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Comments by a Southern Baptist seminary president about divorce, even in situations of abuse, has led to a rebellion by thousands of Southern Baptist women and men. Many were demanding the seminary president’s resignation, and he has since apologized for his comments. The seminary’s board of trustees met this week and announced that the president […] Read More

The White House’s spinning of the Benghazi attack, the IRS’ targeting of the Tea Party, and the Department of Justice’s spying on the Associated Press all disclose varying degrees of the abuse of power. Responding to the disclosure that the Justice Department spied on AP, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) recalled another abuse of power era. […] Read More

Unfortunately, scandals involving the abuse of authority by leaders in churches seem to be occurring on a more frequent basis. Pastoral abuse of any form – whether it is emotional, psychological, social, physical, financial or sexual – occurs when pastors overstep their boundaries and view congregation members as a means to an end. Abuse occurs […] Read More

The headlines are relentless. I wince every time I hear of a minister violating sexual or moral boundaries. I listen sadly as clergy describe unrealistic demands placed upon them by their congregation. Over the years, I have seen the great harm inflicted on congregants and clergy alike by boundary violations. As preparation for our offering […] Read More

Our country and much of the world has expressed shock and horror at the verbal and physical treatment meted out to a 68-year-old grandmother and bus monitor in Greece, New York. Karen Klein tried to maintain her composure while her tormentors continued their assault. Many adults have reacted by sending her money as if a […] Read More

You must watch the disturbing two-and-a-half minute video showing a dozen Border Patrol agents beating a Hispanic to death. This is not one unfortunate incident perpetrated by rogue enforcement agents, but rather, a systematic institutionalized mindset that is bringing death to brown-skinned people from Mexico and Central America.  Not since the days of the Jim […] Read More

Recent comments by a Southern Baptist seminary professor that abused women are at least in part to blame if they refuse to submit to their husband’s God-given authority don’t square with official teachings of his denomination. “And husbands on their parts, because they’re sinners, now respond to that threat to their authority either by being […] Read More

It saddened me to read excerpts in EthicsDaily.com from your sermon from a series on “Biblical Manhood and Womanhood” delivered at Denton Bible Church. Therefore, my husband and I went on line and listened to the entire sermon to understand the context. While it was not a sermon on domestic violence, you did mention abusive […] Read More

Bruce Ware, professor of Christian theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., actually does know why husbands abuse their wives. But he is confused and just doesn’t realize that he knows: “And husbands on their parts, because they’re sinners, now respond to that threat to their authority either by being abusive, which is […] Read More

Ah! The good old days–when men were men and women were kept in the kitchen; when being white was right for America. Ah! The good old days–when men were men and women were kept in the kitchen; when being white was right for America. When a Latino like me wouldn’t be burdened with the heavy […] Read More