by Incongruous Circumspection cross posted from his blog
This story is not for young readers, is sexually graphic in nature due to necessity, and has only been minimally altered grammatically by me.
As you will see, the victim struggles with her spirituality and still continues to claim Christianity to this day. While I am convinced that full healing will only be possible once the shackles of religion is thrown off completely, I have respected the author’s desire to portray her perceived wonders of spiritual healing. I find no fault in that path.For those who are unfamiliar with my series of the sexual abuse of another victim, Ruth Copley Burger, at the hands of Dr. Kenneth Copley, her adopted father, you can begin that series here.
As reported here, around the time the “Hammer Drops” series went to post, it was discovered that Dr. Kenneth Copley had been a counseling pastor at Brownsburg Baptist Church in Brownsburg, IN. The church was contacted and the the pastor informed those who contacted him that Dr. Kenneth Copley was no longer employed at the church.
Further research was done and it was discovered that Dr. Kenneth Copley was now employed at The Cross in Fort Wayne, IN. If you glance over on the right of that page, you will see Dr. Kenneth Copley’s name prominently displayed as the Associate Pastor of this church. If this is still the case, people need to be warned of Dr. Kenneth Copley’s propensity to groom his young victims and strike when they are most vulnerable.
I hope you find The Great Deceiver series riveting, horrifying, and a call to stop sexual abuse behind a religious curtain of “good ole’ boy” secrecy.Comments open belowRead everything by Incongruous Circumspection!
I am a 30 something husband of one and father of 6 dynamic and loud children. My wife and I are still madly in love – at least in my view. My world is exciting, tense, and full of life. I love to write and hope to one day, do it full time. – Incongruous Circumspection
NLQ Recommended Reading …
‘Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich
‘Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland
‘Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce