Religious Child Abuse


Religious Child Abuse

For those who have suffered through psychological, physical, or sexual abuse or neglect connected to any religion. A call to arms against all religious child abuse including children being labeled with religion. Everyone for this cause is welcome!

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Abused by sunday school teacher

Started by diane sholly. Last reply by diane sholly Jan 19, 2013. 4 Replies

Religious Abuse ... Damned to Hell

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 1, 2012 at 1:10pm

@ Steve Thomas I was not aware of Marlene Winell and looked up her links. Great information and well worth the time and effort to find. I signed up for National Institute of Relationship Enhancement®

and Center for Couples, Families and Children. Looking forward to their information. Thanks.

Comment by James M. Martin on July 1, 2012 at 10:53am

Oh, well, Intrinsic, we ALL contributed in one way or another.  I sang in the boys' choir, was an acolyte, and played Joseph in the Mithrasmas pageant.  And when I got to college I backed down in dormitory arguments on the existence of God due to then ignorance of fallacious logic, as when the son of a "minister" who tried to convince that I, too, had faith, by referring to the wall switch and saying, "when you throw it, you have faith the lights will go on."  (It did not occur to me point out that there was a 50-50 chance determined on scientific factors, the weather, brown outs, &c., or that the fallacy of false equivalences applied.)

Comment by Intrinsic Dignity on July 1, 2012 at 10:15am

@ James.  I'm sorry, but I was an unwitting participant.  When I lived in San Antonio, not far from you, I contributed (back in 2004) over 100 hours on two pro bono amicus briefs for Good News Clubs, establishing their right to have their flyers distributed in backpacks.  I was also a childhood victim of this type of brainwashing.

This project is my penance.  I want to bring attention to this issue, and over time to scale back the harm to which I contributed.  

Comment by James M. Martin on July 1, 2012 at 9:47am

@ Intrinsic: I do not feel well.  I suspect God is punishing me for my wicked, wicked life.  The vid you post is nauseating to me.  I shut it off after a few seconds, a minute or so at most.  I cannot endure any more images of child abuse than I've already seen in my 69 years.

Comment by James M. Martin on July 1, 2012 at 9:44am

Congested quite, as I now have chronic bronchitis, always a possibility for a former user of nicotine and formaldehyde (both of which, as we know, are present in that product we'd "walk a mile" for).  Somehow, I cannot see myself in a grocers with a tank of oxygen.  I've also lost both taste and smell. Other than that, God blesses me with such health as He wants me to have, thank you.

Comment by James M. Martin on July 1, 2012 at 9:30am


Comment by Intrinsic Dignity on June 28, 2012 at 10:46am

Religious child abuse is now occurring in over 3000 public elementary schools through Child Evangelism Fellowship's Good News Clubs.  See my mini-documentary.

Comment by Steve Thomas on December 9, 2010 at 9:00am
Latest ACA "Atheist Experience" #685 touched on the subject of the abusive aspects of religions. Hosts both mentioned Marlene Winell, a San Fran bay area therapist/activist who specializes in 'religious abuse'. She's easy to find on the web, has about a dozen Youtube videos as well.

Btw and speaking of Austin, there's a group of people sleeping on the sidewalk in front of the capitol building there, some at least marginally religious, trying its absolute damnedest to draw attention to and get support for a bill to end beatings as 'discipline' in US schools, a practice legal and widely practiced in former slave states. Paula Flowe has been there shouting and screaming since October, burned through her retirement money, close to losing her house. Meanwhile most of the rest of the country hasn't appeared even the least bit bothered that this issue hasn't yet even gotten half-decent lip service. Makes me wonder. Little girl describing for the court the murder by her parents of her four-year-old half-sister, a 'disciplinary' process that took months: "Toward the end she didn't even cry." Check
Comment by Steve Thomas on November 7, 2010 at 7:51pm
Link didn't take--will try once more. If I can't get it but you're interested, go to>news>freethought radio>archives and podcasts, punch "2008" and "August" into the dropdown boxes. It's the August 16th program.
Comment by Steve Thomas on November 7, 2010 at 7:40pm
Just heard this Freedom From Religion Foundation podcast from mid-August of 2008. It begins with audio clips of survivors of priest sex abuse in Chicago. The second half of the show is an interview with one of their interns, Sarah Braasch, who discusses life as a child within the Jehovah's Witnesses.

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