Women, the abused, people of the LGBTQ community, questioners and doubters… these marginalized people are my people. This is who I draw and write about and for. I’ve been doing it for years. However, I’m still amazed at how quickly some people will rush in to try to provide balance to what I say but actually expose themselves as defenders of the perpetrators and perhaps even as perpetrators themselves.
You speak up for women and someone will quickly add, “There are women who oppress men too!” You speak up for the spiritually abuse and someone will quickly add, “The poor churches are under so much pressure.” You speak up for the LGBTQ community, and someone will quickly add, “You can’t expect the church to change overnight!” You speak up for the questioners and doubters, and someone will quickly add, “Why can’t they just find a more liberal church where they’re happy?”
Actually, what really gets me is when you speak up for the marginalized, and the general response from some is something like, “Why did they invite that kind of treatment?” I’m beginning to wonder if human beings can’t help blaming the victims of this world.
Some people just don’t get it. There is such a thing as a victim mentality. Sure. But I believe there is also a victimization mentality. And it seems that many Christians are good at it.