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The three companies that insure the majority of Protestant churches in America say they typically receive upward of 260 reports each year of young people under 18 being sexually abused by clergy, church staff, volunteers or congregation members. The figures released to The Associated Press offer a glimpse into what has long been an extremely difficult phenomenon to pin down — the frequency of sex abuse in Protestant congregations.

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I'd be interested to see how those figures compare to the catholic church. I've always suspected allowing priests to marry would attract a different type of people seeking to be ordained.

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Interesting AMA on Reddit with Ivey DeJesus, a reporter at PennLive.com and the Patriot-News.


Where I learned about the TIL and other sexual abuse cover ups.