This morning when I checked my computer, the first thing I noticed was a message regarding the woman below, who happens to be the wife of a prominent pastor. I was horrified at the abuse of course, but even worse, was the negative feedback and backlash she received for posting the information and pictures on Facebook.
As an advocate for Domestic Violence, we know this is a crime which continues to remain silent, and mostly hidden; yet when it is announced publicly, the person who was abused, gets victimized all over again by society. I don't get it. The issue here is not that it was posted on Facebook in my opinion, but that there has been a crime committed, however we found out about it.
This pastor has been removed from his position at the church, and we can only pray that he gets the help he needs to gain healing. His wife, on the other hand, has to somehow manage to hold her head high in the midst of everything that has happened, and she'll need support and love.
If you, or someone you know is being emotionally or physically abused, please offer your kindness.
Please take a look at all of the messages posted below from the victim's Facebook page, and know that the comments keep on coming.