15,000 enablers! Grinning men sitting behind his pulpit, and an audience clapping. Pastor Jack Schaap is spewing his women-hating theology in his fundamentalist Baptist church in Hammond, Indiana. I hope he goes before a woman judge when he comes to trial. He is being investigated for having sex with a 17 year old abused girl from his congregation that he was counseling.
They fired him. But they enabled him first.
He finally crossed the line by getting caught. The fact that he was way across the line in his preaching didn’t faze them. Each week, they put their money in the offering plate and enabled this bully, this women-hating preacher, to stand before them and spew out his hatred.
There is a video clip of what I am talking about. Watch it if you can stand to. As Jocelyn Andersen says “This is the reason we are doing what we do (standing up for women’s equality).” Read what Jocelyn has to say about this fundamentalist complementarian pastor.
In the video Schaap brags that he would never listen to a woman give the gospel. “Adam listened to a woman and look at what happened to him. The whole world was damned.” He goes on to say that no woman ever gave him the gospel, no woman ever helped him in his ministry, and he would never listen to a woman.
Little problem here, pastor Schaap. A woman gave you your church and congregation. You see, another bad pastor who was accused of having sex with his deacon’s wife, had this congregation for 42 years. Schapp married his daughter. When he died, guess who got the church? If you guessed Jack Schapp, you are right. Got the church from a woman!
I guess that doesn’t count.
This is why we do what we do. If you are enabling your pastor and you hear him give a woman-hating diatribe, it’s time you quit. If you are enabling your church by being quiet when it denies women full service before the Lord – whatever that may be – it’s time you quit. If you yourself deny women their full equality before the Lord, it time you quit. If you are giving your money to a church that teaches that women are inferior (equal-but) – its time you quit. Stand up and tell your pastor you are tired of this.
If you are ready to listen to the full gospel of Christ, join us. Join us in speaking out for all women who sit in churches where they are abused by the so-called gospel where men tell them they are not equal.