2009 NOW Conference - Clergy Sexual Abuse
© (2009) By Vicki Polin
The reality is that trust is something that needs to be earned and re-evaluated as time goes by. Unfortunately, there are too many individuals who are giving over their own power to those who are more then willing to abuse their leadership positions for their own personal gain. No matter what faith, race and or social/economical background one comes from the issues and ramifications are very much the same. The only way to end clergy sexual abuse and any other type of sex crimes is by all survivors and those who care about them uniting together.
Smackwater Jack he bought a shotgunCause he was in the mood of a little confrontationHe just let it all hang looseHe didn't think about the nooseHe couldn't take no more abuse,So he shot down the congregationYou can't talk to a man with a shotgun in his handBig Jim the Chief stood for law and orderHe called for the guard to come and surround the borderNow from his bulldog mouthAs he led the posse southCame the cry "We got to ride to clean up the streetFor our wives and our daughters!"You can't talk to a man when he don't want to understandThe account of the capture wasn't in the papersBut you know, they hanged ole Smack right then (instead of later)You know, the people where quite pleasedCause the outlaw had been sizedAnd on the whole, it was a very good year for the undertakerYou can't talk to a man with a shotgun in his hand