C. Sproul, Jr. on his time of medication, er, meditation (12-30-05).

RC Sproul Jr. announces the start of "Beer Church." Ordinations now available (act fast). Basement Tapes changed to "Boozement Tapes."

Don't tell RC that he drinks too much or you might cause him to "stumble." He probably didn't mean any pun by that, but it's still really funny, especially since he thinks he "drinks in moderation."

Atty. Gen. Lockyer and others urge R.C. Sproul, Jr. to stop mailing out drink recipes.

L' Enfant Terrible announces the itinerary of the Pastor's Camp at the Highlands Study Center. Some very interesting comments here by previous St. Peter visitors, and lots of astonishing admissions by St. Peter members.

Some people think that Saint Peter Presbyterian Church is a cult, and that RC Sproul Jr is some kind of Presby-Pope. But that's just because we practice shunning (and then there's that pillow shrine thing). We especially shun people who don't like to party with us, or if they challenge any of our doctrines, like "presumptive regeneration."

The Austin family posts another update (1-18-06), Part Ten, The Body of Christ, and the Lies of Sessions. Those Austins are so unrealistic! After all, didn't RC Spoul Jr and the St. Peter Presbyterian Church Session "repent" in writing? Well, anyway, they sure used the word "repent" a lot in their letter. But nooooo! That's not good enough for the Austins. Well, sure, RC Sproul Jr and his Session did have all kinds of excuses, and they even blamed the Austins in their letter of "repentance." But sheesh! It's like the Austins expect real repentance or something. It's like they expect the kind of repentance where RC Sproul Jr and his Saint Peter Session actually has to stop sinning against them. It's like the Austins expect pastors to act like, well, pastors or something. Some people are just so picky these days! The Austins act like they think the Bible is inerrant, and that it's actually supposed to be interpreted literally or something. The nerve of some people!

Alcohol, Legalism and Weaker Brothers, is Dabitur's response to Julie Austin's Parenting With Purpose humorous article, You Must Drink! St. Peter Presbyterian Church member, Jim, responds to Dabitur (see comments #9425 and following) to fill him in about party-master R.C. Sproul, Jr.

Dabitur's blog article, How NOT To Apologize is a very humorous response to the St. Peter Presbyterian Church session's letter of "repentance" to John and Julie Austin.

L' Enfant Terrible Blog, Contumacy Is The New Black. The terrible infant compares the tyrannies perpetrated by R.C. Sproul, Jr. at St. Peter Presbyterian Church at Bristol and Mendota, Virginia to the ecclesiastical tyrannies perpetrated in the infamous Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tyler, Texas.

Brian Carpenter's blog article, Ecclesiastical Tyranny is insightful. Brian Carpenter knows first hand about ecclesiastical tyranny. Brian is a former member of the Rivendell community, and was excommunicated from the Covenant Church Of Willis as part of that "Christian covenant community" disaster. Brian's excommunication was later overturned on appeal by the Federation Of Reformed Churches (FORC). R.C. Sproul, Jr. served as defense counsel for several defendants in that church trial. By some accounts R.C.'s defense was pretty lame. RC got to witness ecclesiastical tyranny in action first hand. Since then he's apparently decided that he wants in on the action too. Despotism is contagious!

Former Saint Peter Presbyterian Church member Peter Kershaw posts a disclaimer page about RC Sproul Jr. on his ministry's web site. Peter is the guy that wrote letters to RC Sproul Jr confronting his ecclesiastical tyrannies against the Austins. Apparently there's a bunch of other things too that he's called them to task for with the RPCGA, but Peter says he's not talking about that other stuff with anybody but the Presbytery... yet.

Former Saint Peter Presbyterian Church member Michael Branson issues an Open Letter and a call to repentance to his former pastor and "mentor," RC Sproul, Jr.

