Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

Baptist Missionary’s Attorney a rising, right wing political star

Stegall at the mic, Culberth looking on Caleb Stegall, Jefferson County, Kansas District Attorney, has been retained to represent former detained Baptist missionary Drew Culberth. Stegall says that Mr. Culberth … Continue reading

February 19, 2010 · 1 Comment

Haitian Judge Releases 8 of 10 Missionaries: Silsby and Coulter left behind

Missionaries Carla Thompson, left and Nicole Lankford leaving Haiti “My faith means everything to me, and I knew this moment would come when the truth would set me free,”Jim Allen of … Continue reading

February 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

America’s Next Top Martyr

“God wanted us to come here to help children, we are convinced of that,”  - Laura Silsby Over the last week, I have been following and reporting on the stranger-by-the-minute story of Laura Silsby, … Continue reading

February 9, 2010 · 2 Comments

American Baptist Missionaries – not yet formally charged in Haiti

The case involving Laura Silsby and 9 other Baptist missionaries gets weirder and weirder.  Last week news came down that the 10 would be charged with kidnapping.  Over the weekend, the mistranslation … Continue reading

February 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Update: Wall Street Journal stands by article Eric Evans denies

In a brief email volley today, Robert Christie, Dow Jones & Co. Spokesman, speaking on behalf of the Wall Street Journal, confirmed to me “we stand by our story” referring … Continue reading

February 6, 2010 · 2 Comments

Laura Silsby’s Sinking Idaho Ship

Laura Silsby is now Idaho poison.  People are putting distance between themselves and the CEO of PersonalShopper.com and jailed Baptist missionary.  PersonalShopper’s offices are shuttered and dark in Boise.  The … Continue reading

February 6, 2010 · 2 Comments

Baptist Missionaries charged in Haiti, I spoke to former Laura Silsby employee

UPDATE:  just after I posted this – the 10 missionaries are being charged with “abduction and criminal association”  via NYtimes: Laura Silsby, center, today in Haiti (NYtimes) Carol A woman, … Continue reading

February 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

The problem with Baptists and Haiti

When the story of 10 Americans being held in Haiti for illegally trying to take 33 children across the Dominican border was first reported and quotes from the group’s incarcerated … Continue reading

February 2, 2010 · 1 Comment
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