The Pattern Among Fallen Pastors

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I am personally familiar with 5 cases of moral failure (where I know the pastor / missionary). 

In one case I have a deeper knowledge of the situation (this man is my brother and we are friends):

  • He met a woman on an online fundamentalist forum (not Sharper Iron)
  • He and the woman used handles /¬†pseudonyms. They communicated via the forum chat system.
  • Both were married with children
  • Ultimately he drove almost 1000 miles away "on church business" and slept with her in a motel
  • After he was caught, he denied involvement. But a photo posted online was his undoing
  • His wife put him out of the house
  • His church dismissed him
  • Ultimately he repented and his wife took him back.¬†