This is why pastor abuse is so rampant

David Gee, writing at Friendly Athiest:

As one detective made clear, this was not consensual because of the victim’s age and the pastor’s manipulative tactics.

While there was no suggestion that the girl was physically forced to engage in the alleged conduct, [Detective Dwayne] Roelfs said she was not old enough to consent to it.

She was manipulated through trust and control,” he said.

This is exactly why pastor abuse is so rampant in the United States. Aside from the fact that churches thrive in an environment of unaccountability, religious leaders often acquire unearned trust. Some of them, as we’ve seen far too many times, are all too eager to take advantage of that authority.

Far too many times.

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