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First Amendment defense signaled in sex abuse case

Sovereign Grace Ministries has signaled that it may lean on the First Amendment - a defense that religious institutions have used repeatedly and with some limited success in the last decade to inoculate themselves from sex abuse claims - as it fights a lawsuit and criminal charges.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 08:50pm EST

Tags: courts, sex abuse, churches, First Amendment, Sovereign Grace Ministries

Lawsuit claims evangelical church hid abuse claims

Three female plaintiffs claim an evangelical church group covered up allegations of sexual abuse against children, failed to report accusations to the police and discouraged its members from cooperating with law enforcement, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 02:13am EDT

Tags: Sovereign Grace Ministries, sexual abuse