It happens in churches, too
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