SNAP Group Protests outside a Southside Church
Claims Reverand Had Inappropriate Contact with Parishioner
December 17, 2006
St. Louis, MO -- The survivors network of those abused by priests, or Snap, protests outside of a south St. Louis church.
Snap claims Reverend Carl King of the Watson Terrace Christian Church had inappropriate contact with a mentally challenged congregant.
The group handed out court documents to churchgoers, including a restraining order filed on behalf of the woman. Reverend King has not been charged with any crime, but Snap says he was stripped of his Presbyterian ordination for previous misconduct at an Illinois church.
David Clohessy, Snap National Director said…"In many states its illegal for a minister to have a sexual involvement with a member of their congregation, he's done it twice, in one case with a mentally challenged woman by no stretch of the imagination could consent to a sexual involvement."
Snap says they just want the Watson Terrace Church members to know his background.
The church refused to comment.
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