OBJECTIVE

ExposingReligiousAbuse.com is a platform creating awareness of widespread abuses perpetrated by organized religious groups, particularly on women and children. This online resource will provide:

  • Support for those trapped in controlling religious situations around the world.

  •  Assistance in the process of achieving freedom of thought for those individuals.

  •  Education and accountability for religious leaders to identify and stop religious abuse.

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ABOUT LINDSAY M. RODRIGUEZ

Lindsay was raised in the Republic of Panama and gained an interest in politics and foreign policy from an early age, living through the rule of Manuel Noriega. Her parents were members of a non-denominational missionary agency named New Tribes Mission (now Ethnos 360), and she was raised on a rural  gated compound in a cult-environment replete with child abuse.

Rodriguez has worked as an advocate in international human rights for 18 years, with a focus on freedom of religion, conscience, and belief for religious minorities, along with other related rights such as gender equality, freedom of speech and assembly, reforming justice systems, and trafficking. Her work has primarily focused on the US Congress, governmental agencies, the UN, and foreign governments.  

Rodriguez founded and served as the Advocacy Director for Open Doors USA from 2004 through 2012. During this time, Lindsay worked on a variety of issues including lobbying against the UN Defamation of Religions Resolution and on human rights issues in primarily Asia and the MENA region. 

Lindsay joined Coptic Solidarity in 2013, advocating equal citizenship rights of the indigenous Coptic Christians in Egypt and other religious minorities such as Shi’a, Baha’i, and Atheists. Much of her work focused on the promotion of separation of mosque and state and promoting secular values and governing principles.

Rodriguez graduated with a B.A. in Intercultural Studies and Political Science from BIOLA University and from the Torrey Honors Institute at BIOLA University followed by an M.A. in Political Science from Cal State Fullerton. She interviews missionary kid survivors, advocates, and writes about related issues  including her journey to atheism.