Adventist Media Response and Conversation

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Specifics of Sameul K. Pipim's Failure

There has been a lot of discussion on Dr. Pipim's sexual misadventure because of his proposed rebaptism (now canceled). You can read about it at Spectrum and Atoday, click the proceeding links for the articles. The question seems to be was it actually rape. They have a transcript of the telephone conversation which is rather interesting and I assume pretty responsible for Pipim's resignation. Reading it though does not seem to resolve the real question. Rebaptism is not the problem, I don't even think such things are necessary but the question for the denomination is to allow this man to be placed in any type of authority if he is indeed a sexual predator. There really has to be a lot more investigation and openness from those involved, if not then accept him back as a member but invest no authority in him again. We are to forgive but we are also to protect and we as a church must balance those ideas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And now, apparently a 3rd victim by SKP has surfaced, but apparently she was actually sometime even before Victims 1 and 2. I understand that SKPs former pastor is now realizing that SKP is a sexual predator.

Also, one does not need to scream or run to be raped - think of the biblical story of Tamar and Amnon; we all understand that Amnon raped her, but she tried to talk him out of it - she did not scream or run.