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 · 14 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

No Meaningful Conviction: Jack Patterson & my talk with D.A. Rountree

“Sorry we didn’t get a meaningful conviction,” is how my conversation with Blount County, Alabama District Attorney Tommy Rountree ended this morning. We had been discussing  the child abuse case … Continue reading

March 5, 2010 · 7 Comments

History of Violence: Christian boarding schools and the trial of Jack Patterson

Dr. Jack Patterson, founder of the  Christian boarding school, Reclamation Ranch, goes on trial for aggravated child abuse March 10 in Blount County Alabama.  The trial comes two years after … Continue reading

February 22, 2010 · 74 Comments

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