We’re up over 200 comments in the most recent Ousley thread, so I’m going to open a new one (previous threads here if you need to catch up). I don’t mean to be flip with the post title — I’m just running out of ideas. Clearly, this story and its implications have touched many people. Some are sad, some are angry, many are both, and it appears that for several people here this is the first opportunity in years to address their situations openly. I’ll keep a forum going as long as you need it. If it’s time to move on, go with God. Healing comes in many forms, and I pray that everyone here finds the one that works.
If you want to stick around, please remember to be kind to one another. Almost everyone who has stuck with this discussion has done so because they were hurt by Rick Ousley’s actions over the years. Please don’t come here pretending to be someone you’re not (we had a little problem with a sock puppet recently, but that appears to be resolved). Do your best to keep your language under control; too much profanity takes away from your message. And, although recommendations and resources for addressing pastor misconduct and abuse are welcome, please don’t assume that one size fits all.