Police indicated that Chapman has generated prior complaints of inappropriately hugging teen church members, and Rev. Dan Morley confirmed that teens have complained to him about Chapman. One cannot help but wonder why the church permitted Chapman to continue in the youth fellowship after receiving multiple complaints about inappropriate behavior.
"The complaint was that he was engaging in too much interaction with the youth . . . too much hugging," he said. "We discussed boundaries, and he was no longer working with the youth fellowship group."The response of the church after receiving this sort of complaint was to transfer Chapman to the volleyball program. I wonder if their refusal to simply dismiss him (he was after all, a volunteer) had anything to do with the widespread delusion that Christians don't engage in immoral conduct? Now I wouldn't be surprised to see some irate parents sue the church.
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