As leaders decline to act, the numbers grow. In the past 20 years, about 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, the newspapers found. They were pastors. Deacons. Ministers. Youth pastors....
"'It's a perfect profession for a con artist, because all he has to do is talk a good talk and convince people that he's been called by God, and bingo, he gets to be a Southern Baptist minister,'"
This was my father, a SBC pastor for 30yrs.
The story this Kentucky preacher-turned-politician tells is one of heroics, miracles and public service. But our investigation uncovered a different story, one of alleged molestation, bootlegging and arson.
KCGibbonsMore on the KY State Senator who killed himself tonight. Excellent journalism here.