Tag Archives: PJ Smyth

PJ Smyth’s Convenient Memory Loss

By | February 19, 2017

Covenant Life Church Members – it is your responsibility to determine whether PJ Smyth and CLC leaders are honest and trustworthy.  In your attempt to do so, ask yourself this question – if your father had been arrested for homicide, would you remember it? “In 1997 he [John Smyth] was arrested over claims that he had killed Nyachuru.… Read More »

C.S. Lewis & Christopher Hitchens On Abuse in Boarding Schools

By | February 9, 2017

Connolly, Waugh, Betjeman, to name only a few, have pungently described the disenchantments of schooldays… I do not wish to appear less competent than my contemporaries in making creep the flesh of the epicure of sado-masochistic school reminiscence. —Anthony Powell: Infants of the Spring “Today, as a middle-aged man of 56, I’m not particularly good-looking. But as a… Read More »

PJ Smyth’s Open Letters – A Work in Progress

By | February 7, 2017

My therapist likes to keep thing simple, which is useful for me. She tells me that there is a triangle in abuse: the ‘abuser’, the ‘victims’ and the ‘observers’ (observers are people who knew but never reported appropriately). I personally find it quite easy to think about John Smyth, the abuser. The victims too. But considering the observers… Read More »