Dennis Cochran says: "It's only right for people to be told. The SPPC false shepherds continue in their flagrant rebellion against God. Let their deeds of darkness be exposed and the saints be warned - Dennis." On 02-13-06 former St. Peter Presbyterian Church attendee Dennis Cochran publicly released his letter to the RPCGA about the St. Peter bullies. Dennis' letter contains some startling revelations, including the fact that RC Sproul Jr. took a gun into a public restaurant for a meeting with Dennis, just in case: RC Sproul Jr's Bizarre Pastoral Style

RC Sproul Jr. and Saint Peter Session Defrocked

On January 26, 2006 the Westminster Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly deposed RC Sproul Jr, Laurence Windham, Jay Barfield and Wayne Hays from the Office of Elders at Saint Peter Presbyterian Church. Not that a trivial little thing like being defrocked is about to stop RC Sproul Jr though! Two days later he just had his congregation vote him and his three defrocked buddies right back in again as pretend-Elders of St. Peter
PresbyterianCongregational Church. Human Events: R.C. Sproul, Jr. Defrocked
Pearcey Report: R.C. Sproul, Jr. Defrocked
Pearcey Report: Statement From the Highlands Study Center
R.C. Sproul Jr. defrocked
R.C. Sproul Jr. defrocking documents

The RC Sproul Jr Defrocking Aftermath

RC Sproul Jr pulls a Jimmy Swaggart.
RC Sproul Jr addresses rumors of moving St. Peter church to Guyana.
"RC Sproul Jr Speaks On 'Honor'. You've Gotta Be Kidding!"
"I just got defrocked. Please send money."
March/April 2006 ETC Top Ten List. Once again, RC Sproul Jr "honors" his father with this: "Dr. Sproul, in the context of child rearing, what in the world were you thinking?"

Duplicitous Douglas Wilson and the RC Sproul Jr Connection

Doug Wilson CREC
A lot of folks have speculated that RC Sproul Jr wouldn't stick around to go to trial with the Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly, and that he'd jump ship and take Saint Peter Presbyterian Church into the CREC. It looks like the RPCGA isn't just a bunch of bumpkins that just fell off the turnip truck. They didn't even give RC Sproul Jr an opportunity to thumb his nose at them. They beat RC to the punch and defrocked him. Now that RC's been defrocked it's unlikely any real denomination would re-ordain him. So obviously that wouldn't apply to Douglas Wilson's phony denomination, er, "confederation," the Confederation of Reformed Evangelical Churches.

The CREC will take just about anyone, and they'll ordain anyone, as long as they've got a pulse and some brainwaves. Heck, they took Douglas Wilson! "Hey buddy, have you just been defrocked over something real serious that your Presbytery found out about? Maybe something serious enough that you could wind up in jail over it (say like EIN fraud, identity theft and perjury)? No problemo. You're always welcome in the one denomination, er, confederation, where there's really no standards at all. Now let's check that pulse." Doug Wilson would never let minor issues like tax fraud stand in the way of being accepted into the CRE. That's because Doug Duplicitous Wilson plays fast and loose with the tax code himself! Doug Wilson arranged for his church to approve a monthly ministerial "housing allowance" to his son-in-law, Ben Merkle, who was not, and still is not, an officer of Christ Church.

Our sources have confirmed that there's a conspiracy afoot between Doug Wilson and RC Sproul Jr. to defy the Declaratory Judgment of the RPCGA, which declared Sproul unfit to be an Elder. Duplicitous Doug's plan is to ordain the defrocked Sproul in the CREC anyway, but in order to make it look like some kind of legitimate act they'll need to convene some sort of church tribunal to review the RPCGA's judgment and poke holes in it. If it happens no one would be particularly surprised. They've done it before. In fact, the CREC has ordained a number of men that had been defrocked by Presbyterian denominations. Perhaps CREC actually stands for "Confederation of Reject Evangelical Clergy." Duplicitous Doug is a law unto himself, and he has no respect for any other authority than himself. Come to think of it, RC Sproul Jr. is a law unto himself too! In theological terms they're autonomists. Maybe CREC should be changed to CREA -- Confederation of Reformed Evangelical Autonomists.

