[The Church Blog] #ChurchToo is a sad reflection of how much work we have to do

Church too #ChurchToo

Remember that time Jesus said The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few?

Okay, so that might not be the most appropriate response to the issue but its definitely a revelation that there’s so much to do. And we might not have the most capable hands around.

If you follow conversations on Twitter, then you’ve probably heard about #MeToo, a series of stories from survivors of sexual abuse following the recent sexual abuse accusations against Harvey Weinstein.

#ChurchToo started not too long after the #Metoo and featured an outpouring of stories about sexual assault within Christian communities. Two twitter users; Emily Joy and Hannah Paasch started the trend and it has gradually become a community of hope and strength for people who have suffered heavy blows of sexual assault from our church communities.

The stories on the Church Too trend are more than heartbreaking. They are saddening. A deep revelation of the high level of hypocrisy that exists in the church.

Some of the tweets from the Church Too trend are below:


This one reminds us of the sons of Eli

Although, Most Africans have not joined the trend yet, we can comfortably assume that the stats here will blow our minds away. Church Too is doing more than just telling the stories. It is revealing what people had thought to be hidden and showing to us how deep sexism, religion and immorality has eaten deep into many of our communities. Unlike what many people think, the trend is not aimed at encouraging people to abandon their faith, but rather exhorting Christians to use #ChurchToo as an opportunity to come forward to correct injustices within their church communities. We need to first, acknowledge that we have a sex problem in our churches and most of our campaigns against it aren’t working. The most important thing for us is to sit up and work actively against this menace.

Can we be honest?

They didn’t ask for this treatment neither did they deserve it. But somehow, our structures have failed them.

We cannot restore the innocence of the survivors of the Church too but, we can do better as a church. Legal action can be taken against perpetrators of this evil act. As a community, we can put more accountability measures in place. We can form a wall of love around the victims by helping them through a rehabilitation process.

We cant be silent about this. There is so much work to be done. Church, arise

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