Austin man accused former minister of molesting him

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Then, ex-pastor sued him for defamation

However, the suit was dropped before the initial court hearing

SNAP tells victims “If you were assaulted, speak out, don’t be intimidated”

Group also calls on church officials to help reform abuser friendly laws


Holding signs and childhood photos at a State Capitol news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will disclose that an Austin man
–accused a best-selling author, ex-Evangelical/Baptist pastor and Christian literary agent of molesting him as a child,
–was sued by the alleged abuser for defamation, but
–has found other victims of the same alleged perpetrator.

They will also call on local church officials to join with victims in pushing for real legislative reform, like inclusion of victims in shield laws and repealing Texas’ “abuser-friendly statutes of limitations” so survivors can have their day in court.

Friday, March 29th at 8:30 a.m.

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