It hap­pens in churches, too

The Washington Post - - POWER POST -

In his Nov. 26 Sun­day Opin­ion es­say, “The White House gives a green light to sex­ual ha­rassers,” Dana Mil­bank men­tioned ar­eas where harassment oc­curs — Congress, busi­ness, Wall Street, univer­si­ties, me­dia, etc. — but he’s leav­ing out a big one: churches. Some cler­gy­men have long abused their power; an on­line search will tell the truth. It’s noth­ing new — re­mem­ber “Elmer Gantry” by Sin­clair Lewis (1926) and “The Scar­let Let­ter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)? This is one Amer­i­can tra­di­tion that lives on.

Ju­dith Schae­fer, Wash­ing­ton

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.