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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:26 am 
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Thanks for understanding. I may have to go back to the States for awhile to help my brother. The baby is doing fine but my brother is not. I think time will help heal his emotions as to what happened to his granddaughter. Life will never be the same for him and my heart is so sad.


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It would be.
It may help you as well as him for you to be there.
I'm sure you will be a blessing.


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Published today in New Republic,
"The Silence of the Lambs
Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal?"
https://newrepublic.com/article/142999/silence-lambs-protestants-concealing-catholic-size-sexual-abuse-scandal

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This burgeoning crisis of abuse has received far less attention than the well-documented scandal that rocked the Catholic Church. That’s in part because the evangelical and fundamentalist world, unlike the Catholic hierarchy, is diverse and fractious, composed of thousands of far-flung denominations, ministries, parachurch groups, and missions like ABWE. Among Christian evangelicals, there is no central church authority to investigate, punish, or reform. Groups like ABWE answer only to themselves.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:40 am 
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This article is well-researched and skillfully written.

I am thankful that the Donn Ketcham abuse issue has had a relatively appropriate outcome. Pii did a thorough job of investigating his abuse and ABWE's cover up. ABWE showed remarkable courage and transparency in allowing Pii's scathing report to go public in its entirety. From what I hear, Ketcham's victims feel vindicated, and they have received significant financial settlements from the mission.

Several factors came together to produce this outcome. Even though ABWE tried to sidestep the exposure of their decades of cover-up by firing GRACE and hiring Pii, their strategy backfired on them when Pii became relentless in their pursuit of the truth. It gives me great satisfaction that the small investigative company Scott Ross helped form, which chose the name Professional Investigators International, ended up choosing to side with truth. They did not allow themselves to be maneuvered and manipulated by the mission groups that paid them to do "independent investigations" which were supposed to be just another layer of cover-up of abominable child abuse. The true independence shown by Pii led to the dissolving of their company, as their source of funding dried up. But the good they did during their brief existence has changed the lives of many MK abuse survivors, for which I am very grateful.

Another factor in ABWE's case is that there was a top-down leadership and attorney change, and a decision was made to allow the investigation results to be made public. I understand ABWE has now drawn back some from that initial humble transparency, but the investigation report is now out there on the internet, and can still be found.

Above all else is the courage and tenacity of the abuse survivors. The MKs, who are now adults, kept up the pressure on ABWE, in different ways. Their tirelessness paid off in the end. The most satisfying result of this public disclosure of the name of this missionary pedophile is that a Stateside victim of his has now come forward, and Dr Ketcham will now stand trial for his despicable treatment of young children who trusted him. I hope he spends the rest of his life in prison.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:02 am 
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Even though ABWE tried to sidestep the exposure of their decades of cover-up by firing GRACE and hiring Pii, their strategy backfired on them when Pii became relentless in their pursuit of the truth.

Same thing NTM tried, and sadly, they succeeded (for now) by firing GRACE, then Pii, and hiring T. Sidebotham, changing terms and definitions at will. Thankfully, ABWE didn't catch on that Pii would be just as thorough and persistent as GRACE.

Spin, spin, spin, and keep repositioning because "this organization is too big to fail."

From the Wiki on Spin: "Spin is typically applied to events or situations which are deemed to be unfavorable or potentially harmful to the popularity of a person, brand or product. As such, a standard tactic used in "spinning" is to reframe, reposition, or otherwise modify the perception of an issue or event, to reduce any negative impact it might have on public opinion. "

From all that spinning, you'd think they'd get dizzy and sick. :cry:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:30 pm 
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Spinmeisters. Yes, they are. Even changing their name to Ethnos360. Just another spin.

There is One who sees past all the spinning, and never sleeps or slumbers (or gets dizzy).

Yes, there will be a Day of Reckoning.

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