My father, a psychologist, told me once that most churches are completely unprepared to spot or cope with predatory pedophiles.
I was reminded of that conversation while reading this powerful and disturbing post by Boz Tchividjian.
One of the many things I have learned in the past 20 years about sex offenders is that they access and target children in a multitude of despicable ways. I have also learned that many offenders within faith communities often use similar methods to perpetrate and silence abuse. These methods focus on the exploitation of common characteristics of faith communities.
Please read it.