"70 X 7" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Church Uses Forgiveness to Protect its Elite!

GET THIS CARTOON An abuser’s first assumption is that their victims must forgive them. Therefore, it’s the abuser’s first excuse to execute then condone the abuse. “They have to forgive me, so, because I can’t help myself, I’m going to go ahead and do it!” It’s disturbing to observe abusive…

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"Forgiving Your Enemy" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

How Forgiveness Culture Can Cultivate Abuse Culture

BUY A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON Unhealthy ideas about forgiveness perpetuate the abuse of power and the powerlessness of victims. The church, being the expert on forgiveness, has become the perfect culture for abuse. Abusers thrive on forgiveness, and the abused are weakened under the requirement to forgive. But, isn’t…

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"Guilt and Forgiveness" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Business of Guilt and Forgiveness

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"Forgive Yourself" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Importance of Forgiving Yourself

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"Forgiveness or Justice" cartoon by David Hayward

For Pastors: Forgiveness or Justice?

[GET THIS CARTOON] The story of the church giving a standing ovation because their pastor who sexually assaulted an underage girl asked forgiveness is just appalling. Not unbelievable. Because it happens a lot! Like this cartoon suggests, it’s possible for forgiveness and justice to stand together. It doesn’t just mean…

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"Guilt Forgiveness" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Guilt for Free. Forgiveness for Sale.

And you do realize, don’t you?, that this doesn’t just apply to the church but to most relationships? It’s easy to make someone feel guilty. It’s harder to forgive with no strings attached. Then it’s another thing when you make a business out of this strategy. One of my good…

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"Grudges" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

grudges are a heavy burden

I learned some time ago that carrying a grudge is a waste of time. It also robs me of joy and peace of mind. My family and I… we were treated very badly by a Christian leader. After many years of anger, resentment, bitterness, and holding a grudge passed while…

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Richard Clark and the Preemption of Anger

I don’t get angry very often, but when I do I do. What made me want to post this cartoon today was this article by Richard Clark, “Stop Hate-Watching the Church”. This article made me angry. People are angry with the church. This is a fact. A reality. And some…

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