After weeks of trying to get ANYONE to listen to us, we have finally found a champion and hero in the form of McKenna Denson. To say we are ecstatic would be an understatement. Finally, a voice for the voiceless that is standing up to the church for all the injustices it perpetrates on its own members has heard our cries and is interested in helping us not only share our stories and receive the kind of help we so desperately need, but in helping this kind of abuse stop once and for all before another woman or child is hurt. This is monumental.
For myself personally, I feel this is the moment I’ve been waiting over half my life for. After years of being silenced and trapped in the dark underbelly of the church, the truth is shining its light brighter than ever in spite of it all, and it is the most validating and healing feeling I’ve ever experienced. To all the nay-sayers calling for me to “stop my personal vendetta” because “religion”, I have only a few things to say to you. You can call what I’m doing whatever you like and believe what you want. The truth will set every one of us free, and the same goes for this religion. If you have nothing to hide or cover up, nothing I’m saying or doing should bother you to the point of attacking me or any of the women I work with. If you care about this church as much as you say you do, the same issues I have should be just as important to you, because they’re effectively destroying the thing you love so much, and we had nothing to do with it. We were the victims, not the villains. We’re doing this, not because of vendettas, but because we see these problems we suffered ourselves and we want to do everything in our power to stop it from ever happening again. If you can’t accept that… It says more about you than any of the brave women fighting in you and your families names.
This is the beginning of a whole new age, and I welcome it with an open heart and mind.
Just a quick update, we are working on a lot of interviews with people who have experienced abuse within the church and encourage anyone who wants to be heard, whether anonymously or not, to get in contact with us. We’re also working on launching a YouTube series dealing directly with a lot of this material that we hope will eventually become a documentary.
I’ve decided to leave my personal email here in case anyone is having issues getting ahold of me more directly as well. I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