Six Homeschool Brothers Arrested for Alleged Sex Abuse against Younger Sister

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Six brothers from a large homeschool family were arrested for allegedly sexually violating their younger sister for 10 years.  Parents, John and Nita Jackson, were also charged for failing to report. Two of the brothers were members of Scott Brown’s  (NCFIC) Hope Bible Church.

 

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Six North Carolina brothers were arrested last week for allegedly sexually molesting their younger sister for over a decade, beginning when she was 4 years old until she was 14 years old.  The names of the brothers are Eric Jackson, 27,  Jon, 25, Matthew, 23, Nathaniel, 21, Benjamin, 19, and Aaron, 18. The charges include statutory rape, sexual assault, and rape. The young girl is currently 16 years old. The young men belong to a homeschool family with 11 children. At the time of the alleged abuse, they were living in North Carolina and two of the brothers were reportedly members of Scott Brown’s church, Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

The men’s parents – John Jackson, 65, and Nita Jackson, 54 – also were charged with felony child abuse and released after posting a $15,000 secured bond. Tilley said they were charged because they were aware of the abuse and failed to take action.  (http://hamptonroads.com/2014/05/six-nc-brothers-accused-abusing-girl-over-decade)

Scott Brown, Dan Horn

Scott Brown has had very close ties with the now defunct Vision Forum Ministries and recently fallen Christian Patriarchal leader, Doug Phillips. Brown also heads up National Centers for Family -Integrated Churches which was originally connected with Vision Forum’s ministry.  Church Elder Dan Horn also has similar connections with Vision Forum Ministries.

The church elder said he took Eric in December 2012 to speak with detectives and added he would have contacted investigators if Eric hadn’t agreed to do it.

“We believe their repentance is genuine,” Horn said.

 Note this book authored by both Scott Brown and Dan Horn, which was published by Vision Forum Ministries in 2007.

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Eric Jackson, 27 yrs, allegedly reported the crimes to church elder, Dan Horn.  Two of the brothers were members of the church, the rest of the family is not.  My source has told me that the two brothers became convicted of their sin and felt the need to confess to church leadership.  That is when Horn acknowledged the sin and show of repentance, but also said the crimes must be reported to authorities.

PilotOnline.come interviewed with Dan Horn, an elder from Hope Baptist Church:

Horn said Eric and his brother, Jon, are both members of Hope Baptist Church. He said Jon also is cooperating with investigators.

The church elder said he took Eric in December 2012 to speak with detectives and added he would have contacted investigators if Eric hadn’t agreed to do it.

“We believe their repentance is genuine,” Horn said.

(Source)

This is an interesting story in many ways.  While there are connections with Vision Forum Ministries, it’s interesting to note how this sex abuse case was handled.  This young girl (clearly a minor) was allegedly abused around the same time as Lourdes Torres-Manteufel. She was in a large and most likely Patriarchal family. When word got out to church leaders in this case, they acted promptly. We did not see the same swift response in the Doug Phillips situation at Boerne Christian Assembly.

But there are some red flags that cannot be ignored.  When a homeschooling family is isolated from neighbors, with very little connections, abuse can go on unnoticed for years.  What a tragedy.  Please pray for this young girl who has a lifetime ahead of her trying to make sense of why her older brothers and parents allowed her body to be used in such a despicable way.

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When the brothers turned themselves in, most of them were emotionless.

“The first kid, it seems to be like a relief, but even when they came to turn themselves in last week, it was like, ‘We’re here.’ I don’t think they know the magnitude of what they’ve done because I don’t think they knew it was wrong,” says Sheriff Tilley, “They haven’t been taught any differently. I’m not sure when that’s going to sink in exactly what they were doing was wrong.

 

 

199 comments on “Six Homeschool Brothers Arrested for Alleged Sex Abuse against Younger Sister

  1. Teresa N.

    I hope that helped. lol Ok, I really need to study math. I hope she doesn’t post anything new. I might get tempted to comment. I am so very weak.

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  2. These are the words of a “desperate to hold onto her and her husband’s power and position” person, not true leaders. Thank goodness there are only 125 likes on there so far, but I would imagine that number will go up. Sometimes those in leadership who scream the martyrdom and abuse syndrome the loudest, are the ones most desperate for power and the ones most likely to be the most abusive. Perhaps they post this kind of stuff, just to see if their following is dissipating or if they are remaining strong. When the like button gets clicked to the appropriate number, they can rest again. It must feel awful to think that your “ministry” you have worshipped for years, may be coming to a close. What then? Then it will be time to face the facts and have to answer whether you were worshipping Christ and promoting His Kingdom and His truths – or not.

