By now, many of you who read here may have read this article, written by someone obviously sold out to the fundamentalist mindset of the IFB. To say that it's a dishonest assessment of the situation would be generous. The writer reminds me very much of the members of the People's Temple and residents of Jonestown irrationally defending Jim Jones, unable to be honest with even themselves. We know how that turned out for them.
Anytime, and I mean anytime, someone defends against accusations of abuse with a mentality of "show me the blood or shut up", that should raise red flags.
Joe over at Incongruous Circumspection responds here, and there's a great response to it over at Chuckles Travels.
ETA: My friend Cindy Kunsman posted her response. Give it a read. Thought-provoking stuff. Cindy has dealt closely with many Hephzibah House survivors. Also, check out this correlating piece she wrote a couple of days ago.