What does a victim of child sexual abuse look like? Don’t ask Christianity Today.

What does a victim of child sexual abuse look like? Don’t ask Christianity Today.

An embarrassing apology published by Christianity Today shows that leaders in the faith community still have a lot to learn about child sexual abuse.
The readers of Christianity Today have taught the magazine a lesson—they know more about child sexual abuse then its editors do.
Last Monday, CT published an article on its Leadership Journal website written by an unnamed pastor who is serving time in prison

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Great things are happening at the CFFP!

Great things are happening at the CFFP!

And we can’t wait to tell you about them! Starting with…
OUR FIRST GRANT! We are excited to report that the generous members of Foundation Beyond Belief have donated a combined total of $10,265 to the CFFP. We were one of five beneficiary organization chosen for the “Challenge the Gap” category,

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Couple convicted of child abuse

This article was originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal.
A couple who spanked their young children on their bare bottoms with wooden dowels in keeping with the teachings of the church they belonged to were convicted Friday night of child abuse, the last of eight people connected to the church

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Our First Grant!

Foundation Beyond Belief selects the Child-Friendly Faith Project as a beneficiary organization! 
The CFFP is proud to announce that it has been chosen as one of five beneficiary organizations entitled to receive funding from members of the Foundation Beyond Belief. The FBB is a charitable foundation that focuses, encourages, and demonstrates

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Proving Richard Dawkins Wrong

This blog post was originally published via Religious Child Maltreatment. 
I am a fan of Richard Dawkins. I admire him as a biologist, as a straight-talking atheist, and as an advocate for victims of religious child maltreatment. On June 1 of this year, I had the honor to be introduced by him

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Evangelicals advised to confront sexual abuse and coverups

This article originally appeared in the Courier-Journal: A Gannett Company.
Evangelical churches need to confront sexual abuse and coverup within their own ranks, according to a statement signed by more than 1,500 people worldwide and promoted by a former sex-crimes prosecutor.
The “Public Statement Concerning Sexual Abuse in the Church of

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CFFP Conference 2013: A first of its kind event!

CFFP Conference 2013: A first of its kind event!

Our November 8th conference was an amazing opportunity. We were joined by an audience that consisted of people who work in various fields from religious education to social work to law enforcement. We came together to hear about religious and cultural child maltreatment and what can be done to better

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The Real Michael Pearl

The Real Michael Pearl

The media has pitted me against Michael Pearl on more than one occasion. The controversial, pro-spanking, Tennessee-based Christian preacher says children should not be disciplined but “trained” by hitting them with instruments such as tree branches or quarter-inch plumbing line.
I have been vocal about my concerns that Pearl’s

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