Bob Jones University, Sexual Abuse and Silence

sexual abuse in secret cartoon meme by nakedpastor david hayward

Just because Bob Jones University is doing what it’s doing doesn’t mean it didn’t do what it did.

Last year BJU hired GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) to investigate allegations of sexual abuse on its campus. This week, just one month before its investigation was to be completed and the report was to be made public, BJU terminated GRACE.

What is also sad about this is that universities are usually seen as leaders in thought and practice. This move will remain protocol for churches accused of abuse.

John Shore’s report is worth a read.

The point of the cartoon/ meme is: of course! Of course it is abuse when no one else is there to witness it, or bear witness to it, or talk about it, or indicate it, or admit it, or name it.

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David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.