Even religious leaders have things to learn, like how to better serve domestic violence victims

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  • J.D. Aurora, CO
    July 13, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    Does it bother anyone else that the leaders spend a great deal of time following the shadows of protestants? It looks like if we had the truth, it would be the other way around.

  • Sal Provo, UT
    July 12, 2014 3:04 p.m.

    As soon as a woman is abused the system needs to act swiftly against the perpetrator. Something needs to be set up in the courts that puts the man behind bars immediately. I'm sick of these abusers and future murderers being slapped with worthless restraining orders.

  • ordinaryfolks seattle, WA
    July 12, 2014 6:46 a.m.

    All to sadly, and to the discredit of some fundamentalist sects, a great many religious leaders lay blame on the victim. If that victim is a female, she is told to submit obediently to her male mate. That she has incurred his wrath because he was not heeded. And the follow up are various passages from the Bible that support this position.

    Unless and until all faith leaders disavow all domestic violence, having faith leaders counsel victims is a poor strategy. While it may work in more enlightened religions and areas of the country, on balance it will continue the crime.

    Unless and until all faiths excise the portions of their holy texts of such passages, it is a certainty that some sick mind will find comfort in the deity's sanction of wife beating.