Dear Dr. Loftis , Administration, and Board of ABWE,
Thank you for your confession of wrongdoing posted on your website and on this blog. Thank you for the honesty of this confession. I, for one, accept your confession but forgiveness is a process.
That process is greatly facilitated by the wrongdoer taking action to show the wronged parties that their repentance is genuine.
If your repentance is genuine, please show us by retaining GRACE as the third party investigator. In the 3rd paragraph of your confession you refer to the grievous wrong,even beyond the sexual abuse, that was committed against a 14 year old child. You ask her to forgive your sin against her. You will have to demonstrate that to her. In my personal opinion, this is your last chance to do so.
She has specifically asked for GRACE to be the 3rd party. Please give her the shred of dignity that you have withheld for 22 years, by honoring her and listening to her. Please give her her voice back.
We trust GRACE. We do not trust ABWE yet but this would be a huge step in the right direction. Rebuilding trust takes action and time. I do not trust ABWE to pick a 3rd party investigator. Why don’t I trust them? I think the blog answers that question. Do I want to rebuild trust? Yes.
Dr. Loftis, I will commit to meeting with you face to face in the coming month if you will hire GRACE to conduct a 3rd party investigation.