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  • Hundreds of sexual abuse allegations in Fundamental Baptist churches, investigation finds

    12/13/2018 8:07:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/13/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    Hundreds of sexual abuse allegations have been found in Independent Fundamental Baptist churches spanning 40 states and Canada, according to a new report. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram released an extensive, eight-month investigative report Sunday recounting the stories of women who were victims of sexual misconduct, including molestation and rape when they were minors, in IFB churches. Yet their perpetrators, who were in positions of church leadership, were able to weave away from accountability, and never faced criminal charges. As has been similarly uncovered in the Roman Catholic church in recent years, the network of these churches often covered up their...
  • Congress in no rush to hold themselves accountable for sexual harassment payments

    12/09/2018 5:11:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 9, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Do you recall, back during the initial rush of the #MeToo moment, when we discovered that legislators in the House and Senate had slush funds available to pay for the silence of sexual harassment accusers? There was a general uproar over that and we were assured that the members were going to get right to work on cleaning up their act. Good times, my friends. But what happened to that project?As it turns out, not much. There were proposals written, and the House actually passed a bill, but when it hit the Senate, nobody could ever seem to agree on...
  • he 'Bombs': It's Not The 'Left Wing' Or The 'Right Wing', It's The "Drunk Nut Wing'.......

    10/25/2018 3:56:37 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/24/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    (SOME READERS MAY FIND THIS DISTRUBING) We all know that the Republican Party propaganda machine demonizes the Clinton's, Barack Obama, George Soros etc. and milks resentment of them to drive up voter turnout. What better way to neutralize that than to stage this kind of activity two weeks before an election to neutralize the GOP game plan. My own personal experience with hatred and resentment of 'enemies', real or imagined, reminds we of why I say this. My own experience with political activism reminds me of this and my experience applies to any kind of political activist, "Right" or "Left"....
  • #MeToo movement sends Hollywood figures into exile, not jail

    10/07/2018 8:58:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 06, 2018 8:26 PM EDT | Andrew Dalton
    The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual assault in New York, and Bill Cosby was sent to prison in Pennsylvania in the year since stories on Weinstein in The New York Times and The New Yorker set off waves of revelations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. But those two central figures are exceptions. A task force launched last November by Los Angeles...
  • The White House Has Seen the FBI Report and Is Now 'Fully Confident' Kavanaugh Will Be Confirmed

    10/04/2018 7:55:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/04/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Having reviewed the FBI’s supplemental background investigation, the White House said on Thursday it was “fully confident” that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed.“With Leader McConnell’s cloture filing, Senators have been given ample time to review this seventh background investigation,” said Raj Shah, the principal deputy press secretary for the White House. “This is the last addition to the most comprehensive review of a Supreme Court nominee in history, which includes extensive hearings, multiple committee interviews, over 1,200 questions for the record and over a half million pages of documents. With this additional information, the White House is...
  • Democrats’ Emotional Manipulation of Abuse Survivors is Anti-Therapeutic

    10/02/2018 3:42:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 2, 2018 | Karen Kataline
    Sexual abuse, among other things, is a violation of boundaries. Many victims of rape and incest struggle in therapy to first understand the definition of boundaries, and then to learn how to develop healthier ones internally and with others. If their perpetrator was male, there is a classic tendency among survivors to over-generalize their pain and anger to include all men. A good therapist should validate their client’s emotions, but then encourage them to direct those emotions toward their perpetrator rather than to men in general. This is an essential part of healing if the client is ever to build...
  • Mel Watt's accuser describes sexual harassment claims in stunning testimony

    09/28/2018 7:42:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/18 | SYLVAN LANE
    A Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) employee who has accused Director Mel Watt of sexual harassment described her allegations Thursday in gripping testimony before a House committee. Simone Grimes, a special adviser at FHFA, told lawmakers that Watt made dozens of sexual advances toward her, withheld a promised pay raise over her refusal of his advances and was protected by senior agency officials charged with investigating her accusations.Grimes told the House Financial Services Committee that the FHFA’s Office of Inspector General responded to her claims with “hostility, intimidation, bullying, laden with gossip and public shaming” and sought to protect Watt...
  • What Does Female Empowerment Mean?

    09/25/2018 5:48:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | September 25, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    My last column elicited tens of thousands of comments – from the thoughtful to the sick – on the internet and Twitter. In the column, I made two points. One was that the accusation made against Judge Kavanaugh – for which there is no evidence, that was made by an anti-Trump activist, that concerns an event that allegedly took place in high school 35-plus years ago at an unidentified time and place, that has been either denied or not substantiated by the other named individuals who were allegedly present, and that is against a man known for an entire adulthood...
  • I am a sexual assault survivor. No, we should not ‘believe all women’

    09/20/2018 3:04:21 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 20, 2018 | Saraa Gonzales
    “Believe all women.” In the last week, this pious new mantra of the left has been used to completely dismantle an honorable man’s reputation. It’s incredible really, the idea that, in the year 2018, your biological makeup entitles you to be believed even in the absence of one shred of evidence. Set aside for a moment that the notion is completely contrary to the American idea that we are all innocent until proven guilty, the suggestion that we should “believe all women” is also dangerously irresponsible. We are told by the left that there are no differences between men and...
  • Why Every Christian, Not Just Catholics, Should Be Very Worried About The Catholic Sex Scandal

