“In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.” ― Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
Today I brought my mother for a minor medical procedure. She is fine. However, on our way out the door, she over my foot with her walker. A 90 year old woman with a walker who wants to get home for dinner is a force to be reckoned with. .Unfortunately, I have a bruised, swollen and painful foot and am having trouble concentrating.
I want to call your attention to an update to a story covered here. Please forgive me for my lack of commentary. This is an awesome article.
I want to congratulate a group of people who are my heroes: Justice for Sankey. These folks don’t quit. They are fighting for justice for those who are half a world away. Many of them have lost friends and even their church family in order to seek the truth.
Finally, a local, well-liked media source, Cleveland Scene, is calling attention to their efforts. I am appreciative for the call out in the article.
This is an excellent, thoughful, well-written article. I’m duly impressed!
The church elders, Colledge clarified when Gintz sought more details about this meeting, had no interest in discussing anything related to Sankey, World Harvest Ministries or Tom Randall. They were concerned about her.
“Your demonstration of mistrust and disrespect for the spiritual leadership of Christ Community Chapel is astounding,” Colledge wrote. “For some reason, unbeknownst to me, you have determined that you have authority to discern the spiritual health of the local church. This is a dangerous position for anyone to assume.”
This behavior from CCC leadership is what Dee Parsons referred to in her coverage as “spiritual abuse.” Gintz told Scene that she’d had enough. This spring, she left CCC. “There just came a point where I said, ‘Why am I here? I hate this.'”