This is easily proven as incorrect. I’ve already used the 2011 Vintage in an earlier post. When I pointed out his error this morning on twitter, rather than admit his clear mistake and save face, he doubled-down:
But let’s use what is proven on BJU’s own website from their catalog of archives. From the 2007-2008 Catalog, you see that Phelps’ name is present as a member of the Cooperating Board. He would resign shortly thereafter, but he is listed there (since the document is published early in 2007).
In 2008-2009, however, he is not listed.
Nor in 2009-2010.
Nor in 2010-2011.
But he is listed in the 2011-2012 catalog.
It is clear that no time during the calendar year 2009 was Phelps on the BJU Cooperating Board. So Jonathan, you are incorrect.
Why does this matter? Because if they re-assigned Phelps to the Board after his resignation from MBBC but long before the Ernie Willis rape trial was in the public’s consciousness, then they can claim that Phelps’ re-appointment had nothing to do with his cruel and unethical treatment of Tina Anderson and his endorsement of the (now) convicted rapist Ernie Willis in his congregation. The timeline is crucial for us who are trying to understand if “BJ cares” at all for minor rape victims or only for the powerful and tithing rapists.
Perhaps Pait made an error. That happens. But his continued insistence of inaccurate details makes it clear to us watching — BJU history is being revised right before our eyes.
I signed an oath to keep BJU true. I meant it. I still mean it.