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Holy Misogyny! by Dan Vojir

The Country's Most Misogynist Minister Proves That Hypocrisy From The Pulpit Has No Bounds.

"At this time, we deeply regret the need to announce that First Baptist Church has dismissed our pastor, Dr. Jack Schaap, due to a sin that has caused him to forfeit his right to be our pastor. First Baptist Church is in full cooperation with our local authorities in their investigation of this matter. Our church grieves over the need to take this action and the impact it will have on our people." -   First Baptist Church of Hammond


The "sin" was extreme hypocrisy in the mode of   Bishop Eddie Long   and   Creflo Dollar.

And the set up to that "sin" could not have been a more "perfect storm" of religious hypocrisy:

- The First Baptist Church of Hammond boasts a huge congregation as far back as 1978: 30,000, with the claim that it ran the "world's largest Sunday School." In 2006, it was listed as the 24th most influential chuech in the United States.  

- Young pastor Jack Schaap pens a book on dating:   Dating With A Purpose   (1995)

- Jack Schaaf inherits the megachurch from his father-in-law, the late Jack Frasure Hyles in 2002.*

- Schaap receives country-wide notoriety when he declared some views that were definitely off-kilter with the rest of Baptist teaching: he declared the King James Bible not to be inspired and that:

"When a wife receives her husband's body, she is saying, 'I just want to remind you, Christ, that I am receiving You'."[11]   Additionally, "The person who deeply loves Christ understands that when He receives Christ as Saviour, it is a spiritual intercourse.A person receives the body of Christ. A Christian is the female gender in the spiritual realm, and God is the male gender of the spiritual realm. When a person receives Christ as Saviour, he is receiving Christ as a lover."**

- Schaap pens another book on marriage,   Marriage: The Divine Intimacy. (Hyles Publications, 2005)

- 20/20 does an expose of Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches, claiming that they akin to cults that have covered up instances of statutory rape. It characterizes such churches as "cults." It features Jack Schaap who is quoted as saying it would be "cold day in hell before I ever let a woman teach me theology". Schaap responds with the video below.

- Schaap is fired from his position as senior pastor because of allegations that he had an adulterous affair with a minor. Schaap confesses to the affair. The police are investigating all criminal charge possibilities including transportation of a minor across state for immoral purposes. 

Silence of The Religious Lambs

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Within hours of the announcement and press statement, reference to Dr. Jack Schaap's books on the Hyles Publications website have been expunged and many YouTube videos have also been shut down. No statements have come from either Schaap or Cindy, his wife of over thirty years. 

The silence of Cindy Schaap is not too surprising considering Schaap's views. In   Marriage: The Divine Intimacy , Cindy Schaap posited a subservience to her husband that might make some of today's modern women cringe:

"Before my husband would come home, I would read books in private about romance; and I would get myself ready to be excited about romance."  

What's more telling about the situation: some congregants have come forth to say "he's only human" while not addressing the question of what abuse was done to the teenage girl. 

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And the real silence of skirting issues may bring to the fore the cult-like atmosphere of First Baptist Church of Hammond.

Joining The Pulpit Hypocrisy Pimps

Jack Schaap. Eddie Long. Ted Haggard. Creflo Dollar. Jimmy Swaggart. Jim Bakker. Megachurch pastors and televangelists who have peppered America's religious landscape with scandals in the last generation and have shown America that the pulpit is the most revered source of hypocrisy, hate speech or misogyny - backed by God Himself, of course:

"No woman ever got me involved in ministry. I didn't follow a woman into ministry. A woman didn't write this book. No woman wrote the scriptures right here. A man wrote the Bible -- got it from God. A man hung on the cross. His name is Jesus Christ and God called a man to lead the church here. Hey! I'm glad I'm a man!" 


The portrait of Jack Schaap that will emerge from this latest development in Christian Right circles will no doubt be the same as he has always had, just a trifle more intense. And whether or not he can weather it as one of the supreme hypocrites of the Right remains to be seen: Dollar, Long, Swaggart and Haggard are still around.

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Rev. Dan Vojir is has been writing/blogging on religion and politics for the better part of ten years. A former radio talk show host (Strictly Books €" Talk America Radio Network) and book publisher, Dan has connected with some of the most (more...)
 

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hypocrisy. At least that's the way America views m... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Friday, Aug 3, 2012 at 7:56:31 AM
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