If RC Sproul Jr goes through with taking Saint Peter Presbyterian Church into the CREC, a lot of folks are gonna be real unhappy (what on earth would R.C. Sproul, Sr. think?), including all the Saint Peter members that RC Sproul Jr has told for years, "We can't be in the CRE. They're not Presbyterian. There's no real accountability. And they even accept Baptists!" If the CRE ordains RC Sproul Jr and his cadre of tyrants, after the RPCGA just defrocked them, it'll just prove what a phony denomination, er, "confederation" the CRE really is. Unfortunately, the poor members of Saint Peter church probably don't have any other options. RC Sproul Jr has so thoroughly stigmatized Saint Peter church that no real denomination would probably touch them.

On the other hand, probably a lot of people would be real happy to see RC Sproul Jr and Doug Wilson formally joined at the hip. Men of their character really deserve each other. There'd be great synergy. RC "We Drink" Sproul Jr in a denomination with a college that's known as the biggest party school in any Reformed denomination. The possibilities for RC are endless! Rather than just teaching brewing and beer sampling classes to a few Highlands Study Center students every once in a while, RC could be doing it every month at New Saint Andrews College. To quote President Roy Atwood, New St. Andrews is "the only wet campus on the Palouse!"

But what about all those poor Saint Peter people? If RC Sproul Jr could have almost gotten away with tyrannizing the Austin family the way he did in a real Presbyterian denomination, just imagine how many lives he'll be able to ruin in a phony denomination where "there's no real accountability."

Doug Wilson hasn't specifically named the Drinking With RC Sproul Jr web site in his blog, but it's a sure bet (pun intended) he knows about this site, and it's a sure bet ("I'll see you and raise $100") he doesn't like it. If Doug Pro-Gay Marriage Wilson doesn't like us we consider that a badge of honor. Duplicitous Doug has had more problems at Christ Church and New Saint Andrews College in Moscow Idaho than you can shake a crack pipe at. Casinos, drug dealers, wild drinking parties with psychedelic drugs and marijuana in "The Lounge" (euphemism for "Opium Den"), and the Elders' own kids are the ringleaders. You have to hand it to them though. Their daddies did learn-em to be entrepreneurs, and there's big money in gambling and drug dealing. Since Doug "Homosexuality Is Genetic" Wilson is guilty of embezzling his own church and using church money for secret payoffs, not to mention plagiarism, and he's got quite the reputation as an ecclesiastical tyrant, what else could anyone expect?

The latest scuttlebutt is that Ethan Atwood (son of Dr. Roy Atwood, President of New Saint Andrews College), having not been in any substantive way disciplined over the Morton Street Casino scandal, is giving some thought to opening a "Gentleman's Club." If that's true then we'll soon see applications being taken from among the NSA ladies student "body." Financial times have been tough for Ethan ever since his casino and bar got shut down, so he's probably looking for a new income stream. Ethan should have gone to jail, but Doug Wilson saw to it that it just got swept under the carpet. Wilson even stole $1,000.00 out of the Christ Church coffers as payoff money to keep "the house" (the canino's "banker") quiet. Ethan Atwood learned a valuable lesson -- crime pays, and it pays really well.

As a Pastor and an Elder, Duplicitous Doug Wilson sets the example for his church members, his college students, and his fellow Elders. Not only does Duplicitous Doug sweep criminal acts under the carpet, and rob his own church for payoff money, and protect Elders that the Bible requires be dismissed because they've abdicated their role as "federal head," and they're obviously incapable of being "One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity" (1Tim. 3:4), Doug Wilson also actively encourages the kids at NSA to wallow in the filth of worldly entertainments. So it shouldn't surprise anyone if Ethan Atwood goes through with starting a Gentleman's Club. For example, Doug Wilson writes: "The problem is not that we have too many Christians with a thorough-going Christian worldview watching godless movies. The problem is that we have too few." Gentleman's Club here we come! Shake that bootie, girls! (OK, so the Genlemen's Club is satire, but it's the only satire in this section. Everything else is completely factual; and considering all the other past and ongoing scandals out in Moscow, Idaho it's not at all far-fetched.)

