Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: May 04, 2018 01:13AM
Thanks puddington. While I don't know who the woman and her son are, I do believe what most of you have suggested that at the time she was a victim. She probably was quite young at the time and JRS was probably 20-35 years older than her. However, today she would be in her 60's or 70's. A few years ago during a conversation with Apostle Dog, I referred him to a conversation on FactNet in which a male member from South Gate posted that he asked JRS about having affairs to which JRS responded that he was impotent. I think at the time of that conversation with Apostle Dog I believed it. I'm not so sure now given JRS's track record of lying to members. Also, I learned that the woman and her son are no longer members of TLWF. Going public can be a way for some victims to reclaim what they believe they lost. I think we are seeing that today in the ME TOO movement. However, during that time when the woman gave birth, I wasn't suggesting that JRS tell the congregation her name. I was suggesting that JRS should have confessed his abuse of power and then resigned. That said, I would not judge or cast anyone in a negative light who would come forward today with the name of the woman so as to provide evidence. After all these years she has obviously moved on and reclaimed her life.