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Reclaiming the #MeToo movement

Sexual Abuse | Why hasn’t the church led the way in calling attention to harassment, abuse, and assault?
by Sophia Lee
Posted 6/04/18, 05:53 pm

Last week, the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) board fired Paige Patterson from his position as president following revelations of his history of statements and decisions many people say were dismissive and demeaning to women. 

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Patterns of defending the powerful

New York | As celebrities dress in Catholic-themed couture, an abuse scandal rocks New York politics
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/09/18, 03:52 pm

A New York moment: 

Monday was the city’s big fashion night, the Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year’s theme was plastered on the front of the museum: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The evening featured, of course, high profile celebrities dressed in sometimes unsettling tributes to Catholicism—the pop star Rihanna, for example, came dressed as a glittery pope. 

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Missouri governor denies abuse detailed in legislative report

by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/12/18, 11:41 am

A report issued Wednesday by a Missouri legislative committee has sparked calls for Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, to resign amid a monthslong sex scandal that could lead to his impeachment. The report includes testimony from the woman Greitens admitted having an affair with before he became governor. He called the relationship consensual, but the woman claimed Greitens abused and intimidated her during their encounters.

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