Most pastors are trustworthy ministers of integrity. Some, however, abuse their calling by preying upon vulnerable members of the flock. Clergy sexual predators thrive on secrecy. They love to manipulate Christ’s call to private dialogue as the first step in confronting church problems. But they are less fond of the next three steps mandated by Matthew 18.

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In addition to being communication director for the Mid-America Union and editor of Outlook magazine, Martin Weber is volunteer chairman of the board of The Hope of Survivors for victims of clergy sexual abuse.