Sexual abuse lawsuit against the church

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    • #3359
      LucioPaz
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      Paul Brewer v. The Brooklyn Tabernacle

      This Paul Brewer lawsuit reminds me of something. Does anyone else remember when a bunch of people left BT in the late 1980s or early 90s due to allegations of sexual abuse perpetrated by Pastor Cymbala? Whatever happened with all that? How did the leadership handle it? Did anyone ever speak up? Were those claims reported to authorities? Was there an investigation?

    • #3362
      ministryworker
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      That would not surprise me @LucioPaz.  Look at Paul’s case…this has been happening since the 70s.  Maybe that exodus is what Paul W was referring to here:

      https://www.brooklyntabforum.com/forums/topic/there-were-accusations-made-before/page/2/#post-2966

      The whole family has major issues along these same lines. I won’t go into it but suffice it to say they do their best to look squeaky clean, but there are major issues throughout that entire family. It’s way worse than Netflix in the print room.

      People are going to remember what happened to them. It’s only a matter of time. You can’t buy rugs big enough to sweep this under.

    • #3364
      Reginald
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      oh this hurts my heart.

      I am thinking through things I saw over the years and i missed the signs. Daniel impaglia gave me a book years ago by clair Hutchins and some other minister. There were things in that book that never sat right with me. I wonder if i still have a copy of it in my basement somewhere

    • #3366
      LucioPaz
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      @Reginald

      Man I get it. This stuff is incomprehensible. Your right, we need to reassess everything we thought we knew. Can you find that book? Curious to know if the things that did not sit right with you before will be the same now. That history section of the website trailing Clair’s history and who he ministered with is troubling to say the least. I can’t believe I didn’t see these things before.

      DNA of The Brooklyn Tabernacle

    • #3367
      Paul W
      Participant

      How long before the pastors of BT start apologizing for “enabling an abusive pattern and silencing victims’ voices” ???

      1. hybels
      2. zacharias
      3. cymbala

      Don’t worry pastors (term used lightly) your $$$ retirement will be intact. Until people found out what you have collectively known and collectively done. When did Cymbala cut off your manhood?

      For you will be expelled from the synagogues, and the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God.
      John 16:2

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