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  3. “I’m confused why everyone is blaming Scott Brown/Dan Horn and their church? It sounds like they did everything correctly and biblically. Of course the parents and sons need to be jailed/punished if found guilty.. but how are we blaming all this on the NCFIC and Scott Brown?”

    Creole,
    We must ask what, exactly, made this family as twisted and dysfunctional as it was. We know it is a full-quiver, homeschooling family. We know the oldest son asked permission from his father to talk about the crime he was engaged in. We know the mother did nothing when she saw her daughter being violated. We know the parents wouldn’t allow authorities to question their daughter. We know some of the sons have connections to “leaders” in the Patriarchal ideology. All of this is very consistent with a Patriarchal lifestyle. Who is teaching this ideology? That is the connection here to Scott Brown and Dan Horn. I agree that Horn handled this situation the right way. Is he now going to stop teaching the very ideology that this family was apparently following?

    Homeschooling, per se, is not the problem. There are plenty of homeschooling families who do not adopt this ideology. (Although a newbie attending a state homeschool convention may be indoctrinated without being aware of what they’re encountering.)

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  4. I do not believe these are uneducated homeschoolers who were living completely excluded from reality, as the media seems to portray.

    Matthew, one of the brothers, was an NCFIC intern in 2011 when they went on their Roadtrip across America. http://scottbrownonline.com/category/articles/page/2/

    The requirements of the interns are outlined here: https://ncfic.org/uploads/about/NCFIC_-_Intern_Applicationdocx.pdf Interns must have the “the full blessing and support of their parents”, read from a pretty extensive reading list (i.e., the interns must be able to read theological texts and participate in discussions), “fully participate in the body life of Hope Baptist Church”, they must explain in writing their relationship with parents and siblings, they must write a short essay explaining the biblical doctrines of the family/church/repentance, and must have letters of recommendation including one from their pastor/elder.

    Somehow, something HUGE slipped through the watch of the NCFIC internship program. Either that, or there was an enormous rug somewhere under which to brush this pile of dirt.

    However, kudos to Dan Horn for seeing past the prior relationship that this family had with his church, and getting the authorities involved. After all, he drove the guy to the police station (from http://hamptonroads.com/2014/05/six-nc-brothers-accused-abusing-girl-over-decade) after he learned of the abuse.

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  5. Creole,
    We must ask what, exactly, made this family as twisted and dysfunctional as it was. We know it is a full-quiver, homeschooling family. We know the oldest son asked permission from his father to talk about the crime he was engaged in. We know the mother did nothing when she saw her daughter being violated. We know the parents wouldn’t allow authorities to question their daughter. We know some of the sons have connections to “leaders” in the Patriarchal ideology. All of this is very consistent with a Patriarchal lifestyle. Who is teaching this ideology? That is the connection here to Scott Brown and Dan Horn. I agree that Horn handled this situation the right way. Is he now going to stop teaching the very ideology that this family was apparently following?

    No I disagree. Only 2 of the young men went to that church. We don’t know about the rest of the family and you cannot lump it all together. We don’t know where the rest of the family got their ideology. Being at that church, hopefully allowed them to see their sin and confess. When they did confess they reported it immediately. They did what was right. This is NOT the NCFIC, SB, HBC fault. The blame is solely on the two boys and their family. We need to be careful with the broad brushed accusations and judgements here.

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  6. “I’m confused why everyone is blaming Scott Brown/Dan Horn and their church?”

    None of the children who have died from parents using Michael Pearl’s “child training” methods have died because Michel Pearl himself was beating them. Should we also not hold Pearl responsible for his teachings?

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  7. Sally,

    Thank you for your very informative comment. This is not looking good for the Christian Patriarchy Movement. People, take screen shots, there is certainly going to be a damage control response.

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  8. BREAKING NEWS: Just got word that Nathan Morales was found guilty! CJ Mahaney’s brother-in-law pastor knew about the sex abuse and admitted in court that he failed to report.

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  9. @IamMyBeloveds:

    Sometimes those in leadership who scream the martyrdom and abuse syndrome the loudest, are the ones most desperate for power and the ones most likely to be the most abusive.

