Compilation of News Stories Exposing FCC’s Spiritual Abuse

Posted: August 12, 2015 in Characteristics of A Cult, Children, Discipline of Children, Getting Free, love, On Campus, Spiritual Abuse
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The following is a compilation of the current media attention attracted by Faith Christian Church and some of its affiliates since March 7, 2015 (and don’t forget our Facebook page Former Members of Faith Christian Church Tucson and Its Offshoots).

Arizona Daily Star

  1. March 7 – Tucson ministry a cult, former followers say – http://tucson.com/news/local/star-investigation-tucson-ministry-a-cult-former-followers-say/article_8824efc5-f210-5041-8088-a654585e4673.html
  2. March 12 – UA asks church’s campus recruiting arm for answers – http://tucson.com/news/local/ua-asks-church-s-campus-recuiting-arm-for-answers/article_8ca014fc-3c10-54ac-8712-b5979675d0ae.html
  3. March 15 – Religious Council opens separate inquiry into church – http://tucson.com/news/religious-council-opens-separate-inquiry-into-church/article_a2dcbdfe-38f0-578c-95ca-d413cefe482f.html
  4. March 19 – Church accused of abuses to talk with UA – http://tucson.com/news/local/church-accused-of-abuses-to-talk-with-ua/article_671cfb39-5a6e-5add-bfcd-549160b9ba23.html
  5. March 25 – New Zealand university bans Faith Christian offshoot – http://tucson.com/news/local/new-zealand-university-bans-faith-christian-offshoot/article_d3631513-c2d7-53c6-a05e-fa909ff3620f.html
  6. March 31 – Web Update – UA religious council revokes Faith Christian’s membership – http://tucson.com/news/local/web-update-ua-religious-council-revokes-faith-christian-s-membership/article_1af01208-d7ea-11e4-8617-5f9fadcfc557.html
  7. April 1 – UA religious council revokes Faith Christian’s membership – http://tucson.com/news/ua-religious-council-revokes-faith-christian-s-membership/article_9998a6c3-08a9-5b08-8935-b0ceefa189dc.html
  8. April 10 – Faith Christian resigns from oversight group amid questions – http://tucson.com/news/faith-christian-resigns-from-oversight-group-amid-questions/article_6be65c89-dc98-5c05-bd53-f12c8ebc51c3.html
  9. April 16 – Amphi investigating its links to Faith Christian Church – http://tucson.com/news/local/amphi-investigating-its-links-to-faith-christian-church/article_cf52f01f-c677-51e0-bb72-a68f3543bcaf.html
  10. Controversial Church is Without a Home – http://tucson.com/news/local/controversial-church-is-without-a-home/article_98c54dc2-0c7c-57d0-8ce0-0dfbac147c37.html

Arizona Daily Wildcat

  1. April 9 – Religious clubs are questioned – http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/04/religious-clubs-are-questioned
  2. April13-Letter to the Editor – http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/04/letter-to-the-editor-april-13-2015
  3. April15–FCC, Case about more than just one church – http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/04/fcc-case-about-more-than-just-one-church
  4. April 15 – FCC, church or cult? – http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/04/fcc-church-or-cult

Christianity Today

  1. March 12 – Arizona church says infants should be smacked with cardboard, former staff members allege – http://www.christiantoday.com/article/arizona.church.says.infants.should.be.smacked.with.cardboard.former.staff.members.allege/49815.htm
  2. April7 – Church Clubs Expelled from University of Arizona Religious Council – http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2015/april/church-clubs-expelled-university-arizona-faith-christian.html?paging=off#bmb=1

KVOA News 4 Tucson

  1. April 8 – Campus church revoked from university religious organization – http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2015/april/church-clubs-expelled-university-arizona-faith-christian.html?paging=off#bmb=1
  2. May19 – Investigation Launched into Tucson’s Faith Christian Church – http://www.kvoa.com/story/29117519/n4t-investigators-investigation-launched-into-tucsons-faith-christian-church

     3. Coming end of July/early August

Audio Podcasts

  1. March 9 – 940 KGMS A Reason for Hope – http://www.scottrichardslive.com/kgms_upload/201503/arfh030915.mp3
  2. March10–940KGMS A Reason for Hope – http://www.scottrichardslive.com/kgms_upload/201503/arfh031015.mp3
  3. March12–1030KVOI The Voice – http://kvoi.com/podcast-window/?yourKey=4024434.
  4. March 14 – NPR’s local Arizona affiliate, KJZZ – http://kjzz.org/content/112586/reporter-emily-bregel-and-author-nori-muster-discuss-cults

