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Daryl 's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by Daryl

It takes enormous courage. Look at how the orthodox communities close ranks when someone is "outed" as a molester or similar. The "stoolie" is treated as a pariah. These clergy folks are losing their communities AND their jobs. With no real training for anything else, they have to face the rest of their lives in a way they never thought. And I'll bet the divorce rate is huge.

Job/community/family. Sometimes facing the truth enacts a very large toll.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:04:28 UTC | #947034