I just found an excellent article on church discipline concerning sexual sins of pastors and staff. It clearly points out that the discipline measures outlined are contingent on true repentance (a change of thought and behavior) and not having broken the law. This is especially important where child abuse is concerned, as it must be reported to the law. These offending “pastors” should never be pushed off on unsuspecting churches and parishioners. This is how childhood sexual abuse is perpetrated on so many children in our churches. If it goes unreported, it gives the perpetrator opportunity for new victims and no healing takes place.
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