I know I have been posting a lot lately on sex abuse by church “leaders” – like author and “apostolic worker” Frank Viola, Sovereign Grace Ministry’s head C.J. Mahaney, and the recent case we helped wrap up at Christ Chapel Assemblies of God involving allegations of abuse by several pastors.
I know I have also been posting a lot about those – like Jon Zens, Bart Breen and even otherwise respected leaders like Felicity Dale – who condone such abuse by seeking to excuse or cover it up through threats, lies, slander and intimidation.
These are not issues with which I ever wanted to become involved.
But sometimes we are placed in situations not of our choosing, and it creates a moral obligation to speak out – both to help the victims and to warn others where there has been no authentic, open repentance.
So here’s the deal: Marianne and I will stop talking about sexual predation and abuse in the church when victims stop walking through our door to seek help and healing from the harm they suffered.
~ Jim Wright