Pastor Daryl Bujak Found Guilty of Battery for Spanking Abuse Victim

By Danni Moss
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Updated: March 20, 2009

[I apologize in advance for the length of this piece, but there was really no way I could think of to do it justice more briefly.]

Daryl Bujak was found guilty today on two counts of battery against a child. He was found not guilty of failure to report the child’s sex abuse claims.

Bujak allegedly spanked a 12-year-old child repeatedly with a piece of crown molding. The child was brought to him for counseling after she reported sexual abuse. He, and her parents, insisted she was lying about allegations of sexual abuse, and he claims he had the permission of the child’s mother to administer corporal punishment.

There is much to say about this situation. First of all, I do not understand what legal loophole allowed him to get away with not reporting the abuse as a mandated reporter. That was some handy loophole, since he obviously knew of the allegation – that was the reason the girl was being “counseled” by him and for which he was beating her for lying. I’m sure there must have been a technical reason – but that doesn’t change the fact that he was clearly negligent of his legal duty to report alleged sexual abuse of which he knew.

Bujak’s attorney stated in closing arguments that the pastor was entitled to “spank” the child since the girl’s mother had given permission. Well, let’s just take that apart. First of all, this man’s behavior and the choices of the girl’s parents are very familiar to me; I have seen this repeatedly within fundamentalist circles. The website of First Missionary Baptist Church, Elgin, IL, where Bujak no longer pastors, identifies itself as “an Independent, Fundamental, Missions-minded church.” They also identify themselves as KJV only, which tends to be another signature characteristic of IFB churches.

In fundamentalist teaching on authority and parenting, spanking is the primary disciplinary tool for every situation, and pastors frequently have assumed authority to spank the children in the church. This child’s mother would not have dreamed of denying her pastor the authority to spank her daughter.

This means that the attorney’s argument attempting to pass off the responsibility for the beating onto the child’s mother is disingenuous, at best. While we could all hope that a parent would pause before such behavior, in fundamentalist Christianity these actions are often accepted and assumed.

Also, the way the “spankings” were described, they were anything but spankings. According to the article I posted yesterday, “Now 16, the girl told a Kane County judge that Rev. Daryl Bujak struck her on the buttocks and lower back between 15 and 25 times at each of eight weekly sessions in the spring of 2005 when she was 12.”

15-25 swats at each of eight weekly “counseling” sessions? And all because she dared to tell about being sexually abused? And her apparent cry for help was not only ignored but betrayed by eight beatings, sanctioned by her parents, her pastor, her church, and apparently (to a normal child’s mind) her God? These eight beatings were not spankings by any remote definition of the word!

This situation also expresses the standard disrespect of children, and especially female children, common in fundamentalist Christianity, and in a growing segment of evangelical Christianity. This girl was automatically assumed to be lying, instead of making the slightest effort to determine if, just maybe, she could be telling the truth. She couldn’t possibly be telling the truth – she was a child and a girl, and children are born wicked, while girls are wicked manipulators, susceptible to being deceived. Regular spanking is necessary to beat the devil out of them for the sake of their eternal souls.

The only thing missing would be to discover that the man alleged to have sexually abused this girl is a member of the church or someone “in authority” who couldn’t possible be considered. Nothing has been said about this in any news stories I have seen. But that would make her treatment even more expected in this environment – because the child must be lying then. After all if he’s a “godly Christian man” and she’s a wicked child there’s not even a question of considering her claims. That is the prevailing attitude in this circle. I have seen this happen many times.

And the longest sentence this man can receive for this crime is a year in prison – for beating a child, within his authority and office of a man of God – eight times. That is a travesty of our justice system.

But there is a possible backstory to this situation which gives it a far more sinister flavor. I have been informed by someone who knows the Bujak family that Daryl attended Hyles Anderson College. Hyles Anderson College was founded by now-deceased mega-church pastor Jack Hyles. Hyles pastored First Baptist Church in Hammond, IN, and established a dynasty as the reigning authority in Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches. His word carried the weight of “God” – quite literally.

Within Hyles’ kingdom, and certainly among Hyles Anderson College alumni, there has been a persistent theme of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct. This was a pattern started by Hyles himself, who allegedly maintained a long-term relationship with his secretary. He also covered for and enabled his well-known pastor son, David Hyles, who has been involved in so many sexual misconduct situations I don’t think anyone has been able to keep count. A search on the internet will reveal a substantial list of convicted and accused sexual abusers who hail from Hyles Anderson and First Baptist Church in Hammond. One ongoing case of alleged pastoral sexual abuse involving a Hyles follower is the case of Chester Mulligan, being monitored on this blog.

