(RNS) — The problem is that he had at least one sexual relationship with a congregant — a transgression that is increasingly understood as a violation of clergy boundaries.
(RNS) Now in his mid-80s, Donn Ketcham has never faced criminal prosecution or civil litigation.
(RNS) A two-year investigation led by Billy Graham's grandson concluded that the school poorly responded to victims of sexual assault.
(RNS) The Christian school had fired the group one month before it planned to release the findings of its 13-month review.
(RNS) The timing may have to do with the Christian university's president's resignation due to health concerns.
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AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) "Protestants can be very arrogant when pointing to Catholics," said Boz Tchividjian, a grandson of evangelist Billy Graham and executive director of Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), which has investigated sex abuse allegations.
(RNS) "These events expose the troubling reality that, far too often, the Church’s instincts are no different than from those of many other institutions, responding to such allegations by moving to protect her structures rather than her children.”
(RNS) Several leading evangelical pastors and authors have come to the defense of a pastor accused in a lawsuit for covering up sexual abuse of children.