"Policy on Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Check Out This Church’s Policy on Abuse!

BUY THIS CARTOON PRINT! I drew this cartoon over 10 years ago. It amazes me… or does it?… how things don’t change much sometimes. In fact, things appear to have gotten worse. Rather, things are getting exposed more than they used to. I really do believe the church has an…

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"Abuse Policy" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Abuse and Silence

*** SOMEONE NEEDS YOUR HELP! PLEASE READ! ***  ESPECIALLY MALE PASTORS! I Skyped with a new friend of mine yesterday, Ashley Schnarr Easter. I received an email from her the other day asking for help. Here’s part of it: “I’ve read your blog for a while and have been so…

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"Brian Houston's Law" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Brian Houston, the Church, Pedophilia, and the Law

Brian Houston relives the day he found out his dad was a pedophile. He admits he knew right away that it was criminal. He also admits that he didn’t report it. He has his reasons. You know, I heard the Houstons speak here many years ago. I was impressed by…

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"Rod and Staff" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

abuse in the church of entitled leaders

I read a lot about religion, theology, and philosophy, and I’ve come to a conclusion on what may be the most serious problem with religious leadership today: Entitlement! For some religious leaders, this manifests in two ways: 1. They feel they have the right to do with their people what they…

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"Get Away With Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

how to get away with abuse

Of course, the best way to not get caught abusing someone is to not do it in the first place. But, if you do abuse someone, it is important to have a few things in place: fame, finances, and friends. If you have none or only a little of these,…

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"Talking Gibberish" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

believe the abused when they talk about their experiences

Buy a print of this cartoon HERE. I read R. L. Stollar’s post yesterday, What It Means to Take Abuse Seriously. It’s a must read. And it inspired today’s cartoon. Thanks Mr. Stollar. I’ve learned a lot this last year about how the abused share their experiences and how they…

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"Cycle of Abuse Infographic" by nakedpastor David Hayward

infographic on the cycle of abuse against women and how to break it

[*** Want a reproduction of this infographic? Shop HERE! ***] I have read reports about John Howard Yoder’s sexual harassment and assaults of women. They were always disturbing to me because I studied him in seminary. He was one of our heroes. Then yesterday I read this very powerful post, written…

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"Power and Sexual Harassment" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward)

How Bill Gothard shows that we still do not understand sexual offense

Sexual offenders don’t get it. And apparently neither do many of us. This is about Bill Gothard’s response to the charges and the outcome. First, some background: A review board has concluded that Bill Gothard is innocent of the charges that he sexually harassed teen girls, but instead only acted in an…

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