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It’s Not Just The Catholic Church That Covers Up Church Sexual Abuse Claims.
The Catholic Church has been in the headlines for the past three decades for covering up church sexual abuse claims by priests. However it’s just not Catholic priests committing church sexual abuse.
Clergy and priests in other religions and faiths have also been accused or convicted. Every religion has pedophiles. They take advantage of their position to get access to children and exploit them.
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Church Sexual Abuse By Southern Baptists
The Houston Chronicle published six articles last year about sex abuse in the Southern Baptist denomination. They focused their search on a more than twenty-year period. They found about 400 credibly accused officials in Southern Baptist churches, including pastors, deacons, Sunday school teachers, and volunteers.
Church leaders haven’t been very interested in publicizing pedophilia in the church. Sound familiar? Twelve years ago, victims of sexual abuse by Southern Baptist pastors asked the church to create a list of current and former church leaders convicted of sex crimes. Church leaders refused that request. The church made a list available in 2018, but it only contained eight names.
Some churches have apologized for the abuse. Yet, few victims have seen any restitution or justice. What’s more, many churches work to protect themselves against the interests of their parishioners. Unfortunately, victims who do seek justice or even just protection also find themselves faced with aggressive legal maneuvering from the churches. Some Southern Baptist churches even use written membership agreements to enforce silence and prohibit any public investigation.
Church Sexual Abuse In Evangelical Christianity
Paul Edward Acton Bowen was sent to prison for life for sexually assaulting 28 children.
Bowen of Alabama sexually abused six boys between 13 and 16 years old. Authorities charged and convicted Bowen of sexual abuse and sodomy. He was also charged with enticing a child for sex and traveling to meet a child for sexual abuse. He faces more charges in the Birmingham area.
Bowen was an evangelical Christian minister who wrote books and had a youth ministry.
Billy Graham’s grandson, Boz Tchividjian is a former Florida assistant state attorney. He founded GRACE, Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment in 2004. The group trains Christian institutions on how to prevent sexual abuse. Evangelical Christian churches also hire GRACE to investigate abuse claims.
Tchividjian claims sexual abuse in evangelicalism rivals the Catholic Church scandals of the early 2000s.
It Also Happens In Judaism
In 2002, Rabbi Baruch Lanner was convicted of endangering two girls from 1992 to 1996. Lanner was principal of a New Jersey yeshiva.
At the time, he was their supervisor at the National Conference of Synagogue Youth. National Conference of Synagogue Youth is a wing of the Orthodox Union.
Victims allege Lanner had also been abusing teens for 30 years.
The Orthodox Union investigated him and created a 332-page report in 2000 blaming organization leaders for ignoring reports of Lanner’s abuse.
Yet, they failed to act on credible and serious abuse allegations at least four times.
It Also Happens In Buddhism
Shambhala International is one of the west’s largest Buddhist organizations. It has more than 200 meditation centers worldwide. Shambhala International admitted that it’s teachers sexually abused students. It also admitted to significant failures in how it dealt with sexual abuse.
An American student, Andrea Winn, published a report in 2018 to raise awareness of sexual violence in Shambhala’s community. Winn states she was an abuse victim and investigated the subject for a year.
Pedophiles exist in any denomination or belief. Many faiths cover up their crimes and abuse. The problems not limited to the Catholic church.
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