Saturday, January 22, 2011

Prevention and Right Response to Abuse

Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (G.R.A.C.E.)
The Mission of GRACE is to empower the Christian community through to recognize, confront, and respond to the sin of child sexual abuse.
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Article: The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known about Child Sexual Predators Before it Happened to our Family

Be a smart parent. Read what the FBI has to say about keeping your kids safe:


I Support Tina Anderson Facebook Group

Join to show your support for Tina Anderson. No one should ever have to experience what she did. With courage like hers, we CAN make a difference by showing the love of Christ and making sure that those who cannot speak for themselves have a voice.

Tina Anderson Foundation Pages:


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FFF and Sharper Iron Posts

Supposedly, these are the forums where Christians post their opinions/concerns. Take the word with a grain of salt though. Unfortunately, not all Christians love like God/Jesus loves/loved. Sharper Iron is a good example of how some of the pastors just want to cover up and keep the good ol boys' club protected. SAD.

Fighting Fundamentalist Forums (FFF):
Sharper Iron:
“The most disappointing, hurtful thing in all of this has not been that we’re getting bad press. It’s not been that the story just keeps going and we want it to stop. The most disappointing thing is that our love and compassion toward people has been questioned.”
Which was then quickly and appropriately answered by respondent #2:
"Dude, The most disappointing thing is not that that your church's attitude's were questioned, but that a girl got raped. Then she got publicly humiliated before the people you think are the ones the most hurt. The compassion and love of the congregation has been quite justly called int question - consider the situation from the girl's perspective..."

The comments on the Sharper Iron forums by the admins/moderators that continually circle back to supporting the perpetrators in the church instead of supporting the victim is deplorable. I can only begin to wonder what has been covered up/explained away in their own churches. Thankfully, there are a few that have really pushed for accountability and repentance--they are a breath of fresh air.

Why blog about Tina's story?

The purpose of this blog is to have a central place on the web where information can be compiled for those that want to support Tina. Unfortunately, there are those that would rather protect their own reputation than do the right thing, and they have attempted to erase the truth from other places on the internet.

Tina has shown amazing courage. May God bring justice to those that hurt her and may He show them more mercy than they have shown her.

There will also be links added from time to time for churches, pastors and caring people that want to prevent things like this from happening to those in their own church community or that want to help a loved one or friend heal from abuse.