Sex abuse victims sue city church

Sex abuse victims sue city church

There are 83 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Mar 21, 2008, titled Sex abuse victims sue city church. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

For years, three members of the Clement family endured sexual abuse by their church's music minister.

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Supt H Burnett

United States

#82 Mar 28, 2008
This is horrible. Please pray while we work on this. Here's some info you may not be aware of.
Contact me if you or anyone you know has been victomized by a COGIC minister or Official. Thanks.
Supt. Burnett
my oponion

Lincolnton, NC

#83 Mar 30, 2008
people dont realize how serious this matter is until something like this comes to the light which i think is a puredy shame:( it took twenty sum years for leonard smith to be arrested and on the 16th year the pastor not calling any names because i have more classbut he was aware of this man situation and did nothing then after the scandal was revealedA THEN he tried to speak on it .......... im suprised how peole are throwing stones at the clements and the other familys involved regardless of who and who and them ... SMITH, and PAYNE where wrong ...
I just thank god that the victims did speak out because if they didnt lord knows only how many more would have been involved and NO i dont wish death or bad luck on neither of two i just know they will get there consequence on JUDGEMENT DAY ..... LENNY and ELDER PAYNE my question to you is how do you melest someone and know of the melester and not do anything and lenny why didnt you just goo find some gay man and fool around with him why turn people GAY and MESS UP THERE LIFE and then you WHERE (past tense) making so much money and that 1 mistake is making you was 14 years of your life and if you get to come out with out the worst upon you be different this time HUNNY GO ON AND FIND THE PERFECT GAY MAN FOR YOU...... DONT mess up another child life just find some body else that you can fool around with and they like it because the children im pretty sure did not!!!!!!!!!!
Another thing that i disappreciate is how yall dis sheeka and doug i think that sheeka is doing a good job with her 500 kids as yall call it she is a well rounded lady has a nice job and a BAD house so yall need to stop talking about people

Charlotte, NC

#84 Sep 9, 2012
My prayers are with the victims of this horrible crime and I pray that those posting comments show a little more concern for the victims and not the ones being sued. By law, a citizen is REQUIRED to report the abuse of a child so for those taking the side of the are DEAD WRONG! If you (referring to the church) find yourself facing constructive criticism then take it, learn from it, & grow. This is 2012 now so I'm not sure what has happened since 2008, but I had to comment on behalf of the victims. Thanks!

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