In 2011, an abuse scandal from years before had become national news with a report.
They vowed to ask forgiveness of any students they may have “underserved.” In truth, the origins of the investigation were closer to home.
He is careful to say that there’s not enough data to compare the prevalence of child sex abuse in Protestant and Catholic institutions, but he’s convinced the problem has reached a crisis point. In 2012, Christian radio host Janet Mefferd declared, “This is an epidemic going on in churches. When are evangelicals going to wake up and say we have a massive problem in our own churches?
” For years, Protestants have assumed they were immune to the abuses perpetrated by celibate Catholic priests.
Otherwise it is perfectly acceptable to receive the Eucharist if you are divorced.
Tchividjian had become convinced that the Protestant world is teetering on the edge of a sex-abuse scandal similar to the one that had rocked the Catholic Church.