Is the church a bully?
"Stop Bullying" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
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Bullies intimidate. They shame. They make people afraid. They like to control people.
Often it's because of their own deep-seated insecurities.
Not all individual, local churches are this way. But it's enough of a problem that many people think it's safe enough to generalize. The church as a whole has not treated some people very well.
The pope recently claimed that the church should apologized to a whole lot of people groups. Why? For discrimination. In other words, for abuse. For bullying.
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