"A Pedophilia scandal with more than ten victims is now being rolled up in a revivalist movement within the state church in Pietarsaari in Finnish Ostrobothnia. Years of covering-up keeps the total number of victims unknown."
This headline made my stomach turn. As longtime readers of this blog may remember, several of us wrote to a Finnish elder about our concerns over sexual abuse in the OALC congregation. The parallels are chilling. Children are told to forgive the abuser, who repeatedly repents, and continues to abuse.
I can't read Finnish or Swedish, and the online translations are clumsy. Bilingual readers, please help.
How did this come to light? What sect is involved? What is the response from the sect? What is the response from their American counterparts?
Go here or here for the story.
UPDATE: I found an English version here.