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Peter Bradrick, Former Executive Assistant to Doug Phillips, Speaks Out on Being “Formally Disowned” and “Declared to be a Destroyer”

“For those of you who aren’t entirely up to speed, Peter Bradrick is a Vision Forum intern turned executive assistant to Doug Phillips… He was involved in their “Hazardous Journeys” trips, and was pretty much BFFs with Doug. He’s married to the daughter of Scott Brown (not the politician, the one who’s head of the National Center for Family Integrated Churches, an organization that Doug was on the board of until his scandal broke). Anyway, everybody close to Doug and Vision Forum—Peter included—have been tight-lipped about Doug’s affair and the closing of Vision Forum Ministries. Tight-lipped until now, that is.”

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How Doug Phillips Wreaked Havoc on My Family

“My family was utterly rent to shreds during that period, and all because I deigned to think that I, as an adult, ought to be able to make up my own mind and make my own choices. I know he is not to blame for all of it, but I lay much of what happened during that time at the feet of Doug Phillips. That man and his ministry have caused me and my family an incredible amount of pain.”

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To My Sister and the Vision Forum Victim No One’s Talking About

“For ten years, I homeschooled my three children full-time. And during that decade, I came across all kinds of families, systems, philosophies, and curriculum. I went to the conventions, read the books, did my research. And during that decade, I learned who the big-wigs were, the poster families, the ones ‘we’ the homeschooling community most wanted to emulate.”

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He Does Not Represent God to Me: The Resignation of Doug Phillips, by Kristi-Joy Matovich

“For me personally, this is a hopeful moment. It is the removal of someone from my extended sphere of influence. It gives me an opportunity to express my difficulty with someone who has long been held up as a god in the homeschooling community. It gives me hope that perhaps things can change for the better. It especially reminds me that this particular man does not represent God to me — and I never have to think that he does.”

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Doug Phillips Resigns from Vision Forum, Cancels Speaking Events, Due to “Inappropriate” Relationship

“Earlier today, Doug Phillips resigned as president of Vision Forum and discontinued future speaking engagements. Doug Phillips is a former attorney for HSLDA. As an HSLDA attorney, he was the architect behind what is probably HSLDA’s most significant legal event: rallying opposition to H.R. 6. He also was one of the main speakers at the 2009 Men’s Leadership Summit. Phillips resigned because he ‘engaged in a lengthy, inappropriate relationship with a woman.'”

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