"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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"Getting Bossed Around" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Church and Getting Bossed Around

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON I know. Not all churches. I know a few good pastors who don’t boss people around. But I’ve known and experienced many who do. In fact, sometimes I was one! Not anymore! Don’t be bossed around. Be spiritually independent. Learn how at The Lasting…

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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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"Suffer Children!" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Church’s Abuse of its Most Vulnerable

GET THIS PRINT The church has a serious problem. I hope my naysayers who constantly harp, “You’re too negative. Abuse in the church is very rare and you’re highlighting isolated incidents!”, will shut their mouths now. It’s sad that the church, who says it embraces the weak, who preaches that…

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"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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