I’m Sadie Carpenter,I am a cult survivor and I am documenting my upbringing and my experiences! Ask me anything about cults, christian fundamentalism!
I was raised in the Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) church from birth. Nearly every aspect of my life was controlled through the church. The IFB is a very strict fundamentalist sect of Christianity which has a large overlap with the Quiverfull movement. As a member of this cult, I attended Hyles-Anderson College and Pensacola Christian College, two of the strictest fundamentalist Christian colleges in America.
I had doubts about the IFB for a few years, but my eyes were truly opened in 2012 when a pastor I had known for most of my life was arrested for sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl who was a church member. This was the catalyst that led to me leaving the IFB and the evangelical movement as a whole.
My journey and deconstruction has been a long process that has taken many years. This eventually led me to start a podcast to tell my story and share my research, in hopes of helping other people who are on their way out of the IFB or any other oppressive religious group. This podcast is called the Leaving Eden Podcast. I am excited to be in a place where I feel comfortable talking about my experiences!
Ask me anything about cults, high pressure groups, christianity, fundamentalism, and the history of fundamentalism!
Proof: Here's my proof!
Edit: 3:08 pm - I’m taking a break but will be back later this evening to catch a few more questions. And yes, I promise to get to all of the Q-anon related questions!