Thankful to see my blogs added to this – about the trauma of being groomed by abusive pastors and church ministers.
It is heinous abuse to endure and the victims need much support.
Not the minimizing, excusing, invalidating and further spiritual abuse they often endure from church people.
If a great theologian and pastor allegedly abuses the women in his congregation for decades, then what is wrong with his theology of obedience?
*Note: While this is an important story that The Wartburg Watch covered, I disagree with their calling (late) Pastor Iain Cambell’s having sex with at least seven women church members “affairs”. (There may be more women besides these seven.) These women have not been able to tell their side of the story. This pastor may have exerted undue influence over these women such as in counseling meetings and may have used other coercive tactics. We just don’t know the details. To tarnish these womens’ reputations when they may have been victimized is wrong. I decline to judge these Scottish women on so little information…
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