American Evangelicals, a catch-all term for conservative, low-church Protestants, are currently reeling from multiple, simultaneous sexual-abuse scandals—leading to a sense of pain, embarrassment, and anger familiar to Catholics. 

Like with our own recent scandals, Evangelicals are realizing that those they trusted with their faith, their tithes, and their families have failed them to a degree that would have been unthinkable before the revelations.  

On June 5, The Washington Post published a leaked letter from Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (who has since resigned from his position), to J.D. Greear, the president of the SBC, describing the culture of abuse and subsequent cover-ups within the denomination.

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