Yet another news report of clergy sex abuse in Augusta, GA was recently published by an ABC News affiliate station. The truly appalling thing clearly revealed in this news report is the attitude of the senior pastor toward the youth pastor’s charges.
First, you have to understand, the youth pastor admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old in the church. In spite of this, the senior pastor of the church says he “isn’t concerned” about the issue because the charges are just allegations. Huh? If there were any doubt about the man’s guilt, perhaps there would be room for this pastor to stand by his employee. But in the face of admitted statutory rape the statement by this pastor is effectively calling evil good.
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