It has been a couple of months since I last sat down and worked on this blog. To be honest I have had a few things on my plate. There are many changes heading my way this summer, personally and professionally. More about that in future posts.
In recent months two bloggers I followed have opted to put their blogs aside for a while. Kay @ City of Angels and Christi at Stop Baptist Predators. I understand that this is all very overwhelming at times and you need to take a break or make a break to keep from getting sucked under by all this madness. I will miss both voices and I will say that the online discourse of the topic of sexual crimes committed by clergy will suffer from the loss of these two voices. I hope that, at some point, we get to hear from both of these voices again.
As for me I will try to get back on the horse and write about what I know. The Church is still denying and demeaning when they should be held accountable for crimes committed against children and vulnerable adults. Organizations that claim to support survivors need to reassess their mission and re-look at the rules, tools and methods they employ to support survivors and their families. Really, at this point, anyone who is looking to fix the church has lost touch with reality.
I had a number of comments and emails sent into the blog while I was off doing what I was doing. I will try to get to those that I think I can do something about. I have not deleted any in the last two months although I will probably dispose of those who seek to lay blame on everyone to spare the church from any responsibility in what has happened with the tacit approval of the hierarchy of the church. I will also delete those comments that are just the idle ramblings of the fanatical religious who seek to minimize victims by insinuating that we are associated with all kinds of extremists. But that is what the church and it’s apologists do. They attempt to deflect attention away from their crimes by doing public relations slight of hand.
I have not made a decision on hanging up the blog as of yet. I may get there, this summer is proving to be very difficult already. For now I am still here. I hope some of you are still around to read what I put out into the universe.
3 thoughts on “I’m back…”
I didn’t quit. I was under attack from early 2007, as soon as I started blogging. I tried to keep going but the attack just accelerated. It finally became obvious that as long as I kept on, they would just keep hitting me harder. The Church will go to Any Lengths to keep the truth about their crimes from being revealed. In the end, I am just one person, and the battle was not worth fighting. And I was left with nothing.
I haven’t given up. I just picked this back up after stepping away for awhile…the hierarchy is relentless in their ways of bullying. Thank you for continuing to blog…it’s a great resource to many who can’t come forward just yet.
Kay, I can’t tell you what a source of hope you have been. I have lurked for the longest time on many blogs, yours included…and just recently I decided it’s time for me to come out of the shadows and be a voice. It saddens me to see you feeling deflated or defeated…you are one, but you are ONE! THANK YOU for doing what so many could not have done, myself included. You will probably never know the number of children you have made safer by shining a light in some very dark places.
A Survivor’s Wife
Please investigate The Living Church of God. There are multiple cases of fear based sexual abuse among the Hierarchy and they continue to get away with it. They are a secretive church and punishment is levied on those of us who have come forward. I am lucky enough to have escaped. and I must remain anonymous. It all started with Herbert W. Armstrong. The leaders deny their knowledge and involvement but many of us were coerced as children for fear of our parents being disfellowshipped and shamed during sabbath services. Please help the others.