KY - Pastor should speak in child sex case, SNAP says
We applaud police for pursuing this case. We are sad for the victim, but are grateful that this youngster is cooperating with law enforcement.
And we’re sad that the church’s pastor refused to talk with the media. He has an opportunity to act cowardly and say nothing or act courageously and compassionately by urging others who may have seen, suspected or suffered the young leader’s crimes to step forward. We hope he’ll show real leadership and help police and prosecutors resolve this tragic situation.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.