Sound Doctrine Church pastor enters not guilty plea in rape charges

Malcolm Fraser The assistant pastor of Sound Doctrine Church in Enumclaw, Washington, charged with two counts of first-degree rape of a child, has plead not guilty to both counts.

Malcolm Fraser was arrested last month after the alleged victim, who is now 17, made a report to police. [Read more...]

Pastor of Sound Doctrine Church charged with first-degree rape of a child

Malcolm John Fraser Malcolm John Fraser, the assistant pastor of Sound Doctrine Church in Enumclaw, Washington, was formally charged with first-degree rape of a child.

In 2009 the church was in the news in relation to a custody ruling involving a female member of the church, friends and family members of who describes Sound Doctrine Church as a ‘cult.’ [Read more...]

Sound Doctrine ‘cult’ factored in judge’s home school ruling

Sound Doctrine church cult ruling In a case that’s gaining national attention, a Wake County judge ruled Tuesday that a woman must share custody of her three children with her estranged husband and can no longer home school them.

Advocates of homeschooling have characterized the case as a challenge to parent’s rights to home school their children, but court documents released Tuesday show the woman’s family is concerned about her relationship with a small Washington State based church that critics characterize as a cult.

Magnum’s ruling quotes people named as former members of Sound Doctrine who describe the institution as abusive. They say Sound Doctrine practiced brainwashing and was run by fear and manipulation. [Read more...]