Roger Gelwicks

  • Thanks, Bev, for sharing those alarming statistics.  67 percent and counting!!! That’s like saying the majority of those in leadership, including pastors, are abusers of their power.  And they are...

  • Frank and Kelly, greetings.  Thanks again for your take on this particular story and on sexual abuse in the church by those in leadership, especially pastors and elders.  I’m hoping this will be a...

  • Thanks, Frank, for the input.  I admit it is somewhat unclear as what happened when this situation went before the elders of these two churches.  My assumption is that this women received...

  • Thanks, Kelly, for your endurance in responding to this article and the comments made here.  I think we both get frustrated with each other because we are arguing in two different lanes of traffic...

  • Kelly, you questioned my understanding of the nature of a power differential of those in leadership, what might be the boundaries and possible abuse of such leadership of those holding office. ...

  • Has the comment section been closed down for this article?  I've noticed several new comments, both pro and con, on my internet alert, that have not made it onto the website.  Is the opportunity...

  • Thanks, Kelly, for the effort you have put into this last comment.  There’s much to agree with and gives me reason to pause.  But I think you, yourself, have hit upon the distinguishing factor. ...

  • Thanks, Jane, for furthering the conversation.  I’ve been trying to step away from this dialogue.  My last comment to M Jill H was not meant to be sarcastic, as you seem to imply, but helpful if...

  • Thanks, M Jill H, for sharing your own story and how you perceived the abuse that you experienced.  I have little comment for what happened to you, except that I’m sorry.  I hope that time and the...

  • Thanks Frank, for your further comment.  I appreciate your concern for situations like this.  This incident took place in 1995, some 23 years ago.  That’s a long time ago.  This story is the...