Depends on the church and the prevailing attitudes. Evangelical Eddie Long recently settled with 4 men out of court who said he abused them. Martin Luther King Juniors daughter resigned from the board. Abuse is a serious problem, but pointing at the Catholic church as the King is plain ignorance and arrogance and shows a complete lack of concern for the children. The super Holy people Preston and Confrint and atheists who have none. Gag.. The fact is the public schools are doing little to nothing. These people need to be identified and weeded out. Sending them to prison for 3 years and out on probation in a few months and failed counseling is the answer? So what do you do with them? It is a fact that substiute teachers rarely have their criminal records searched. What we know today is not what we knew back in the 50s and 60s. So what action is being taken?<quoted text>Trust me when I tell you,when a young minister or older for that matter violates children,the whole church is wiped out for months over it.There is such shame and torment over that sin.The minister is usually let go,some have been arrested.The family of the victims often leave that church.
I t is quite obvious that sex scandals tear who church communities apart.Several years ago the senior pastor's son-in-law of a particular church in my city made sexual advances toward a girl in his church.He was the youth pastor,and supposedly he was never found to have actually had sex with any girl in that church outside of his wife.But that scandal tore that church to shreds.The Senior Pastor took a sabbatical for a year,a visiting pastor took over his pulpit. The son-in-law actually was arrested and of course he is no longer with his wife.
Just recently it is known that the senior pastor has returned to his pulpit.The church lost half of its congregation,and he struggles with trying to stay afloat.The media showed little mercy,and while the scandal was in its peak time,every day for several weeks one could read about or hear about that church and its sin. Sex scandals more than anything else destroys churches with a severity unmatched by even political scandals of the same.
If the news lumped every protestant sect together and reported it Nationally like they do the church or Penn State then maybe something would change and people would not be under the false assumption its a Catholic thing as many in here have proven they believe adnauseum. Many many stories go unpublished or are published locally. Churches or orgnanizations with little clout or money are not big news. Show me which church publishes publicly abuse reports like the church does. Show me the concerned politicians who paid for paid for independent studies. Show me the prosecutions of those who knew. Show me the accountablity of administrators and psychiatrists and psychologists. Show me the people who openly adovocate pedophilia are are repressed or investigated. Show me all the Catholics who believe child molestation is acceptable like the many in here would like us to believe.