No cover-ups can outlast the eschaton. There is no attorney-client privilege at the judgment seat of Christ. That should prompt us—no matter what institution we serve, no matter how much we love it—to call it into the light, into accountability, into the protection of the vulnerable.
And if we can’t, we don’t try to conform the mission to the institution’s demands. We walk out into the mission—with tears in our eyes, shaking the dust off our feet, but with our consciences still intact.
Institutions know how to impede accountability. Sexual abuse cover-ups work. For a little while.Russell Moore