15. Chris Moles endorses Peacemakers Ministry, which has no policy on domestic abuse.
Another indicator that Chris Moles cannot rightly divide the word of truth is that he highly commended Peacemakers Ministry. When talking to Calvary Baptist Church about domestic abuse, he spent more than ten minutes praising and teaching from the Peacemakers ‘Slippery Slope’ diagram. (L 26:45–37:47)*
Here is the diagram:
The Slippery Slope diagram from Peacemakers portrays fleeing from the abuser as a very bad response.
According to the diagram, there are some responses to conflict which are okay, and some responses which are not okay. Choosing to flee is only slightly less bad than choosing suicide as a way out. Taking the abuser to court is only slightly less bad than murdering the abuser!
So the Peacemakers Ministry damns victims of abuse both ways. Victims are condemned for fleeing from abusers. And they are condemned for instigating litigation against abusers (e.g. applying for protection orders, divorce proceedings).
Chris Moles does not seem to be aware that the Peacemakers Ministry has no policy on domestic abuse.
Warning: Peacemakers Ministry has a new arm called Crossroads Resolution Group. See this twitter thread by Wade Mullen where he documents the links between Crossroads Resolution Group and Peacemakers Ministry.
Crossroads Resolution Group is the body which the elders of Willow Creek Community Church initially said they would appoint to investigate allegations that Bill Hybels had sexually harassed and abused a number of women who had leadership positions at Willow Creek. Those elders at Willow Creek have now resigned after immense pressure from within and without the WCC church community. But beware — you may hear of Crossroads Resolution Group again; they may be called in to investigate another scandal in another church. My advice is: do not trust Crossroads Resolution Group: they will have the same attitude to victims of abuse as Peacemakers Ministry has.
Citations in this post are shown in grey, with each item designated by a capital letter.
The Chris Moles Digest gives a link to each item cited by a capital letter.