Thursday, September 10, 2009

1 in 33 Regularly Worshiping Females Have Been Targets of Sexual Advances by Religious Leaders

That's appalling. The fellowship of the Church should be the very place where people are protected from having their vulnerabilities exploited. Of course, Christians, including clergy, are saints and sinners simultaneously. Still, you'd hope that prayerful vigilance, accountability, and transparency would prevent such a high incidence of sexual exploitation on the part of religious leaders.

Jan Edmiston has the link to a WaPo story about those findings, along with her reflections.

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