    09/17/2018 11:01:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 352 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/17/2018 | By Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty
    The rapidly unfolding crisis in the Roman Catholic Church is not a matter of concern to Catholics alone. Its true dimensions have yet to be measured, but we think it will prove to be a crisis on the scale of the Protestant Reformation, which began just over 500 years ago — an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale. If so, resolution of the crisis will take decades to work through.Resolution and absolution will require serious effort, and most likely require deep, structural reforms. Even if we are mistaken, the Catholic crisis is of such a magnitude that Christians...
  • Putting things in perspective: There Are Holy Priests, Too (They just don't make headlines)

    09/17/2018 8:38:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/17/2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    I’ve been thinking a lot about priests lately. In truth, I often do, as some of my best friends happen to wear Roman collars. I see them on their low days, and I see them in moments of true total self-surrender. Of course, you know why I’d be thinking about them even more lately. For priests who seek holiness in loving service to God’s people — striving to see God in every person they encounter — these are grueling times. And a few conversations I’ve had lately have reminded me that the good and holy among them, while still human...
  • Vatican II Church Meltdown – Day 8

    09/02/2018 3:21:38 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 50 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 8, Anno Domini 2018 | (Editor)
    The Latest on the Viganò Letter Drama… Developments & Reactions [New developments being added as we become aware of them] This post continues our coverage of the ongoing ecclesiastical Chernobyl unleashed by the accusations of the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Abp.” Carlo Viganò, which were first published on Aug. 25 and have the potential not only to bring an end to the Francis “pontificate” but even to throw the entire Vatican II Sect into unprecedented chaos: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018 “Abp.” Carlo Viganò releases new letter revealing ‘what really happened’ when Francis met privately with Kim Davis...
  • Pope Francis, you really let us down

    08/30/2018 8:52:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/30/2018 | By Richard Jack Rail
    Pope Francis refuses to say "a single word" about the accusation by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former papal nuncio to the United States, that Francis knew in 2013 of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's sexual predations of young men in seminary and covered them up. I've had it with this man. He goes around redefining Church dogma to suit himself, saying there is no Hell. As the head of the Church, he doesn't have the right to do that. If he wants to gainsay Christ, he should resign his post and go on a lecture tour as a private citizen, saying...
  • The Priest Scandal and the Statute of Limitations

    08/29/2018 12:18:45 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 27, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    A recent report by a Pennsylvania grand jury has put a scandal – the one about the Catholic priests guilty of sex abuse – back in the news again. Since this particular investigation and report deals with a period that goes back seventy years, there isn’t much actual “news” in it, but it includes shocking numbers and heartbreaking stories, so it has understandably gained national attention. This Pennsylvania grand jury cast a wide net to capture the entire picture, or at least, as much of the picture of an international organization and an international problem as a state judiciary can...
  • The Epidemic of Denial about Sexual Abuse in the Evangelical Church

    08/23/2018 12:56:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2018 | Joshua Pease
    “Sexual abuse is the most underreported thing — both in and outside the church — that exists,” says Boz Tchividjian, a grandson of Billy Graham and a former Florida assistant state attorney. As a prosecutor, Tchividjian saw dozens of sexual abuse victims harmed by a church’s response to them. (In one case, a pastor did not report a sexual offender in his church because the man had repented. The offender was arrested only after he had abused five more children.) In 2004, Tchividjian founded the nonprofit organization Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), which trains Christian institutions...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, August 23, 2018 [prayer]

    08/23/2018 12:10:56 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 24 replies ^ | August 23, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • Spot on! Fr. West, Enough is Enough

    08/21/2018 9:44:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/18 | Judi McLeod
    How sincere was Pope Francis in responding to the grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses? The cynical among us, of which there are many practicing Catholics, would say about as sincere as a wife-beating alcoholic husband who tells his wife after his last beating: “I’m sorry and will never do it again.”
  • Pope vows no more cover ups on sexual abuse in letter to Catholics

    08/20/2018 9:08:31 AM PDT · by deport · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 20, 2018 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics on Monday, asking each one of them to help root out “this culture of death” and vowing there would be no more cover ups. In a highly personal letter addressed to “the people of God,” Church language for all members, the pope appeared to be launching an appeal for all Catholics to face the crisis together and not let it tear the Church apart.
  • The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention [Sexual Abuse]

    08/18/2018 9:39:49 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 68 replies ^ | May 23, 2018 | Albert Mohler
    Sexual misconduct is as old as sin, but the avalanche of sexual misconduct that has come to light in recent weeks is almost too much to bear. These grievous revelations of sin have occurred in churches, in denominational ministries, and even in our seminaries. We thought this was a Roman Catholic problem. The unbiblical requirement of priestly celibacy and the organized conspiracy of silence within the hierarchy helped to explain the cesspool of child sex abuse that has robbed the Roman Catholic Church of so much of its moral authority. When people said that Evangelicals had a similar crisis coming,...
  • [satire] Pope Says He Will Address Sex Abuse Scandal Once He’s Finished Talking About Climate Change

    08/16/2018 7:24:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 8/16/2018
    VATICAN CITY—In his first public statement on the horrifying, devastating report on sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, Pope Francis stated he would address the controversy in detail once he’s done talking about climate change for a few more weeks. The head of the Roman Catholic Church claimed he is deeply concerned with the tragic report, but is “just too swamped” with work fighting climate change, criticizing capitalism, and advocating for other issues of social justice to talk about the repulsive report at the moment. “Rest assured, once I have exhausted my talking points on the need for government policies...