The answer to this blog post is ONLY found THROUGH the bible. Even early philosophers used biblical literature to come up with their far-fetch intellectual ideas and conclusions.
Modern day psychology and sociology textbooks are filled with fictitious scientific studies. The studies were never done to prove anything necessary or useful in psychology as far as finding the answer to why people behave as they do. The tests were a ploy to make college students think they are "smart." For example: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-28315137 and https://thoughtcatalog.com/lorenzo-jensen-iii/2015/05/13-reasons-why-the-myers-briggs-test-is-absolute-nonsense/
In other words, the students were "tested," but they never understand the "angry man" the "lazy man" or the "wicked man"......because they are not allowed to reference a bible to understand psychology problems in man. Seriously, if a person went to college, they should use a concordance to look up the word "wicked" "lazy/sluggard" and "angry." A person will understand much more psychology through the bible definitions than through the modern-man texts.
So when it comes to spiritual abuse, one would have to define it appropriately. What is it? It would have to come from some source. Perhaps that source is "lies" that people tell you or another person or a family member or anything else for that matter. Jesus himself was "spiritually abused" which led to his death on the cross. Psalm 22 describes every detail many years before he was put on the cross. Jesus KNEW who his accusers were (Pharisees, scribes, elders, religious rulers etc.... he lists them himself Matt 16 lists them). How could he have known who they were before getting nailed to the cross? A possible explanation is in the Psalms. Psalm 22 lists abuses he suffered.
(Psa 22:1) To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
(Psa 22:2) O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
(Psa 22:3) But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
(Psa 22:4) Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
(Psa 22:5) They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
(Psa 22:6) But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
(Psa 22:7) All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
(Psa 22:8) He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
(Psa 22:9) But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
(Psa 22:10) I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.
(Psa 22:11) Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
(Psa 22:12) Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
(Psa 22:13) They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
(Psa 22:14) I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
(Psa 22:15) My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
(Psa 22:16) For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
(Psa 22:17) I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
(Psa 22:18) They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
(Psa 22:19) But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
(Psa 22:20) Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
(Psa 22:21) Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
(Psa 22:22) I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
(Psa 22:23) Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
(Psa 22:24) For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
(Psa 22:25) My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
(Psa 22:26) The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
(Psa 22:27) All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
(Psa 22:28) For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations.
(Psa 22:29) All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
(Psa 22:30) A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
(Psa 22:31) They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
1. No one there to help him
2. No one heard his cries.
3. The people once trusted God and then they didn't.
4. The people despised him
5. They laughed at him.
6. They scorned him
7. He was reproached of men.
8. They shook their heads at him.
9. The shot out their lips at him.
10. They mocked his ability to follow the Lord.
11. They encompassed him..... while accusing him.
12. They gaped upon him with their mouth.
13. Assembly of wicked men enclosed him.
14. They pierced his hands and feet...
15. They look and stare upon him.
16. They cast lots on his vesture....
There is no indication of what 'political group' is more vicious towards people and likely to commit the above listed abuse, however, when a person studies the 'gossip' trends in liberal circles, one will find much of the abuse continued against the bad guy and against the victim. Gossipy, mocking types of comments are left behind, while the victim is left with more scars than they already had to deal with. Such mocking is often not seen as a good sign in godly conservative Christian circles. They laugh at victims who choose to forgive, which make matters harder in their life. The liberal Christian may not be there to help a conservative believer who wants to study bible more diligently...... no one there to help in study and fellowship.
However, note that both liberal and conservative beliefs DO recognize abuse trends equally. Scars, angry words, victimizing a victim and so forth. It is just that the liberal trend is to 'give up' rather than to take on the pain and overcome by forgiveness with strength found only in scripture.
Mocking a person, even the abuser, is a sign of not comprehending the power of the gospel to change lives, and to eliminate the result of there being victims. Be aware of one cannot overcome evil with evil.
One of the more prominent liberal siding Christian abuse sites which actually only enhances abuse problems is: http://raggedycottagegarden.blogspot.com/2016/07/new-topic-title-flakey-false-christian.html