The headline was “Local pastor trusting God to heal wounds left by sex abuse allegations”.
Tom Randall is expert in the use of humble Christian quotes and uses them once again to portray himself as the victim in the ongoing story of child abuse in the Philippine orphanage he supervised.
The more correct headline would have been “Whistleblowers trusting God for the truth to come out about sex abuse allegations”.
The real victims get short shrift in the article, while Randall and his wife try to come off as persecuted saints of the Lord.
They speak of the “pain of betrayal”…but the pain of children betrayed is not mentioned.
The reporter didn’t ask the real questions that need answers.
Why did Randall fold his enterprise into Joe Coffeys church?
The cynics among us suspect it is because it also buries their financial records from public scrutiny.
Why did Coffey and Randall lie to the church and repeat the lie through social media that all the charges had been dropped in this case?
Even their mouthpiece at the newspaper wrote;
“The charge of obstruction of justice against Randall subsequently was dropped. The two workers — orphanage manager Perfecto “Toto” Luchavez and his son, Mark “Jake” Luchavez, were released on bond the same day Randall returned to Northeast Ohio. The Luchavezes still face charges related to violating Filipino anti-human trafficking laws.”
I suppose I should thank the “journalist” for verifying what I wrote here.
The story that the newspaper didn’t cover was in the comment section.
Joe Mauk wrote:
“In a best-case scenario, Tom Randall has become a “Joe Paterno” of missions. A beloved, well-respected man of great achievement (and my personal best friend for 30 years) who failed to handle abuse reports concerning a subordinate properly. However, Joe Paterno never engaged in the denial that any abusive behavior took place nor did he engage in discrediting the ones reporting. It is sad that somehow Tom was implicated in accusations of being personally involved in abuse, there is zero evidence of this. However the evidence that abuse was commonplace at his institution (and well hidden from him) is quite substantial.”
“Once again all we here is about what happened to Tom.. He never explains why he and the Luchavez men were arrested.. Tom I am sure had done nothing wrong but strongly denied that HIS children were abused by the two men who cared for the kids ad now are facing a trial.. My wife was the principle at the school at the Sankey Orphanage and I retired and moved from Australia as my wife was unable to get a spouse visa because she had a Autistic son.. she is Filipino.. We built a house on Sankey property ( big mistake ) so we could be close to the Sankey kids and the school.. The time we first found out there was a problem when one of the girls asked my wife if she knew what was happening at Sankey.. she started to tell about the abuse and that a few of the boys use to be beaten and that the director was a womaniser.. Then a teacher who was living in with the older girls was told by the them about what happened and 2 girls wrote letters which were smuggled out by the teacher to Joe Mauk’s daughter.. this same teacher received threats so she was advised to leave Sankey.. About this time bout 10 of the girls but not all together would to our house on the Sankey property and talk about their abuse to my wife and me.. We feel that with us they could trust us to tell their stories.. Most of the workers were related to the Luchavez’s.. After the raid/rescue we were blamed by Karen Randall as she believed we were a part of it.. My wife received death threats and our daughter was bullied because the staff told the school kids not to play or talk to her.. We had to leave and return to my wife’s home town.. Tom said he would pay us a fair price for our house.. over 12 months and we are still waiting.. Why is he paying o much for the kids.. sending them on trips that he has never done before.. He is paying for the defense of the Luchavez’s.. many orphaned and street kids in the Philippines he could be helping.. so all I can say now is ” I was there and Tom is hiding something “.
You can get all the background and details on this story in the articles and interviews we have already done .
Just in case there are any “real” journalists who seek the truth…