Mix these domineering and fearful men together, introduce innocents who trust them both, and we have a recipe for wolves to run wild in the fold where the flock should be safe.
My premise is that sexually abusing another human being is not the sin that one normally begins with. I cannot think of an example of a person who went to bed harmless and woke up ready to exploit another living human being.
“You’re going to ruin this man’s ministry” is not something to tell people who want to know why their daughter was molested.
It is no longer about “those Catholics” or “crazy fundamentalists”. This Sunday, less than three days from the writing of this post, the Houston Chronicle is going to be publishing articles stating that they have found over 700 sexual abuse victims from inside the Southern Baptist Convention.
In our first post on this topic, we made the case that sexual abuse is common in Christian communities. Now we’d like to dive a little deeper into what keeps honest justice from being carried out with people who claim Jesus as their King. Occasionally a lid of silence is peeled back for a moment and a
Somehow we went from God giving mankind (in Adam) dominion to being petty dominators and it’s made everything about authority weird. Some of us see how the world chases a form of liberty that is unhealthy. Kids these days just don’t have the same respect for authority, am I right? Leading to death, I’d say,
We need to be aware that there are sexual predators in our churches and organizations. And we need to respond in a way that makes a difference.