Without the willingness of society to look the other way, and later to readily protect abusers from experiencing non-violent consequences of their horrendous acts, violence and abuse in all forms will continue to thrive. Yet, before confronting collusion effectively, we must be able to recognize it, understand it's origins, and comprehend the depths of the challenges it presents. Only then, will we not blame ourselves when others fail to join us.
Three podcasts to address the "Wishful Thinking" of the Largest Protestant Denomination in the World: Southern Baptists' Bold 2008 Plan to Eliminate Child Abuse by Clergy:
Many perspectives on the dynamics of power can be found in Enlarging Boston's Spotlight
Added Challenges in Autonomous Congregations with Conservative Theology (especially as illustrated in the Southern Baptist Convention)