"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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"Allegations of Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Allegations of Abuse

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"Stand with Survivors" cartoon by David Hayward

Stand with Survivors!

OWN THIS PRINT things are messed up when the perpetrator becomes the victim and gets the sympathy CAN I HELP YOU? CLICK HERE!

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"Church Victims Dumpster" cartoon by David Hayward

Church Leaders and Victims

OWN THIS CARTOON (*** I wrote this explicit poem and realized by the end of it that I wasn’t just writing about a man’s assault of a girl, but about how the church often treats its victims. I’m also confident that some people will be more offended by this cartoon…

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"Protection or Imprisonment?" cartoon by David Hayward

Do You Feel Protected or Imprisoned?

OWN THIS PRINT I am the parent of three adult children. I love them very much. They are an adventurous bunch. They do things like climb mountains, skydive, swim with sharks, and other activities that worry me. I’ve told them, “Why can’t you just get a regular, steady job, marry,…

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"Sweeping Spiritual Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Sweeping Spiritual Abuse Under the Carpet

OWN A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON It does happen… where churches are aware they’ve crossed a line and they make efforts to conceal it. But most of the time churches aren’t even aware that they are practicing spiritual abuse and inflicting it on their members. I have lots of friends…

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"Sweeping Spiritual Abuse Under the Carpet" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Why Churches Can Get Away with Spiritual Abuse

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

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