There have also been a large number of accusations of physical abuse of children in churches and schools led by Hyles Anderson/First Baptist Hammond alumni. If you want to hear more about this issue, check out Bassenco’s Blog on the Lillypad 2, which has all five parts of WJBK’s “Preying from the Pulpit” 1993 news series available in MP3 audio.

Here are a few of Jack Hyles’ teachings about child discipline:

Let the child realize that you are simply representing God in the execution of the punishment. …

Sometimes spanking should leave stripes on the child. …

During the formative years, yea, the infant years, the child should be spanked. As soon as his is old enough to walk away from his parents he should be spanked if he does not walk where they say he should walk. … Parents should not have to remove vases and delicate glass ornaments from living room tables. A house need not become disorderly and full of riots because a baby has come. Start early in disciplining the child. …

The [spanking] ritual should be deliberate and last at least ten or fifteen minutes. … It should be a ritual dreaded by the child. He should not only dread the pain but the time consumed in the ordeal. …

The punishment should always be far in excess of the pleasure enjoyed by doing wrong. …

Never give a child that for which he cries. The baby who cries for attention and gets it will become a child who cries for a toy and gets it…

The spanking should be administered firmly. It should be painful and it should last until the child’s will is broken. It should last until the child is crying not tears of anger but tears of a broken will. As long as he is stiff, grits his teeth, holds on to his own will, the spanking should continue. …

After the spanking tell him why you did it. While he is still crying have him sit down. …

Happy is the child who feels the security of such punishment.

— Jack Hyles

How to Rear Children (1972)

And if that doesn’t give you chills, check out his perspective of female children:

[O]bedience is the most necessary ingredient to be required from the child. This is especially true in the life of a girl, for she must be obedient all of her life. The boy who is obedient to his mother and father will someday become the head of the home; not so for the girl. Whereas the boy is being trained to be a leader, the girl is being trained to be a follower. Hence, obedience is far more important to her, for she must someday transfer it from her parents to her husband.

This means that she should never be allowed to argue at all. She should become submissive and obedient. She must obey immediately, without question, and without argument. The parents who require this have done a big favor for their future son-in-law.

She should not be allowed to play alone with boys. … She should play only with toys that are uniquely for girls. … She should participate in sports enough to become coordinated but she should not excel in sports. If later she marries a man who is very athletic, she could become more proficient in some particular sport that he enjoys, but if she becomes an expert in a sport that is usually associated with men and boys, it could prove embarrassing to her future husband, and for that matter, it could entice her to become more masculine than she ought to be. …

Teach her to be an intelligent listener and an articulate conversationalist. She should read a variety of good books and magazines and have a wide variety of knowledge. It should be obvious to any male with whom she is conversing that she is an intelligent listener and that she can understand and respond to his conversation. She should never seem to know as much as he does (even though she may actually know more)…

The wise lady will never “take over” the conversation. She will add just enough to make a valuable contribution and to show her intelligence on the subject, but she will always make her man feel that he is the more knowledgeable. …

A young lady should not initiate a correspondence. … It certainly is not proper for a young lady to call a young man on the telephone for a social talk, If there is obvious business, it may be done with reluctance, but it should never be done when the call is strictly for social purposes.

Do not show off her talent to others. … Many children have been ruined because their parents were too proud of them and their performances. In such cases the child receives far too much attention and then wants it for the rest of her life. Hence, she becomes maladjusted. …

The girl should be taught that her lot in life is to be obedient and helpful to her husband. …

Teach her to pull for her dad. … In everything he does she should stand on the sidelines and root for her dad.

Teach her to plan for a profession but to hope that it will not be needed. … She should be taught that if possible, she should not follow this profession when married. …

Let her baby-sit. It should be remembered that someday she will no doubt be a mother. …

Allow her to do no loud shouting or hollering. … [T]he parent is to try in every way to make her quiet, meek, and feminine.

— Jack Hyles

How to Rear Children (1972)
Chapter 20: How To Make A Lady Out Of A Girl

Well, if that doesn’t sound about like a script for the way this child was treated, I can’t image a better one.

