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Olaf College in April, admitting sexual misconduct with minors, college students, and male parishioners from 1973-1985. The Lutheran pastor resigned from First Lutheran Church in Pine River following accusations he admitted to sexual misconduct there, but denies earlier accusations. Granite State Baptist Church volunteer David Kirsch, 39, of Salem, was convicted of sexually assaulting 6 young girls through the church from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. The abuse came to light when the 9-year-old told a school official, who contacted police. However, the family said that in 1987 Eller had molested or made lewd comments to 4 women at his church, and forcibly kissed and touched 2 girls age 13. Pastor Roy Mc Kinley, 45, who stepped down from Milan Friends Church after being charged with molesting a teenage girl, pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition and related charges. A female employee at World Harvest Church in Columbus has filed a lawsuit saying the father of the pastor sexually harassed her, also naming the church & its pastor as defendants. Bridgen, 57, was accused of molesting 11 girls, aged 4 to 14, during the 4 years he was at the Alva church.He confessed only after a parishioner approached a staff member at the 4,000 member church with allegations in March. Bishop Roger Munson, who oversees the Northeastern Minnesota synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, said, “The church will assist in providing counseling to work through this turmoil & pain so that healing & wholeness can be experienced in their lives.” Source: _Star Tribune_ 10/22/92. Deputies raided the home of Veterans Administration chaplain Rev. Phillips, of Butler County, seizing 500 video tapes, movie equipment and restraints following a tip that he produced pornographic movies with young girls. Three women had lodged formal complaints with the church, but the only action was to transfer him from Aurora to Hamlet. Supporters, including a minister, crowded the courtroom where Mc Kinley pleaded for mercy. His congregation put the church up as bond, insisting he was innocent. Brigden blamed his arrest on a girl, 4, whose parents were the first to take the children’s allegations seriously.About 374 persons wrote letters to the judge asking for mercy. Davis may be the most sexually dangerous man to have ever walked the streets of Lake Co.,” maintains Assistant State’s Attorney Jeff Pavletic. It also voted 491-26 to establish a policy on sexual misconduct, advising local churches to set up “sexual misconduct response teams” & notify secular authorities “when appropriate”. “I came her with a lot of wonderful dreams, and my dreams were shattered,” said the victim, now 23. Suspended associate rector of a Tucson Episcopal church, Stephen P.“He is the greatest person there is,” insisted Martha Allsopp, a Kenosha church member. Two other ministers from his Waukegan church, David Lee Armstrong & Michael Carner, go on trial in March. Peter Paine of the Christian Fellowship Church presented a request for clemency for Davis to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. Sources: _Chicago Tribune_ 8/15/92, AP/ _Quad-City Times_ 8/15/92, _News-Sun_ (Lake Co.) 1/15/93. The 500 members of Christ Lutheran church in Palatine were sent a letter informing them that Rev. The adopted policy said there is evidence that “10-23 percent of clergy nationwide have engaged in sexualized behavior or sexual contact with parishioners, clients, employees, etc., within a professional relationship”. With the conviction, “I can dream again and become a whole person again.” Rape and assault-battery charges are still pending against him by another Tibetan woman. Apthorp, 56, pleaded guilty in Massachusetts to repeatedly raping his stepdaughter between her 10th and 16th birthday, an estimated 830 incidents of abuse. Charges included indecent assault and battery, rape and distribution of pornographic materials to a minor. congregation asked him to leave because he was abusing alcohol, ignoring their problems, and “using the women of the parish like they were some kind of fringe benefit”, Apthorp said. His contract as a counselor for Tucson General Hospital’s Westcenter was not renewed.He was arrested after the 75-minute “counseling session”. Sources: AP/_Atlanta Journal/Constitution_ 11/14/92; _USA Today_ 12/18/92; _Boston Globe_ 1/9/93. Three of the victims were Air Force Officers, others were a sergeant, a sergeant’s wife seeking counseling, and an enlisted woman. The founder of the notorious First Christian Fellowship Church of Waukegan, Rev. Davis is believed to have molested children since the 1960s. He is accused of victimizing a female piano student instructed by his wife for 4 years. The church, citing critical proportions, has a 3-year time limit for reporting sexual misconduct by church officials.He has been suspended as principal of Community Christian School of First Baptist Church in Port Charlotte, & as minister of First Baptist Church, which operates the school. The senior Protestant chaplain sought out vulnerable women seeking help for emotional upsets. Lloyd Davis, 57, flanked by many supporters, was sentenced to 31 years in prison for criminal sexual assault, child pornography & sexual abuse. Former church members accuse him of running a cult making sexual demands on supporters & locating all churches near Naval bases, where he is known for trying to lure young sailors into his churches for sexual purposes. The vote must be ratified by 2/3 of the church’s 171 regional presbyteries. Mitchell, 56, was convicted on 6 of 23 charges of sexual assault involving a Tibetan woman who testified he sexually abused her as a teenager after offering to sponsor her education in this country.He & his wife Nadine had babysat for her 3 children 7 times since Oct. About 2 dozen protesters carried signs saying “Clos It Down.” “The church knew about the allegations of child molesting, but nobody told me about it. David’s Church in De Witt, is married with 2 grown children.This church should not be able to carry on business as usual,” she said. A church official said he had been involved in “sexual misconduct over a lengthy period with some male, young adults & a teenager under his pastoral care”.
