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  1. #11
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    Re: If u wanfi lk inside the book n read a couple chptrs, he

    please mek di ppl dem know dat it is a harmless link to a pdf that will be downloaded on ur computer.
    <span style="font-style: italic">But si yah! Yu nuh easy! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/704555_dwl.gif[/img] [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/70394-bawlout.gif[/img]</span>

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    Study: One in 33 Female Worshippers Sexual Targets of Clergy


    By Jacqueline L. Salmon
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009; 11:58 AM

    One in every 33 women who attends worship services regularly has been the target of sexual advances by a religious leader, according to a survey released Wednesday.

    The study, by researchers at Baylor University, <span style="font-weight: bold">found that the problem is so pervasive </span>that it almost certainly involves a wide range of denominations and religious traditions and a wide range of spiritual leaders.

    &quot;It certainly is prevalent, and clearly the problem is more than simply a few charismatic leaders preying on vulnerable followers,&quot; said Diana Garland, dean of the School of Social Work at Baylor, who co-authored the study.

    The study also found that more than two-thirds of the offenders were married to someone else at the time of the advance.

    A growing number of denominations have become aware of the problem, particularly since the Catholic Church's highly publicized sex scandal involving its clergy. At least 36 denominations now have official policies that identify sexual relations between adult congregants and clergy as misconduct, subject to discipline.

    It is also illegal in Minnesota and Texas. The Texas law, for example, defines clergy sexual behavior as nonconsensual sexual assault if the religious leader &quot;causes the other person to submit or participate by exploiting the other person's emotional dependency on the clergyman in the clergyman's professional character as spiritual adviser.&quot;

    Baylor used the 2008 General Social Survey, a nationally representative sample of 3,559 respondents, to estimate the prevalence of clergy sexual misconduct. Women over the age of 18 who attended worship services at least once a month were asked whether they had ever received &quot;sexual advances or propositions&quot; from a religious leader.

    The study also found that close to one in 10 respondents report having known about clergy sexual misconduct occurring in a congregation they have attended.

    Researchers don't know whether the incidence of clergy sexual misconduct had changed over the years or whether sexual wrongdoing by clergy is more, or less, frequent than that of other well-respected professionals in the community, such as doctors.

    But, Garland said, &quot;when you put [misconduct] with a spiritual leader or moral leader, you've really added a power that we typically don't think about in secular society -- which is that this person speaks for God and interprets God for people. And that really adds a power.&quot;
    u so fake, even China denied mekking u

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    Re: Study: One in 33 Female Worshippers Sexual Targets of Cl

    Like I said, common assault.
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    Re: Study: One in 33 Female Worshippers Sexual Targets of Clergy

    <span style="font-style: italic">have not heard that phrase in awhile-'common assault' </span>


    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">But, Garland said, &quot;when you put [misconduct] with a spiritual leader or moral leader, you've really added a power that we typically don't think about in secular society -- which is that this person speaks for God and interprets God for people. And that really adds a power.&quot; </div></div>
    yes, unfortunately, like sexual, physical, emotional abuse, spiritual abuse is a very sad reality in the religious society
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