Just for good measure, take a look at what Jack Hyles taught all those good Hyles Anderson preacher boys about women like this girl’s mother:

God made woman to sit on the sidelines and cheer when a man succeeds. …

He made woman to cheer on the sidelines while her fellow made a touchdown. God made a woman to sit in the audience while her husband preaches and say, “That’s the best preacher in the world!” God made woman to stand on the side of the street and watch her little boyfriend ride the bicycle using no hands or standing up on the seat and say to him, “That’s the most amazing thing I ever saw in my life!” God made woman to see her man run the 100-yard dash and say, “That’s the greatest accomplishment I ever saw!” God made a woman to sit on the sidelines and watch her fellow throw a 100-pound stone 50 feet and say, “Nobody else could do it like that!” God made a woman to sit on the sidelines and watch a fellow climb a tree faster than anybody in the world and say, “That’s my man! He’s the best tree climber in the whole world!” That’s why God made woman. He made her to be man’s help meet. …

Complete him in his play. Complete him when he catches a fish. When he hits a ball, say, “Let me feel your arm!” I’m saying, spoil him rotten! That’s why God made you. …

Do you know what these women’s libbers are? They are a group of confused women trying to find happiness and failing because they are searching for it outside of God’s Word and God’s plan.

You say, “I have my rights too!”

No, you don’t.

— Jack Hyles

Women The Completer (1981)

If this is the background of this pastor, his actions must be understood within this context. While there may have been limits to the power of the law in this case, the situation was far more egregious than these brief news articles even begin to express. This type of behavior is an accepted norm and standard within fundamentalist circles. Of course, not every fundamentalist church would condone such actions, but this type of behavior is the direct fruit of the teachings of its leadership. And not every fundamentalist church is labelled an “Independant Fundamental Baptist” church. They come with multiple labels, and alumni of HAC pastor a variety of churches, not only IFB churches.

Unfortunately, that heritage has also spread into evangelical circles, heavily influencing organizations such as True Woman, which is itself strongly linked to the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. This is dangerous stuff, folks. And this news story is a representative pebble in the pond.

[Jack Hyles quotes above copied from Conservative Babylon, which has much more information about this particular subset of Christianity. The site is blatantly non-Christian, but they have assembled an impressive collection of documents about the side of fundamentalist Christianity the church doesn’t want to acknowledge. While I do not agree with their overriding philosophy, of course, the documentation is very useful.]

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17 Responses

  1. Hmmm… and people wonder why children are afraid to tell…

  2. It’s an appalling case. I don’t understand how Bujak got away with failing to report sexual abuse allegations. It’s better than letting him get away with it, but still. It’s a token sentence.

    How were you able to document his alma mater? I have searched for just that piece of the puzzle, and came up empty.

    • Re: Bujak’s alma mater —

      Someone I know knows the family. I’d love to see it in writing somewhere but I’m sure the school will not, and possibly cannot (due to privacy issues), confirm it.

      From what I’ve seen about sentencing it appears he will serve no jail time.

      — Danni

      • First of – DAryl Bujak did NOT attend Hyles Anderson college – his sister did.

        Next – he was guilty of only ONE MAIN thing.
        Wasting his time on trashy people.

        Why did the MOTHER NOT BELIEVE HER OWN DAUGHTER??????
        The step father was raping her daughter and she did not believe her. She should be on trial.
        She also went to Bujak for counseling but preceded the counseling with MY DAUGHTER ALWAYS LIES.
        Now, he questions the daughter and she changes her story.
        So the mother then allows her husband, the step father to beat her daughter at their home. THE RAPIST BEATS THE DAUGHTER?????
        What the heck is this?
        Should Bujak have spanked the girl – probably not. The mom suggested it, and in many Christian schools – even some in Illinois -corporal punishment is allowed.
        The mother at any time could have decided that the pastor should not have the authority to do this.
        She claims that as a woman she had not choice.
        That is a bunch of crap.
        Any mom that allows a child’s step father to discipline them is sick and on top of it – why did she NOT BELIEVE her own DAUGHTER?
        She probably made a deal with the police to keep her kids to take down the pastor.
        And guess what – it did not work.
        Daryl Bujak was at fault for trying to help people. He obviously knows he made a mistake in judgement.
        I went to a Christian school and had corporal punishment used on me UNjustly and It did not affect my life. I am fine.
        I feel sorry for the girl who has such an IDIOT for a mother. A mother is SUPPOSED to protect and to believe. And she did NEITHER!

        • I appreciate your input re: Daryl’s schooling. I would like to get confirmation of where Daryl did attend college so I can make sure the article is correct.

