About Todd and His Team

“Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore it if it be goodness.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays

I have always been one to fight for justice, to take up the cause of the little man, and to confront the abuses of the rich and powerful. I like straight shooters, I dislike liars, especially in the pulpit. Thus, when one of the pastors at UCCD wrote me the following:

As you may have noticed, I have removed several of your past posts from our church’s Facebook page. The posts removed deal with the crisis at Sovereign Grace. I sympathize with your concern for these important issues, however, I feel that the posts deal with the issues at play in ways that are unhelpful for our congregation and the members of the Facebook group.

I decided it was time to find a new church. What had in fact occurred was the pastor who wrote me the above email had, that very day, strong-armed a fellow member who had started and maintained a private Facebook group into ceding control of the group to him, removed my posts which highlighted the sexual abuse and conspiracy to cover-up the abuse by SGM church leaders, and then wrote me the email.

My former senior pastor labeled me “edgy.” It wasn’t meant as a compliment, but I took it as one. I  like what Roger E. Olson, in his book “How To Be Evangelical Without Being Conservative” said about being edgy: “Evangelicalism should be an “edgy” religious and spiritual attitude and habit of the heart.”

Thus, owing to the hand of Providence, I started writing to expose physical and spiritual abuse and bring about much-needed reform to the corrupt Evangelical church. Whether our efforts meet with success is in God’s hands.  I simply try to stay true to my calling.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”  -Proverbs 31:8-9 NLT
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” ― Martin Luther

Email me at tlwdxb@protonmail.com

Janna L. Chan is part of team Thou Art The Man. She primarily focuses on the tech side of the blog but occasionally posts articles as well. Janna has been advocating against the commission and cover-up of child sexual abuse at Covenant Life Church and Sovereign Grace Ministries for about seven years.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”  -Proverbs 31:8-9 NLT

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

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Senecagriggs

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead”

And then there’s Solomon; “There is nothing new under the sun.”

Frankly, I wouldn’t bet on Margaret Mead.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-imprinted-brain/201702/margaret-mead-and-the-great-samoan-nurture-hoax

Dear Todd,

I love your quote about TRUTH by Martin-Lloyd Jones. So in this regard, I want to alert you to the following revelations concerning RIck Warren.

As you probably know, Rick Warren and his publisher, Zondervan claim that his Warren’s Purpose Driven Life book is the the “the bestselling nonfiction hardback book in history”. (when they had sold 32 million copies.)

Here is just one of a host of websites where Warren and his publisher promote this claim:
“Grand Rapids, MI October 16, 2012 — After 10 unprecedented years as the best-selling non-fiction hardback in history, Dr. Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?”” Source: https://www.frontgatemedia.com/1148/

This means they are claiming that Warren had sold and average of 3.2 million books per year since 2002. And therefore claiming 3.2 million books sold in every one of those ten years makes their book the best selling book in history every one of those years. This is preposterous and farcical!

Here is the just released chart with the forensic evidence from 20 reputable book sales tracking organizations and scholars showing Rick Warren’s PDL book is way down the list link:
https://amos37.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/BestSellingRankingListinHistory

The key here is that it is impossible for any book to become #1 having sold 32 million by 2012.

So, I sure hope you illuminate your readers.

Thank you!

Kindest regards,

James Sundquist
Eaglemasterworksproductions.com

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Todd, same here

Todd,
Looked for an email address here, could not find it. Would like to send an email. Any way to get that done?

AG

Joe Pewsitter

Todd, I did not know your story. I stumbled across it reading The Wartburg Watch. Is there somewhere I can review your story? Do you tell it yourself somewhere? Let me say that although I’m sorry for the pain you’ve no doubt suffered, I’m grateful for your transparency and integrity to speak out regarding the self-refuting nature of Neo-Calvinists. Blessings to you, brother!

Robert Ivy

Just wanted to say how glad I was to find your blog all about criticizing Christian leaders!

“Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood.” 1 Pet 2:17
“Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.” 1 Tim 5:17

From Dante, The Divine Comedy

For as I turned there greeted mine likewise
what all behold who contemplate aright
that’s Heavens revolution through the skies.

http://www.energon.org.uk

Janiquah

Thought you should see this.
James Roberts’ Public/Media Statement
5/23/2014
There has seemed to be much confusion as to why my case in particular (MD vs Morales 123155C) was not tried. Let me be clear; it was not due to a sudden fallacy, or the merits of my case against Nathaniel Morales. Mr. Morales was indicted for “sex offence III” by the State of Maryland and my case remains active today. I want to make it perfectly clear that I stand behind my statements with regard to both my criminal case against Morales, as well as my civil case. Because both the criminal and civil cases are active, I need to be wise with my words so please accept this brief explanation. The State Attorney’s office has explained to me that they will be following ‘Judicial Prudence’ with regard to my case, and will await the outcome of the August sentencing (possible 120+ years) for the cases which Morales has already been convicted and found guilty of. The prosecution has their reasons & strategy for this. It is ultimately their (the State of Maryland’s) decision when to proceed with trying the case. My case is also linked to other active and ongoing investigations that could see the courtroom in the future. I want to clearly state that I have every confidence in the justice system, particularly in ASA Amanda Michalski who tried the first two Morales cases. These men & women know what they’re doing and though I cannot comment in further detail, I see the wisdom in them making this call. As a side note, I would like to encourage other victims to continue coming forward. It is crucial to report your sex abuse, not only for you, but for the victims who may come after you. You just might save a life. And please, please, please report your abuse to the police first, not your pastor. I can’t even begin to describe how healing it’s been just to report what happened to me! Thank you all so much for your love, support, and prayers. Nate Morales will never be able to hurt another child ever again, and that has been my driving force in all of this. Let’s continue to pray for justice to be done in all of the other cases that will be coming. Finally I would like to humbly ask that you respect the fact that I cannot comment further and understand that is why I have declined the many numerous media and interview requests. Thank you for understanding that. God bless you all & I am confident that all of these evil deeds will be brought into the light for there is no longer a dark place for this evil to hide.
Sincerely,
James Roberts

Todd, excellent blog. I’m a fan. can you point me to some of your articles as to how and why in the world you’ve ended up in Dubai. I’m very curious.

Kevin