A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Category Archives: Unjust church responses

When the Wheels of Church Justice Move Like a Snail, it is a Sign of Injustice

Have you had the sad experience of being involved in church “courts” in the process of getting free of your abuser? Numbers of denominations have intricate court systems set up (I am thinking particularly of Presbyterians here) in which it can take months and months or even year upon year to obtain a ruling. And …

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Don’t Listen to these Lies — Expose them with the Truth of God’s Word

I am not going to say anything new in this post. You have all heard it before. But we need to hear it, before, now, and again and again. An abuse victim who has been targeted not only by her abuser, but by her family members, by her pastor, by the pastor’s wife (I need …

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Christian Today needs to learn how to report about domestic abuse. San Bernardino killer Cedric Anderson was NOT a ‘deeply religious’ pastor.

According to Christian Today, the San Bernardino killer Cedric Anderson was a ‘deeply religious’ pastor. This article by Mark Woods is a classic example of really bad reporting of domestic violence by journalists. Mark Woods is Managing Editor of Christian Today and a Baptist Minister. Here is the full text of the article. San Bernardino killer Cedric Anderson was …

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Threats of God’s Wrath are Often Used to Silence Victims and Witnesses

“Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” declares the LORD, “who steal My words from each other.” “Behold, I am against the prophets,” declares the LORD, “who use their tongues and declare, ‘The Lord declares.’ “ “Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams,” declares the LORD, “and related them and led My people …

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How Fear Perpetuates Itself in a Climate of Fear and Enables Evil. Example: bullying in ARBCA

A thousand shall flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you shall flee, till you are left like a flagstaff on the top of a mountain, like a signal on a hill. (Isa 30:17) One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who …

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JUSTICE: a poem by a woman who was sexually, emotionally, mentally & spiritually abused

This poem was sent to Barb by a woman who was sexually, emotionally, mentally and spiritually abused by her pastor. When (a few of) his sins were exposed, all he got was a slap on the wrist by the “denominational council” and a whole year of free counseling for himself and for his marriage. Here is what …

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