“It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.”
― C.S. Lewis
I got word from a reliable anonymous source that Peter Johnsen was fired yesterday (5/30/19) from Crossroads Community Church. You can read the original post from two days ago at Pastor Daniel Fusco of Crossroads Community Church Expressed Concern for Abuse Victims in USA Today But That’s Not How He Acted When Approached By Mary Fakhoury #churchtoo #metoo
I hope to be able to share further information in the near future. I felt that this should be a stand alone post so people can share their thoughts on the matter.
I am grateful that Johnsen is no longer in a position of influence in the church setting. Things are changing. When I started blogging 10 years ago, many pastors would not have responded to the report of sexual abuse. Now, many church leaders are becoming aware that reports of churches which overlook sexual abuse are judged harshly in the court of public opinion.
So, I want to thank our readers who express their outrage when abuse is overlooked. You are making a difference and I am grateful for each and everyone of you. Please continue to speak out!
Special thanks go out to Mary who bravely shared her story and, in so doing, ad changed thins. #IStandwith Mary
I know people will have interesting takes on this development so I am posting this as a separate article.