He & his wife Nadine had babysat for her 3 children 7 times since Oct. About 2 dozen protesters carried signs saying “Clos It Down.” “The church knew about the allegations of child molesting, but nobody told me about it. David’s Church in De Witt, is married with 2 grown children.
This church should not be able to carry on business as usual,” she said. A church official said he had been involved in “sexual misconduct over a lengthy period with some male, young adults & a teenager under his pastoral care”.
State investigator Robert Ford charged that Clerico “did cloak himself in the guise of Christianity & did represent to the female defendant that sexual contact” was part of the treatment. Senior pastor of Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, with 12,000 members oneof Atlanta’s largest churches Q stepped down, admitting an “improper” relationship with a female church employee. Don Paulk, 53, sermonized, “I am not here today as a martyr or hero, but as a fallen, wounded soldier … A sex scandal, now encompassing 4 ministers from one family, has been uncovered at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in De Kalb, Georgia, praised by former President Bush as one of his “1,000 Points of Light”. Women charge the ministers coerced them into having sex in order to “serve God.” The church filed, then dropped a slander/libel suit against several former members & staffers, resulting in a gag order by a De Kalb judge forbidding them to discuss thei allegations of sexual misconduct. Davis, charged in Illinois with criminal sexual misconduct, child pornography, and perjury, was also charged with assaulting a teenage boy in San Diego. Bell, 37, pleaded guilty to adultery with 6 women, conduct unbecoming an officer, and bringing discredit upon the armed forces. Guppy says the minister seduced his wife, a parishioner, than misused his counseling relationship with Guppy to conceal the affair, urging him to have an affair of his own. Source: _Waterloo Courier_ 9/23/92, _Des Moines Register_ 9/24/92. A married couple who were also ministers at the church expressed indignation that “he would attack a 19-year-old girl”, & concern that Beets will tart a new church & continue preying on the congregation. Youth minister-Sunday School teacher William Speaker, 21, of First Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs, was charged with a felony for sexually molesting a boy, 14, while chauffeuring him to church activities. The employee claimed her superior Nagy Tawfik sexually harassed her, pressuring her into a sexual relationship by threatening to fire her.Church members were not informed, even after the arrests.In November, Gail Ganger, who lives 5 houses from the church, organized a Sunday morning picket after learning that the church secretary knew about the allegations, yet still recommended Leonard as a babysitter for her children.Clerico maintains his position as “pastoral counselor” exempts him under state law from charges. Gilsrap pleaded guilty to 2 counts of child molestation after the state high court in 1991 overturned a 1989 conviction for molesting young boys at church. My family’s forgiveness was second only to the forgiveness of God.” His brother, Bishop Earl Paulk, berated the media for exposing the “weaknesses” of others, an blamed “Satan”, promising Don would return. The million racially diverse 7,700-seat church with a TV program, social services, lost half of its 12,000 members following revelations that its minister, Bishop Ear Paulk, had an adulterous affair. It promotes a doctrine of “covering”, blessing cover-ups of sexual misconduct & requiring submission to authority. Davis, 57, is a prominent Waukegan minister with Christian Fellowship, Inc. He was also convicted o attempted seduction of a 19-year-old Air Force cadet who fought off advances in his chapel office. Louise & Clarence Ellis of Cedar Rapids say others have criticized them for speaking out against Beets. Church attorney Michael Valenti, apparently conceded the relationship when he said after the acquittal (shades of the U. Senate): “The lesson should be you need to immediately tell people about it, you need to immediately investigate your rights, you need to use some common sense & say ‘no’.” Source: Presbyterian Outlook_ 9/7/92. Indicted for 6 counts of aggravated sexual battery & 5 counts of sexual battery was Rev.Police miked the victim & recorded Clerico making sexual advances, soliciting her comment on his graphic fantasies & telling her to perform oral sex. Other church employees or members have stepped forward to say they had affairs with the bishop’s brother, Rev. Don Paulk accuses former church schoolteacher Rebecca Moses of seducing him, saying “I know now what it was like for Samson to place his head in the lap o Delilah.” Six victims have not filed suit, but are asking for legislation making it a felony in Georgi for clergy to have sex with members of their congregations. Two fellow ministers, Michael Camer, 30, and David Annstrong, 33, are indicted on lesser charges Young boys may have been brought from Tijuana, Mexico to Davis’ San Diego church for molestation. The Scott Air Force Base chaplain was court-martialed and given 3 months in jail. In exchange for guilty pleas, the Air Force agreed to a brief sentence and dropped other charges of indecent advances, possession of a pornographic videotape while in the United Arab Emigrates during the war against Iran, ordering an enlisted man to obtain a pornographic tape, and dereliction of duty. Starck said: “The burning question in this case is whether this man is a minister or a monster, a pastor or a pedophile.” Starck said he is all of those things. Guppy filed a civil suit for clergy malpractice, misrepresentation, fraud & other counts against Rev. George Walker, 64, of New Tazewell, who has pastored a number of area Baptist churches. The Presbyterian General Assembly, meeting in Baltimore in June, voted 446-78 to recommend abolishing the statute of limitations for reporting sexual misconduct by clergy.Sample protestant sex scandals that the main newspaper publications do not publish in the headline news.