Wooten Termination in 2002Oct 5th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Documents, International Christian Church ICC, Kip McKean, Northern Federation World Sector, Wrongdoings
Marty Wooten held the position of Teacher and World Sector Elder and Geographic Sector Leader for the Northern Federation World Sector until September 2002.
We present the letter from the Wooten’s regarding their termination, the LA Church’s response to the charges raised in the Wooten’s letter and a letter from Cecil Wooten, former World Sector Administrator for the ICOC.
These documents were made public on various websites in 2003.
April 30, 2003 – When asked if he was still on staff in the ICOC, Wooten replied on Delphi Forums,
“I was fired last Sept. for my alleged unspiritual behavior, which meant I opposed the “group” hypocrisy, dishonesty, abuse, and favoritism I saw in the leadership here. Several leaders had been involved in the “shaming” of a teen who was desperately trying to deal with having been physically attacked and fell into drugs for a few months to deal with post-traumatic emotions she did not know how to deal with. When she did get open, the information was not kept confidential which left her too ashamed to come to church and they called her a fallaway. I opposed how she was treated strongly and later found out that one of the leaders/elder who participated in her shaming had recently been involved in more serious drug abuse and sexual addiction, lied about it, and yet was not dealt with. When I stood my ground, I was fired for my anger and lack of humility. At least I can sleep at night.”
May 20, 2003 – Letter from Marty and Cathy Wooten regarding their termination.
May 28, 2003 – LA Church response to the charges raised in the Wooten letter.
May 29, 2003 – In a post on Delphi Forums, Catherine Wooten responds to the question, “Does it bother anyone else that he is violating his daughter’s confidence by publicly speaking about a topic so private to save his own rear-end and job? Her response,
“This is Catherine Wooten. I appreciate your concern for my well-being. I want to let you know that I am a strong individual and I am able to speak my mind, especially when it comes to dealing with my parents. I chose to allow my parents to discuss my rape in their letter. I truly believe that people need to know exactly what happened so that they would know all the facts about how I was treated and why and then make up their own minds. This whole situation has not been easy but what makes it even harder is that Marty Fuqua, Reese Neyland, and other leaders and elders have not changed and are still leading the same way they were a year ago. I know that I was a leader’s daughter and I am sure that I did get “special treatment”. It breaks my heart to think about all of the hurt people that have not yet come forward. I am so sorry for any hurt or condemnation that many members felt. I hope that my whole situation will give people courage to stand up for what’s right no matter who you’re standing up against.”
June 6, 2003 – Letter from Cecil Wooten, former World Sector Administrator
July 1, 2003 – A member of the LA church offers his timeline of events surrounding the letters and termination.