Today is National Whistleblower Day.
Whistleblowers perform a valuable, but poorly understood, service for humanity by exposing crimes and misconduct in multiple ways:
- Privately and publicly confronting business, religious and political leaders who’ve abused their power.
- Filing criminal charges.
- Providing tips to law enforcement.
- Providing tips or interviews to journalists.
- Suing the perpetrators.
- Writing first-hand accounts in blog posts and books telling the story of their experiences of abuse and eye-witness accounts of fraud.
- Telling their stories in podcasts and documentaries.
- Helping other victims recover from similar experiences.
The whistleblowers’ actions expose sin, demand justice and educate the public.
Ephesians 5:11 provides a biblical mandate for whistleblowing and investigative reporting: “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”
On this National Whistleblower Day, Trinity Foundation would like to thank every public whistleblower and anonymous informant that has contacted us. Your tips help us investigate church and ministry corruption.
According to Stephen Martin Kohn, founder of the National Whistleblower Center, and author of The New Whistleblower’s Handbook, tipsters uncover more fraud than professional auditors and law enforcement combined.
We would also like to thank our donors for your support. You’ve equipped us to serve the public for more than three decades as a religious watchdog and third-party whistleblower.
We are currently working on several big investigations and look forward to sharing them with you when the time is right.