Dear Mr. Conlee,
As a survivor of child sexual abuse I would like to tell you how disgustingly un-Godly and reckless your decision to publicly support a person who sexually abused a young member of the church and then involving your congregation in this disastrous decision. You are leading your congregation into a dangerous situation and that is criminal! Especially, for the youth! Not only are you denying justice to the victim, you are using your status as a weapon to say, “We don’t care about sexual abuse by our members of staff. We don’t care if there are victims left in their wake. Just SHUT UP VICTIMS because we can DO what we WANT!!!! We don’t care because we are selfish pigs who care only for ourselves!!!” That is exactly what you are saying.
Well, I am telling you this: You will NOT get away with allowing predators to hurt others again in a position of power. He has already proved he can NOT handle the position. And then he LIED about how he handled the situation while YOU look on and condone such criminal actions. YOU are NOT the LAW!!! And us survivors will NOT TOLERATE it.The victim is speaking and you are ignoring her. She is telling you and the world what happened and you continue to move forward.
I am a Christian and my spirit tells me::: A church like yours that allows proven predators in leadership rolls in the church is not only a dead church. It is a church leading people astray. You may forgive but that does NOT give you the right to put other people lives in danger!!! Your church was used to silence the victim and now you are re=victimizing her by calling her a liar and reinstating a sexual predator. I question your pastoral ability. I am glad Mr. Savage is under investigation and the the person who forced her to stay silent.
You should be ashamed of yourself! Better get to praying because I am sure God is not looking favorably upon this situation. In my eyes your are not a pastor. A true pastor loves and protects his congregation which you are not. That means not allowing KNOWN predators in positions of power. YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR CONGREGATION IN DANGER!!! If another person gets hurt because of your decision, I think you should also go to prison.That standing ovation will echo across eternity of approval of sexual abuse and silencing the victim. What a sickness your church has cultivated. I’ll pray no one else gets hurt!
SURVIVORS SAY NO TO BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED AND SILENCED BY CRIMINALS RUNNING FALSE CHURCHES
This will be open letter so anyone will be able to read it.
Dawn E. Worswick