Once again, former Witnesses are speaking out about how the cult pressured victims (and their families) to remain silent about abuse.
Denis Hart says ‘communication with God is of a higher order’ after child sex abuse inquiry calls for failure to report to become a criminal offence
“You’re going to get the baby baptized, right?” I took a breath and exhaled. I knew what was coming next, and so I composed my thoughts before speaking. I knew I had to say more than “no.”
Child abuse statutes in 34 states, D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico allow an exception if medical treatment for a child conflicts with parents’ religious beliefs.
While many individuals learn selflessness, generosity, and gratitude through religion, countless others do not. These things aren’t exclusive to religion.
Many states don’t consider it “abuse” to rely on faith healings when kids get sick. Why isn’t this a bigger issue?
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An article explaining why threats of violence and Hell are examples of Child Abuse as well as offering alternatives to gaining the same results without threats of violence.
The controversial 2006 documentary about an evangelical church camp outraged secular audiences, but its subjects have mixed memories
The Catholic Church has the most to lose if abuse victims get more power.