“There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy.” ― Joseph Pulitzer
Tom Chantry has been rearrested and is spending the night in jail. I will post more shortly.
Recently, Caleb Lunetta, reporter for KHTS Radio in Santa Clarita, CA, wrote Master’s University President Calls Allegations Against School ‘Untrue,’ ‘Persecution.’ It is well worth the read.
A report on MacArthur’s chapel address to TMU students.
John MacArthur is getting a long deserved wake-up call. Things that were once hidden and handled behind the scenes are now front and center. These issues must be dealt with and it is going to be hard, not only for MacArthur, but for those who hold admire him.
At the first chapel of the university’s academic year on Aug. 27, MacArthur addressed the assembled student body, according to two students who wish to remain anonymous.
Students said that in addition to “playing down” the WSCUC report, MacArthur went on to call a number of the allegations made against the school “untrue” and “surprising.”
…Furthermore, MacArthur did not specify which of the allegations he was calling “untrue,” and he did not specifically address the other issues that the AVT reportedly found, including: alleged conflicts of interest regarding student financial aid; staff without qualifications for their positions; MacArthur’s son-in-law allegedly overseeing a contract from which he benefited from; how the institution handles reported rape cases; or “a climate of fear, intimidation, bullying and uncertainty” among staff and faculty members.
…Additionally, MacArthur stated that the claims made against the school were sent to an anonymous email run by the AVT so that people can “complain” about the school and “do it in an anonymous way,” according to MacArthur.
People in attendance noted MacArthur seemed “dismissive” of the emails because, as he said during the address, there were “only 40 complaints” filed out of the 15,000 people that were given access to the email.
“That’s a fairly minuscule number,” MacArthur said. “I was really surprised there wasn’t 100 complaints.”
But, according to Studley, the anonymous email account that is set up per standard procedure for any school the AVT visits generally averages a far lower number than 40.
“We received more than 35 messages to a confidential email address in response to our request for comments and concerns about The Master’s University and Seminary,” said Studley. “A typical response for an institution under review would be about five messages.”
TWW also appreciates this well read commenter to the article. 😉
The Signal calls for TMU to restore trust in TMU’s leadership.
This article was followed up by an op ed Our View | TMU Has a Mountain to Climb in Restoring Faith from The Signal editorial board.
A reporter’s request for information from TWW readers
TWW believes in transparency. We also believe that Christians, especially Christian leaders, ought to role model their dedication to following the One called Himself the Truth. The Deebs believe that all truth is God’s truth. To that end, we’ve decided to present Caleb. Lunetta’s request. He is the reporter who wrote the first linked article.
My name is Caleb Lunetta and I am a reporter at KHTS Radio in Santa Clarita, CA. My colleague, Mai Nguyen Do, and I are working on a story concerning the Master’s University/Master’s College & Seminary and past/present allegations made against both school faculty and the school president. We are attempting to gather as much information as possible regarding the school’s finances, instances of sexual assaults/rape, board members, etc. While we would love to hear individual accounts and testimonies, the most effective information for us would be official court/government/police documents, verifiable emails/transcripts. Those kinds of things.
If you would like to share your story but are more comfortable speaking with a woman, Mai would be happy to speak with you. I have placed our contact information below. You can speak to us by phone, email, or text.
IMPORTANT: We will not print anything old to us unless given explicit permission from you. And all communication is — by default — off the record until we are given explicit permission from you to go on the record. If you don’t want to say anything yourself, but just want to send a .pdf file, that works too.Caleb LunettaKHTS AM 1220 FM 98.1661.298.1220Mai Nguyen DoThe Santa Clarita Valley Proclaimer530.285.0219
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