Thursday, February 13, 2014

How Not To Respond To GRACE

The Christian sexual abuse investigating team GRACE, which was abruptly fired by Bob Jones University on virtually the eve of its report on allegations against the fundamentalist college. This is the second time the team, led by Liberty University law professor Boz Tchividjian, has been dismissed by a Christian organization that hired it to investigate the organization. The first time was a year ago, when the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) did so. Back then, GRACE responded to the school’s startling action. Excerpt:
In addition to responding to the alleged investigative “flaws”, it is important to recount ABWE’s repeated failures to comply with the contractual obligations to GRACE. These contractual breaches included repeated objections to providing requested documents and the failure to provide such documents in a timely matter, if at all. ABWE further breached the contract by failing to provide GRACE with access to critical witnesses associated with your organization. ABWE’s contractual breaches needlessly delayed this investigation and impaired our ability to fully evaluate ABWE’s response to the crimes perpetrated by Donn Ketcham. 
When placed in the context of ABWE’s conduct over the past 20 months, the termination of GRACE strongly suggests ABWE is unwilling to have itself investigated unless the investigation is within your control. We pray that is not the case.  (more...)

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