"Accusing the Powerful" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Risk of Accusing the Powerful

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON This is exactly what it feels like! It’s death-defying. I know because I’ve experienced it many times when I’ve questioned or challenged a spiritual leader. Once I just allowed a woman to share her story on my blog, didn’t silence her, and that was…

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"To Talk or Not to Talk" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Women: To Talk or Not to Talk?

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON Really, these are the only two choices. They shouldn’t be. But they are. I know too many women who are painfully aware of this terrible dilemma. Women who share their stories of assault should be believed. Let’s change this woman’s thoughts to, “I can…

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"Forgiving Your Enemy" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

How Forgiveness Culture Can Cultivate Abuse Culture

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON Unhealthy ideas about forgiveness perpetuate the abuse of power and the powerlessness of victims. The church, being the expert on forgiveness, has become the perfect culture for abuse. Abusers thrive on forgiveness, and the abused are weakened under the requirement to forgive. But, isn’t…

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"Abused by God's People" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Abused by God’s People

I like this cartoon because it depicts Jesus as a victim of his own people, and therefore an experienced advocate. One of the most insidious realities of abuse is that it is often inflicted by those we trust. The very ones we surrendered ourselves to are the very ones who…

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"Silence a Dog" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Tips on How to Silence Your Dog or a Person

CLICK HERE TO BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON All of these methods have been used on me, and all of these methods are being used today to silence people. I get a lot of threats. I get shamed. I am rejected and banished. All kinds of efforts are made…

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"Gaslighting Accusers" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Fine Art of Gaslighting Accusers

SEE THIS CARTOON IN MY SHOP Wikipedia defines gaslighting as “a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity.” I’ve done it. I’ve been the victim…

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