Glad to be able comment online about the disgusting victim blaming comments an Australian priest made about Jill Meagher’s rape and murder.
Glad to see my comment on a well known news website, has by far the most likes, and not simply because I want the ‘most’ likes – but so a healthy view by a Christian can be given, to show that not all Christians are abusive, victim blaming, abuser enablers – like too many religious people choose to be.
I realise all I can ever do is state my views, model what I believe and know is right, and hope it resonates with someone.
And in this case, it has, with many.
Which is all I can ever hope to do.
March 31, 2015 at 10:35 am
I was the victim of child abuse by a very violent uncle who also stalked and victimised me as a woman. He was also a christian who would take me to church!! As an adult when I finally stood my ground and said he was not to come to my house where I was caring for my mother who was passing away from cancer the rest of my very Pentecostal family were shocked and really angry with me!! They told me I needed to be forgiving!! basically they all thought I was in the wrong!! No doubt manipulated by this man! One Aunty actually said to me ‘ some men can’t help themselves’ . I said to this ‘ well he’ll have to learn since I’ll be taking this to court!’ No one christian has ever stood with me on this!! I am rejected by my own family and totally discarded struggling with cancer myself now!! I can relate to your story!! People want to blame the victim I have had no support or compassion only rejection and blame!! I know Jesus had compassion and cared for the broken hearted and abused while on earth !! It’s not a trait I see in many Christians I’m afraid to say !!