"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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"Abuse of Power" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward)

Have you experienced these top 10 abuses of power?

My cartoon today was inspired by the story of Doug Phillips, a “Christian giant” who is being sued for using his young, beautiful nanny as a sex object. Read it and weep! I completely understand our temptations as human beings because I am one. It is common, and we see…

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chewed up and spit out cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

Did the church chew you up and spit you out?

This is not true for everybody. But it is true for many. I’ve been chewed up and spit out of churches. I’ve also left on my own accord. At the beginning it all seems good. This is the story for many: you get inside and you work your butt of…

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