Saturday, September 12, 2009

One in every 33 women is…

a target of sexual advances by a religious leader. One in every 33 women, that’s huge.

The study, by Baylor University researchers, found that the problem is so pervasive that it almost certainly involves a wide range of denominations, religious traditions and leaders.

"It certainly is prevalent, and clearly the problem is more than simply a few charismatic leaders preying on vulnerable followers," said Diana Garland, dean of Baylor's School of Social Work, who co-authored the study.

hat tip Carolyn Ann