Sadly, the story reblogged here is not the first victim’s story I’ve heard coming from Prairie Bible Institute… Silence and cover up are not the answer. If we stand silently by, while this abuse is covered up, then God help us all, if we dare to raise our voice against homosexuality, same-sex marriage and any sexual activity involving consenting adults. We have lost our right to speak, if we fail to act on victimization in our Christian cultures.
If we are going to stand for truth and purity, we have to start in our homes, our churches and our Christian educational facilities.
Forget shaking your heads and clucking your tongues. It’s closer to home than you think. It’s in your church, in your school and, God forbid, even in some of your homes. Our silence has been the breeding ground for the multiplication of evil.
I dare you to first fall on your face before God and repent if you have not already done so, and then rise to your feet, find your voice, and stand up and shout, “Enough is enough! As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! We will expose the lies!”
2 Chronicles 7:14
New International Version (NIV)
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Blowing the Whistle on Prairie Bible Institute
Reblogged from: http://pbisurvivors.com/)
After many months of feeling conflicted and agonizing over the ramifications of my decision, I am blowing the whistle on an egregious case of cover-up and collusion on the part of the administration of Prairie Bible Institute in regards to the physical and sexual abuse of a child.
Last fall I was contacted by former Prairie staff and informed about a young woman who had experienced years of emotional, physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her mother, father and brother. The story was particularly disturbing given the fact that all three of these individuals were employed by Prairie: two of them as contract workers in recent facility work and one of them as a current full-time employee in a prominent position with the school….
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RCMP & PBI Acknowledge Abuses, Police Not Laying Charges
And the flip side:
PBI Responds: Unconventional Leadership in the Midst of Abuse Allegations
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Keep shining the light in the dark places, Trudy. You are an inspiration.
Thank you Peter. This kind of post is not my favourite to put up. It’s heavy and has a shade of darkness to it that I really struggle with. When I share about ‘redeemed’ situations, where truth has been revealed, acknowledged and dealt with, it is encouraging. This kind weighs down the spirit. I appreciate your encouragement.
Thank you for helping to expose the plight of the survivors of abuse at Prairie Bible Institute. We have been fighting to be heard and are meeting so much resistance from the school and many of the alumni. Never has it been more important for all of us to take a stand for those who cannot speak for themselves. It is how we treat those who are the most vulnerable among us that really defines our faith. So many people are content to sit on the sidelines and wring their hands but they are unwilling to take a stand. God bless you for holding up our hands as we continue to stand in the face of immense animosity and hostility.
I pray for the victimization to be acknowledged, for PBI to take ownership, and truth to be revealed, and for you and all victims to be released from this burden. In a secular environment this kind of cover up would seem more likely, but little by little, I discover that it’s as bad, if not worse, in Christian cultures. Seems there’s more to lose with the truth, since ‘business’ –aka ministry–hinges on reputation. Oh wicked reputation that we worship…
Heartsick, heartsick …. the leadership at Prairie should be put in the stocks, literally, and the victims allowed to pelt tomatoes and rotten eggs. A good public shaming is in order.