Quoting Quiverfull: Sexual Abuse Victims Get Used to Harm the Church?

by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog - On Setting the BoneEditor's note: Gaslighting by a Pastor. Continuing on in Wilson's series of letters to a girl that was sexually abused by her father. He compares what he tells her to the unpleasant setting of a broken bone with many complications, painful and unpleasant. I'm guessing it's been years or never since he's had a compound fracture and he does not realize that they use drugs to make it less nasty now. He goes on to claim that the biggest danger is from those that would use what happened to her to harm the church since her father was in church leadership. This is pure silencing techniques and gaslighting!My prayer is that NO ONE who … [Read more...]

Unforgiveness…

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalEvery now and then, I have one of those moments which expose the utter bankruptcy of my previous religious experience. Today, a dear friend helped to expose another one.You see, I have been told whenever I've protested abuse and injustice at the hands of the religious that I'm just "bitter and unforgiving". … [Read more...]

Doing the Right Thing

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church Hurts“We must take sides.  Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.  Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.  Sometimes we must interfere.  When human . . . dignity is in jeopardy . . . sensitivities become irrelevant.  Wherever men and women are persecuted . . . that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”  Elie Wiesel, The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, Day … [Read more...]

When Minding Your Own Business Harms Others

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal Another story of abuse, silencing and injustice is being uncovered across the blogosphere at the moment.It's a story that's been lived out, but mostly unwritten, for a number of years now. Then, a few months ago, the one who'd been silenced was given a 'voice'.And things started to hit the fan...and bloggers started blogging... … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bitter Rooms or Silencing Techniques?

from Growing Up Duggar page 155 Harmful GossipOne other big issue we've witnessed in the social media world is that some people get hooked on reading gossip and then post their own slanderous statements about others, whom they sometimes don't even know. Or they post something they would never say to that person face-to-face. It comes across as though those posters have nothing better to do with their time. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Holding Leaders in the Church to Accountability is “Blaspheming”?

by Stacy McDonald of Your Sacred Calling blog and Ladies Against Feminism - Blashphemed(sic) or Hallowed Be His Name Again, Paul is describing the way we, as a Church, may cause God’s Word to be blasphemed when we falsely represent His holiness by teaching or living a life counter to His Word. That could be through unrepentant sin or by teaching a distorted view of Scripture. … [Read more...]