The scary reality is that we can find an answer somewhere to justify what we want to do — right or wrong, safe or unsafe, wise or unwise.
The advice we choose might be from a book by a doctor, or a random conversation with someone at church, or a blog post by a teenager, or just something we found on Pinterest.
“We are committed to providing counseling and spiritual care.
Further, we recognize the critical importance of treating any allegation of abuse or misconduct seriously and its victims with compassion.” Highlands officials previously said the church was not aware of the allegations until Hughey gave them a written statement after being contacted by In the statement, Hughey admitted to having "sinned'' during his time at First Baptist Church in Modesto by having "consensual relations" with college-age staff.
Church officials did not publicly cite a reason for the departure.