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Sun May 18, 2014, 11:52 AM

Megachurch Pastor Confesses to Protecting Child Molester for Years

A megachurch pastor confessed to covering up sexual abuse claims during this week's trial of a youth leader accused of molesting several boys. Nathaniel Morales, 56, was convicted Thursday of sexually abusing three young boys between 1983 and 1991.

Covenant Life Church former pastor Grant Layman admitted on Tuesday while testifying about allegations against Nathaniel Morales that he withheld incriminating information from the police about the abuse.

Public defender Alan Drew asked Layman if had an "obligation to report the alleged abuse?"

"I believe so," he replied.

"And you didn't?" asked Drew, to which Layman responded "no."

According to Brent Detwiler, who attended the trial and is a former Sovereign Grace pastor who now runs a watchdog blog about the ministry of which Covenant Life Church was part until 2012, Layman acknowledged that over the course of 1992 he learned that Morales had abused two boys, but did not go to authorities with these claims.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/megachurch-pastor-confesses-to-protecting-child-molester-for-years-119877/

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 01:17 PM

1. Pastor, I think not.

Con man is a more suitable title.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Sun May 18, 2014, 01:50 PM

2. Does that apply to all pastors?

In some way, aren't they all selling snake oil?

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #2)

Sun May 18, 2014, 01:58 PM

3. I think if definitely applies to Megachurch Pastors.

As an Atheist I believe they are all selling snake oil, but not robbing their followers blind.

I can not say that about the Megachurch Pastors and Televangelists.

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