I would like to express a very heartfelt thank you to Mr. Nicholson for his letter printed on Oct. 29. He responded to a previous column by Mr. Jerry Godsey.
My heart was aching as well as tears flowing as I read some of the horrible experiences Mr. Nicholson had at the hand of his own father in the name of God. I wish I could say that the things he has experienced were exaggerated or in some way made up, but unfortunately, I have heard too many similar stories to ignore what he expressed.
Very sadly, there have been many people who have had the same heart-wrenching experiences of abuse under the "secrecy" of a people who go to church and calls themselves Christians.
I have spent many years listening to people, young and old, tell of their bravery and courage to overcome horrible things that were done to them in the privacy of their own homes.