Recently Carolyn McCulley tweeted about the Roy Moore situation in Alabama when she told Russell Moore to preach about churches being safe. The Wondering Eagle would like to know when is Carolyn McCulley going to face C.J. Mahaney’s alleged cover up of child sex abuse in SGM? When will Jordan Kauflin sit down with his father Bob and ask him why he is enabling C.J. Mahaney? I am happy Carolyn cares about abuse, does it apply to the Sovereign Grace situation?
“Thinking in generations also means enabling our young to have a decent standard of living.”
Former Massachusetts Senator Paul Tsongas
“Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.”
Samuel Griswold Goodrich
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13:34-35 NIV
On the evening of November 13, 2017 Carolyn McCulley from Eric Simmons Redeemer Arlington tweeted about the Roy Moore situation in Alabama. You can see that tweet above. If you did not know the controversial Republican Senate nominee is being dogged by stories that he allegedly sexually abused women. In one case Roy Moore once asked a 14 year old girl to touch his erect penis. I wrote about the situation with Roy Moore and evangelicals in “The United States Senate Race in Alabama and the Culture Wars; Plus the Issues Dogging Roy Moore and the Problem of Evangelical Christians Embracing an Alleged Child Molester.” The tweet that Carolyn McCulley tweeted is from Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Russell Moore was taking evangelicals to task for their support of Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. I wrote about Russell Moore entering into the race in that same post up above. I am deeply grateful that Carolyn McCulley retweeted that comment about Roy Moore. Carolyn McCulley is right to believe that churches should be safe places for women and children. Carolyn McCulley is right to believe that churches should be free of sexual predators and child molesters. On this page I stand with Carolyn McCulley 100 percent of the time. However, there is one glaring issue that needs to be addressed, and The Wondering Eagle, while thrilled that Carolyn McCulley is now against child sex abuse wants to pose the following question. When is Carolyn McCulley going to address the child sex abuse scandal that came from her former denomination Sovereign Grace Ministries? But before we get into that lets look at what the New York Times unleashed.
The Sexual Misconduct and Bullying Flood that the New York Times Unleashed
On October 5, 2017 the New York Times published a story called, “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades.” In that story the Times goes into the long history of Harvey Weinsten and sexual harassment against many Hollywood actresses. The newspaper revealed that Harvey Weinsten acted this way for several decades and had at least eight settlements for sexual harassment. From 1990 until 2015 The prominent newspaper revealed the issues that dogged Harvey Weinstein and more people started to come forward. But the issue was not just isolated to Harvey Weinstein it also included a number of other people in sports, politics, media, business and entertainment. The accusations are all over the place from rape to grabbing someone’s buttocks against their will. These are a sampling of some of the people who are dealing with allegations against them.
- Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault and the situation with him keeps growing.
- James Toback the well known Hollywood screen writer was accused of sexual harassment in a story broken by the Los Angeles Times. After running the story 300 women contacted the Los Angeles Times to share their story of James Toback.
- Ben Affleck known for his roles in Good Will Hunting, The Sum of All Fears, and many other Hollywood films was accused of sexual harassment. He acknowledged it and apologized on Twitter.
- Louis C.K. dealt with sexual harassment in masturbating in front of women.
- Dustin Hoffman the actor known for his work in Tootsie, Rain Man and The Graduate faced accusations of sexual harassment.
- John Lasseter from Pixar was accused of sexual misconduct.
- Brett Ratner, the Hollywood director of movies such as X-Men and Rush Hour was accused of sexual harassment and more.
- Steven Segal, the actor known for action flicks such as Under Siege, Under Siege II, and Above the Law was allegedly accused of sexual harassment and threatening behavior.
- Tom Sizamore who acted in films such as Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Dawn was accused of molestation during shooting a film in Hawaii in 2003.
- George Takei from Star Trek who is known in the gay community is accused of allegedly engaging in sexual assault of a male model.
- The 41st President George H. W. Bush who served in the White House from 1989 until 1993 is accused of groping women.
- Well known Congressman from Michigan John Conyers is facing allegations of settling sexual harassment and misconduct allegations from the past.
- Mark Helperin, a journalist who covered politics for ABC News and worked for NBC and MSNBC was accused of sexual harassment.
- Glenn Thrush of the New York Times and formerly Politico was accused of being in appropriate with women in a bar setting. Glen admitted that he was a recovering alcoholic.
- Michael Oreskes from NPR was accused of unwanted sexual advances from females in his work place.
- Then you also have Charlie Rose which was broken by the Washington Post. Rose walked around naked in front of women and was in appropriate. He was fired from CBS and PBS.
- Then you have Donald Trump who boasted of grabbing women by the pussy.
- The last one I will mention is Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Moore has been accused of alleged sexual assault and of once asking a 14 year old girl to touch his erect penis.
The fact that all this information is coming forward is good. It means that people are tired and sick of sexual harassment and questionable behavior. The accusations cover almost every field from business, to politics to entertainment to media. There is one area that needs to also be discussed and this blog has been aggressive in doing so. Questionable and unethical behavior in an organization like C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries or Eric Simmons Redeemer Arlington need to be next. The world needs to shine a spotlight on these organizations.
When will Carolyn McCulley Face the Allegations of Sexual Abuse Cover up in C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Movement?