Patheos Blog

  1. March 8 – Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Defends Tucson Church at Center of InvestigativeReport – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/08/evangelical-council-for-financial-accountability-defends-tucson-church-at-center-of-investigative-report/
  2. March12 – Former Members: Faith Christian Church (Tucson, AZ) Coerced Donations – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/12/former-members-faith-christian-church-tucson-az-coerced-donations/
  3. March19 – Former members of Faith Christian Church (Tucson,AZ) to Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability: Talk to us – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/19/open-letter-to-the-evangelical-council-for-financial-accountability-from-former-members-of-faith-christian-church-tucson-az/
  4. March 22 – ECFA Agrees to Hear from Former Members of Faith Christian Church – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/22/ecfa-agrees-to-hear-from-former-members-of-faith-christian-church/
  5. March 30 – Update: Faith Christian Church, the ECFA and Continuing Backlash – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/30/update-faith-christian-church-the-ecfa-and-continuing-backlash/
  6. March31–Universtiy of Arizona’s University Religious Council Revokes Membership of Faith Christian Churchand Related Groups – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/03/31/university-of-arizonas-university-religious-council-revokes-membership-of-faith-christian-church-and-related-groups/
  7. May 4 – The ECFA Will Not Release Faith Christian Church Investigation –  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/05/04/ecfa-will-not-release-faith-christian-church-investigation-results/
  8. July22-Faith Christian Church Student Groups Cleared by University of Arizona,Banned by UA ReligiousCouncil, Looking for New Home – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/07/22/faith-christian-church-student-groups-cleared-by-university-of-arizona-banned-by-ua-religious-council-looking-for-new-home/

Washington Post

  1. March 9 – There’s a cult ‘love-bombing’ students at the University of Arizona, former members say – http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/03/09/theres-a-cult-love-bombing-students-at-the-university-of-arizona-former-members-say/
  2. April1-“Love-bombing”group at University of Arizona called a cult, thrown out of religious council – http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/04/01/love-bombing-group-at-university-of-arizona-called-cult-thrown-out-of-religious-council/

Colorado Offshoot – Grace Christian Church

  1. May 4 – The Collegian Central – Cult or community? Questions about Fort Collins’ Faith Christian Churchoffshoot, Grace Christian Church – http://www.collegian.com/2015/05/cult-or-community-questions-about-fort-collins-faith-christian-church-offshoot-grace-christian-church/124483/

Florida Offshoot – Cornerstone Christian Church

  1. April 1 – The Tampa Tribune – USF ministry is affiliate of church under scrutiny as a cult – http://tbo.com/news/education/usf-ministry-is-affiliate-of-church-under-scrutiny-as-cult-20150401/?page=1
  2. April 25–The Tampa Bay Times – Offshoot of controversial Faith Christian Church comes under scrutiny at USF – http://www.tampabay.com/news/religion/offshoot-of-controversial-faith-christian-church-comes-under-scrutiny-at/2227024

New Zealand Offshoot – Victory Christian Church

  1. March 13 – “Cult-like’ church sparks concern in Palmerston North – http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/67319454/Cult-like-church-sparks-concern-in-Palmerston-North
  2. March19–People bullied into giving cash to Palmerston North’s Victory Church – http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/67441096/people-bullied-into-giving-cash-to-palmerston-norths-victory-church
  3. March19–Pastors control marriage pairings, say former members – http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/67454711/Pastors-control-marriage-pairings-say-former-members
  4. March 21 – Former pastor speaks out on ‘cult’ claims – http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/67467155/former-pastor-speaks-out-on-cult-claims
  5. March24–Massey Universtiy warns of ‘cult-like’ church – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/67487872/massey-university-warns-off-cultlike-church.html
  6. March25–Former Palmerston North ‘cult’ members tell of emotional scars – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/67499399/former-palmerston-north-cult-members-tell-of-emotional-scars.html
  7. March 26 – UCOL second education institute to bar ‘cult-like’ Victory Church leaders – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/67509643/ucol-second-education-institute-to-bar-cultlike-victory-church-leaders.html
  8. March27 – Churches reject ‘hands-off’ approach to Victory Church – http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/67523368/Churches-reject-hands-off-approach-to-Victory-Church
  9. March 28 – Victory Church leader disputes claims of “cult” – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/67536122/victory-church-leader-disputes-claims-of-cult.html
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