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Hope for Children

We're raising money to help two young survivors of sexual abuse. These little five year-old boys deserve a wonderful Christmas. Please consider sharing a small portion of what you've been blessed with with these precious families.

In support of the brave, little survivors of child sex offender Greg Kelley and the Fight for GK cult that has mercilessly attacked them, a Go Fund Me fundraiser has been started this week by a Leander/Cedar Park area local woman, Kim Williams Frank. As a mom of child sexual abuse survivors, Kim could remain silent no more. Well done, Kim, and thank you to all who donate.

Kim Frank, in her own words to Fight for GK aka Justice Served (one in the same):

You guys need to stop this. Have you ever looked your child in the eye as they confessed to you that one of the most horrific crimes imaginable was committed against them? Have you ever sat there, internally pleading with God that what your precious baby is saying isn't true? Have you experienced th…

Emails from Morrison Heights Baptist Church pastor Greg Belser and Prestonwood Baptist Church pastor Neal Jeffrey reveal internal church investigation of child sex crimes

Last week 2 pastors in Odessa, Texas were arrested for failure to report child sex abuse by a youth minister at their church.

SNAP: Two preachers did not report suspected child abuse

KWES  NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

ODESSA - Don and Gina Haislett, the pastor and co-pastor of Life Church in Odessa, were arrested Tuesday and charged with failure to report child abuse, a Class A Misdemeanor.According to Odessa Police, the Haisletts conducted their own investigation into a sexual relationship he had with one victim and inappropriate text messages he allegedly sent others. The pastors did this for three weeks without contacting officials, even after they removed De Los Santos from his youth minister duties. "This goes on more than people realize," said Cpl. Steve LeSueur, the Odessa Police spokesman. "And it doesn't just involve churches. It involves day cares [and] schools. If anyone is aware that there is child abuse taking place, they nee…

Protecting predators. Perpetuating abuse. Shunning victims: mom of a victim of child sex abuse from Second Baptist Church Houston shares her story

HOUSTON -
KPRCThe mother of a girl who was targeted by her youth pastor says the pastor exposed himself online via Skype during secret video-chat sessions. For the first time, the girl’s mother spoke publicly and only to Local 2 Investigates. The mom of another child sex abuse victim from Second Baptist Houston has reached out to me and SNAP and shared her and her daughter's story. It is with her permission that I share this story. We hope that this story encourages others to speak out, come forward to law enforcement, begin to heal, tell their stories, and help protect other kids. The pervasive cycle of darkness, silence and secrecy promoted by churches like Second Baptist and others of which I am personally aware, protects predators. Shining the light of truth to expose those who harm kids and those who cover up these crimes protects kids.

We applaud the strength and courage of this mom and her daughter. I have removed the alleged perpetrator's name from this story to prote…

My StoryCorps recording in Chicago

More stories from fellow SNAP advocates and survivors here:

In August 2014 SNAP entered a community partnership with StoryCorps. Since 2003 StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews with over 90,000 participants. With the storyteller's permission, each conversation is recorded on a CD to share and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to their weekly broadcasts on NPR's Morning Edition and on their Listen pages. To help commemorate the 25th Anniversary of SNAP at the 2014 National Conference, StoryCorps reserved two full recording days for SNAP members to share their stories. Since then, others have been able to record at the StoryCorps booths in San Francisco, Atlanta and Chicago.

The pervasive cycle of child sex abuse and cover-up among Baptist and other evangelical churches: aka "Passing the trash"

Last week a lawsuit was filed against two large, popular Houston churches, Second Baptist Church (a Baptist mega-church) and Community of Faith. The lawsuit claims "the organizations were negligent by employing a youth pastor who was convicted of sexually soliciting their daughter while working there," according to a Houston Chronicle story."
Foster was part of a "marketing scheme" by Second Baptist that allowed youth pastors to encourage students in public schools to attend church activities and events, enticing them with fast food, the suit states. The goal was to recruit their parents to join. He later went to work for Community of Faith, the suit states. The girl met Foster during her lunch hour at school, where he was able to get her involved in activities with Second Baptist. The two started a relationship as one of religious guidance, the suit states. "This is no different than a pedophile with candy in his pocket," said Cris Feldman, attorney in…

Fight for GK: they said

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