Sunday, July 03, 2016

DISGRACE!!! GOLDEN GHETTO JOHNSON COUNTY MEGACHURCH CONFRONTS FAITH COMMUNITY BACKLASH OVER COURTROOM EFFORT TO REVEAL IDENTITIES OF TEEN GIRLS ALLEGING SEXUAL ASSAULT!!!



Sex abuse victim's rights advocates SNAP successfully argued against the tactics of Kansas City's Catholic clergy in a long running sex scandal the rocked the local diocese to its core and resonated all the way to the Vatican. Now, this group has set it's sights on a Johnson County megachurch and their arguments against a recent civil lawsuit are equally pointed, critical and strident in the defense of alleged victims of sexual assault.

Check the case according to this group  . . .

SNAP: "In a new court filing, a Kansas City church is trying to force two girls who were abused by a now-imprisoned child molester to publicly reveal their names. We are appalled."

Now, other websites have picked up the story and their reactions and reporting seem to signal serious doubts about this legal tactic . . .

Baptist News: Westside Family Church of Lenexa, Kan., filed a petition in district court June 15 requesting that the teenaged sisters and their parents who sued the church June 9 not be allowed to proceed with the case with their identifies protected by pseudonyms.

Christian Today: Westside Family Church of Lenexa has accused the girls' family of a "Pearl Harbor-styled barrage of negative publicity,"

Stop Baptist Predators Blog: "So desperate is this Southern Baptist church to pull out all the stops in trying to defend against the family’s civil suit that it is doing what virtually no other religious institution has previously done. It is seeking to publicize the names of children who were sexually violated."

Important fact . . .

"Experts say identifying and publicizing the names of child victims can exacerbate trauma, complicate recovery, discourage future disclosures and inhibit cooperation with authorities for the children involved."

And so, this Sunday morning we consider SHOCKING allegations of abuse and OUTRAGE over a legal defense tactic that threatens common practice in abuse cases.

You decide if this tactic is befitting of a faith community or an appropriate strategy in a contentious legal battle . . .

21 Comments:

Jesus wept said...

Everybody loses in this one.

Again

Anonymous said...

Pearl Harbor?

Anonymous said...

KC is getting megachurches in midtown now and they're reaching out to youth all the time. Be warned and wary of people who come in the name of peace but don't act that way.

Anonymous said...

Oh Lord, won't ya buy me a Mercedes Benz

Anonymous said...

As intolerant know-nothing Christian cults go, Baptists tend to be among the worse. Anyone who doubts that needs to spend some time in Texas.

Anonymous said...

That church allowed all this to happen. Now they want to shame the victims. Why would anyone go to that church?

Anonymous said...

Hard to ignore the FACT that these child abuses have been in the rise ever since the rigged toy train election that killed America!

The toy train has ONLY had 400,000 passenger trips! The tide is finally turning against this death machine and bringer of all evil! Failure is imminent! We cannot let the ISIS train continue to steamroll our innocent children into sexual slavery!

Anonymous said...

Big religion is as dangerous as big government. At some point they lose sight of why they exist.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^ Bingo

Anonymous said...

What is the name of this baptist church?

Wd said...

I'll tell you this you sons of bitches. You even think about hurting kids a lot of people will not go along with that and they won't accept it as just a "tactic" we need to expect more of our leaders in office and in the pulpit.

Anonymous said...

Yes, tell us the name of this church.

If a European Christian walked into one of these churches, they'd think they walked into the twilight zone. Talk about crazy ...

Why are they tax-exempt?

Anonymous said...

Good question?

Anonymous said...

Westside Family Church in Lenexa, Kansas.

Anonymous said...

"RELIGION, n.
A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
"What is your religion my son?" inquired the Archbishop of Rheims.
"Pardon, monseigneur," replied Rochebriant; "I am ashamed of it."
"Then why do you not become an atheist?"
"Impossible! I should be ashamed of atheism."
"In that case, monsieur, you should join the Protestants."
Ambrose Bierce---The Devils Dictionary



Anonymous said...

Great, let's re-victimize these girls. Really??? They've been through quite enough and regardless of what some may think and say, they will never "get over it". With consistent support and counseling they can get through it. I hope people regain their senses and let them heal and grow stronger.

Anonymous said...

lawyers.

G. Washington said...

I am not saying that I agree with the church, that said, This would stop groups like the liars and cheaters at SNAP to only bring legitimate cases forward.
In our system of justice IF you are accused you have the right to face your accuser. That means there should not be charges from unnammed sources.

Anonymous said...

Wish that local mosques got just a fraction of the scrutiny that the churches do. More people should know about Man Love Thursdays.

Anonymous said...

What kind of BADtists are these?

Southern BADtists?

Like they have in Kinfucky?

Hope this sorry ass outing attempt of theirs turns out like it should. Lots of bad press for these BADtists and their bad spawn.

Anonymous said...

I hope this case against the church wins for decency and sensitivity for these victims who have suffered much. The court sealed records adequately certify those accusers' identities, as it should be. As minors, they must be afforded PROTECTION of their PRIVACY..which is what nasty Kessler's complicit parents and the negligent church FAILED at. Westside Family Church claims records were sealed on the bad boy's identification in Kessler's guilty pleas to prior sex crimes because those offenses happened while LICHTENEGGER WAS A MINOR. Supposedly, sealed records prevented the church from full knowledge of the crimes. Uh, but they agreed to arrangement that dirty dude's daddy had to accompany him in the youth group volunteer role...huh?!

Justice is awarded if the victims' identities remain sealed. How does Westside know WHO revealed any details about the matters? Perhaps, other congregants, friends, medical staff, counselors or ADDITIONAL and POTENTIALLY to be REPORTED VICTIMS disclosed some details. Church organizational leaders ARE NOT MINORS! Lead by example...not litigious stances.