Professor Doug Lay published the book “The Irony of Teaching Truth” in September 2015 that is now available on Amazon.com.
The book chronicles the cover up and deceit surrounding a pedophile who was allowed access to church ministry youths at First Christian Church of Florissant. It highlights how people tend to minimize incidents of sexual child abuse and will tend to “kill the messenger” versus listen to the message.
This is a story of irony—but not the fictional irony you find when Dorothy discovers she did not have to travel all the way to the Land of Oz to find her true home—it was right there in front of her all the time. This is a story of real life irony—how a gifted, talented young man preparing for the Christian ministry destroyed the lives of many as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” This is a story of real life irony—how church leaders called to care for “the least of these” ignored, denied, and covered-up their failures and then sued to protect the church’s reputation.
This is a story of real life irony—how a Christian college founded to graduate leaders to share the Truth silenced a professor for teaching truth. This is a story of real life irony—how five college students taught one professor about the irony of the Gospel: “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.” This is a story dedicated to all victims of sexual abuse and the organizations that work to bring healing to the victims. The author, receiving no profits from the sale of this book, recommends that buyers of the book make a donation of their choice to organizations devoted to helping victims of sexual abuse.