Tag Archives: child sex abuse

Would you know a sex offender if you met him? Not likely.

How often have you heard church peeps say, “We’re not worried about child protection issues. After all, we’re a small church, everyone knows everyone, and we’d immediately know if something was wrong?” If you’re like many Episcopalians, you’ve heard this before. That’s particularly the case as you contemplate a not-so-fun day spent in sexual misconduct prevention training. But Read More

An open letter to the Diocese of Alabama: Why are child sex offenders allowed in active ministry?

Dear members of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama: As you know, the Rev. Rob Morpeth recently announced he is retiring. As a result, the diocese is now searching for a new Canon for Mission Support. These developments create an inflection point in which you must answer a difficult question in the coming days. Specifically, why is your diocese knowingly harboring active clergy with Read More