Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

Dec. 13 Capitol Hill hearing on child abuse: time to revisit HR 911 (now HR 3126)

The LA Times reported that the Senate Health Education Labor and Pension committee will have a hearing on child abuse brought on by the horrific sexual abuse scandal at Penn … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

20/20 and the Independent Fundamentalist Baptists

Last night 20/20 ran an expose by Elizabeth Vargas on the IFB profiling women that suffered long-term emotional, sexual and physical abuse in their churches, homes and schools.  It has … Continue reading

April 9, 2011 · 16 Comments

Lester Roloff’s Obituary – Jack Patterson Update

I have come across a pile of recent – as in the last 10 years recent about Lester Roloff.  I have done a lot of reading about this granddaddy of … Continue reading

February 3, 2011 · 13 Comments

New Bethany, Redux

Several new documents have become available in the ongoing nightmare that is New Bethany Home.  I am attaching a disturbing first person account of abuse at the hands of Mack … Continue reading

October 11, 2010 · 21 Comments

H.R. 911 Petition – selected comments

Several months ago I set up a petition on the Care 2 website to gather signatures in support of HR 911.  I wanted to share some recent comments to the … Continue reading

July 7, 2010 · 1 Comment

Jack Patterson and H.R. 911 update

Two weeks ago Quiverfull author Kathryn Joyce and I took long Sunday drive out to Pastor Mike Veach’s First Bible Church on Staten Island.  The reason for our visit was … Continue reading

April 23, 2010 · 1 Comment

Updates and goings on about my desk

Here is what is in the hopper for this next week: My interview with Reverend Welton Gaddy, President of the Interfaith Alliance and staunch opponent of faith-based funding.  I spoke … Continue reading

April 21, 2010 · 1 Comment

H.R. 911 Update, the petition and a trip to D.C.

Many of you have already signed the petition urging the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee to schedule a hearing on HR 911 – the Stop Child Abuse in … Continue reading

April 8, 2010 · 6 Comments

HR 911 – moving in the right direction to end Christian school abuse

Note:  this is legislation that was passed in the 2009 congress.  It is currently referred to Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions.  I will be calling the committee tomorrow to … Continue reading

March 9, 2010 · 8 Comments

Child protection bill passes house, some Republicans balk

What congressman wouldn’t vote for a bill called the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act (HR 4247)?  No one of course, right?  But handful of Republicans not only voted … Continue reading

March 8, 2010 · 9 Comments

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