Like his good buddie RC "We Drink" Sproul Jr, Doug "Own The Curse" Wilson sometimes says some good stuff, and often some really embarrassing stuff too. And just like RC "After You Figure Out How You're Being Stupid Just Repent" Sproul Jr, Doug Duplicitous Wilson doesn't practice what he preaches.

Here's something new from Doug Wilson's Blog and Mablog (note that Duplicitous Doug posted this on 1-30-06, but he makes no mention of the defrocking of RC Sproul Jr. which had occurred days before):
"A good example of this would be the recent flap surrounding R.C. Sproul, Jr. and the RPCGA. Everyone who is posting or running some variation of ought to withdraw their cyber-charges and privately offer any legitimate evidence they might have to the appropriate adjudicating bodies."
Doug, you're a genius! That's why you embezzle, er, get paid, the big bucks. What Doug Wilson is recommending is that if you know about any skeletons in his buddy RC Sproul Jr's closet you should rat him out to the RPCGA. Thanks Doug. With friends like you who needs enemies. Still, that's the most intelligent thing that's ever come out of your mouth. And while you're at it, if you know about any skeletons in Doug's closet (chortle, chortle) be sure you tell. . . umm, er, oh well. Never mind. Telling CREC Moderator Randy Booth about it would be a total waste of time (Randy Booth's son is one of the campus drug dealers). Like RC Jr says, "They're not Presbyterian. There's no real accountability." In Doug's case you probably oughta just call the cops.

RC's also referred to Doug Wilson as that guy who "wallows around in a pig sty," and "You don't have to wallow around in a pig sty to know that it stinks." At this point RC Jr's short-list is so short that the stench of Duplicitous Doug's pig sty is starting to smell pretty good.

CREC Convenes "Not Judicial In Nature" Commission

On March 14 CREC Moderator Randy Booth posted a statement on the CREC web site ( announcing the formation of a commission to provide "pastoral oversight" to Saint Peter Church. In his statement Mr. Booth says, "This Commission is not judicial in nature, but rather pastoral." When the CREC Moderator has to underline his statements, he's doing it for a very good reason, What he's trying to convey is, "Sure, we know our credibility is in the toilet. We know we've lied about a lot of stuff. We know we've exonerated other defrocked preachers by convening show trials and in the process we've trashed good denominations that had just cause for defrocking those men. But we've learned our lesson. This time you can really trust us. The serrated edge is in the sheath. This time we're going to do the honorable thing. This time when we call it a 'pastoral commission' it's because we're going to do something really unique for us. We're going to act like, well, pastors would act."
It takes as much gullibility to believe Doug Wilson as it does to believe the bureaucrat who shows up at your front door and says, "Hi, I'm from the government and I'm here to help you." Taking the imagery a step further, "You can trust me. I work for the government." Anyone who's been on the receiving end of Doug Wilson's serrated edge knows that the man can't be trusted, so when he, or one of his faithful lackeys says, "The CREC respects the judicial bounds of the RPCGA and intends to operate within those boundaries," and especially when he has to underline it, we can be pretty confident that they intend to sucker-punch the RPCGA and trash the witnesses that produced the evidence and testimony that resulted in the defrocking of the Saint Peter Four. In fact, Doug Wilson has been telegraphing that very message for weeks in his blog series, "A Justice Primer." It doesn't take a serrated edge to cut through the subterfuge and anticipate his agenda.

Karaoke Fun and Satire With RC Sproul, Jr.

