Protestant minister sexual accusations
The conservative nature of many Protestant schools and churches has been blamed for shielding child abusers. And that I think for many Christians who are not Catholics, you know, they've long looked at the Catholic Church scandal and thought, you know, this is an issue of celibate priests. Help Contact Us My Account. But particularly with regards to how the school handled sexual offenses, the Tina Anderson story really hit a chord. Log In Membership Newsletters Obituaries.
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Catholic sex-abuse scandal, Eric Spacick, Guide One's senior church-risk manager, says "it's been pretty steady since. It's no wonder that, back in —when the last Catholic sex-abuse scandal was making headlines—a Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll found that 64 percent of those queried thought Catholic priests "frequently'' abused children. You may feel angry, betrayed, confused, hurt, worried and sad. But increasingly we're seeing, you know, just in the number of scandals that have arisen just in the past 12 months in evangelical and other Protestant Christian institutions - we're starting to see so many cases that we're really lining up for an evangelical Protestant sex abuse scandal. The trauma of the accused minister, and those who care about him, is obvious. MARTIN: Was this just the edge of the spear, or had there been other examples like this that got people within the evangelical Protestant world - or particularly people connected to Bob Jones - saying that this is not OK? Even now, we know very little about sex abuse in the clergy, much less about sex abuse in this country.
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They may have information that could prove the guilt or innocence of the minister facing allegations. None of these feelings are inappropriate or "bad. She later told police she disproved of her daughter moving in with Gonzalez, but she trusted the pastor and was happy to see her daughter become more committed to their faith. Exposing a physical wound to fresh air, clean water and sunlight can be healing. Get unlimited Monitor journalism. So for a lot of Protestant institutions that could be facing very serious lawsuits in the same way that the Catholic Church has faced humongous lawsuits - that in some cases have bankrupted diocese across this country. The natural human instinct is to recoil from alleged horror, and to immediately assume that the allegations are false.
That's all there is to it. Yet experts say there's simply no data to support the claim at all. Child sexual abuse was part of that, but not broken out, he says. Overall, the John Jay study found that priests were responsible for more than 25, cases of abuse over the year period studied. Instead of undermining the credibility of accusers, these difficulties actually enhance their credibility.