When organizations hold themselves out as being there for others and then choose to protect the organization at the expense of the individual you know they are not to be trusted. Transparency, responsibility and accountability must be fundamental requirements for all organizations, particularly religious organizations that have hidden abuse for all too long. The Southern Baptists now join the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America as organizations that were not what they purported to be. Without transparency, responsibility and accountability these organizations will continue to harm and shame individuals who are unable to defended themselves.
Read the news story "Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse, kept secret database, report says."