Episode 193 Jessica Fore.
Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to welcome back Jessica Fore.
Support Jessica’s new album, “Scandalous Tales of Sordid Things”:
Jessica writes on the gofundme page:
“Some of y'all know my story from my blog starting here: https://jessicafore.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/i-might-get-excommunicated-for-this/ And some of y'all are familiar with my music from live gigs around Athens, Georgia, or from my first two albums, which have a couple of tracks posted here: https://www.reverbnation.com/jessicafore I was a contemporary Christian recording artist and church worship leader who got fired from a PCA church job for not reconciling and moving back in with an abusive spouse. When I started speaking up more and more about the abusive dynamics in the church, the church tried to shut me up and threatened excommunication. So I went public with my story and escalated it all the way to the floor of PCA General Assembly over the course of a couple of years, fighting procedural attempts at the church, presbytery, and General Assembly level to shut me up. This ultimately resulted in a denomination-wide committee currently studying abuse in the denomination and being advised by well known survivor advocates including Rachel Denhollander and Diane Langberg. I've been contacted by dozens of women with similar experiences, get involved advising and advocating for individuals in similar situations, and speak publicly to church leaders about abuse issues and corrupt power dynamics that underlie every form of oppression and social injustice.
And I wrote a bunch of songs about all of it! Catchy, pointed, poignant, snarky, even darkly humorous songs delving into tons of different aspects of the whole experience. I've been planning a concept record about narcissism, abuse, and church injustice, tentatively entitled "Scandalous Tales of Sordid Things," for about 11 years. And I'm going into the studio to start recording it! (The subject matter is dark and explicit, and there's going to be some mild cussin' in it, so please don't be surprised when a given bop isn't tailored for the sensitive ears of kids or Baptists, or mad at me because you gave money and I said "ass.")”
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