As a community we must open our hearts, minds and arms to the survivors of sexual abuse. Survivors of these horrible experiences need to know they are not to blame. They are not responsible for the grooming, the lying and the assaults perpetrated on them by adults who know better. The Indiana Pastor and his church organization that allowed a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old parishioner to happen and then continue as a 9-year sexual relationship must be held accountable. States with consent laws that allow minors to consent to sexual relationships with adults must revisit and change these dangerous laws and protect minors from preying adults.
Read the news story "Pastor confessed to ‘adultery.’ The woman cried out: ‘I was just 16.'"