A better way

on behalf of the children

and the facts of their lives

A broken social system is not a suitable environment in which to raise children

A healthy and well adjusted child requires a healthy and well adjusted environment in which to grow

There are no better educated minds in regards the prevention and survival of sexual abuse than those who have both prevented and survived.

My Broken Society :: Independent of faith survey on clergy abuse

Our survey is still under development, check back for updates on our anticipated August 1 release of an initial identification and extent survey.

We are accepting suggestions, input and offers of assistance with design, development, research, compilation and testing. Please email us if you wish to assist or have some input. Please note that submissions which advocate a particular religious, political, racial, nationalistic or ethnic perspective or bias towards a demographic will be returned for review and amendment.

As each page of the survey is completed to a pre-release stage it will be published here for public assessment and input before it is added to the active survey.
Our survey will begin by simply asking if you consider that you have at any time been disadvantaged in your life as a result of clergy abuse or as a result of the covering up of this form of abuse or as a result of some aspect or outcome of clergy abuse.

Clergy - The body of people ordained for religious service.

Religion - The body or organization which ordains clergy. The body or organization represented by clergy.

Parishioner - The body of people who practice or follow a religious belief system or act on behalf of a religious body or in the service of a religion.
Enabler - The body of people who may be employed by, for or on behalf of a religious service to enable an abuse or the covering up of an abuse or to act to deny the right of an individual to justice and compensation as a result of an abuse under these definitions.
Disadvantaged - The body of people deprived of basic necessities, rights, justice or equality of advantages of life as a result of an abuse be that carried out by clergy, a parishioner or an enabler.
Church - An entity represented by clergy.
State or Government -  National or State Government

Society has entrusted in its entirety to the ministrations of its clergy.
When clergy abuse that trust it abuses society in the name of its clergy and its religion.
Clergy abuse is an abuse of that trust in any form by clergy. An abuse of trust carried out by, through, for or on behalf of the most trusted members of our community and our society.

Clergy abuse encompasses the social results or outcomes of an individual crime through to social and democratic principals.
Clergy abuse can adversely affect laws or regulations through exposure to input by abusive clergy or deceived fellow clergy, deceived parishioners, deceived Government or a deceived member of society (as a result of their influence in society).

An abuse of trust by clergy disadvantages one or more individuals.
Clergy abuse includes any act which impedes the lawful disclosure of a crime, the lawful punishment of a perpertrator of an abuse through a breach of an individuals' human or legal rights through either direct action or lack of action to support the disadvantaged individual.
Disadvantage as a result of clergy abuse.
A disadvantage is a result of the abuse of the trust placed in clergy, therefore any aspect of society where clergy function in any manner can be exposed to the influence of clergy and subsequently to clergy abuse. This may be spiritual, personal, business, political, health or other service be they provided by charity, Government service where clergy has in the past had direct input or has lobbied, preached, influenced society, suggested a fearful or negative outcome based on a religious belief or ideal.

A disadvantage may be as a result of the aiding, abetting, profiteering, exploitation, denial, silence, inaction, spiritual fraud, spiritual deception or other action which has been, can be or is employed in the covering up of the sexual abuse of children or the denying of access to same legal recourse to natural or legal justice or other service or observance of your human rights as their fellow citizens.
A disadvantage is when you do not receive equal treatment or your human rights have been denied or you have been discriminated against or disadvantaged in any manner under State, Federal or other law; through State provided services.
A disadvantage may be as a direct result of spiritual, physical, psychological, sexual or other abuse.A disadvantage may be as a result of legislation passed in support of an initiative or as a result of incentive or an initiative of individual clergy or their religion as a whole.
A disadvantage may be as great or as small as you personally experience it.

A disadvantage may be as a result of your own or anothers' religious doctrine, spiritual belief or absolute commandment.

Take part in the first independent, all faith survey on clergy abuse; registration required.

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On the sexual abuse, exploitation & deception of children

For those who have and for those who want to 'Hit the Wall'

There is no excuse for sexual abuse according to our law and government except when the abuse has been carried out by Catholic clergy.

"This is a matter for the church and I respect the internal judgements of the church. I don’t stand outside the church and provide them with public lectures in terms of how they should behave..."

Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, 17 July 2008.


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This is perhaps the most horrific act of abandonment perpetrated against the children of a specific religion by an Australian head of State and is recorded in our history for perpetuity as being made by Kevin Rudd on 17 July 2008, when he spoke in regards those affected by the sexual abuses carried out by Catholic clergy.http://www.pm.gov.au/media/Interview/2008/interview_0363.cfm

This is a deeply flawed and invalid response both morally and legally which includes all victims of clergy abuse being referred over to the leader of the Catholic Church or the respective leaders of other Churches or Religions when quite clearly sexual abuse by clergy is a phenomena found in many Churches and religions and it simply is not within the Prime Ministers realm to pass responsibility for those sexually abused by Catholic and non-Catholic clergy over to the Catholic church or anyone else.

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Is it any wonder our children are confused?

No wonder our children are confused - if we continually send confusing messages to our children then it is us who is acting irrationally when we demand the right to sanction them for acting in the same way we do, or in the same way our Government services do.

No amount of resources, education, laws, treatments or levels of incarceration and sanctions can educate a child to function both successfully and rationally in a society when the very society which is demanding that is unable itself to function at the levels demanded. There is no rational response to such an irrational situation.

Is it any wonder so many are confused?

Government and our religions are unable to provide and implement successful strategies in regards sexual abuses by clergy and other in the community.

Government and our religions repeatedly and stubbornly refuse to consult with the victims of these abuses by clergy and others in the community and their carers and advocates.

Is it any wonder so many are abused and re-abused?

How can they expect our children to act in a more adult and responsible manner, a manner which is above the examples set by our Governments and religious.

How irrational and foolish are we when we use sanctions against those who are unable to perform on demand at a higher level than those applying the sanctions.

Is it any wonder our children think we are foolhardy and stupid?

Of course we can always sanction our children severely for saying that we got it wrong. We can also sanction them for getting it wrong themselves in a confused world. Their need to survive and remain accepted as children will simply cause them to cede to those sanctions. This simply shows that if you beat a child hard enough and demand that he agree with you they must if they simply want to be loved by their parents and elders. If they want to ever experience the love of those who sanction they simply have no choice but to cede and conform to the power held over them - this use of power proves nothing other than acknowledging the fact that you can force someone into submission. It in no way proves your are on the right track.

Quite simply if these men genuinely had the ear of God as they say, it simply would not have taken 500 years as in the case of Mr Galilei and the shape of the earth, nor would it take very long to resolve the sexual abuse issue if they simply had 10 seconds with God.

It is clear that they simply do not have that line to Jesus Christ because quite simply if they did they would act differently.

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