"Bigger Carpet" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

10 Reasons Why the Church is the Perfect Culture for Abuse

In spite of the protests I get nearly every day that my focus on abuse in the church is unbalanced and unnecessary because it’s so rare, I continue to address it because millions of people are recipients of spiritual abuse at the hands of their spiritual leaders and their churches.…

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"Not All Churches" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

When People Say, “Not All Churches!”

My posts about spiritual abuse often get reactions from people claiming that I’m needlessly and bitterly highlighting an infrequent and isolated problem in the church. They are usually angry and defensive. They say things like: “You’re crying out like a wounded animal! Get over your bitterness.” “How dare you attack…

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church, spiritual abuse and how to smell a rat cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

Church, Spiritual Abuse and How to Smell a Rat

I love the graffiti artist Banksy. My cartoon today is inspired by his stenciled rats found on city streets. They are amazing. They usually symbolize the undermining of the government’s abuse of power because rats have a way of undermining beautiful facades. I’m not talking about these rats. I’m also…

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