These churches, and Christian organizations that sweep their members child abuse and pedophilia under the carpet in order to “protect the church” and the offending member, as if the traumatized child didn’t matter, must come to understand they are criminally breaking the law, and can be sued and/or the leadership (so-called) arrested and put in jail. They are morally, spiritually and legally liable. As far as the law is concerned, they are legally obligated to report such abuse. See my comment below in the comment section.
I subscribe to a Google feed that sends me news of new church and spiritual abuses. Everyday there are at least two e-mails in my inbox with some distressing and shameful scandal. This time, it involves Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, OK….but only because one of the victims blew the whistle.
Not all church scandals involve a cult steeped in aberrant doctrines. Many of them involve churches similar to the one down the street from you and me. The ones that make the news are usually the ones that make it to court because someone filed a complaint. All too often, churches choose to keep their dirty linen inside the church walls. This in itself is a scandal, but one known only to God and to those who are scandalized, and hurt, by the complacency of it’s members.
This is more than just my opinion as I’ve followed these church…
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