On 1 July 2013, Christian Today published an article by Anita Bruce-Mills allowing Hannah Thompson, a Mercy Ministries “support worker”, to promote the inherent worth of young women.
This is an open letter sent to them on behalf of many in the Mercy Survivors network – both former residents and affected families.
If you would like to join us in writing to them, click here.
9 July 2013
Valuing young women by promoting an abusive ministry
This is an open letter regarding the article “No matter what you have done, you are precious in the sight of God” by Anita Bruce-Mills, published 1 July 2013. This letter is published on the Mercy Survivors website, mercysurvivors.com.
I find it ironic and socially irresponsible that you would publish an article allowing a representative of Mercy Ministries, of all organisations, to promote the inherent value of young women, when this organisation is in fact responsible for reprehensible abuses and unethical (mis)treatment which devalues the young women in their care.
There are dozens of media articles published over many years exposing Mercy Ministries as an abusive, cult-like organisation. These articles have been published in EVERY country in which Mercy Ministries operates. Was it that you were remarkably unaware of this, or was it that you chose to overlook the truth?
No matter the Mercy-speak or the scriptures their representatives spout, the fruit of Mercy Ministries does not match their words. If you are doubtful of this, then perhaps you would like to be put in touch with the dozens of young women and shattered families in the Mercy Survivors network who can testify to the facts.
When will a reputable Christian publication take a stand against this corrupt ministry? As a well-respected Christian sources of news, I expected more.