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Religion: Power abuse
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theudas
Jun 22, 2011
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Pastors who take advantage of their congregation sexually should be publicly shamed and fired pendin


jwk
Jun 23, 2011
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They should face the law and wrath of public opinion as anyone else would. A person's title or position in society shouldn't change that.

This shouldn't even be subject to debate.

 
theudas
Jun 28, 2011
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Rebuttal to: barker Show

what happens if its covered up? Who stops it then?

The church system is very tricky sometimes. A youth pastor from a church in my old town sexually abused young girls in the youth ministry. He has a two year suspension from it and then he can go back.. or he can just switch denominations and not give a reference.

 
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If they are sorry they should be forgiven, if they are forgiven the legal stuff does not need to hap


barker
Jun 26, 2011
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If anybody is sorry they should be forgiven. But with any sin being forgiven doesn't mean getting away with it. Any minister of religion who abuses his position of power should lose his position. he has shown himself to unable to lead and has brought shame on God. People look up to pasters. People will copy lives of their pasters. They have been given a very important job leading flock of God's people and bible says these people will have to give an account of what they did with their postion. A paster is meant to teach and lead people in ways of God. Keeping a overwatch as a shepard would over his sheep. protecting them and feeding them. So if any minster is failing to do this he is failing to do his God given job and needs to stand down or be removed from the post.

 


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