          However, I would have to say that the input going into Daryl’s actions remains virtually unchanged. I know this because I grew up in that system, too – and not just in the system — with a personal, front-row view of the inside of the leadership of the system. I know it like the back of my hand. This is a systemic problem. Jack Hyles was merely one of the most vocal and widely-respected proponents of the system. If Daryl’s sister attended HAC (which I was also told from the beginning) she would have been profoundly unlikely to choose that school if she wasn’t in a fundamentalist environment. People who aren’t steeped in that doctrinal background can usually see the problems a mile away and steer clear. Therefore, it is excessively unlikely Daryl was not raised and schooled in the same environment. Even if he didn’t attend HAC, how much influence did Hyles and his teaching have on Daryl’s mindset, since Hyles had the ear of virtually every other fundamentalist leader out there? We can broaden it out and include John R. Rice – who had the same theology as Hyles in nearly every way – and who also had the ear of and heavy influence on most fundamentalist churches. I do not personally know of a legacy of sexual abuse and misconduct in Rice’s wake, but other abuses – definitely.

          Additionally, you may be very right about the girl’s mother. However, that in no way alleviates Daryl’s responsibility. His actions were utterly without excuse. He didn’t just spank a wayward child (which still would have been inappropriate – nowhere in the Bible is that authority granted to a church leader, period) – according to court testimony he hit her many times with a piece of crown molding, at each of eight sessions. That isn’t spanking — that is beating. Any system that wants to insist “discipline” like this is spanking is wrong, expressing one more aspect of gross misunderstanding of Biblical truth.

          I, too, experienced UNjust corporal discipline in a Christian school in a fundamentalist church and didn’t turn out scarred for life from that lone type of abuse. But what I experienced was not anything like being as far out of bounds as this situation was. And it also doesn’t excuse what I did experience or what you experienced – it was still EXTREMELY wrong and ungodly. Just because what we experienced was “less” doesn’t mean it wasn’t wickedly ungodly, perpetrated at the hands of those who supposedly spoke for God. And it was normal practice for the school I attended and for every other Christian school I ever crossed paths with in a fundamentalist church.

          Also, a pastor is required to have some discernment. This is why the pastorate is Biblically limited to a person who has demonstrated both maturity and wisdom. If Daryl has that little discernment regarding the entire situation, especially considering his willingness to beat the child eight times, he deserves the approbation that has come his way.

          What seems to make this easy to excuse is that Daryl’s behavior is barely off the mark of acceptable practice within a fundamentalist church. It is easy to say he “made a mistake” when what he did isn’t very different from what would be considered acceptable. The problem is what fundamentalist churches accept as appropriate in the realms of both discipline and authority is way off the mark of God’s righteousness. Abuse abounds within that system because it is fundamentally flawed from the outset. Jack Hyles is just one (of quite a few) of the “big names” who helped propagate the abuses. And this type of situation follows commonly in the wake of Hyles and many of the other leaders within fundamentalism. That is a problem of staggering proportions.

          The reason I made the connection in the article is because without understanding why Daryl acted as he did, and the context of his actions, it is easy to just blow this incident off as a single, bizarre story. But it is not. Daryl didn’t act outside the norm, or very far outside the norm, for the type of church he was in and the doctrines of that particular system. I do have some empathy for Daryl because he did what was logical in his paradigm! I have heard pastors preach about the necessity of spanking children like that – even 100+ swats. Whatever it takes to break their will (breaking a child’s will is both unbiblical and ungodly – but this isn’t the time to get into that). That is the standard fare of discipline taught within fundamentalism — and it is growing within some circles of evangelicalism. Fundamentalism also teaches that pastors have exactly that type of authority over the families in their churches. What Daryl did was completely understandable given the background!

          In a large way, Daryl is paying the price for obeying and believing what he was taught. That’s tragedy on top of tragedy. And I believe responsibility lines need to be drawn back to where the responsibility actually belongs. Yes, Daryl is responsible for his choices. He is both an adult and a pastor. But so are the others who taught Daryl to “offend these little ones,” by teaching that such behavior is right, godly and necessary.

          — Danni

  3. I know the family personally. I have heard him preach many times. He not affiliated with Hyles-Anderson. He is not a Hyles preacher at all. The story is GROSSLY distorted. He is a good, Godly man who made a mistake.

    • Just because he’s a good preacher doesn’t make him a good man. I don’t know any of the parties involved, but if he struck her even one time he has abused her.

