20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist Sexual Abuse

Southern Baptist Sexual Abuse

Last Sunday 10th Feb 2019 the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News dropped a bombshell. They have published a very comprehensive report into the sexual abuse within the congregations of the Southern baptist convention. Brief Summary The shocking Revelation … In all, since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, … Read more 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist Sexual Abuse

Catholic Sexual Abuse on an Industrial Scale

catholic abuse report

The Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has formally published a 1,400-page report into the sexual abuse of little boys and girls. It is such a common story from almost every corner of the planet touched by Catholicism that you might perhaps expect to be immune to shock, and yet the scale of this still delivers quite a … Read more Catholic Sexual Abuse on an Industrial Scale

Weekly World Religious News

weird religious news

Abuse is the theme this week. Over and over, stories of religious abuse emerge. People in positions of trust continue to abuse such positions and often the religious response is to cover it all up and pretend it has not happened. During the past seven days the following tragic stories have emerged. Item 1 – Pastor … Read more Weekly World Religious News

Extensions to #MeToo brings us #ChurchToo

#MeToo #ChurchToo

You are hopefully familiar with the #MeToo twitter tag. Just over a month ago it went viral as a very public grassroot shout to denounce sexual assault and harassment. It was triggered by the very public accusations against Harvey Weinstein. Literally million of people used it to come forward and so the scale of abuse and harassment … Read more Extensions to #MeToo brings us #ChurchToo

Weekly Weird Religious News

weekly weird religious news

In a week that has seen the revelations regarding Roy Moore ramp up and up, you do have to wonder if he is simply one lone isolated case that stands out as a contrast to the normal. Yes he is … in the sense that most people with or without a specific belief generally do … Read more Weekly Weird Religious News

The shocking scandal of child brides

In the words of a US State Department document published last year the very concept of child brides was robustly denounced as follows … Child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) CEFM is defined as a formal marriage or informal union where one or both parties is under the age of 18. As of 2010, there were … Read more The shocking scandal of child brides