Why we owe Glorivale survivors 

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Christchurch lawyers to lead independent inquiry into Gloriavale sexual abuse allegations

1 NEWS can reveal that Christchurch-based lawyers Nicholas Davidson QC and Stephanie Grieve have been asked by trustees to hold an independent inquiry of issues arising at Gloriavale.

In a statement, Davidson and Grieve told 1 NEWS that “there is no fetter on that inquiry”.

The pair said the report will go to the trustees “for them to respond as they see fit and it is confidential to them unless they choose to publish in any form”.

The Christian Church Community Trust, which administers the running of Gloriavale, has four internal trustees as well as three independent trustees.

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In 2019, a letter was signed by 35 ex-members of Gloriavale, alleging physical, emotional and spiritual abuse, as well as pressure for members to lie to Government agencies like Oranga Tamariki and police.

Former member John Ready filed civil proceedings in the High Court at Greymouth in September last year, seeking the removal of the trustees that govern Gloriavale for poor conduct, mismanagement and dereliction of duty.

Comrades we have an obligation to support the survivors of Gloriavale.

As a liberal progressive democracy we all have to tolerate religion.

And goodness I tolerate it.

I tolerate that the churches don’t pay tax.

I tolerate their belief in a magical flying invisible wizard who casts spells.

I tolerate Scientology – fucking Scientology!

I tolerate the damage these religious fanatics have caused.

We tolerate these fanatics when they stop educating their children so that they remain brainless worker drones,  what parent could ever hold their head high knowing they have purposely kept  their children blind and stupid to the wonders of this world?

And it is this tolerance that obligates us to fully support all Glorivale survivors who manage to escape this cult with wrap around services and welfare benefits.

We tolerate these cultists because we tolerate religion, but by doing so we write off the children they purposely keep stupid. If anyone manages to escape, we have an obligation to support them because we so willingly turn a blind eye to their abuse in the name of tolerating their fucking religion!

We owe those who escape because we wouldn’t lift a finger while they were being abused.

This is just another reason why I will do everything in my power to be the first Kiwi to break any bullshit blasphemy law Labour try and force upon us as their response to the white supremacist terror attack in Christchurch because while I tolerate religion, I sure as Christ will not fear them when I criticise them and their stupid fucking beliefs.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. These people have been able to get away with so much is it because they are white and quiet yet they are receiving tax payers money. If this was the Brain and Hannah Tamaki they would have been shut down and our mainstream media would pursue them like relentless hounds out for blood.

      • Glorivale are in your pants if your a young women this is bordering on pedophilia. Women aren’t allowed to vote and they take all their money Brian T takes ten percent like the Morman Church.

  2. These people have been able to get away with so much is it because they are white and quiet yet they are receiving tax payers money. If this was the Brain and Hannah Tamaki they would have been shut down and our mainstream media would pursue them like relentless hounds out for blood.

  3. Weird how abusive organisations receive so much public funding. Why are they still a charity when they appear to be more a business and so many people coming forward with abuse stories?

    Gloriavale trust’s assets and profits up on last year
    Gloriavale has reported a profit of almost $2.8 million and assets of $41m in its annual return to Charities Services.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/better-business/124420042/gloriavale-trusts-assets-and-profits-up-on-last-year

    Gloriavale accused of claiming thousands in benefits
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/gloriavale-accused-of-claiming-thousands-in-benefits/6G7STKWBGVR2AQHT743E5JFSI4/

    Not one student at Gloriavale school has gone beyond Year 11 in the past three years and they have only 17 subjects to choose from, sparking fresh calls for an investigation.
    Delahunty said the Education Ministry injected nearly $200,000 into the school last year and she would be questioning officials about further funding.
    https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/gloriavale-education-labelled-woefully-inadequate

  4. We even just tolerated religious fanatics spreading misinformation about cannabis which screwed 20 years of work getting it to an election to start with.

    These brain dead drones just piss me off.

  5. If your white and quite your alright its seems many NZers are happy to turn a blind eye to these people yet they are receiving tax payers monies and yet in our country many are quick to put down many other religious groups, the Tamakis come to mind.

  6. If your white and quite your alright its seems many NZers are happy to turn a blind eye to these people yet they are receiving tax payers monies and yet in our country many are quick to put down many other religious groups, the Tamakis come to mind.

  7. OK , well, when working on a construction site in the Waitakeres, I was introduced to a young guy who escaped from that outfit. I said, ”come stay with me” and he did. After weeks sleeping on the streets and various other places in Auckland, I was happy to give him sanctuary. A safe place where he could recoup.

    He stayed with me for quite a few years, and accepted my mum as a kind of ‘ surrogate’ mum. He went on to work with kids throughout South America and putting his talents of being a carpenter to good work there.

    His epic story of escape was laying in ditches at night with his suitcase when he saw traffic lights approaching. Such was the fear put upon those people. Me?- I would have given them the fingers and told them to stick it. Push me any further and a broken nose you would have earned.

    Years later, my girlfriend at the time and I snuck in to that place as we were back packers. I did so to convey the message that his son was ok, that they had no need to worry, if they so wondered.

    We were relentlessly surrounded by the leaders little ferrets, separated, and to me it was all just a a big joke. They gave us the grill for hours, each of us.

    Water off a ducks back.

    And my point is this, – I was at that time a Christian and I am still now. And I have had first hand experience of that situation and that place LONG BEFORE it ever hit the media several decades ago.

    So maybe a little less of this ‘ I have to tolerate religious types’ business and a little more of recognition of the good Christians [ or any others faith’s] do.

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