This morning my sister revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a minister in our church when she was a minor, confirming suspicions I've had about this man for over a decade. Within hours, 4 other women came to her and revealed that they were also assaulted. His daughter has come forward and revealed that she's not surprised by this and has a strained relationship with him. I'm trying to spread the word all over social media that this man is a dirtbag and can't hide behind the guise of being a "man of God" any longer.
Pastor James Smith
The Believer's Church
750 W 61st Ave.
Merrillville, IN 46410
In case any of you know folks from Indiana and wanna warn them to stay away.
For anyone who may also want to come forward or may want to speak with someone you can reach your local RAINN affiliate at any time, 24/7, by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673).
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Thanks to y'all I raised $1,600 toward our team @ButtonMashBash total of $11,000 for @childhealthwi!
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You can play as a woman, but you can only be white. Not only that, the main authority figures are also white. The support characters are well balanced diversity-wise, but they don't call the shots. This is unacceptable, especially since the multiplayer game has many diverse character models. One step forward and 500 steps back.
I think a lot about kids that have less than I do. There's few things more heartbreaking to me.
I believe strongly in service. When I was younger, people saw something in me, a kid in the hood, and helped me get where I am today. I've always lived my life trying to do the service that people did for me. Sometimes all you need as a kid is an adult that has your back
I've been lucky to avoid a lot of hospital time but many kids aren't. We're raising money to help make their journey a little easier. Also, there will be prizes, good (and silly) games, and I'll be wearing awesome clothing.
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This is one of the best convo about race and media that I've been a part of. So proud
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