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.
Control doesn’t allow for God to be God, but steps up and says, “I will be Sovereign”.