We have a few updates regarding the open investigation of Hope Church ASU (see original post on this page from July 16, 2016). The updates are as follows:
1. Three offices of ASU administration are now involved (Student Rights/Responsibilities, Student Orgs, Council of Religious Advisers) as well as the Dean's who we originally reached out to. All three offices are jointly meeting next week to discuss next steps.
2. Hope Church somehow got ahold of our report a while back, and has since tried to undermine the effort in various ways, including contacting one of our contributors employers, bad-mouthing him, and trying to get him in trouble. This was unsuccessful.
3. About 60 current members have been notified of the situation (Hope had not notified them themselves), but best we can tell, Hope Church is attempting to convince them that, in the words of one current member, "there is no investigation and you (this group) falsified information".
4. Hope has also re-branded as just "Hope Church" (formerly Hope Christian Church) and has changed all of their artwork and other branding elements. We are trying to keep our materials up to date with these changes.