“Let Us Prey” Addresses History of Physical, Sexual Abuse in IFB Movement
An Investigation Discovery docuseries about abuse allegations related to the Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) movement is now airing nationally on the ID channel, and streaming on HBO Max and Discovery+. “Let Us Prey: A Ministry of Scandals” explores victim accounts of both physical and sexual abuse. The series prominently features Indiana megachurch First Baptist Church of Hammond, as well as the Hyles-Anderson College it established in Schererville to train pastors.
According to an NWI Times article published Dec. 10, the documentary is based in part on research by investigative journalist Sarah Smith “that found 412 allegations of abuse at more than 160 Independent Fundamental Baptist churches across the country.”
As the veil continues to lift on the IFB movement’s history of allowing abuse, more abuse victims are coming forward and tell their stories.
If you were subjected to physical or sexual abuse, please know that you are not alone.
Cohen & Malad, LLP attorneys have been helping victims of abuse for decades. Our attorneys have been trained by mental health professionals so as to not re-victimize our clients when telling their story. We understand the sensitive nature of this type of lawsuit and prioritize our clients’ privacy and trust while fighting to get them the compensation they need to assist in coping and healing from abuse.
If you or a loved one were physically or sexually abused by individuals connected to the IFB movement or any religious institution, the experienced abuse attorneys at Cohen & Malad, LLP can help. For a free, confidential case evaluation to discuss your rights, contact us here online or at 317-636-6481.