    On one of these blogs, someone cited a study that the most common trait of a sociopath is the ability to Play The Innocent Victim and get others to feel sorry for them. (In local Fandom, we call this “the Mutant Power of Induce Guilt”. I’ve seen it in action, including cases where it gets turned on and off like a light switch.)

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  10. @JulieAnne:

    Wonder what @TGC and @T4GOnline will say now that Nathan Morales was found GUILTY and CJ’s bro-in-law pastor kept silent about sex abuse?

    “What guilty verdict? There was no guilty verdict, only PERSECUTION.
    doubleplusungood ref doubleplusunperson,
    doubleplusungood ref doubleplusunevent,
    doubleplusungood ref doubleplusunverdict
    L L C J.”

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  11. @CindyK:

    Note that the first word spoken about the matter came from a male. I know many females who have taken similar matters or even matters that were not so sensational to their patriarchal elders and were not taken seriously.

    Males and females are treated differently within these groups. Reports of abuse from women are treated very differently in the FIC and in patriarchy, and one need not look very far to see evidence of that history.

    Even strict Shari’a counts a woman’s testimony as HALF that of a man’s instead of ZERO.

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  12. Some things do not seem to add up here. The ages of the boys at the time of the alleged crimes is curious. They were likely not adults. The allegations of educational neglect is suspect. The photo of the house where they used to live is described as being in a rural area surrounded by country businesses. They have a locked gate on the drive. Many rural people have gates to keep livestock from getting out. The news shows a house that has some overgrown grass. by the driveway. Big deal. I am NOT condoning any wrong-doing ! Just wary…. Some people seem to WANT to hear and believe any and all things the media spouts.

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  13. “Wonder what @TGC and @T4GOnline will say now that Nathan Morales was found GUILTY and CJ’s bro-in-law pastor kept silent about sex abuse?”

    They will say CJ had nothing to do with it and was not on trial so you are in sin for suggesting he is to blame. Grant, his brother in law was thrown under the bus. Believe me, people who have been loyal in the past are always thrown under the bus. That is why it works.

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  14. “Some people seem to WANT to hear and believe any and all things the media spouts.”

    Not only that but people have a tendency to believe whatever the institutional representative guru states. In this case, Horn. I think we were treated to some clever spin. (Sorry but too much past info on what they put young girls through for me to beleive a word from that group)

    These guys are scared to death of all the lawsuits coming out. Not only would bad press stop the flow of money but it does not “grow” movements. That is where Stacey is coming from, too. You can hear the fear dripping in her response to her deleted statement.

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  15. In his parable, Jesus gave us, as our example, the Samaritan who came to the aid of the man on the road to Jericho who had been stripped naked, beaten and left half naked by robbers. So much of today’s institutional Christianity can be identified with the priest and Levite who ignored the half dead victim. It appears to me that Stacy McDonald, Doug Wilson and other like-minded patriarchists have gone way beyond merely ignoring their movement’s victims. It is inexcusable that they are so quick to engage in blame shifting attacks on victims. It is also inexcusable the way they attack the good Samaritans who advocate for the cause of their movement’s victims. It would be a relative compliment to identify these people with the priest and Levite who merely ignored the victim in Jesus’ parable. These people have aligned themselves with the robbers.

    Truly, we live in the age of what I am beginning to think of as the Jericho Road church. Each of us must decide. Will we be good Samaritans, coming to the aid of “Christian” religion’s victims? Or will we be like the priests and Levites who ignore, and maybe don’t even notice, the “churche’s” victims? Or will we choose to support, and even join with, the robbers who, emotionally and spiritually speaking, leave people naked, beaten and half dead–and then attack those who come to their aid?

    The Samaritans who post here stand a good chance of being cast off by supposed Christianity. On the other hand, I would view it as a privilege to be counted amongst the outcasts, inasmuch as I strongly suspect that they are much more likely to be assigned to the place of the sheep than to the place of the goats.

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  16. I’m not sure if this has been addressed, but is there any chance that this is being brought out now as these men are no longer minors and probably will never have one minute of jail time? It obviously isn’t doing much for the families reputation, but will there be any justice for this child?

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  17. Thank you Julie Ann. I should have clarified this morning when I posted her second comment that I understood. It was her first comment that I had no clue what she was talking about.

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  18. Brenda R,

    I’m not sure if this has been addressed, but is there any chance that this is being brought out now as these men are no longer minors and probably will never have one minute of jail time?

