This project is committed to victims. How many victims did Brandon Milburn leave in his wake of destruction? How many in Louisville? How many in Florissant? How many in California? We will probably never know the exact number, but what about the victims?
From the book:
“The tragedy is the victims. It’s the victims who matter, not the threatened church image and income or the disgraced clergy and their tarnished witness. What is a victim?”
“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are
destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the
rights of the poor and needy. (Prov 31:8–9, ESV)
The victims were the silent watchers on the wall, waiting to see how the arrest and trial would turn out. They were the violated and emotionally damaged souls who lost the most and who have to deal with the hurt and the memories for the rest of their lives. The two boys who came forward for the trial in St. Louis County were not Brandon Milburn’s only victims. There were six known victims in all. A third young man in Florissant chose anonymity. Two of the St. Louis victims attended Brandon’s trial to present their impact statements, as reported in a May 6, 2015 news story in the Riverfront Times.” (Taylor, Joy S., A View from the Pews — The Inside Story of a Broken Church, 2022, Lily of the Valley Publishing, Santa Claus IN, pp. 149-150.)
“A View from the Pews” is available on Amazon in print and ebook format, along with being available to read through the Kindle Unlimited program. Choose your preferred method and read the rest of the story. This project is for the victims. The second payment to Safe Connections has gone out. Every book sold and every page read helps support this worthy organization. Please join me in the cause for victims of abuse.