In a huge blow to the devil, an Idaho District Court Judge Benjamin R. Simpson (clearly a righteous man) agreed with Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and CCOF (God’s Anointed) in a recent ruling in the Calvary Chapel Child Molestation lawsuit that sought to attach CCCM/CCOF and hold them partly responsible. We know this decision to be just and righteous…because judges never get it wrong.
The 21-page ruling references as “Facts” that four youths were introduced to pedophile Anthony Iglesias through Calvary Chapel and were subsequently molested by Iglesias who is now serving time in a Boise, Idaho jail.
According to voices within Calvary Chapel, the molestations are irrelevant as the perpetrator is in jail…the real issue is that Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa/CCOF and Chuck Smith are innocent of having “any responsibility” in the matters that go on at “100% independent Calvary Chapels” and according to one Calvary Chapel Pastor, Ron Arbaugh of CC San Antonio posting as “fyi” on the popular PhoenixPreacher.net blog-site, the lawsuit was a result of “greedy lawyers” wanting to get money from the “deep pockets”, it wasn’t about justice for the molestation victims and their families. It certainly isn’t about bringing common sense reforms to Calvary Chapel (System-wide) to help protect children…that can’t be done according to many “independent” CC pastors who I’ve dialogued with on numerous occasions.
Another Calvary Chapel Pastor, Steve Wright of CC Lake Elsinore, also weighed in numerous times on the same blog-site predicting that there was no legitimate “agency” connection between Chuck Smith, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and CCOF to other “independent” Calvary Chapels. Wright, who claims to have a long career in the Insurance Industry which he believes gives him insight into Agency Law, spent many posts over the last year defending Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa’s non-responsibility and was proven correct, at least according to this Idaho Judge’s ruling.
In a clear blow to the devil and his surrogates, the ruling vindicates Calvary Chapel’s “We are NOT a Denomination” Policy and shows their emphasis and priority of building the Brand, holding Chuck Smith Farewell Tours, distributing books, DVD’s and promoting Prophecy Conferences is on course and clearly righteous…what’s a handful of kid’s getting molested through meeting a pedophile at Calvary Chapels? No biggie. Doesn’t need to be a priority, according to Smith and others in CC as CCCM and CCOF simply are not responsible and don’t want any responsibility or control in these types of matters.
In a brief statement, the devil expressed disappointment in the Judge’s decision, but expressed a word of caution.
“Frankly, I’m not happy about it,” said the devil. “I was hoping my friends the evil greedy Lawyers would’ve taken millions from Chuck Smith and Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa so they could fund more attacks against these men of God. It’s a real setback, but maybe I’ll try to tempt them with sex and financial impropriety again…they seem to go for that.”
According to attorneys, the other Molestation Lawsuit which names North County Calvary Chapel and Calvary Chapel Rathdrum is still pending.