#ChurchToo: Christian Women Are Now Sharing Stories of Rape and Sexual Abuse Online

Hundreds of women have been revealing stories of rape, sexual abuse and harassment that they suffered inside church or at the hands of Christian men in leadership, using the #churchtoo hashtag to shed light on countless disturbing experiences.

While many Christian women, including notable figures such as Beth Moore and Kay Warren, shared their stories of abuse in October under the #MeToo hashtag, Twitter discussion under #churchtoo has given both believers and nonbelievers the chance to add to the revelations.

“Growing up in purity culture, I was taught that men were ‘visual creatures’ that couldn’t help feeling aroused at the sight of slightly revealed ankles or knees, and that all men were imagining me naked 24/7,” wrote a user by the name Sarah Lacour.

“The entire system shamed women for even existing,” she added.

Rosemary Johnson said: “I CANNOT COUNT the number of times I’ve heard guys in church PUBLICLY admit to molestation, harassment, assault, etc, only to be praised for their bravery & honesty. No consequences. The church’s legacy of protecting abusers is sickening.”

“I was sexually & physically abused by a bf who was also a member of my church,” another user with the handle @alittleotmark revealed.

“When I went to my church leaders for help the discouraged me from going to the police & encouraged me to give him another chance.”

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SOURCE: Stoyan Zaimov
Christian Post