Jimmy Mac sent me this link from the WaPo on women targeted by clergy. Three percent is a substantial number, figuring 220-some million Christians overall and 40-some percent attending or involved in church. Three million women, give or take. The Baylor University web site is here. Diana Garland, dean of Baylor’s School of Social Work, co-author of the study:
It certainly is prevalent, and clearly the problem is more than simply a few charismatic leaders preying on vulnerable followers.
If one in thirty-three women are victims, consider the clergy-to-women ratio in American Christianity and ponder that we may have more victims than clergy themselves.