Abuse survivor: Some ‘victim advocacy’ groups ‘have their own agendas’

“I told him that I found his piece hurtful in denying the truth. I asked him to add facts and to tell the truth, but he only reaffirmed his position on the subject and told me that I was the only survivor that felt that way, that he owned me no apologies.”

via Abuse survivor: Some ‘victim advocacy’ groups ‘have their own agendas’

I wasn’t going to reblog this, until I hit that line.

They are thankfully light on details of the abuse, but go rather over-board on allowing the accused to respond to each and every claim.  Worth a read.

Author: Foxfier

Former sailor, current geek, conservative, mother and practicing Catholic. Refugee from the Seattle blob. (No, we DIDN'T vote for those taxes!) Elf is my husband, our kids are Princess, Duchess, Baron, Empress, Chief, the Contessa, and the 7th Son.

2 thoughts on “Abuse survivor: Some ‘victim advocacy’ groups ‘have their own agendas’”

  1. Here’s the bits that stuck with me

    “Michael says that Hoatson also advised that he get his family out of the Church as well, discouraging him from having his wife and children attend Mass.” … “Michael said he was reluctant to tell Hoatson about his reversion to the faith. When he did, he began to speak about the day he was drawn to the confessional. “He told me: ‘Oh no, I hope you didn’t go!’”

    And

    “about that time, he received an email from Hoatson sharing a press release in response to the Pennsylvania report. The scope of Hoatson’s press release, Michael said, “was to tell Catholics to stick together, to embrace homosexual and transgender priests.”

    I was noodling down the internet rabbit hole and discovered that Orthodox Jewry have a similar abuse problem. The activist I was reading did a great job pilloring the rabbis. Really set up the traditional Jews as villains. …. And next thing you know there’s his activist work for gay and lesbian inclusivating of that culture.

    The very people exposing the corrupt officials of their institutions are using the victims of corruption as a bloody sledgehammer to destroy their own culture.

    I’m neither a Catholic nor a Jew, but I find this horrifying.

    1. I became familiar with the bad behavior because of some of the accused, and punished, priests…turns out they not only didn’t have evidence of having ever met their accusers, it was sometimes physically impossible for them to have done what they were accused of.

      I’d be shocked if a similar thing didn’t happen elsewhere.

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