If Carolyn McCulley is asking Russell Moore to preach on how church should be safe for people The Wondering Eagle has this question to this member from Redeemer Arlington. Does this include C.J. Mahaney’s former Sovereign Grace Ministries now Sovereign Grace Churches? Or is Carolyn McCulley going to stick her head in the ground and act like its not an issue? The church movement Carolyn McCulley came from can hemorrhage allegations of child sex abuse cover up. It can get the attention of The Washington Post or The Washingtonian yet Carolyn McCulley is going to be silent? Did women expect a place of safety in Covenant Life Church? Do women expect safety today at either Sovereign Grace Louisville or a place like Redeemer Arlington? Redeemer Arlington is dripping in the culture of SGM after all it is how Eric Simmons and Jordan Kauflin were reared and trained. When is Carolyn McCulley going to acknowledge all the alleged cover ups of child sex abuse that took place under C.J. Mahaney’s watch? The Wondering Eagle asks the question to Carolyn McCulley. Plus when will Carolyn McCulley expect her church leadership to ask hard questions of Jordan Kauflin as well?
When will Jordan Kauflin Talk with Bob Kauflin about Enabling C.J. Mahaney?
When will Carolyn McCulley sit down with Redeemer Arlington pastor Jordan Kauflin and ask the following question. “Jordan when will Bob Kauflin stop enabling C.J. Mahaney? Do you know how bad it looks as to how Bob is propping up C.J. amidst all these criminal allegations?” The Wondering Eagle would like to know, when will Jordan Kauflin sit down with his father at the dinner table the next time he sees him and says , “Dad we need to talk…” When will Jordan explain to his father that he needs to distance himself from C.J. Mahaney? When will Jordan explain to his brothers and sisters who are all part of the Sovereign Grace system and exhibit the problem of nepotism the same thing? When will Jordan have a long talk with his brother Devon Kauflin of Grace Church in Clarksburg and express his concerns? Jordan does care about the Christian faith no? For example remember when Brent Detwiler released the allegations that C.J. Mahaney approved a hush fund to keep a SGM Pastor in New Jersey from joining the SGM lawsuit? The hush fund was organized by Mark Prater, Paul Buckley, and Tommy Hill. You can read about the hush fund and all the documentation in the following post called, “Hush Fund Set Up by Top SGM Leaders to Meet the Demands of a SGM Pastor Whose Son Was Sexually Abused .” When will Jordan Kauflin have this important talk with his father? Or will Christianity remain a family business where money trumps everything else?
Remember, The Wondering Eagle is a #MeToo in Regards to Redeemer Arlington
The Wondering Eagle wants to be clear. The writer of this blog has never been molested or sexually abused. And for this I am grateful. However this blog stood up on February 17, 2015. The first post I wrote is called “Introduction and Getting Started.” This blog has been a #MeToo when it comes to church problems and abuse. After all it was an Air Force Captain that Jordan Kauflin discipled who taught me why rape and sexual assault is a problem in the military. You can read that story in “How I Managed a False Accusation Given Birth to by a USAF Captain and Care Group Leader from Redeemer Arlington for 408 Days.” The situation dragged on and the talks and situation brown down. Redeemer did not even come close to what an attorney told me that I should accept. In 2015 I warned Jordan about resolving this as I said you do not know what happens in the future. Then in 2016 the unthinkable happened, my Mom had a major medical crisis. With this situation dragging on I found it popping up in the hospital room of my Mom. I was angry that as my Mom was in pain and sometimes dealing with delirium and she would not recognize me, then on a good day she asked me about my efforts in finding a new job because of what transpired. Carolyn McCulley needs to understand my Mom deserved to die in peace. She deserved the right to be able to deal with her illness in privacy without other worries or more. Since Carolyn McCulley is going to tell Russell Moore to preach about abuse on Twitter, then what about my mess from Redeemer Arlington? You can read more about how this issue popped up in a hospital room in “Was Redeemer Arlington Removed From McLean Bible’s New City Network? The Wondering Eagle Asks Why? Plus how Spiritual Abuse from Redeemer Affected My Mother and Popped up in Her Hospital Room When She was Ill.”
Let me rephrase the question and make it personal. If Carolyn’s mother or father is one day dealing with an illness in a hospital setting should either of Carolyn’s parents by worried about abuse their daughter suffered through? Is that the Gospel? If Carolyn is at either her mother or father’s funeral and she is watching the casket be lowered into the ground, should Carolyn be haunted by abuse that is hanging over the situation? This is a difficult question to ask, but it must be asked. My hope is that would not happen at all. But since Carolyn McCulley claims to be opposed to abuse will situations like this matter. Or will blogs like The Wondering Eagle become the new generation for younger people? As SGM Survivors wrote about C.J. Mahaney, Josh Harris and likes of Dave Harvey, will blogs like The Wondering Eagle write about their children like Jordan Kauflin or Devan Kauflin? The Wondering Eagle would like to hear an answer from Carolyn McCulley. We’re talking about decency and humanity. Its not a lot and this is not a complicated issue. But if Carolyn is going to tell Russell Moore to preach about safety in churches and address the Roy Moore situation, what about Sovereign Grace or Redeemer Arlington? Or does that not apply?