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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2195

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Tonight's special guest is David Faulkner from Boulder, Colorado, an adult survivor of child abuse. He is a Spanish teacher, public speaker, and author. After his parents divorced, his mother married a manipulative, abusive alcoholic, who took David and his brother to another state to be away from David's father. Beaten to submission, David and his brother falsely accused their father of sexually molesting them. His mother and stepfather regularly tried to beat the devil out of David and his brother in the name of “God,” accusing them of demonic possession and bringing evil into their household. Ultimately reunited with his dad, the experience has had lasting effects on David's professional life as a Spanish teacher and on his personal life as a father. His stepfather regularly haunted David's dreams until David finally “killed” his stepfather in a dream in the summer of 2017, when David was 40. As David explains, "I published a childhood memoir spanning a six-year window of time (3-9 years of age, 1981-1987), documenting, in detail, my memories of my birth mother, including more than a year of physical, emotional, and psychological (including religious) abuse at the hands of my mother, my then stepfather and other family members (8-9 years of age). My book is simply titled Superheroes, but I've dubbed it 'The Story of a Boy Learning to Defy Gravity.'" David wants to get his book into the hands of fellow survivors to help them find the courage to tell their own stories.

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