A Petition to protect children and hold Lutheran clergy accountable
SNAP Austin Leader Carol Midboe is calling for change in the Lutheran church. Add your voice to hers by signing this petition that is calling on Lutheran clergy to end child rape and hold abusers accountable!
World Humanitarian Day: Call to Lutheran Clergy to End Child Rape and Hold Abusers Accountable
On World Humanitarian Day let us reflect on how we can do better.
The Pennsylvania grand jury report released August 14, 2018 is further evidence that cover-ups of child sexual assault are the rule, rather than the exception in both Catholic dioceses and other institutions. I applaud Attorney General Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania who fought hard to insure the heartbreaking truths brought forward by brave victims would be made public. I also commend Attorney Edward Hohn of Texas (now deceased) who fought for 14 Lutheran victim..
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.