News Articles

Last updated: February 26, 2015

This list of articles will updated as time allows so there is as complete a list as possible. Some articles have been removed by the news organization. Where possible, copies of articles have been saved and backed up here

2010 News Articles

May 22, 2010 "Man arrested on sex assault count" by Trent Spiner  

May 26, 2010 "Facebook group helped police make rape arrest" by Ben Leubsdorf 

May 27, 2010 "NH Church at Center of 1997 Teen Rape Case by Lynne Tuohy (original link no longer online, backup copy stored here)

May 28, 2010 "Pastor: No cover-up of alleged rape" by Ben Leubsdorf

May 28, 2010 "Church in New Hampshire at Center of 1997 Rape Case" by Lynne Tuohy for AP 

May 28, 2010 "Ex-pastor says police failed in old NH rape case" by AP (original link no longer online, backup copy stored here)

May 29, 2010 "Woman: Church Covered Up My Rape as Teen" CBS News, The Early Show
Video of interview on youtube:

May 30, 2010 "Woman: I was afraid to tell of rape" by Ben Leubsdorf and Trent Spiner 

May 31, 2010 Concord Monitor prints a small correction to the story from May 30, 2010: "A story in the Sunday Monitor incorrectly said former Trinity Baptist Church pastor Chuck Phelps told Tina Anderson to write a letter of apology to the wife of Ernest Willis. According to Anderson's statement to the police, the instruction came from a pastor in Colorado." 

June 2, 2010 MONITOR EDITORIAL: "Victim's courage may lead to justice" by Monitor staff 

June 2, 2010 "Teenager Forced to Apologize to Her Church for Being Raped" by Roxann MtJoy (original link no longer online, backup copy stored here)

June 3, 2010 “15-Year-Old Allegedly Raped, Then Forced to Confess to Church” By Susan Donaldson James *Also stored here as a separate ABC news story

June 3, 2010 "Indianapolis pastor at center of controversial rape case" by Kim King (original link no longer online, backup copy stored here

June 5, 2010 "Victim’s courage may lead to justice" - Nashua Telegraph Editorial (original link no longer online, backup copy stored here)

June 6, 2010 "Church Makes Girl Apologize for Being Raped" by Wendy Gittleson 

June 16, 2010 "Pastor finds '97 response regrettable"  by Ben Leubsdorf 

June 16, 2010 "Man Arraigned on Charges of Raping 15-Year-Old" by WMUR news staff (original link no longer online, backup copy stored here)

June 19, 2010 "Man accused in rape admitted paternity" by Trent Spiner 

August 28, 2010 "Man accused of rape indicted" by Maddie Hanna 

2011 News Articles
  • Stories Related to "Shattered Faith on ABC 20/20
  • April 8, 2011 "Shattered Faith" on ABC 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas (full episode)
  • Stories Related to the Trial of Ernest "Ernie Willis" in May 2011
  • News Stories After the Verdict was Released in May 2011
Here is a list of the big media stories after the trial was over. Since AP carried the story, it was in hundreds of newspapers all across the United States and even around the world. I'm just linking to the major ones.
  • News Stories About the Sentencing of Ernest "Ernie" Willis
  • News Stories About Ernest "Ernie" Willis' Appeal of the Verdict
  • News Stories About Another Sexual Abuse Case from Trinity Baptist Church tied to Chuck Phelps 
  • Other News Stories That Reference Tina Anderson's Story from 2011
  • November 8, 2011 "Child's Death Sheds Light on Biblical Disciplinary Teachings" By Susan Donaldson James (The story details the abusive teachings believed to be related to the death of three children. Tina Anderson's story is mentioned because Trinity Baptist Church, the church where she was made to stand in front of hundreds of adults and "confess" her "responsibility" in her rape, is an IFB church.)


December 1, 2011 "BJU board member resigns: Alumni-circulated petition took issue with how Phelps handled abuse allegations" by Lyn Riddle

December 3, 2011 "Pastor In Willis Rape Trial Resigns From University: Rev. Chuck Phelps Led Congregation During Alleged Assaults" by WMUR News Staff

December 5, 2011 Bob Jones University Controversy Because Students Protest Chuck Phelps Being Added Back to BJU Board On WSPA, the CBS affiliate in Greenville, SC. Connected to Tina Anderson's story because Chuck Phelps was the pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church when Tina was raped by a church leader.

December 6, 2011 "Ex-pastor quits board of university: Church's handling of rape criticized" by Annmarie Timmins

December 8, 2011 "Ex-Pastor Resigns From Bob Jones For 'Mishandling' of 1997 Rape" by Vincent Funaro

December 13, 2011 Bob Jones University students, alumni hold silent protest. At CNN iReport

April 25, 2012 "Christian University Student Expelled for Outing Child Rape Cover-Up" by Lisa Kerr. Tina Anderson's story mentioned because the student expelled from BJU publicly protested Chuck Phelps being put back on the BJU board.

April 26, 2012 "Bob Jones University: Another National Black Eye Is Coming" by FITSNEWS

May 2, 2012 "Expelled BJU Student Says He Was Wrongly Punished" by Andrew Moore

May 4, 2012 "Expelled Bob Jones Student Awaiting Appeals Process" Tina Anderson's story mentioned because the student expelled from BJU publicly protested Chuck Phelps being put back on the BJU board.

March 23, 2014: ‘Survivor’ Bloggers Join Forces to Reveal Christian Fundamentalist Abuses by Alisa Harris

May 5, 2014 "By Grace Alone: As sex-abuse allegations multiply, Billy Graham’s grandson is on a mission to persuade Protestant churches to come clean"  by Kathryn Joyce for American Prospect

May 12, 2014 "Morning Roundup" by Ed Stetzer *Second story down.

June 20, 2014 "Rape Victim Says Bob Jones University Told Her to Repent of Her Sin After She Reported Rape" by Leonardo Blair for the Christian Post *Tina's story is referenced in the first video "How 'the fortress of faith' handles rape (part one)" 


August 21, 2013 "Supreme Court upholds rape conviction, rejects religious privilege argument" by Annmarie Timmins

August 21, 2013 "NH high court rejects church rapist’s appeal of conviction; victim, 15, forced to apologize" by Lynne Tuohy for Associated Press

August 21, 2013 NH Supreme Court Ruling on the Appeal: THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE v. ERNEST WILLIS


August 23, 2012 "Man named in rape trial now indicted:  Stepfather faces sex assault counts"
by Maddie Hanna

November 18, 2014 "Retrial opens in molestation case connected to Concord Baptist Church" by Jeremy Blackman

November 20, 2014. "Concord judge delays conviction in church-linked molestation case" By Jeremy Blackman

December 13, 2014. "Leaf sentenced to year in jail for molesting stepdaughter decades ago" By Jeremy Blackman