Where are all the Abuser-Enabling Pastors Coming From?

A Cry For Justice

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 23:1)

It is a fact. Hundreds and hundreds if not thousands and thousands of our readers here at ACFJ will attest to it. Pastors and church leaders in local churches are (with some refreshing exceptions) dealing out IN-justice to the oppressed and enabling, protecting, and covering for the wicked who are doing the oppressing. Oh there are still many professing Christians who will say that such a charge is way harsh and exaggerated, but all we would have to do is point to the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of testimonies you all have given on this blog to support the charge.

Now, my question that is on my mind this evening is this – Where are these shepherds coming from? Where is the factory that is cranking out these “shepherds who destroy…

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Patricia McKnight ~~ My Justice

cropped-bnd11.jpg  It’s been a three year battle here in Illinois, but finally Gov Rauner now has two bills SB189 Sex Crime Against Children Statute of Limitations & SB1842 Involuntary Servitude of a Child & Trafficking in Persons Statute of Limitations updates. Thankfully Rep Jay Hoffman never gave up and stayed determine. Thankfully AG Madigan created update “Hastert Law” Criminal Sexual Abuse & Criminal Sexual Assault of a child. I’m truly grateful to have been a part of these updates. I know it will help many survivors who choose to seek justice.

Going public in your local area to seek justice takes great courage, especially when these offenses are grievous and terroristic. The crucial part is that we are finally recognizing the longterm effect and providing time for the adult person to process what’s happened, put their many shattered pieces back together and then make the best decision for them. Not…

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The Dozier Memorials – A Testament Of The Evil In Mens Hearts

Source: The Dozier Memorials – A Testament Of The Evil In Mens Hearts

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How can I help my children heal from abuse? — a new FAQ

A Cry For Justice

How can I help my children heal from abuse? 

Recently we had a new commenter ask us for some guidelines/tips on practical healing for her children.  Since this is a commonly asked question Barbara collected helpful posts and created an FAQ page.  We encourage you to check it out.

All of our FAQ pages are worth checking out, especially if you are relatively new to our blog.  You can find them by clicking on FAQ in the top menu.

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Dealing With Pharisees and Their Spiritual Abuse – by IamMyBeloved’s

A Cry For Justice

Having been sorely abused and in the end excommunicated by church leaders after she called on them for help because her husband was abusing her, this lady speaks from experience. Many thanks to IamMyBeloved’s for writing this post. 

This is a topic that is coming into play all too often among abuse victims as they try to get help and escape domestic abuse. As we all know, the Church can be a great source of help, if she understands and is educated in abuse. AND if she is truly Christ’s church and not a counterfeit. But, all too often we fall prey to a ‘c’hurch body that desires power and control over victims of abuse, failing to give what Christ really requires, “mercy, not sacrifice”. Instead, Pharisees desire to be right and they seek control through legalistic demands.

Marriage in God’s eyes is made clear from Scripture. But when a marriage is…

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Blog Series: Spiritual Abuse in the Church: A Guide to Recognition and Recovery by Pastor Ken Garrett, Wk 2

Source: Blog Series: Spiritual Abuse in the Church: A Guide to Recognition and Recovery by Pastor Ken Garrett, Wk 2

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Why can’t you shut up about sexual abuse and get a life?

A very good article.

Trudy Metzger's Blog

That question. Why can’t I just shut up? I’ve been asked this question in various forms over the past several years, by a variety of people. I’ve been unfriended (both in the real world and on FB) because I won’t shut up. One woman, a victim herself, who claims it’s had no impact on her and “it’s not a big deal” had a most condescending way of telling me to give it up already and find something better to do with my life.

Here’s the thing. With my personality, my nature, or the way I was trained – (I don’t always know where the ‘born this way’ starts or ends, and where the ‘trained this way’ picks up) – but in any case I would rather shut up. Yes, you heard me. I would rather shut up and pretend that sexual abuse isn’t an epidemic. And I’d especially like to…

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