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Innerfire89

#ChurchToo movement?

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I'm sure most of you have already heard of the #MeToo movement, women speaking out against sexual assault and harassment is of course a good thing, but we know that feminist are insane and saying "hello" to one of them is equal to rape, so we end up with off the wall accusations in the movement as well.

Now there is a #ChurchToo movement, which I imagine will be the same.

 

The church doesn't need any infulence based off of secular movements, that's kinda backwards. It's our job as Christians to test the fruits of anyone in the church to begin with.

 

Anyhow, do you think I'm judging this #ChurchToo movement correctly?

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Placable37

Just noticed this thread, Innerfire.  Judgment begins in the house of the Lord, and if we are living for Christ we do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly. The media can twist things so great care is needed when any information sharing is needed. Criminal matters must be dealt with according to the laws of the land, but prevention of abuse, be it physical, mental, emotional, social, or spiritual should be the watchword in every fellowship. The #ChurchToo movement is well meant but not scriptural if inviting the world's judgment upon the body of Christ. 

1Co 5:12-13
(12)  For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not you judge them that are within?
(13)  But them that are without God judges. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

 

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Knotical

This is the first I have heard of the #churchtoo movement, so I really can't comment on how it's going at the moment.  However, there may be some things we could take cues off of if it will bring greater awareness to the church, and possibly get people to respect it a bit more.  That is not to say we should adopt all the practices of those who are participating in the #metoo movement, but there are virtues in everything.  What is the main thrust of the #churchtoo movement right now?

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Innerfire89
3 hours ago, Knotical said:

This is the first I have heard of the #churchtoo movement, so I really can't comment on how it's going at the moment.  However, there may be some things we could take cues off of if it will bring greater awareness to the church, and possibly get people to respect it a bit more.  That is not to say we should adopt all the practices of those who are participating in the #metoo movement, but there are virtues in everything.  What is the main thrust of the #churchtoo movement right now?

I haven't heard much about it after making this thread, maybe it fizzled out.

 

The focus of the movement is exposing sexual abuse from clegry,  pastors, decons, or elders in the church. That is a good thing to do, expose every wolf.

But #metoo and #ChurchToo are more about telling the story, which would give people a one sided view of the Church as a whole.

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Knotical

Sounds like it would have more to do with the things going on in the Catholic church.  Though, I would not assume this is also not going on in protestant churches as well.

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Becky
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Cover up has gone on in Church .

IT is not  isolated to the RCC.

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Just Mike

Sexual abuse is far more common that most church goers could possibly imagine. Don't fool your self any man in your church can be a loyal porn watcher. This is well established.

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3 hours ago, Becky said:

Cover up has gone on in Church .

IT is not  isolated to the RCC.

It is a shame that organizations base in faith involve themselves in a face saving cover up. They lose all their credibility when they don't follow through with criminal prosecutions. Sometimes they transfer the perpetrator or just send him packing for a cover up. The predator then moves on to make more victims. 

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On 7/8/2018 at 11:31 AM, Knotical said:

Sounds like it would have more to do with the things going on in the Catholic church.  Though, I would not assume this is also not going on in protestant churches as well.

Sadly it's all over the place. The ridiculous amount of sex abuse in the Roman Catholic church is a topic in and of itself, it almost seems like the abuse is done for some specific, hidden reason.

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Knotical
9 hours ago, Innerfire89 said:

Sadly it's all over the place. The ridiculous amount of sex abuse in the Roman Catholic church is a topic in and of itself, it almost seems like the abuse is done for some specific, hidden reason.

What?  The Catholic church hiding something?  Surely you jest.

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Becky
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Back in the 50s an AofG pastor in Sacramento was 'moved on' because of affairs. A year or so later he was quietly ousted went onto a community church.  

 

this stuff has been going on  'forever' Just ask Paul 

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29 minutes ago, Becky said:

 

Back in the 50s an AofG pastor in Sacramento was 'moved on' because of affairs. A year or so later he was quietly ousted went onto a community church.  

 

this stuff has been going on  'forever' Just ask Paul 

2Timothy 3:5-6.

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Just Mike

Its no wonder there is so much hidden sexual tension,  among Clergy surveys show 60% of those in ministry view porn. With those members between 80 to 90% say they use porn. young boys now start viewing porn between 6 to 8 years old, just a few years ago it was 10 year old's viewed their first porn. It is perfectly clear the Church has a sexual purity problem and that problem is sin and considered by many to be adultery.

 

Just why so many men who say they are Christians view porn is a serious question that this subject is avoided by most pastors, and men in general. Ask the wives these porn watching men what they think. I think the women in the porn addicted men's lives and you will hear anger and hurt just as if they were cheating, and in truth they are.  Men who indulge in watching porn destroy the close relationship that a Christian marriage demands.  Some say their wives don't satisfy them and that's why they turn to porn, but its much deeper that that. Simply put porn is satin's best way to destroy a man, his marriage, or in the case of unmarried men it destroys much chance of a happy pleasing sexual re;relationship with a wife that God has for him.

 

I honestly believe viewing porn is perhaps one of the worse sins anyone, men or women can become addicted to. Porn rots the tenderness out of a person, takes away the love a person could have, and shipwrecks their soul,  besides is a sin that God calls adultery.  I encourage men to allow their wife to change the TV station if something is even suggestive. Tell that woman in your live to be an additional set of eyes, ears to help watch over the man she loves and wants him to remain pure sexually. Accountability if a good think and most men need this.  I pray we all may be pure before the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Becky
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Well said @Just Mike

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deade
8 hours ago, ElaineHardin said:

I agree with your thoughts.

Hello Elaine, I see this is your first post on this forum. Welcome to Christforums. I hope you'll enjoy your stay here.

 

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