BREAKING: Michigan Appeals Court Protects Pastoral Communications

The Michigan Appeals Court has ruled this morning in favor of confidentiality, in a landmark case involving communication between clergy and church members. The case involves Samuel Bragg, a member of Metro Baptist Church in Belleville, Michigan.  Bragg was still a teenager in 2007 when, it is alleged, he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl at the church.  When Bragg’s mother found out about it two years later, she took 17-year-old Samuel with her to meet with their pastor, Rev. John Vapr … [Read more...]

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