    It is commendable that the young men went to the authorities and turned themselves in, just as it is that they were encouraged to do so. And a pastor should stand by a person through the good and the bad, so I am glad that Horn did what he did. In and of itself, that much is a beautiful testimony of doing what is right and good, even though it has devastating consequences for those who chose to incriminate themselves. That is the truly Christian thing to do.

    I have compassion for the brothers who came forward, and perhaps a judge and a DA can find some help for them, again going back to the skewed level of “normal.” Prisons have to do with punishment, not rehabilitation, so hopefully, the legal system can help figure out what is best for those involved.

    What I cannot understand is the parents’ behavior, though I know that it happens (families using denial and ignoring incest).

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  19. “The first kid, it seems to be like a relief, but even when they came to turn themselves in last week, it was like, ‘We’re here.’ I don’t think they know the magnitude of what they’ve done because I don’t think they knew it was wrong,” says Sheriff Tilley, “They haven’t been taught any differently. I’m not sure when that’s going to sink in exactly what they were doing was wrong.”


    Craster’s Keep, anyone?
    (Game of Thrones reference)

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  20. I am not going to discontinue the practice of calling sin what it is, sin. The parents of these children should, in my view, do jail time for encouraging and hiding their sons behavior and for not protecting their daughter. I don’t have much sympathy for the boys who did this. It is good that the truth is coming out, but there is much to do to make amends to their victim. She is the one I am most concerned about.

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  21. Coming late to the discussion.

    Concerning essential oils: “Brenda R,
    It’s definitely a gimmick. Cottage industries are heavily promoted among many in the Homeschool Movement as a means of income. That’s not a bad notion if you’re selling walking sticks or handmade clothes. But to peddle snake oil as a treatment for whooping cough? This woman isn’t certified to offer any medical advice, much less concoct her own blends for serious medical conditions.”

    Stacy McDonald is a rep for Young Living, an essential oil company. I believe (but don’t have time to confirm) that it’s set up as an MLM. You sign up under someone else, and they get residual income for all your sales and personal purchases. You’re also encouraged to get as many people to sign up under you, so that you can reap the benefits.

    Of course, Young Life is “incredibly superior” to all the other essential oil companies out there, in terms of their quality standards, purity, and I don’t know what all. Or so I was told when I went to a party and was encouraged to sign up.

    If you’ve noticed a rash of “Young Living” bloggers, I think you might have noted that a lot of them were homeschool moms. A number of my friends jumped on the bandwagon, but my husband wasn’t too keen on the idea. Sweet irony.

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  22. Bridget:
    “They don’t get it!! The patriarchal crowd, that is. They simply don’t understand children and child development. Children learn by what they see, and how they and those around them are treated as much, if not more than by head knowledge. When you teach from birth, first time obedience, obey your elders (everyone when you’re 4), men are leaders, women are followers, church leaders are the top leaders, always obey your parents, you are creating perfect storm for abuse to ocurr and be perpetuated. When will patriarchy understand this?!?!? Instead of growing healthy, balanced, young adults, some are growing infantile, stunted young adults who are not prepared to live in the world into which they were born.”

    Unfortunately, this is not confined to the patriarchal crowd. I grew up in a family of unbelievers with parents who were control freaks. I grew up stunted, unprepared, and decades later still have trouble making any kind of decision. (Have trouble? How about “agonize”!) I didn’t learn to think for myself, which is probably why I was ripe for the assurance and (false) hope offered by VF and their ilk. It was a formula that an insecure, indecisive, suffering-from-anxiety-and-fear-of-failure intellectually-bright-but-otherwise-stupid person like myself could find comfort in. If only following a formula worked! It would be so much easier (safer? less fraught with making the wrong choice?) to go forward with confidence if it worked as promised.

    And I seem to be living at the height of irony today. …for it was yet another wrong choice.

    I still wonder at the apparently healthy families I know who (at least said that they) followed the model and seem to have turned out competent adults.

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  23. MLM – just another system of hierarchy where you use people for personal and financial gain.

    Someone tell me to take a nap. Lol. I feel grumpy.

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  24. NFA: “No, sorry that is not it. I hope I did this correctly, but I think this should get you there .https://www.facebook.com/jordanmuela This is the same Jordan Muela who wrote the article How Silence Enables Abuse and was accused by Doug along with Peter Bradrick a while back.”

    JA, perhaps he has you blocked. I am not on his friends list and was able to read posts and comments on the page. My reaction to James and Stacy McDonald in particular?

