“Never have I seen him practice what he preached, and I heard him preach a lot.” Source: _Arizona Daily Star_ 3/13/92; _Boston Herald_ 5/7/92; _Lincoln Journal_ 5/14/92. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America removed Rev. Groton Sunday School teacher Leslie Richard Danielson, 63, was sentenced to 5-10 years after pleading guilty to sexually abusing 6 children under 14 years. A jury convicted Baptist minister Edward Quakenbush, of New Testament Baptist Church, town of Wyoming, of raping & molesting a teenage boy in his church over a 4-year period, starting when he was 12. In July he checked himself into Pine Rest Christian Counseling Services in Grand Rapids. The associate pastor, volunteer bus driver & a third church member are believed to have fondled some & raped others, ranging in age from 3 to 10, on church buses & property.
Wendell Henkenmeier of Marblehead from the ministry after a panel found him guilty of sexual misconduct & destructive practices during counseling of 5 victims. He is already serving up to 10 years for a 1991 conviction involving 4 other children, but will be eligible for parole in 4 years. Members of his church & family sobbed & shouted at jurors & a police detective who testified that the pastor had confessed to the molestations. Charges involving 10 victims were brought against Associate Pastor Timothy Lee Leonard, 32, of North Sharon Baptist Church near Grass Lake, & volunteer Sunday school bus driver, church deacon Mark Foeller. The suspects went to low-income housing projects or trailer parks in 4 counties, telling parents they would “take the children to church & teach them about God”, according to Det. Men would walk up to children in their yards, coaxing them with treats to come to weekend services or summer _Bible_ school.
“What a wonderful thing it is to be part of a church where adversity happens,” said Rev. In January, Leonard was released after 72 days in jail after 10 charges were dropped over the objections of the DA by Washtenaw Co. Judge Thomas Shea, saying victims were either too young to testify or could not pinpoint the time of their assaults. Episcopal priest, who ironically headed a national committee examining the church’s position on sexuality, resigned in October following charges he sexually abused young men in his congregation. The official said the number of victims appears to be “less than 10”. A family in Dare County, North Carouna is suing Methodist minister Carl M.
Leonard still faces 2 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct charges. Source: NYT News Service/_Chicago Tribune_ 10/7/92. Eller for abusing their daughter, 11, as well as the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, a bishop and a reverend for knowing of his history of sexual misconduct but doing nothing about it. Douglas Hodges, of Trinity Episcopal Church, Bishop James Moodey & the owner of a counseling center, alleging the priest forced her to have sex as “treatment”. Robert Bruce Brigden molested her is suing the First Presbyterian Church for failingto check his background before hiring him.
About 374 persons wrote letters to the judge asking for mercy. Davis may be the most sexually dangerous man to have ever walked the streets of Lake Co.,” maintains Assistant State’s Attorney Jeff Pavletic. It also voted 491-26 to establish a policy on sexual misconduct, advising local churches to set up “sexual misconduct response teams” & notify secular authorities “when appropriate”. “I came her with a lot of wonderful dreams, and my dreams were shattered,” said the victim, now 23. Suspended associate rector of a Tucson Episcopal church, Stephen P.
“He is the greatest person there is,” insisted Martha Allsopp, a Kenosha church member. Two other ministers from his Waukegan church, David Lee Armstrong & Michael Carner, go on trial in March. Peter Paine of the Christian Fellowship Church presented a request for clemency for Davis to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. Sources: _Chicago Tribune_ 8/15/92, AP/ _Quad-City Times_ 8/15/92, _News-Sun_ (Lake Co.) 1/15/93. The 500 members of Christ Lutheran church in Palatine were sent a letter informing them that Rev. The adopted policy said there is evidence that “10-23 percent of clergy nationwide have engaged in sexualized behavior or sexual contact with parishioners, clients, employees, etc., within a professional relationship”. With the conviction, “I can dream again and become a whole person again.” Rape and assault-battery charges are still pending against him by another Tibetan woman. Apthorp, 56, pleaded guilty in Massachusetts to repeatedly raping his stepdaughter between her 10th and 16th birthday, an estimated 830 incidents of abuse. Charges included indecent assault and battery, rape and distribution of pornographic materials to a minor. congregation asked him to leave because he was abusing alcohol, ignoring their problems, and “using the women of the parish like they were some kind of fringe benefit”, Apthorp said. His contract as a counselor for Tucson General Hospital’s Westcenter was not renewed.
In November, Gail Ganger, who lives 5 houses from the church, organized a Sunday morning picket after learning that the church secretary knew about the allegations, yet still recommended Leonard as a babysitter for her children.
Sample protestant sex scandals that the main newspaper publications do not publish in the headline news.
The media is so bias against the Catholic Church because they don’t publish protestant sex scandals in the front page. Truxton, 77 resigned his positions at the 5,000-member First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton.
Williams claimed thiswas _Bible_-based: “Our belief is that biblically if you have a problem within yourself, it is because of sin or weakness, and about the only thing that’s goingto cleanse you of that is if you expose it before the Lord.” Source: _Palm Beach Post_ 2/26/92. Port Charlotte church school principal Albert Joseph Clerico Jr., 47,charged with sexual misconduct by a psychotherapist by means of therapeutic deception, claims to be licensed by a nonexistent “scripturally based” group, National Christian Counselors Association & to have attended the nonexistent Carolina University of Theology. About 75 supporters from the Christ Universal Church picketed before the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago in support of Rev Paul Hall, 47, convicted of sexually abusing a boy, 13, in 1989. “It would not be this way if it had been a black minister molesting a white child,” she said. Wendell Beets, of Sound Doctrine Church, resigned following a claim of sexual impropriety with a female church member, 19. A Louisville jury of 6 men & 6 women found in favor of the Presbyterian Church (U. A.) in a million sexual-harassment suit brought by Janet Gellhaus.
State investigator Robert Ford charged that Clerico “did cloak himself in the guise of Christianity & did represent to the female defendant that sexual contact” was part of the treatment. Senior pastor of Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, with 12,000 members oneof Atlanta’s largest churches Q stepped down, admitting an “improper” relationship with a female church employee. Don Paulk, 53, sermonized, “I am not here today as a martyr or hero, but as a fallen, wounded soldier … A sex scandal, now encompassing 4 ministers from one family, has been uncovered at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in De Kalb, Georgia, praised by former President Bush as one of his “1,000 Points of Light”. Women charge the ministers coerced them into having sex in order to “serve God.” The church filed, then dropped a slander/libel suit against several former members & staffers, resulting in a gag order by a De Kalb judge forbidding them to discuss thei allegations of sexual misconduct. Davis, charged in Illinois with criminal sexual misconduct, child pornography, and perjury, was also charged with assaulting a teenage boy in San Diego. Bell, 37, pleaded guilty to adultery with 6 women, conduct unbecoming an officer, and bringing discredit upon the armed forces. Guppy says the minister seduced his wife, a parishioner, than misused his counseling relationship with Guppy to conceal the affair, urging him to have an affair of his own. Source: _Waterloo Courier_ 9/23/92, _Des Moines Register_ 9/24/92. A married couple who were also ministers at the church expressed indignation that “he would attack a 19-year-old girl”, & concern that Beets will tart a new church & continue preying on the congregation. Youth minister-Sunday School teacher William Speaker, 21, of First Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs, was charged with a felony for sexually molesting a boy, 14, while chauffeuring him to church activities. The employee claimed her superior Nagy Tawfik sexually harassed her, pressuring her into a sexual relationship by threatening to fire her.