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Teen Rape Victim Forced to Confess in Church

Post by Piper on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:07 pm

Compassion or Cover-Up? Teen Victim Claims Rape; Forced Confession in Church
Now an Adult, Tina Anderson Says She Isn't Angry at God but Has Left Her Church


By ALAN B. GOLDBERG, GAIL DEUTSCH, SUSAN JAMES and SEAN DOOLEY

April 8, 2011


For years, her church was all she knew but today, Tina Anderson has left that church and says she's not going back.

"I still struggle, because I've been made to feel guilty for so long," she told "20/20."

Anderson was only 16 when she said she was forced to stand terrified before her entire church congregation to confess her "sin" -- she had become pregnant. She says she wasn't allowed to tell the group that the pregnancy was the result of being allegedly raped by a fellow congregant, a man twice her age.

She says her New Hampshire pastor, Chuck Phelps, told her she was lucky not to have been born during Old Testament times when she would have been stoned to death.




http://abcnews.go.com/2020/teen-rape-victim-forced-confess-church/story?id=13299135
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Post by Piper on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:09 pm

This is on 20/20 right now. One of the victims that will be on the show is a close friend of one of my family members. Sorry for the late notice!


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Post by Piper on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:22 pm

Here's their support page:

http://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/event.php?eid=165053726883950
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Post by Piper on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:39 pm

Tina Anderson Foundation

http://www.tinaandersonfoundation.org/

A foundation dedicated to helping victims of Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) abuse.

Tina Anderson's Statement to Concord Police:
Tina Anderson's Statement to the Concord Police


http://www.tinaandersonfoundation.org/2010/12/06/police-report-2/
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Post by Sherry on Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:46 pm

Wow. What a "church"! I think they would have lambasted Jesus for being compassionate to the woman caught in adultery! These folks are legalists and have a pharisaical spirit of which Jesus condemned in His days upon the earth.

This is so disgusting but I am glad that she is moving forward and doing the right thing for the sake of other young girls in that church. She is a hero!
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Post by Piper on Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:06 pm

She is a hero, Sherry. I don't know if all the other IFB churches are cultish like this one, but it's horrific. On the show last night they showed clips of their "services". I was appalled at their teachings - they spank 2 week old babies, crying is "giving in". They teach their followers how to severely bruise their children without breaking skin. The blue bruise represents something spreading, can't remember the exact words. The cult leader also said that when a man marries a young pretty girl, she needs to stay that way throughout the marriage and not let herself go. It was disgusting, made my blood boil.




A raped, pregnant teenage Tina was shipped off to Colorado to live with another pastor's family. Look at this picture - Tina was a mere child!
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Post by Piper on Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:35 pm

Thanks for posting the videos! When one of the victims was talking on facebook last night, she was scared and nervous about the airing of the show. I hope it will bring more awareness to the abuse so many of these children suffer.

Their so called biblical punishment is an absurd excuse for these child abusers and child rapists. How parents can be conned/brainwashed or whatever it is to follow these teachings is beyond me.

And Tina's mother took her stepfather back after he spent time in prison for beating her. Then another girl came forward about him raping her and he spent another 8 to 10 years. And her mother took him back again, and is still with him, Daniel Leaf. "Mommy" should have been arrested as well.
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