    Wow. Wow. Wow.

    Please correct me if I’m wrong, if I overlooked something, if I missed any earlier comments or posts from them on this matter, if I’m misconstruing what either of them said.

    But what I saw, reading their comments, stood out to me in glaring neon lights. What I would expect, especially from people who put themselves forward as if there is some reason others ought to listen to them, what I would expect would be compassion *for*the*victim*, godly sorrow, anger at the sin and at those who allowed it to happen, that sort of thing…

    What I saw was defensiveness and self-justification.

    Believe me, I am not judging them or their salvation (maybe questioning their judgment?), but I seriously question their motivations, insofar as they seem more worried about defending their investment in a system, than outrage, and a determination to root out evil and “weed the garden” so to speak.

    By their fruit you shall know them.

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  25. Telling the truth and knowing how badly we have been abused by these so-called leaders, can just make us grumpy sometimes.

    Yes, Young Living is what we call a “pyramid”, but I think that James McDonald wrote an article or did a Vimeo about that and addressed it and defended Stacy’s involvement in that, when it was questioned about whether it was a godly way to make a living or not. I hear that someone in her position makes about $25,000.00 a year or more. It’s good money that one can make off of everyone else’s work.

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  26. Refugee — I think Jordan has dropped off for a bit. Maybe perhaps due to the McDonald comments. Also, the McDonalds do not hold to “By their fruit you shall know them”. They believe that as long as you are baptized and a member of the local church (ie Federal Vision) you are a Christian. As long as you say, “I am sorry that I have been abusing a 4 year old child (or 17 year old young woman) sexually”, they consider you repentant. Read Stacy’s comments concerning DP. They do not hold to the biblical teaching that says, “showing forth fruit unto repentance”. They also do not hold to the biblical teaching of two or more witnesses. When James had his credentials take from him, he and the others formed this new denomination, the CPC, so as to formulate their own theologies and doctrines. You should take a read through that sometime.

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  27. “I don’t have much sympathy for the boys who did this.”

    Brenda R, glad not to be the only one. I actually have no sympathy for them. Are we really supposed to believe that not ONE brother had ANY kind of inkling for TEN WHOLE YEARS that rape is wrong? Yeah, right. Not buying it.

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  28. Folks in this camp tend towards theonomy, no? That calls for a good stoning to death, right? Maybe if society stopped letting convicted pedophiles off with counseling and short jail terms if any (while embezzlers go to jail for 15 years), good Christian homeschoolers would realize that sex with your 4 year old sister is wrong. It will be a test to see how true to theonomy some of these leaders turn out to be when sentencing rolls around. Perhaps they’ll cut theonomy loose along with Phillips?

    Alice Miller wrote about how mandatory submission turns people into obedient slaves with no moral engagement. It destroys one’s ability to think critically and creates the Nazi Doctor. And what do you do with them?

    I’m certainly glad that I’m not Solomon, and above all, may justice be established. Solomon can figure out where mercy and if mercy should come in — and I hope that the court does that task justice.

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  29. “What I saw was defensiveness and self-justification.”

    The Patriarchal house of cards is crumbling. Too many spiritually abused victims are finding each other online and comparing notes. And when this happens the money starts drying up. It is hard to keep up the “gossip” Schick when you can no longer isolate people with threats of sin sniffing.

    Add to that, their vague rebuking comments sound bizarre to those not mired in the movement. Like something out of North Korea.

    Anyone else notice Stacy barely gives the young abused girl much compassion at all. She is more interested in protecting her Patriarchal wife position. She might have to double up on the love bombing cult tactic.

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  30. I think it is time for women to get more involved in church leadership. Let’s face it. the guys in charge have done a terrible job. Scripturally, I don’t think God created man to rule autonomously. I think God created men and women to balance out each other. Some men (the one’s who want to be in power) think with their egos and with*****. After 20 years of intense Bible Study from 1978-1998, I learned a lot about women’s role . I think it would be useful for any / and all of us to do a search of the Bible on Women’s role. I think we might all be surprised that God did not intend us to be spiritual underlings. To get back on point, most women hate child abuse. The men in this movement need to be held in check by us women.

    I know there are many good Godly men out there who are just as appalled and disgusted by all the recent happenings. I am not addressing you. I am married to a good guy who treats me as an equal partner. I just wish that for all our Christian brothers and sisters. Let’s just stop the child abuse. And the Woman abuse.

