Is Drew Peterson Untouchable?

6 Jan

Tonight at 7pm CST, Lifetime will be releasing a movie about Drew Peterson .  Now, I “get” why they are doing a movie that centers on him, but ultimately, it won’t be helpful to all of the women out there that are still suffering at the hands of their husbands or boyfriends.

The problem is that we focus on the abuser. We focus on serial killers. We focus on professional athletes who behave poorly. Those make for the most “interesting” stories, I guess. But the victim is not the focus, and I’m afraid will never be.  So what will it take to change this?

It will take people stepping up to be a part of the solution. I’m doing that, and I’d love it if you’d join me. Tell your pastor, your community leaders, fellow church-goers, people at the gym, and the grocery store, that YOU want to make a difference in the lives of women who are being abused. Tell them that 1/4 of all women in church today are being abused. Tell them that if THEY don’t do something, that no one will. Tell them that WE cannot be silent about this anymore.

I need you to step up to bat with me and help me to save lives. Will you tell everyone you know about this site: documenttheabuse.com? It is a step-by-step guide for abused women to begin to take back their voice from their abusers. More importantly, it will give them hope and courage to plan to get away from their abusers because they’ll know that others care personally about them.

With your help, we’ll show abusers that they are NOT untouchable.  When you watch Untouchable tonight, remember the victims of domestic violence.  8 women die each day at the hands of their abusers.  With your help, this WILL change.

Peace,

Neil

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2 Responses to “Is Drew Peterson Untouchable?”

  1. Barbara Roberts January 7, 2012 at 5:45 am #

    Thanks Neil. great idea.
    I’ve given it a plug on my Facebook profile and my Not Under Bondage Facebook page.

  2. Jeff Vincent January 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    A very close friend of mine was in the library at Columbine High School on 4/20/99. He heard the shots outside that ended his sisters life, then hid under a table while he witnessed two of his best friends get shot and killed in front of him, then he and many other students were shot at, some killed and most left for dead. He narrowly escaped with his life that day. Almost twelve years later, the only films that exist focus on the killers. He is trying to get a movie made about his sister and all the lives he touched before and, profoundly, after her death but has yet to make that happen. The sad truth is that people are mesmerized by the darkness, like driving past a gruesome accident. I pray that true films about the victims of Columbine and Stacey Peterson that focuses on them and the sad truths that exist and that lead up to these tragedys get made someday.

    -JV

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