Karaoke to The Boor Who Wound Up Defrocked
Check out also Hypocrites Now Defrocked.
Hotel Sproul and Windham
Sounds Of Spinning
Just Bash And Lie
Searching For A Sucker

Smells Like Cult Leader

RC Sproul Jr. Related Blogs and Web Sites:

Spinderella Sproul: Lessons In Spin With Spinmeister RC Sproul Jr.
From the Prairie
Two Talent Living
The Thinkery
Doctrine, Theology and All That Jazz
RC Sproul Jr blogger search

Douglas Wilson Related Blogs and Web Sites:

Articles and Web Sites on Ecclesiastical Tyrants, Abusive Churches, and Help for Battered Sheep

"For you bear with anyone if he enslaves you, if he devours you, if he takes advantage of you, if he exalts himself, if he hits you in the face." (2 Cor. 11:20)

RC Sproul Jr Kool-Aid
RC Sproul Jr Kool-Aid™
What To Do If You Find Yourself In a Spiritually Abusive Religious System
Profile of a Sociopath (or how to spot a cult leader)
Spiritual Abuse  
Cults and Spiritually Abusive Churches
How Can I Discern Whether I'm in a Healthy or Abusive Fellowship?
Is Your Church Free from Cultic Tendencies?
What Language Does Your Church Speak? The Language of Abusive Churches and Groups, by Bill Newcomer
Abuse of Authority in the Church: A Biblical Perspective of Leadership, by Jason Young
Authoritarianism in The Church, by Steve Martin
Abusive Churches, by Pat Zukeran
Abusive Churches: Leaving Them Behind, by Pat Zukeran
Uncovering Churches That Abuse People, by Henry Sheppard
The Cult Church, by Marlene Jones Skurtu
Eight Distinctives Of An Aberrational Christian or Bible-based Group
The Power Abusers, by Dr. Ron Enroth
Recovery From Spiritual Abuse, by Sharon Hilderbrandt
They Told Me That If I Left. . . by Ron Henzel
Abusive Churches; How To Recognize and Deal With Spiritual Abuse
Characteristics Of Abusive Churches, by Mark Hill
The Signs Of Authoritarian Abuse, by Steven Lambert

Exposing Ecclesiastical Wolves In Sheep's Clothing

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." (Matthew 7:15)

Books On Abusive Churches and Spiritual Abuse

Mothers Against Drunk Deacons
Because MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Deacons) keeps complaining to the ISP's (Inebriation Service Providers) about our site, sometimes they'll try and put a cork in our fun and kill the party. Not to worry. There's dozens and dozens of freebie hosting companies. It takes all of five minutes to set up a new one. How will you know where to find us? Simple. Just go to the Fun Drinking Site (be sure and bookmark that page) where we're pretty sure you'll always be able to find a link for this site. Those MADD crybabies might intimidate a lot of Inebriation Service Providers, but that doesn't mean they're about to keep us from having a good time! Party on!

Disclaimer: Some will cry, "Scandalous!" Some will cry, "Scurrilous!" And yet others will cry, "Slanderous!" But actually if this site can be labeled as anything at all, it's just "Satirical!" (and yet most of it is actually quite factual). So don't get your knickers all in a twist.
For the record the authors of this site aren't teetotalers nor do we have a problem with the moderate and responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages by adults of legal drinking age who are considerate toward others by not abusing and flaunting their Christian liberties. R.C. Sproul Jr's personal definitions of "responsible" and "moderate" and "considerate" and even "legal drinking age" differ dramatically from the common usage of those terms.

A Note Of Thanks

We wish to express our personal thanks and gratitude to all those who have helped to make this web site possible. Without all that "insider information" coming our way this site wouldn't have been possible. We especially want to thank those current St. Peter members who have given us all the inside scoop. It's hard for us to understand how you can stay there (a lot of people must still be too afraid to leave), when things are as bad as you tell us they are. But as long as you're there keep those cards and letters coming!

If you've got any party pics with RC, or any fun stories to share, send them to:
r.c.sproul2.0 at gmail (dot) com

Disclaimer: This site is part satire, but mostly factual. As with all satire, the satire on this site originates from actual incidents and statements made by the individuals named. The burden is on the reader to sort the facts from what has been embellished by satire. "The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth." 
Michael Flanders 

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