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Menlo Church leadership acknowledges abuse from decades ago

Original post made on Mar 30, 2023

A megachurch is apologizing for instances of abuse from decades earlier that "had not been addressed in a way that honored the survivors at the time" after information about them was unearthed.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 12:18 PM

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Posted by vmshadle
a resident of Meadow Park
on Mar 30, 2023 at 11:19 am

vmshadle is a registered user.

From what I've seen, child sexual abuse breaks survivors for life in ways that have me pondering if this particular crime is in some ways worse than outright murdering the victims.

John Ortberg's self-justifying statement about protecting his son in the face of a glaring conflict of interest as a mandated reporter is beyond reprehensible. Daniel Lavery is a moral giant for turning in his father for protecting his brother, and I am sure he has paid a steep personal price for it.

Phil EuBank's acknowledgment of the church's history of abuse is a start. I'd like to hear more about how the institution will move forward addressing the needs of living victims and preventing such crimes against children in the future.

Posted by Novelera
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 30, 2023 at 4:09 pm

Novelera is a registered user.

Why is it either the Catholics or the Evangelicals who are caught in child abuse scandals? Could something about the rigid behavioral rules bring this out?

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