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Head thrown back, eyes squeezed shut, mouth gaping, he began rubbing the shaft rapidly with the cloth, up and down, up and down. To the hundreds of people who posted comments under a You Tube video of the event, the lack of reaction is as shocking as Schaap’s sermon itself.

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“We were taught to not question and to take the ‘man of God’s’ [Schaap’s] word over everything,” says Julie Silvestrone Busby, a former First Baptist member who now hosts a Christian radio show in Iowa.

She left the church after alleging that Schaap behaved inappropriately during marriage counseling sessions in 2004 through 2009.

After graduation, he set out to spread his particular brand of harsh theology.

In a show of modesty that would be almost unthinkable in later years, Hyles acknowledged that he didn’t immediately set bushes to burning.

“There are some very good people still there whom I love dearly and who truly have hearts for the Lord but were deceived,” Busby says.

“I grieve for them.” Nevertheless, the story of First Baptist is epic enough to rival the most sordid Old Testament tale.At this point, the sermon’s climax, Schaap would heave up a high-powered crossbow and fire an arrow into a red painted on a fake rock a few feet from his pulpit.The effect was powerful, and it inevitably produced the desired result: swarms of male teenagers trance-walking their way to Schaap (pronounced “Skop”), ready to commit their lives to becoming pastors. Then, his voice dropping to a guttural whisper, he said, “Oh, oh, God.He lifted a stick in his left hand and a silver cloth in his right. A row of white-coated high-ranking churchmen seated behind Schaap watched in silence.He moved the bottom of the stick near his groin and angled it away from himself. At the end, as usual, young men streamed up to the stage.After serving in the army in World War II, he married his sweetheart, Beverly Slaughter.

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