October 13, 2007

Know Them By Their Deeds: Church Leader Accused Of Molesting Children

Heyward Hickman, described as "a respected church leader" and senior warden at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Cayce, SC, has been charged with sexually molesting two young brothers (8 and 11) "more than 100 times each."

The church must be traumatized. Their reaction?
All Saints held a brief prayer service Thursday night. The vestry attended and determined that there are no allegations against Hickman pertaining to the church, Retzlaff said.
“If the charges are true, obviously we grieve for the victims and do what a Christian community does,” he said. “Work on healing, on repentance, on forgiveness.”