Church Tries to Punish Girls Who Sued Over Sex Abuse by Outing Them – Singles: Don’t Take Dating Advice from Religious Groups Who Think It’s Acceptable to Harass Rape Victims – And Dump Equally Yoked Teaching

Church Tries to Punish Girls Who Sued Over Sex Abuse by Outing Them – Singles: Don’t Take Dating Advice from Religious Groups Who Think It’s Acceptable to Harass Rape Victims – And Dump Equally Yoked Teaching

This story is horrible enough as it is, and another indicator of how unsympathetic and awful churches are towards abuse victims of all kinds.

However, I also wanted to add this observation, as outlined in the next few paragraphs.

I was taught as a kid that Christian singles are only to marry other Christians, which is sometimes called “being equally yoked.”

My parents, who were Christians, would advise me when I was younger to seek out a spouse in a local church, if I wanted to marry.

In light of stories like the one I’m posting here, I don’t think I consider churches a good place to meet potential dates or mates any longer. I am questioning that.

If church members think it’s compassionate or acceptable to be hostile to child sex abusive victims and to protect the pedophile who assaulted them, one wonders how heartless and immoral the persons at that church must be in other areas, and how terrible their judgement concerning other things is.

That is, a person attending a church every week and claiming the name of Christ can still be a terrible person. I would not want to select a date or mate from a church filled with people who feel it’s appropriate to side with a child rapist over the victims.

This is not to say that I regard all Non-Christian men as being eligible, wonderful, or as being great catches. Some Non-Christian men can be abusive, rude, or sexist.

I think if you are an unmarried woman who wants to marry, you have to judge a man by his character and, to a point, look past whatever religious or belief label he gives himself, whether it’s Christian, atheist, Jewish, whatever.

Sometimes, some Christians issue dating advice. Maybe the pastor or other people at this church mentioned in this news story below wrote blog posts or gave sermons telling singles how to select a “godly spouse.”

Do you really, really want to take dating advice from people who throw child sexual assault victims under the bus, or who tell married women they must stay married to pedophiles or abusers (see this link for more on that)?

I’m willing to bet that this church agrees with, or promotes, natalism, marriage, and “Family Values.” How hypocritical, then, that they won’t protect or defend children who were harmed by a perverted adult (and on church premises, no less).

Most of these churches believe in something called “complementarianism,” which usually includes, among other tenets, that females are helpless little waifs who males should protect. So why aren’t the male church members of this church coming to the defense of these female sexual assault victims?

(Link): Church tries to punish girls who sued over sex abuse by outing them: ’They should not be able to hide’ by Travis Gettys

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s