      Danni- Are the parents being held accountable at all?

      They should.

  4. Me: Godly men respect children. You don’t spank children repeatedly to change their stories about sexual abuse. There are other ways of dealing with this.

    This isn’t just a mistake – he grossly sinned against this child. He grossly sinned against this family. He disrespected his role as clergy.

    This man seriously needs help! He needs to know what the proper role he is to have, because he grossly twisted that into something else. He needs to figure out HOW he got such a twisted version of scripture that would allow him to even speculate on how this could possibily be acceptable.

    No responsible person would take on a role to discipline another children that is NOT within their family. He can recommend. He can speak to her. He can place limits on her within his church. Allowing himself the excuse, “her parents gave permission’ is a copout!

    Mistake is to light of a word. Clearly sinned against the girl. Clearly sinned against the family. Clearly sinned against his church, and his role of pastor? I think is more appropriate. Striving to be a Godly man in the future! That would be a goal! Repentance would be a good start. Telling it like it is, and showing clear remorse would be the second step. HELP – would be a clear step towards turning away from this sin…and doing things to make sure he doesn’t go near repeating it would be his third.

    Mistake? It was more than a mistake. Godly men admit these things, and don’t sugar coat. Godly men would take their licks, and not try to mininize it.

    Praying for him, Encouraging him, Showing him the path to help and healing is what he needs. Telling him he is a Godly man that made a mistake is enabling.

    I will never understand why people can call certain sins out like there is no tommorrow. Other ones? We have such issue with those others ones.

  5. Parents and Pastors should not be the judge of whether or not a child was sexually abused!!

    In a similar situation a girl I knew had reported abuse against her stepfather. He was tried convicted and went to prison. The Mother of the girl sought the help of her pastor because she knew her daughter was lying. The pastor convinced the girl she would go to hell unless she changed her story. She went before a judge told the judge that her aunt put her up to it. (the man was also convicted of raping his nieces) That they had all planned what they would say because the aunt was mad at him. To make a long story short the Pastor and the Mother of the girl moved heaven and earth to get this man released. When they succeeded he came home from prison where he freely raped the girl until she was old enough to leave the home. She never told again.

    Even if a child is “making it up” it is up to qualified professionals to determine that. Anyone can take 20 bucks or so and order a pastors licence online. The fact is most pastors have little more qualification that “feeling called”

  6. I would also like to point out that he did not spank the girl the same day that she went to the pastor about the sexual abuse. The girl changed her story and the pastor told the parents that.
    A few weeks went by and the girl was uncontrollable in the home and the mother wanted to send her away. She said she could not discipline her. So that is where the spankings started. It had nothing to do with the sexual abuse. If Bujak suspected sexual abuse, he would have reported it to the police.
    He made a gross error in listening to the MOM and believing everything she said. The MOM IS A WHACK job.
    Do not believe everything you read in the papers……..the same thing could happen to you.
    In that you are accused and the truth never comes out as it is soooooo distorted.

  7. He made a gross error in judgement thinking it was acceptable to spank someone else’s child with crown molding. He uses the excuse of mom gave permission. That sounds a bit ‘whacked’ as well.

    “The situation was over my head,” said Rev. Daryl Bujak, who avoided jail time when he was sentenced to 12 months of supervision. “I didn’t have the ability to deal with the situation I confronted.”

    So you don’t take time to figure out the right thing to do you just bring the child to counseling sessions, and use spanking as part of the method. Okay then – its just not mom that is whacked here!

    This pastor didn’t just do this once, and then used the parents permission as part of the excuse to get out of consquences. He clearly states he was over his head, and yet just kept on……

  8. I can not believe the response of one of this posters on this board. To say that Bujak only did ONE THING WRONG is ludicrous. People who make statements like this are the reason this abuse continues without accountability.

    People are stuck in an abusive IFB system and every time someone gets caught doing heinous things they excuse it and downplay the abuse. ITS SO SICK at every level!!!

    The IFB does such a great job of disguising the abuse and redefining the terms. Therefore, when someone gets arrested you will often hear, “Well, let’s wait to see how this plays out…we don’t know what REALLY happened,” or “He only did such and such…”

    A message to the IFB:
    It doesn’t matter what your OPINION is: THE LAW IS THE LAW! You must follow the law—period.

