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Former Haverhill Priest Convicted Of Abuse To Be Freed

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who spent more than a decade in a Massachusetts prison for raping an altar boy will be freed after prosecutors withdrew a civil petition Friday to have him committed as a sexually dangerous person. 244 more words


Pastor Doug Wilson, A Serial Pedophile, and the Real Victims

Pastor Doug Wilson and Ed Iverson encourage marriage of Pedophile Steven Sitler, Christ Church

Sins are like grapes; they come in bunches. ~Doug Wilson

I read a disturbing article yesterday that sent me reeling. 1,754 more words

Sexual Abuse And Churches

chocolateorelse reblogged this on GiveMe Chocolate and commented:

Many churches continue to fail victims and the innocent by giving child abusers, molesters, and pedophiles the benefit of the doubt. Pedophilic offenders are a segment of the population who will never reverse their desires and will not stop acting upon those desires of their own free will. Companion text: CLICK HERE

One Man's Culture is Another Man's Cult

One man’s culture is another man’s cult. At least that has been my experience.

This is the mildly famous sign from in front of our church’s former location at The Vault in downtown Salem. 237 more words

Burning Religion

Burning Religion Reading #7: The Inquisition

This reading comes from one of many tall tales called The Adventures of Gwyn Dee. These tales form a small book within a book, which are designed to model a contemporary version of the absurd medieval works of Cervantes or Rabelais, in which Mikhail Bakhtin saw an ambivalent mocking humor turning the world upside down. 28 more words

Burning Religion

Bethke vs. Pontifex revisited

As I peruse some of the text of Burning Religion, I am reminded of how much I love the work of Fr. Pontifex. He is one serious hip hop priest. 228 more words

Burning Religion

Burning Religion is live!

This book project, which is the beginning of a series of theoretical works, is now in the pre-sale, fundraising stage. 24 hours ago, the Kickstarter project… 432 more words

Burning Religion

It's Not Just Me

“You are not to tell anyone that we had this conversation – not even your husband.” I’ll never forget that day – the weather was beautiful, I was wearing a dress with a black skirt and gold and black vest and I had just been told that I could not do anything in the church except attend services. 92 more words

When Church Hurts