Bethany Deaton: Woman Raped, Murdered by Christian Cult
|Kansas City, Missouri. Front of the International House of Prayer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
dangerous religious cult right in the American heartland. The International House of Prayer, which was founded in the 1990s, is in the news regarding the death of the 27-year-old woman and it’s not in a positive manner. You see, the woman was murdered, but the murderer tried to make it look like a suicide. When he was caught he allegedly admitted that she was killed to hide the multiple sexual assaults she had been victim of within the religious community headed by her own husband. Indeed it seems that IHOP is far more than a kooky religious sect in Missouri. It’s something dark and sinister. Will this high profile murder bring to light other dark secrets within the walls of this Christian cult? Only time will tell.
Bethany Deaton won’t ever be able to testify about what happened to her, so it appears that whomever called out the orders to have her killed was successful in that aspect. She had reportedly been the victim of multiple sexual assaults, bringing the IHOP to light as a sort of Christian “sex cult” — which is absolutely horrific sounding. If these brutal practices are being exercised in this church then there is truly no telling what other sexual taboos are being explored.
It’s fortunate that the International House of Prayer is being investigated, but frightening to find out that the woman’s husband Tyler Deaton is the leader of the community cult and is also now a suspect. It’s been alleged that the man may have been the one who ordered his wife’s murder after she was raped by members of the church. See the below articles for more information on this case. It’s stories like this one that make me absolutely ecstatic that I couldn’t ever get involved in a religious cult. You never hear about atheist cult rapes and murders in the news like this — and there’s a reason for that.
Kansas City Star Article
- Murder suspect says victim’s husband put him up to it
- A dark side to International House of Prayer’s allure
- Husband a suspect in Kansas City death of former Arlington woman
- New Details, Reaction In Deaton Murder Case
- Many Questions Remain in Murder of Grandview Woman
- Husband ordered ex-Arlington resident’s death, suspect says