Drew Peterson is **Hopefully** Not #Untouchable

21 Jan

After watching the movie that is about the exploits of Drew Peterson, I’m ready for people to step up and change this system that rewards the actions of people who do wrong and minimizes the pain of victims.  The Lifetime TV network is supposedly “FOR women.”  If that is true, then I want to see them do something that will be beneficial for real women who are abused.

The only way this will happen is if we rise up and tell them that we want that to happen.  Stop being silent.  Silence is passive acceptance.  We can no longer do that.  It is not acceptable.

I was Stacy Peterson’s pastor.  And today, I’m a domestic violence activist because of her.  Please, join me in making a difference today.  Speak up about this!  Tell everyone you know about this site: documenttheabuse.com.  It is groundbreaking and will help give voices back to women whom have been silenced by their abusers.

If you don’t do anything, the culture won’t change and 8 women will continue to die each day at the hands of their abusers.  And abusers will remain untouchable.

Rise up now to honor  past victims and for the wives and mothers and daughters of tomorrow.

Peace,

Neil

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4 Responses to “Drew Peterson is **Hopefully** Not #Untouchable”

  1. facsmiley January 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Reblogged this on Justice Café and commented:
    Thought we’d share this blog post fro Neil Schori who was pastor to both Dre nd Stacy Peterson.

  2. Chad Taylor January 23, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    Absolutely agree bro! After watching the movie my wife and I were both left more angry over the obviousness of Peterson’s abuse of his old position to get away with what he did. But the importance of how easily women are abused and are portrayed as even powerless in the movie, needs to be recognized!

    If we allow the fear of involvement or even fear of ignorance hold our tongues and actions, more women will continue to come up missing! Let the power within you that the Lord has provided in faith SPEAK UP!!

    Thank you brother for your faithfulness to the voiceless.

    In Christ’s Service,
    Chad Taylor
    Seymour, IN.

  3. Ida Mae February 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Neil,

    Just found your site today after clicking some crosslinks. I’ll help any way I can.

    One truth that echoes inside my heart is this– it doesn’t get better. These men escalate over time. What might appear safe can quickly turn violent. In fact, sometimes I think these men who don’t hit their wives can be the most deadly as they want to cover up what they’ve done. They finish the job once they start.

    Education is so important. Getting the word out to those first responders– the pastors, counselors, trusted elders as well as the unrecognized influencers (the older women who might be sought out for advice)–means early detection, kind of like early cancer detection 🙂 These who offer counsel need to know what they’re hearing, to discern the signs because, I’m telling you, the woman telling her story generally doesn’t have a clue.

    Recognizing the symptoms of nonviolent abuse early (verbal/emotional abuse, marital rape and bullying) means these women are alerted sooner rather than later when things are getting critical. One person expressing concern (‘what I’m hearing concerns me greatly. Will you promise to call if things escalate? We’ll find you a place to stay’) — plants truth in the mind of the victim. Even if she can’t accept it today, it may be the seed that grows into her freedom a decade later.

    • Neil Schori February 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

      What you’re saying is SO good! Truth is lost so quickly because of repeated manipulations by the abuser. I’m convinced that there is no truth in abusers. Thanks for your incredible insight. I’m looking forward to working with you to make life better for victims of DV.

      Neil

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