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Cartoon Description: It's night. There's a church. Its sign says, "Welcome to Our Awesome Church". Behind the church there are a bunch of people who've been thrown into its dumpster. Yesterday I did a cartoon about a woman leaving a church. The people inside the church are thinking she's backsliding. She's thinking she's growing. She was leaving the church because it was the only way she could continue on her journey. But people leave the church for other reasons too. Like because they can no longer bear being told to believe nonsense. Or they're fed up with its irrelevance.Or they're disgusted by...

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Cartoon Description: A woman sits dumbfounded before the desk of a "Supreme Leader" who says, "What do you mean I'm abusive? I've never even touched you!" SPIRITUAL ABUSE IS INVISIBLE ABUSE Spiritual abuse is rampant in the church. I want to be clear that there is spiritual abuse as well as sexual abuse, etc., and that these two can occur simultaneously. Although there are so many cases of abuse in churches that involve sexual assault, sexual impropriety and harassment, and physical abuse, I’m distinguishing spiritual abuse as mostly invisible abuse. I’ve worked with spiritual leaders who were incredibly abusive without...

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Description: Jesus is with a woman in a wheelchair standing at the bottom of a long set of stairs leading up to a church. It's sign says, "First Evangelical Church: All Welcome". She says, "I Don't believe I'm welcomed here." Jesus says, "I doubt I would be either."  

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ARE YOU TRULY FREE OR ARE YOU ONLY TOLD THAT YOU ARE? Description: Four frames. A man is tied to a microphone cord. The man speaking into the mic is telling him that he is more and more free as the cord gets longer. But the man is always attached to the microphone cord. There is such a thing as fake freedom: a freedom that is assigned to us. We can think we are free when, in fact, the freedom we think we are experiencing is totally dictated by others. We can think we are free when actually we are...

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THE WOMAN CAUGHT IN ADULTERY Description: A woman stands before a group of men who caught her in adultery. She’s in color. They’re in black and white. I drew this back in 2009. I wanted to show the contrast between her, alive and in color, and the men who caught her who live in a stone cold world of stern cruelty. The truth is they didn’t care about the woman at all. As usual, they were using the woman as a lesson, an example, as an object to prove their point, as a way to trap Jesus. I imagine the men walked...

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