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  31. I found this:

    Suspect confessed after hearing the gospel at Wake Forest church. “Most of the children in the family are now grown, but a younger brother remains at home, likely in Colorado, said Tilley. The victim, now 16, was placed in the custody of an older half-brother in Colorado, he added.”

    Also this:

    What do the charges mean?

    In North Carolina, the age of consent is 16 years. This means vaginal intercourse or any sexual act with a person under the age of 16 is illegal, even if the individual claims consent was given.
    Following are basic definitions of some of the charges against the defendants:

    ***********TRIGGER WARNING FOR SEXUAL CONTENT *******

    Rape of a child: Vaginal intercourse with a victim under the age of 13 years by a perpetrator at least 18 years old.

    Statutory rape: Vaginal intercourse with victim 13-15 years old by a perpetrator at least six years older than the victim.

    Sexual offense: Engaging in a sexual act (other than vaginal intercourse) with a victim under the age of 13 years by a perpetrator at least 18 years old.

    First degree sexual offense: Engaging in a sexual act (other than vaginal intercourse) with a victim under the age of 13 years by a perpetrator who is at least 12 years old and also at least four years older than the victim; or by a perpetrator who uses threat of deadly force, who inflicts serious injury or who is aided and abetted by one or more other perpetrators.

    Felony child abuse: John Jackson was charged with the non-assaultive felony child abuse. N.C. statutes classify a parent or guardian who commits or allows any sexual act with a child, or who commits willful or grossly negligent care with reckless disregard for life as committing felony child abuse.

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  32. Oasis, Thank you for your stand. No matter how you are raised there has to be something in someone’s heart that says no, these things aren’t right.

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  33. Lydia, I don’t believe Stacy showed any true compassion for this child at all. Her heart is too hard for that and is much too brain washed into the cult to see it.

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  34. Headless Unicorn Guy said

    On one of these blogs, someone cited a study that the most common trait of a sociopath is the ability to Play The Innocent Victim and get others to feel sorry for them.

    If I’m not mistaken (it’s been a while since I read the book), that trait is mentioned in the book The Sociopath Next Door. A lot of sociopaths use pity to manipulate people and cover their tracks.

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  35. @ Cindy K.:

    What is the Craster’s Keep?

    If I recall correctly, Craster has a huge harem and marries his own daughters. Thankfully he dies at some point.

    And FWIW, I know for a fact they added nudity to the show that wasn’t in the books. I like the books better.

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  37. Leslie, I hope you rethink your position and come to the conclusion that mutual submission and true biblical equality is the only way. I, too, would like to sweep all men out of leadership, but that would only mean that “feminism is the true enemy of the church” and the abuses by women would become the problem.

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  38. For those who are inclined to pile on with a guilt-by-association argument and consign parents whose child-rearing principles and practices they deplore to close monitoring by Child Protection Services and public school bureaucrats, another recent case provides an illuminating example to ponder. All authority is vulnerable to abuse, and none is beyond reproach. Given the power of the state, state authority is generally more vulnerable to abuse than the legitimate authority of parents. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/05/17/4916678/union-county-dss-continues-overhaul.html#.U3sqzChaYqg

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  39. Another Doug comments on the failings of Doug Phillips and some of those who found his leadership appealing: http://dougwils.com/s7-engaging-the-culture/patriarchy-vision-forum-and-all-the-rest-of-it.html
    The conclusion of his post:
    Many years ago, I had a weekly radio column on KWSU, a local public radio station. This was a fun gig while it lasted, which was until the time that I said on the air that men were necessarily dominant. The only question before the house was whether or not that dominance was going to be constructive or destructive. This was one of my early encounters with liberal tolerance for views other than their own, and it was an educational experience.

    The point is that patriarchy is inescapable, and our only choice is between men being faithful, for blessing, and men failing, for humiliation and chastisement. The thesis is not that men are good, but rather that men are crucial. When they are crucial and selfish, a lot of bad things happen. When they are crucial and obedient, a lot of good follows.

    Nothing that has happened at Vision Forum changes this reality. Men are not automatically a blessing. They are called to be a blessing. When they refuse, or when they turn away, the effects are devastating. This was one of the things taught by Vision Forum, and it is a reality that we can see the truth of now in the shuttering of the ministry. And when we have had the truth of something so manifestly displayed for us, that is not the time to abandon it.

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