Child's illustrated garden of Satanic ritual abuse

In 1990, in the middle of the moral panic over Satanic ritual abuse (an almost entirely imaginary phenomenon), Doris Sanford published "Don't Make Me Go Back, Mommy," which was "based on months of intensive research into the nature and practice of satanic ritual abuse." Sanford claimed that "Any child who has been ritually abused will recognize the validity of this story."

The story is a lurid, freakish illustrated tale ripped from tabloids and sensationalist memoirs, which was supposed to help parents, teachers and social workers help kids who'd been victims of this nonexistent epidemic.

“Don’t Make Me Go Back, Mommy” : A Creepy Children’s Book About Satanic Ritual Abuse (via Christian Nightmares)

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  1. So was it the Satan worshipers who dressed up that little girl like Donald Duck?

  2. Doctor, she has terrible nightmares, she won't eat some foods, and she becomes upset when I ask her to wear certain clothes. SOMETHING IS WRONG.

    What fucking planet do these people live on? In my house, we call that Tuesday.

  3. "Is it possible that some internet commentators are being paid to make sure that any references to SRA is fully discredited and ridiculed online?"

    Many things are "possible." A much smaller subset is plausible. A smaller set still is indicated by evidence. Guess where this theory falls.

  4. Meanwhile, at the catholic residential schools...

  5. I'm begging you. Because I love you. Don't read the comments on that Vigilant Citizen article. Nothing can save me, but it's not too late for you. Conspiracy mindset is a scary thing and I have just gazed into its blank soulless eyes. D:

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