Book and Movie Reviews

Breaking Their Will by Janet Heimlich

“The problem is not Christianity versus Reason.” David Alexander, the late author of Star Trek Creator and editor of The Humanist once told me. “It’s rational thinking versus magical thinking.” I thought of that while reading Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment by Janet Heimlick (yes, daughter of the inventor of the … Continue reading

Book and Movie Reviews

Religious Addiction: Mental Illness or 20th Century Inquisition? (1992)

I produced this video within months of learning the pastor of my megachurch had been accused of molesting children. Since nothing happens unless a victim reports the story, I was forced to remain on the sidelines until victims founds the courage. Realizing this was a matter of importance, but also understanding fundamentalist resistance to even … Continue reading

Fundamental Scandals

Challenging the toxic orthodoxy taking root in clergy abuse activism

Christian School Confidential is my other blog.  It started out as a reaction to the arrest of Bob Gray , former pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, and the realization the local media would not cover the pertinent points or ask the questions I thought should have been asked.  Gray was arrested in … Continue reading

Fundamental Scandals

Bible Madness near Chicago? CHICAGO?

The Jack Hyles brand of fundamentalism is the type of fundamentalism satirized in my movie, BIBLE MADNESS.  The placard, ‘Let’s Go Soulwinning’ was taken from a popular book about soul winning that was written by Jack Hyles. CHICAGO magazine just published a very detailed piece regarding Jack Hyles and his influence on fundamentalism.  Indeed, if … Continue reading