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Sovereign Grace Ministries Leaders Accused of Sexual Abuse

A lawsuit against a Louisville-based denomination has added new allegations that ministers not only covered up the physical and sexual abuse of members but in some cases were abusers themselves.

The lawsuit accuses a co-founder of Sovereign Grace Ministries, who left in a bitter split with the current president in 1997, of physically abusing a female over a 25-year period.

Trigger warnings all over the piece.

The church I used to work for was at one time (and may still be) considering joining Sovereign Grace Ministries, and they had a lot of good things to say about the organization, so this is kind of scary.

Hopefully higher-ups in the denomination learn a quick lesson from the Catholic Church and don’t try any further cover-ups. It’s not looking good, though.

Via Rachel Held Evans.