Written by Peter Smith
Januayr 14, 2013
A lawsuit against a Louisville-based denomination has added new allegations that ministers not only covered up the physical and sexual abuse of members but in some cases were abusers themselves.
The lawsuit accuses a co-founder of Sovereign Grace Ministries, who left in a bitter split with the current president in 1997, of physically abusing a female over a 25-year period.
The lawsuit was originally filed in October in Montgomery County, Md., where the denomination was based from its 1982 founding until 2012.
The original lawsuit alleged that church pressured victims and their families not to report sexual abuse by other members.
But the amended lawsuit, filed on Friday, add