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CHURCH COUNSELING - The Avenue for Sexual Abuse?

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On today's FIST FIGHT FRIDAY we will be discussing the means by which many Pimp Preachers have been manipulating and sexually exploiting their members: COUNSELING. There are two Pastors currently in the news who have been accused of preying on the church members, that used COUNSELING as the means to do it. Nashville megachurch pastor BISHOP JOSEPH WALKER has been accused by several women of coercing them into sex when they were most emotionally vulnerable. Las Vegas PASTOR OTIS HOLLAND was recently featured on America's Most Wanted and arrested in Tijuiana Mexico. This man used prayer cards to secure counseling sessions with teenagers from 13-16 and then molested them. If this had been counseling through a hospital or psychologist...would sexual abuse been as easily perpotrated? What is it about church counseling environments that can potentially enable and perpetuate abuse?