Tag Archives: Sexual abuse

Why Me? The Importance of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Training

For several years, I served as a diocesan sexual misconduct training and prevention facilitator. The experience was tremendously rewarding, and meeting people throughout the diocese a wonderful opportunity. That said, my sense was that even the most motivated cringed at the prospect of spending the better part of a Saturday in a classroom. And it wasn’t hard to… Read More »

Breaking News: Unconfirmed Reports About Disgraced Pastor Andy Savage’s New Church

This just in. Unconfirmed sources report that disgraced pastor Andy Savage, who sexually assaulted a teen entrusted to his care, is holding church services Sunday evenings at the offices of Speak Communications, located at 1648 West Massey in Memphis. Speak, which allegedly is owned by Andy’s brother, does marketing communications for churches. Sources say Andy’s new church, known… Read More »

Long-Term Effects of Church Abuse

Reprinted with permission. Stephen Parsons, a retired Anglican priest, publishes Survivingchurch.org, a blog dedicated to church abuse of every sort. After church on Sunday I took part in two conversations over coffee which indirectly touched on the church abuse issue.  Neither mentioned in any way spiritual/sexual abuse, but each of them reminded me how much and for how… Read More »