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Former ACNA Lay Pastor Charged with Additional Sexual Assault Felonies

Former ACNA Lay Pastor Charged with Additional Sexual Assault Felonies

A former lay pastor in a conservative Anglican denomination was charged on Wednesday (Dec. 29) with two felony counts of criminal sexual assault in the Kane County, Illinois, circuit court. The charges come a year after Joanna Rudenborg reported Mark Rivera, her former neighbor, to Kane County police, accusing him of raping her in 2018 and again in 2020.

Former Liberty University Spokesman Scott Lamb Sues School for Retaliation

Former Liberty University Spokesman Scott Lamb Sues School for Retaliation

A former vice president of Liberty University has filed a lawsuit against the schools, alleging that he was fired after he complained about how Liberty handled sexual assaults on campus.

Menlo Church Investigation Finds No Direct Evidence or Disclosures of Sexual Abuse

Menlo Church Investigation Finds No Direct Evidence or Disclosures of Sexual Abuse

A third-party investigation at Menlo Church, one of Northern California’s most prominent megachurches, ended this week with a report that found no evidence the pastor’s adult child had acted on his confessed attraction to minors.

Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Waives Attorney-Client Privilege Amid Sex Abuse Inquiry

Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Waives Attorney-Client Privilege Amid Sex Abuse Inquiry

The Executive Committee has voted to waive attorney-client privilege amid a sexual abuse investigation within the denomination. SBC president Ed Litton prayed that the approved decision would not "divide and separate brothers and sisters."

A Brief Guide to the Southern Baptist Meltdown over Sexual Abuse

A Brief Guide to the Southern Baptist Meltdown over Sexual Abuse

Members of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee will meet for the third time in three weeks — hoping to resolve a stalemate over the details of an investigation into the committee’s own handling of sexual abuse in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

Donors Request Information to Determine If RZIM Used Funds to Perpetuate Late Apologist's Sexual Abuse

Donors Request Information to Determine If RZIM Used Funds to Perpetuate Late Apologist's Sexual Abuse

Financial donors are requesting financial information from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries to determine if their donations were used to perpetuate Zacharias' sexual abuse.

Illinois Pastor Continues to Preach from Pulpit despite Accusations of Sexually Violating a Parishioner

Illinois Pastor Continues to Preach from Pulpit despite Accusations of Sexually Violating a Parishioner

An Illinois pastor who was recently charged with sexually violating a church member but continues to preach from the pulpit.

As Southern Baptists Begin to Grapple with Sexual Abuse, Looming Challenges Remain

As Southern Baptists Begin to Grapple with Sexual Abuse, Looming Challenges Remain

Despite the often emotional sessions about sex abuse at the annual meeting and a 2019 investigation by the Houston Chronicle that detailed hundreds of abuse cases in the SBC still haunting them, Southern Baptists may not be on the same page about how to deal with abusers or sex offenders.

Parents Confront Virginia School District after Discovering Pornographic Books Were Made Available to Their Kids

Parents Confront Virginia School District after Discovering Pornographic Books Were Made Available to Their Kids

A group of parents reportedly recently confronted a Virginia school district that made sexually explicit books available to their children. 

Margie Zacharias Denies Her late Husband, Apologist Ravi Zacharias, Was Involved in Sexual, Spiritual Abuse of Others

Margie Zacharias Denies Her late Husband, Apologist Ravi Zacharias, Was Involved in Sexual, Spiritual Abuse of Others

In an email published online, Margie Zacharias, the wife of the late apologist Ravi Zacharias, denied that her husband was involved in the sexual or spiritual abuse of several women.

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