The media is so bias against the Catholic Church because they don’t publish protestant sex scandals in the front page. Truxton, 77 resigned his positions at the 5,000-member First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton.
Williams claimed thiswas _Bible_-based: “Our belief is that biblically if you have a problem within yourself, it is because of sin or weakness, and about the only thing that’s goingto cleanse you of that is if you expose it before the Lord.” Source: _Palm Beach Post_ 2/26/92. Port Charlotte church school principal Albert Joseph Clerico Jr., 47,charged with sexual misconduct by a psychotherapist by means of therapeutic deception, claims to be licensed by a nonexistent “scripturally based” group, National Christian Counselors Association & to have attended the nonexistent Carolina University of Theology. About 75 supporters from the Christ Universal Church picketed before the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago in support of Rev Paul Hall, 47, convicted of sexually abusing a boy, 13, in 1989. “It would not be this way if it had been a black minister molesting a white child,” she said. Wendell Beets, of Sound Doctrine Church, resigned following a claim of sexual impropriety with a female church member, 19. A Louisville jury of 6 men & 6 women found in favor of the Presbyterian Church (U. A.) in a million sexual-harassment suit brought by Janet Gellhaus.
State investigator Robert Ford charged that Clerico “did cloak himself in the guise of Christianity & did represent to the female defendant that sexual contact” was part of the treatment. Senior pastor of Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, with 12,000 members oneof Atlanta’s largest churches Q stepped down, admitting an “improper” relationship with a female church employee. Don Paulk, 53, sermonized, “I am not here today as a martyr or hero, but as a fallen, wounded soldier … A sex scandal, now encompassing 4 ministers from one family, has been uncovered at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in De Kalb, Georgia, praised by former President Bush as one of his “1,000 Points of Light”. Women charge the ministers coerced them into having sex in order to “serve God.” The church filed, then dropped a slander/libel suit against several former members & staffers, resulting in a gag order by a De Kalb judge forbidding them to discuss thei allegations of sexual misconduct. Davis, charged in Illinois with criminal sexual misconduct, child pornography, and perjury, was also charged with assaulting a teenage boy in San Diego. Bell, 37, pleaded guilty to adultery with 6 women, conduct unbecoming an officer, and bringing discredit upon the armed forces. Guppy says the minister seduced his wife, a parishioner, than misused his counseling relationship with Guppy to conceal the affair, urging him to have an affair of his own. Source: _Waterloo Courier_ 9/23/92, _Des Moines Register_ 9/24/92. A married couple who were also ministers at the church expressed indignation that “he would attack a 19-year-old girl”, & concern that Beets will tart a new church & continue preying on the congregation. Youth minister-Sunday School teacher William Speaker, 21, of First Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs, was charged with a felony for sexually molesting a boy, 14, while chauffeuring him to church activities. The employee claimed her superior Nagy Tawfik sexually harassed her, pressuring her into a sexual relationship by threatening to fire her.
Deputy DA Karen Gray said the letters of support were “a sad testimony to the fact that Mr. The member of the sect said he forced sex upon her and other women more than 40 times between 1987-1990.
Williams, who pleaded guilty 5 years ago to “cleansing” underage members by ordering them to bare their breasts, was 2 months short of completing his 5-year probation.