Hey everyone. As we all know, the Church has faced many scandals regarding the sexual abuse of minors in the United States, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and various other countries around the world. This has led me to wonder: Does the Eastern Orthodox or Protestant churches suffer from these same scandals?
At first, I thought that the reason the Catholic church is associated with these horrible acts isn’t the fact that they happened, but that they were covered up by those in the higher echelons of the church. Further, due to the Church’s massive presence throughout the world and the Church’s huge size, it was easy to make this massive organization the target of all the criticism. However, I have not heard about any major scandals occurring in the Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Baptist, Methodist, Coptic, or any other church.
Please let me know what you all think, and if I am wrong, please correct me!