6. Is abuse more common in certain faith communities?

According to several reliable sources, the more conservative the theological belief system, the more likely there is to be abuse. This is because of the increased misogyny and oppression of outsiders that is apparent in so much anecdotal evidence.

Studying the current situation in the Southern Baptist Convention is a good ways of understanding some of the problems. Check out a 2008 article for more insights.

Dee Ann Miller is the author of Enlarging Boston's Spotlight: A Call for Courage, Integrity, and Institutional Transformation (2017) How Little We Knew: Collusion and Confusion with Sexual Misconduct (1993) and The Truth about Malarkey (2000)