    Any time someone is arrested the state takes the financial burden of paying all the expenses to see the prosecution through. The state does not take this type of stuff lightly. They wait until they are SURE they can win a case- before the district attorneys say its a “go.” People who’ve never been through sexual abuse and the process of discovery have no idea how HARD it is to get a conviction for this stuff. Many times it requires DNA or immediate/timely reporting of a sexual assault. The more time that goes by the less likely a person is to see the criminal dealt with.

    The IFB members just don’t understand this process. The IFB leadership continually tell younger men, “You don’t want to be FALSELY accused of inappropriate contact so you need to …” OF COURSE you don’t want to be FALSELY accused. Every man understands that and should take the proper precautions. However, when an accusation arises it doesn’t mean the police, the DA and the state have moved forward on a FALSE allegation. Please- this is a no-brainer. The state is ACCOUNTABLE for the prosecutions it moves forward on. They have to pay the bills and answer to the public for the cases they accept. It is very, very rare that a false allegation makes it past the police department. And once it hits the DA’s office the DA has to decide if he thinks it is a “winnable” case and this is all dependent on DNA, witnesses, time lapse, potential extradition of the perpetrator, the expenses of paying for the victims rights, etc. So when I hear a DA has taken a case and its set for trial, I immediately say, “He’s most likely guilty.”

    This is all stuff the IFB just don’t understand or grasp. If I had a million bucks for every time I’ve heard one of them say, “I have several friends who’ve been falsely accused…”
    I would be on top of the world. Its really just plain naivete.

    • And ironically, the ONE THING he supposedly did wrong had nothing to do with his treatment of the girl! So the implication is that what he did to the girl was not wrong. ??? The girl’s mother was no doubt wrong to assume her daughter was lying, regardless of the child’s previous behavior (and actually, a case could be argued that the child was perceived as a liar for other reasons than that she actually was one, considering all things).

      But the pastor made his own choices — all of them. He has a brain, he is an adult, and he has both authority and responsibility as a pastor. Nope – he gets no pass at all. Listening to that mother, faults and all, was merely one in a long string of his very, very wrong choices.

      — Danni

      • I just wish that people could stop going, “This is a good man who was accused of something horrible.” If they could stop for just ONE SECOND and think about what this girl went through their statements would sound as ridiculous in their own ears as they do to others who’ve walked through this journey or helped people out of it.

        Here’s a SECOND’s worth of explanation of what this meant for this girl:

        She lays in bed shaking with fear waiting for another night of sexual assault. He comes in the room, his breath wreaks. He has his way with her. He leaves the room and she feels like vomiting. The next day he comes up to her and says she’s his beautiful little girl and kisses her on the forehead- she cringes. When she goes to school she can’t concentrate on her work. Her grades start to slip- but they are the least of her worries. She feels afraid of everything and everyone. She trusts noone. She shakes and trembles with fear. Her friends think she’s a little crazy and she starts thinking they may be right. She gets home that night and her room is a mess. He screams at her and says, “Clean up your room you little slut or I’ll beat your butt!” She feels degraded- much like an animal. She gets down and cleans up her mess. She fears he may walk in her room and repeat the events from the night before. She can’t think about anything else- but finally pushes it out of her mind.

        She goes through this for over two years when she finally decides she much tell someone. She speaks of it to her mother and her mother freaks out and takes her to the pastor. He says, “I’ll deal with her. Sounds to me like you have a little rebel on your hands.” He takes her in the back room and she musters the strength to repeat the facts. She is shaking, scared and just wants to die. She knows he has already talked to her mom and that he doesn’t believe her- but she also knows the truth. She thinks that if she does a really good job of explaining the abuse he just might believe her, so she musters the strength to say what is happening. It backfires! He gets upset and says she is a liar. Afterall, he has a loooong list of her deceptions. He tells her to go over to the desk because she needs to get a spanking. She is trembling and full of fear. She leans over the desk and out of the corner of her eye she sees a thick board. He hits her several times with the board and she aches with pain. She is devastated. She goes home that night more afraid of the world than ever before. She knows she’s trapped in a prison with no way out.

        She just wants to die.

        This scenario repeats itself 8 seperate times before someone gets the police involved.

        The girl finally gets help- but never goes to church again. She has a deathly fear of all pastors and churches.

        The defenders of the pastor say, “He’s really a good man- he just made a SIMPLE mistake!”

        When they hear years later that the girl is now a single mom with several kids and on drugs and drinking heavily—- they say, “She just got bitter. She should have remained in the faith”

        SICK—-JUST SICK!!

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