In response to the 48 Hours special, Fall From Grace, there has been an increased interest in the case surrounding the death of Bethany Deaton and the confession of Micah Moore. In the wake of Moore publishing his description of the exorcism in which he made his false confession, there are a host of questions surrounding the ethical nature of the International House of Prayer’s handling of the case. Though IHOP-KC leadership had ample evidence that Moore’s confession was suspect and that he could not have murdered Bethany, the ministry has made no public statements to correct those they made in the weeks following Moore’s arrest. Within his former church and school, Moore as been viewed as a murderer for the past two years without IHOP-KC speaking out to stand by him or help actively promote his innocence. To this day IHOP-KC has not apologized for their actions or told the truth to their community about his innocence.
In response we are promoting a petition to put pressure of IHOP-KC to speak. In a public statement, IHOP-KC said they were “committed to transparency as we discover more information related to Tyler Deaton.” This has not happened. The time has come for IHOP-KC to rectify that.
Specifically we request:
1) A more forthright, honest, and written accounting of the “exorcism/deliverance,” including:
(a) what the meeting was like and the high-fervor religious behavior it contained.
(b) what the objectives of the meeting were
(c) how high level IHOP-KC leaders (Shelley Hundley, Allen and Rachel Hood, and others) played a role in pushing Moore into a reactive psychotic episode and how these leaders are being held accountable.
(d) their irresponsibility in handling a clearly irrational confession.
2) An apology for not actively helping exonerate Micah even when the evidence began to mount in the early weeks and months following the arrest.
3) A written apology to the IHOP-KC community and public for the lack of transparency thus far.
4) A written apology to Micah Moore and his family for IHOP-KC’s involvement in this situation.
We invite you to sign the petition, spread the word, and see the truth be spoke about Micah Moore.